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iOS 11-based Electra jailbreak updated to v2.0 with improved bootstrap, tweak injection, & more

Earlier in the month, Chimera Team lead developer CoolStar announced a fresh version of the iOS 12-centric Chimera jailbreak tool with support for the Procursus bootstrap, libhooker tweak injection, and a whole host of back-ported improvements that derived from the newer Odyssey jailbreak. Now, it seems the older iOS 12-based  Electra jailbreak tool is receiving a similar treatment.

As shared early this morning in CoolStar’s official Sileo / Odyssey / Chimera Discord server, the Electra jailbreak has been officially updated to version 2.0 with an upgraded Chimera bootstrap with libhooker tweak injection and other miscellaneous improvements:

Odyssey jailbreak for A8-A13 devices on iOS 13.0-13.5 officially released

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The Odyssey jailbreak saw a staggered release that first began with a public beta just over a month ago, but as of today, the Odyssey jailbreak is now officially available for avid jailbreakers to download and use to their hearts’ content with no such 'beta' tag attached to the name.

The announcement was shared via the official Odyssey Twitter page just minutes ago:

CoolStar says Odyssey jailbreak for iOS 13.0-13.5 on A9-A13 could drop this week

Electra Team lead developer CoolStar took to Discord late last night to share that the team was working diligently on a new jailbreak tool dubbed Odyssey for A9-A13 devices running iOS 13.0-13.5. If you remember those teasers about Chimera13 in the distant past, then this appears to be that very jailbreak, albeit with a different name.

Citing the brief, the Odyssey jailbreak will ship with proprietary software including libhooker and the Sileo package manager. Furthermore, it will ship with Procursus and it’s expected to be inter-compatible with checkra1n devices that have used the Odysseyra1n script to enjoy the Odyssey bootstrap on those devices.

Sileo Team releases open source Sileo v2.0.0 alpha 1 for testing

At the start of the week, the Sileo Team turned a new leaf that resonated positively with the jailbreak community when it said that most of the first alpha iteration of Sileo v2.0.0 had been published to GitHub as open source software. But since then, the team has been particularly tight-lipped about when it would be pushed to the default repositories for hands-on testing.

Fortunately, that’s no longer a mystery. In an announcement shared via Twitter Friday evening, the Sileo Team said that Sileo v2.0.0 alpha 1 could now be installed from the Electra and Chimera repositories on their respective jailbreaks:

CoolStar’s new Chimera1n script brings the Chimera bootstrap to checkra1n devices

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Electra Team lead developer CoolStar on Wednesday released a new script-based utility dubbed Chimera1n for iOS devices that have been liberated by the popular checkra1n jailbreak tool.

Chimera1n replaces the native checkra1n bootstrap on the checkra1n jailbreak with the Chimera bootstrap. In doing so, it provides users with the Sileo package manager and a Substitute/Libhooker-based alternative to Cydia Substrate for tweak injection.

Chimera v1.4.0 update introduces stability gains via limited libhooker support

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Electra Team lead developer CoolStar took to Twitter late last night to announce that the Chimera jailbreak tool for iOS 12.0-12.4 had been updated to version 1.4.0.

It’s the first update to be released for the aging Chimera jailbreak since last September, and despite multiple teasers for Chimera13, an alleged iOS 13-supported version of the Electra Team’s jailbreak tool, CoolStar recently pulled the plug on plans to launch it.

Electra Team ending support for the iOS 11-based Electra jailbreak

An announcement shared by Electra Team lead developer CoolStar on the team’s official Discord discussion group Saturday afternoon disclosed some unfortunate news for those using the iOS 11-centric Electra jailbreak tool.

From what we can gather, Electra has officially reached the EOL (end of life) stage of its development and will no longer receive any support from the Electra Team going forward:

CoolStar to shift focus away from A12(X) in favor of new checkm8 exploit

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The recent launch of the checkm8 bootrom exploit for A5-A11 devices certainly piqued the interest of many, and perhaps a lot more than some people would like.

Electra Team lead developer CoolStar took to Discord over the weekend to announce that he would be shifting focus away from A12(X) jailbreak development on iOS 12.1.3 and later and more toward experimenting with and developing around the checkm8 exploit:

Chimera v1.3.8 released with more nonce-based improvements for A12(X) devices

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Just yesterday, the Electra Team released v1.3.7 of the iOS 12-centric Chimera jailbreak tool with extended nonce generator support on A12(X) devices running iOS 12.1.3-12.4, but the Electra Team is out with another update on Wednesday, officially bringing Chimera up to version 1.3.8.

The Electra Team announced the latest update Wednesday morning via the team’s official Twitter page, and from what we can gather, this update, much like the last, improves the setting of nonces on A12(X) devices running iOS 12.1.3-12.4:

CoolStar teases Chimera compatibility for A12(X) devices running iOS 12.1.3-12.4

If you’re on iOS 12, then there are two primary jailbreaks you can choose from: Chimera by the Electra Team or unc0ver by Pwn20wnd. Both jailbreaks are neck-and-neck with device and software compatibility, but since iOS 12.4 first became jailbroken, both parties have been hard at work to implement support for A12(X) devices.

The unc0ver jailbreak only “partially” supports A12(X) devices at the time of this writing, and full support is coming sometime in the near future, including those running iOS 12.4. Chimera, on the other hand, has lacked A12(X) support on iOS 12.1.3-12.3 (beta) and 12.4 since v1.3.0 first launched, and still lacks it to this day.

Chimera v1.2.9 released with bug fixes and usability improvements

The Electra Team’s Chimera jailbreak tool officially picked up support for iOS 12.4 within just the last couple of hours, but the team continues to work hard to refine the tool for optimal performance and stability. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise to anyone that the iOS 12-centric jailbreak tool just received another update.

Chimera v1.2.9 was announced via the Electra Team’s official Twitter page just minutes ago: