Thanks to iOS developer CoolStar, there’s a new jailbreak in town for all devices running iOS 11.0-11.1.2. Coined ‘Electra,’ this tool utilizes the same open-source tfp0 exploit released by security researcher Ian Beer toward the end of last year.

Just like the LiberiOS jailbreak tool released last year, Electra doesn’t install Cydia because it isn’t ready for iOS 11 devices just yet. Electra also excludes DPKG and APT, which are vital utilities that most jailbreakers rely on every day.

Given the circumstances, CoolStar says that Electra targets developers who want to begin updating their tweaks for iOS 11 ahead of the game. Everyday jailbreakers who only want to mod their device(s) with tweaks should probably hold off for now.

As the Electra website points out, the newfangled tool includes and excludes the following features:

  • Cydia, DPKG and APT are NOT included
  • GNU CoreUtilities are included
  • Dropbear, SCP and an SFTP server are running on ports 22 and 2222
  • Tweaks are installed in /bootstrap/Library/SBInject
  • Themes are installed in /bootstrap/Library/Themes
  • PreferenceLoader is configured to check /bootstrap/Library
  • Tweaks that crash SpringBoard will cause the device to respring into Safe Mode
  • All binaries must be signed using either jtool or ldid2
  • Executables must be signed with the platform-application entitlement
  • Binaries and libraries should be installed in /bootstrap/usr/
  • An uninstall script is available at /bootstrap/unjailbreak.sh
    (Note this will only uninstall Electra)

For now, those with vanilla iOS 11.1.2 devices should probably continue waiting until Saurik updates Cydia and Mobile Substrate for iOS 11. Once complete, Mobile Substrate for iOS 11 will utilize a dyld-hooking implementation rather than deploying a jailbreakd. Citing Saurik, these changes should make the software more reliable on iOS 11, among other things.

It shouldn’t be long now before a proper jailbreak surfaces. We can only recommend your continued patience.

Are you getting fired up about an iOS 11 jailbreak? Share in the comments below!

  • Rodney Coleman

    Jailbreaks on iPhone is a waiting game.

  • I’m on 10.3.1 should I install g0blin/meridian now or wait for substrate and cydia being updated?

    • Michael Pontbriand

      Wait….this was just released. The community is highly active the last month. I want to jump on this. But I rather wait for tried and true Saurik. Most reliable jailbreak as well. So, I’ll wait another week or so for Saurik with Cydia, Cydia Substrate (whole new way of development) and new jailbreak with un-named well known developer. Do it right the first time!

    • Michael Pontbriand

      The last 3 paragaphs say it all. WAIT! Developers and knowledgable jailbreakers waiting to work on iOS 11 tweaks and themes should do it. Get a heads up. But a real and reliable jailbreak with Cydia and update Cydia Substrate from Saurik will be around the corner soon.

    • Michael Pontbriand

      The last 3 paragaphs say it all. WAIT! Developers and knowledgable jailbreakers wanting to work on iOS 11 tweaks and themes should do it. Get a heads up.
      But a real and reliable jailbreak with Cydia and update Cydia Substrate from Saurik and un-named famous jailbreaker will be around the corner soon!

  • Doug

    Does anyone know what version of tvOS is installed on an Apple TV 4K when you buy it brand knew?

    • Iskren Donev

      Probably tvOS 11.0 or tvOS 11.1. It totally depends on when the device was manufactured. It will have the latest version for its manufacture date.

      If you are thinking about jailbraking it, I would say that you will be able to.

      • Doug

        Just picked one up and it comes installed with tvOS 11.0, so I am good to go! Only thing is 11.0 does not allow automatic switching of resolution, which was fixed on tvOS 11.2. Do you think it’s worth it not to have that luxury and have a jail broken Apple TV?

      • suekru

        Yeah to be honest there will probably be a tweak in the future to allow for automatic switching.

      • Doug

        Do you think there will also be one to stoping to resign every 7 days?

  • Steven Hughey

    To quote the all wise Ricky Bobby “I’m as hard as a diamond in an ice storm right now”

    • Cones1r

      One of the greatest quotes of all time!

      • Kaptivator

        One of the greatest movies as well.

        If you ain’t first, you’re last!!

  • Jade Gamboa

    I never comment on this but seriously jailbreak is dead to me, that’s why I rather use iPASTORE the best shit Eva!!!!!

    • burge

      Just a shame that they promote privacy and that’s not what jailbreaking is about.

      • Pocketenderman

        U mean piracy?

      • burge

        Oops. I’ll just edit that, Lol

    • Pocketenderman

      there is more to jailbreak than pirating stuff

  • Iskren Donev

    The big question now is whether to forego the jailbreak for the Meltdown and Spectrum vulnerability fixes or not.

    • iPhoneXSGRAY256GBUNLOCKED

      There is a fix on Cydia for the “Spectre vulnerabilty” I already have it installed on my jb iPhone. ??

  • DD™

    Sad to say that I’m done with JB. Glad everyone else who want it will get it. Very excited to see that it’s still an option.

  • How to jailbreak iphone 5 ios 10.3.3

    • Weetsy

      H3lix

  • SuckMYcuca

    This is getting ridiculous. Still no Cydia….JB came out Dec. 25…. People are right…JB is still dead.

    • iPhoneXSGRAY256GBUNLOCKED

      Ahh shut up you impatient dumbass

      • Michael Pontbriand

        Exactly. This dumbass has no idea how much work it takes to put into release a full/reliable jailbreak. And most this isn’t a full time paid gig. Respect the Jailbreak Community and those that provide

      • iPhoneXSGRAY256GBUNLOCKED

        I’ve donated a buck to Saurik, if everyone stopped moaning and did the same, it might speed up the process on it, hear here the process converting Cydia and Cydia Substrate is evidently not an easy conversion like the previous iOS builds.

    • There is a major difference between the jailbreak being dead and Saurik being busy because he needs to put food on the table. You aren’t looking at the whole picture.

      • Anonymouse

        If you believe Saurik is a poor man then ypu’re as big a dumb ass as everyone else on the subject. Saurik poor LOL
        Think of him as Apple, getting 30% of ALL the revenue ever generated and continually generated. Now tell me how he struggles to put food on the table, he certainly looks like he could do with a feed doesn’t he beong all skin and bone.
        Apple is on the bones of their ass with money they generate from their 30% cut also you know. Dumb asses

    • big Rafa

      eh.. talking is easy and honestly no one cares what you say .. doing stuff is the hard part lol..

  • David Gow

    Wouldn’t it be nice if the next iDB headline
    Cydia updated for iOS 11. Everything you need to know!!!

  • 我有强迫症,看到好文就想顶!

  • {malt}

    The big question now is whether to forego the jailbreak for the Meltdown and Spectrum vulnerability fixes or not.

    • iPhoneXSGRAY256GBUNLOCKED

      There is a fix on Cydia for the “Spectre vulnerabilty” I already have it installed on my jb iPhone 6S 9.3.2. ??????

  • Jerry

    11.1.2 ?

  • Dennis van der Berg

    To quote the all wise Ricky Bobby “I’m as hard as a diamond in an ice storm right now”

  • David Gow

    Hypothetically speaking I would like to visit the United States to visit for some strange reason. I’m at the border and they want to look at my phone

    I would love a passcode secondary to my main passcode unlocking a completely different layout this secondary passcode unlocks my phone but doesn’t show my main phone info. Like my banking info or my mothers maiden name a few apps a couple contacts instead of my complete phone contacts etc.

    U know what I mean. It’s like you let a friend use it and he snoops at your pictures. The above passcode would have pictures justbut just the ones I wanted to show instead of the 500 I have on my phone

    Or your pulled over by the cops and for some reason they get into my phone I don’t want them in my main phone just the secondary one with legit info just not enough of it

    I’m not out to do damage to the country I’m just visiting a new and different country with no malice at all

    Does this make sense ? Is it doable? If so please start.

    • White Michael Jackson

      First of all are you planning a terrorist attack? (joking)
      Second the jailbreak app you are thinking about it iCaughtUPro. I had it on iOS 8 and 9. You can set up a fake passcode to unlock different homescreen with a few select apps. Or you can hide you messages app icon and replace with another apps icon. Do clashes of clans opens your messages but you cant find the message app icon.

    • Vince Reedy

      if you are worried about border control and police forcing you to let them view your phone, I would suggest a different country to call home my friend. I couldn’t imagine living that way.

      • David Gow

        I am a proud Canadian thanks

  • amat

    this is exciting, should i update to the latest ios 11.2.1 from ios 9.3? while waiting this jailbreak to be official.

    what is the safest way to do that?

    • Michael Pontbriand

      No jailbreak for 11.2.1. Only reaches iOS 11 till 11.1.2. So, don’t upgrade and there’s no way to just downgrade after upgrade 11.2.1. Sorry, but you will have to wait until 11.2.1+ gets a jailbreak or Prometheus (or another tool) is update/made to downgrade iOS versions.

    • Artur

      Hell no! iOS 11 is slow and buggy as hell at leat on 5s

    • Never update unless there a jailbreak available for the firmware you are going to. That’s the golden rule. Especially not now, as Electra does not support anything higher than 11.1.2

  • Jeep204

    I’ve got an iPhone 7 on 10.3.1. Do you think there is a better chance of LiberiOS being backported to IOS10 or should I upgrade to ios 11 and hope for the best?
    Just looking for some thoughts, been really missing a jailbreak!

  • Daniel Washington

    Oops. I’ll just edit that, Lol