The amount of work Coolstar and his team has put up is commendable, for the greater benefits of the iOS device owners, they continue to work and produce great work for the whole jailbreak community. The wait is over, the hours of work and bit of drama around Electra Jailbreak ends with final and official public release of Electra 1.0.1 Jailbreak Tool. This release of Electra comes with Cydia, an unofficial store for jailbreak apps and repositories. Or you can say, without Cydia no iOS jailbreak is complete. The Electra 1.0.1 was released post Electra iOS 1.0 release which comes with the fix for false positives where Electra would think topanga was installed when only liberiOS is installed.
Those unaware about Electra, it’s a jailbreak toolkit which utilizes the Ian Beer’s exploit present only in iOS 11.0 to 11.1.2 to achieve the jailbreak. The Electra 1.0.1 is completely stable build and works flawlessly that anyone can use it and get their idevices jailbreaked provided its running the supported iOS version only iOS 11.0 – 11.1.2.
The first release of Electra as a beta in January lacked many popular jailbreak stuff including no Cydia, DPKG or APT support, It was also far away from perfect and thoroughly testing was needed. But with subsequent release of Electra IPA more and more bugs were fixed. From Electra Beta 1 to Electra Beta 11-3 release, it took them 21 different builds to get the final polished version of Electra iOS 11 jailbreak available for public release.
How To Jailbreak using Electra 1.0.1 IPA
The process of jailbreaking using Electra is fairly simple. All you need to do is to Download Electra IPA and sideload it using Cydia Impactor. Once you installed Electra on your iOS device, go to settings and navigate to General -> Profile option and activate the profile that matched with Electra jailbreak and mark it as trusted.
Now go back to your homescreen and locate the Electra app and tap on it to run the jailbreak process. It will take some time to complete the necessary steps to complete the iOS 11 jailbreak process. Once it finishes you will see Cydia app on your homescreen. Now enjoy your freshly jailbroken iOS device.
Download Electra 1.0.1 iOS 11.0 -11.1.2
The final version and any other future updated versions of Electra Jailbreak IPA can be downloaded from the coolstar website.
Electra 1.0.1 IPA Important Information
An APFS snapshot is created of / so you may revert it at a later date if needed
It is recommended to futurerestore if you have blobs before running Electra to ensure the best possible installation
Cydia is included
OpenSSH is running on port 22
Electra repo added by default
Substitute, Tweak Loader and Substrate Compatibility Layer available from Electra repo
Many packages need to be updated for both Electra and iOS 11 (make sure they’re updated before installing as they may not work yet)
RocketBootstrap 1.0.6 or higher is required for use on iOS 11
Many apps, launch daemons and installation binaries are broken as they require entitlements to be added
We expect Electra 1.0.1 to work for most without any hiccups but you could end up with some error or issue. In such cases, we would advise you to bookmark this website for such new releases of Electra Jailbreak IPA fixing any unknown and reported bugs.