This jailbreak tool uses the same open-source tfp0 exploit released by security researcher Ian Beer toward the end of last year.
Keep in mind that Electra jailbreak doesn’t install Cydia yet because it isn’t ready for iOS 11 yet. Electra also excludes DPKG and APT, which are vital utilities that most jailbreakers rely on every day.
Given the circumstances, CoolStar says that Electra targets developers who want to begin updating their tweaks for iOS 11 ahead of the game. Everyday jailbreakers who only want to mod their device(s) with tweaks should probably hold off for now.
As the Electra website points out, the newfangled tool includes and excludes the following features:
- Cydia, DPKG and APT are NOT included
- GNU CoreUtilities are included
- Dropbear, SCP and an SFTP server are running on ports 22 and 2222
- Tweaks are installed in /bootstrap/Library/SBInject
- Themes are installed in /bootstrap/Library/Themes
- PreferenceLoader is configured to check /bootstrap/Library
- Tweaks that crash SpringBoard will cause the device to respring into Safe Mode
- All binaries must be signed using either jtool or ldid2
- Executables must be signed with the platform-application entitlement
- Binaries and libraries should be installed in /bootstrap/usr/
- An uninstall script is available at /bootstrap/unjailbreak.sh
(Note this will only uninstall Electra)
The advantage of the Electra jailbreak over the LiberiOS jailbreak is that it comes with Substitute, a Cydia Substrate alternative, so it will allow you to install jailbreak tweaks and themes.
Stay tuned with us we’ll make a new post guide on how to jailbreak your iOS device using Electra jailbreak tool.