The Electra Team has released another update for the iOS 11-centric Electra jailbreak tool on Saturday bringing the version number up to 1.3.0. This update incorporates a respectable list of bug fixes and performance improvements, among other things.
The update was announced via Twitter by the Electra Team Saturday evening, and as it would seem, it replaces jailbreakd with a re-written alternative dubbed jailbreakd2 and resolves a bevy of freezing issues that had been reported by the tool’s user base:
Citing the changelog posted on the Electra Team’s website, Electra version 1.3.0 contains the following changes:
– No longer require platformization to control launchd (requires tweaks switch enabled)
– Replace jailbreakd with jailbreakd2 (Next-gen fully-async jailbreakd with prioritization and a faster queuing system)
– jailbreakd2: Fix freezing in low memory conditions
– jailbreakd2: Faster ldrestarts, resprings
– jailbreakd2: XCode debugging success rate improved (click continue in the debugger on SIGCONT to proceed debugging)
If you’re using an earlier version of the Electra jailbreak on your iOS 11 handset, then you’re advised to download and run version 1.3.0 such that you have all the latest enhancements at your disposal. You can download Electra 1.3.0 from the Electra Team’s official website.
Electra supports all iterations of iOS 11 from 11.0 to 11.4.1 thanks to a handful of recently-released exploits. If you aren’t sure how to use Electra to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad, then you can follow our step-by-step tutorial explaining how.
Keep in mind that hacker and unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd is working to add iOS 11.4.x support to the unc0ver jailbreak, but he’s taking a different approach than the Electra Team, hence the wait. Choosing which tool to use is ultimately up to you, but it’s worth mentioning that unc0ver bundles a Saurik-approved version of Cydia that has been optimized for iOS 11.
Have you installed Electra 1.3.0 yet? If so, let us know how it’s working for you in the comments section below.