Electra update adds tihmstar’s new v1ntex exploit, brings support for A7, A8 devices

It didn’t take long after tihmstar released his voucher_swap-like v1ntex exploit with support for 4K devices, for the Electra Team to roll out an update to Electra with official support for A7[X] and A8[X] devices. Version 1.2.3 is now the latest iteration of Electra available to the public.

The Electra Team made the announcement on Twitter Thursday morning, explaining that they had replaced tihmstar’s threadm1ll exploit with the v1ntex variety for A7[X] and A8[X] devices, a move that makes Electra universally-supported among all devices running iOS 11.0-11.4.1:

For those wondering, “4K” devices include the following handsets:

  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPod touch 6th generation
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 4

Citing the changelog on the Electra Team’s website, Electra version 1.2.3 encompasses the following changes:


– Replace threadm1ll exploit with v1ntex for A7 & A8 devices on 11.2-11.4.1

– Fix initial ldrestart not working on some devices

As it would seem, the update not only adds support for tihmstar’s new v1ntex exploit, but it also fixes an issue with ldrestart not working as expected on certain devices.

If you’re using Electra, or plan to use it going forward, then you can download the newest version from the Electra Team’s official website. Alternatively, Pwn20wnd is working to add similar support to his unc0ver jailbreak, so you could opt to wait for this update if you prefer not to use Electra.

If you haven’t jailbroken anything yet, and need help doing so, then you can follow the steps listed in our in-depth tutorial encompassing how to jailbreak iOS 11.0-11.4.x with Electra.

Have you used Electra version 1.2.3 yet? Let us know how it went for you in the comments section below.