A few days back, well-known security researcher Ian Beer of Google’s Project Zero team had announced that he plans to release an iOS 11.3.1 kernel exploit, which could be used to jailbreak iOS 11.3.1.
We are delighted to report that Ian Beer has released the iOS 11.3.1 exploit. Coolstar, the well-known iOS hacker and developer had announced that he should be able to use the kernel exploit to update Electra Jailbreak to jailbreak iOS 11.3.1 – iOS 11.2. The jailbreak tool can currently be used to jailbreak iOS 11 – iOS 11.1.2.
We expect Electra iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak to be a semi-untethered jailbreak. A semi-untethered jailbreak is similar to an untethered jailbreak, it gives the ability to reboot your iOS device on its own. On each boot, the iOS device startup sequence is unmodified and it boots into its original, non-jailbroken state. However, instead of needing to use a tool from a computer to re-jailbreak the iOS device again, like a tethered or semi-tethered cases, the user can re-jailbreak their device with the help of an app running on the iOS device.
Apple has patched the iOS 11.3.1 kernel exploits that Beer has shared in iOS 11.4 so it won’t be possible to jailbreak iOS 11.4.
If you’re interested to jailbreak iOS 11.3.1 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch then you should restore to iOS 11.3.1 as soon as possible especially iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus users or users who have upgraded to iOS 11.3.1 using the OTA method as we expect Apple to stop signing iOS 11.3.1 firmware very soon. You should at least save the iOS 11.3.1 SHSH blobs.
Coolstar hasn’t provided a release date for Electra iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak but he has already started working on the jailbreak:
We would recommend waiting patiently for the jailbreak. Please avoid annoying him on Twitter by asking for a release date. We will let you know as soon as Electra iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak is released, so don’t forget to signup for our Daily Newsletter so you don’t miss the latest jailbreak news. Check out our iOS 11 – iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak FAQ if you’ve any questions..
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