Just this week, the Electra Team updated its jailbreak for the first time since this Summer, bringing the tool(s) up to version 1.1.0.

Unlike the all-in-one unc0ver jailbreak by Pwn20wnd, the Electra jailbreak is fragmented into two separate tools; one of those supports iOS 11.0-11.1.2 and the other supports iOS 11.2-11.4 beta 3. Regardless, both tools received notable updates.

Citing the official change logs for each tool, each update provides users with the following changes:

Electra for iOS 11.2-11.4 beta 3

  • Update APT and dpkg packages to support Sileo
  • Split Cydia into a base and GUI package such that it can be installed alongside Sileo
  • Fix occasional data abort kernel panics
  • Fix occasional freezes that would result in a kernel panic from a watchdog timeout
  • Improve the reliability of the VFS exploit

Electra for iOS 11.0-11.1.2

  • Update APT and dpkg packages to support Sileo
  • Split Cydia into a base and GUI package such that it can be installed alongside Sileo
  • Fix occasional data abort kernel panics
  • Fix occasional freezes that would result in a kernel panic from a watchdog timeout

Notably, the first public beta of the Electra Team’s Sileo package manager was released just this week. These Electra tool updates provide preliminary support for the new package manager and are required to use it.

Another note is that while CoolStar open-sourced an older version of the Electra jailbreak tool, neither of the new updates have been open-sourced. As of this writing, there’s no word on whether that will change in the future.

If you’re using Electra instead of unc0ver, then you’re advised to update to the latest version of Electra to take advantage of all the new bug fixes and stability improvements. Download links are provided below:

If you’re using the unc0ver jailbreak instead, then you can disregard this update unless you want to use Sileo instead of Cydia.

Have you updated your Electra jailbreak tool yet? Let us know in the comments section below.