On Thursday, the Electra Team pushed another update for the iOS 11-centric Electra jailbreak tool. The latest update, dubbed version 1.3.2, bundles both the Cydia and Sileo package managers right out of the box, a move toward gradually weaning Electra users away from Cydia as Sileo transitions into its final beta preview stages.
The Electra Team shared the news via Twitter just this afternoon, elucidating the Cydia/Sileo situation in further detail:
The Tweet links to the Electra Team’s official website, which displays the following changelog for Electra version 1.3.2:
– Now ships with both Cydia and Sileo installed by default (Cydia will eventually no longer be shipped by default, but will always be installable)
From what we can gather, both Cydia and Sileo will be installed after running this new version of Electra, but future versions of the tool could eventually nix Cydia entirely. Regardless, the Electra Team confirms that jailbreaks will always be able to install Cydia manually if they wish.
Sileo is currently on its second beta preview stage; a third beta preview is expected soon that’s supposed to let the BigBoss repository serve users with a single ad for revenue purposes. The second beta preview blocks the BigBoss repository’s ads, and it remains to be seen if one ad will be enough to keep the BigBoss repository afloat.
It remains to be seen if users will need to install Cydia manually or if the Electra jailbreak tool will provide users with the option to install it at the time of jailbreaking. Obviously, the latter would be preferred.
If you’re using an earlier version of the Electra jailbreak on your iOS 11 handset, then you should download and run version 1.3.2 so you have all the latest enhancements at your disposal. You can download Electra 1.3.1 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.
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