Another update released Tuesday by the Electra Team should make pwning iOS 11 easier with the Electra jailbreak tool. Electra version 1.3.1 introduces some much-needed success rate improvements for A7 to A8(X) devices (4K), expectantly reducing the number of times that you’d need to tap “Jailbreak” in the app to complete the process.
The Electra Team first announced the update early this morning via Twitter, linking to the official download page:
Citing the changelog from the official Electra website,
Electra version 1.3.1 incorporates all of the following changes:
– Increase jailbreak success rate on A7 – A8(X) on 11.2+
– Update liboffsetfinder64 to latest version
Responses to the update-centric Tweet appear to show mixed
results from Electra users. While some first appeared excited about the
potential improvement, others said they were still experiencing issues getting
to the jailbroken state on 4K devices. The Electra Team responded to one user,
noting that they would “look into it.”
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 1.3.1 such that 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.
Did Electra version 1.3.1 improve the jailbreak success rate for you? Share
your experience in the comments section below.