Electra Team confirms that the Sileo ‘Cydia replacement’ is still under development

Given everything that’s been happening lately with the unc0ver jailbreak for iOS 11.0-11.4 beta 3, it can be easy for some to forget about Electra and some of the noteworthy developments that were in the works for it.

One that struck us in particular was Sileo, a full-blown package installer that was supposed to replace Cydia on jailbroken iOS 11 devices. Five months ago, the Electra Team teased that Sileo would be “coming soon.” Fast-forward to today, and it’s still not available; so… where is it?

While we’re no closer to answering the question above, a Tweet shared this weekend by Electra Team member Alessandro Chiarlitti (@aesign_) confirms that the elusive and highly-anticipated Sileo package installer is indeed still under development:

As it would seem, Sileo is “almost ready,” and the Electra Team’s developers still “just need to sort out a few things” before it’s ready for the masses.

In what seems like an obvious case of saying “coming soon” too early, there is still no concrete date denoting when Sileo will be released publicly. Furthermore, there’s no official word concerning whether it will work on the unc0ver jailbreak or if it will be an Electra-exclusive package installer.

It’s worth noting that Pwn20wnd’s unc0ver jailbreak tool bundles an updated version of the tried-and-true Cydia installer that has been fully optimized for iOS 11. Perhaps more importantly, this updated Cydia has been approved by Saurik himself.

There’s no telling when Sileo may drop, but we’ll continue to keep you updated on its status as we hear more.

Which package installer would you prefer to use on your jailbroken iOS 11 device? Let us know in the comments section below.