Electra iOS 11.3.1 Jailbreak FAQ: Everything You Need to Know!

BY Andy

Published 9 Jul 2018

Electra iOS 11.3.1 Jailbreak FAQ

Coolstar and the Electra team released the highly anticipated Electra Jailbreak for iOS 11.3.1 – iOS 11.2. In this article, we try to answer all the questions you may have about Electra iOS 11.3.1 Jailbreak.

Electra iOS 11.3.1 Jailbreak Frequently Asked Questions

What is Jailbreaking?

Jailbreaking is the process of removing restrictions imposed by iOS, freedom from Apple’s walled garden. Hackers achieve it by using vulnerabilities or exploits in iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system. It provides root access to the iOS file system and manager, so you can run software that has not been approved by Apple. It allows users to install jailbreak apps, tweaks, and themes to customize the look and feel of their device and also enhance the functionality.

Is Jailbreaking Legal?

Jailbreaking is legal. The U.S. Library of Congress has granted Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) exemptions for jailbreaking smartphones like iPhone, tablets, smart TVs, and other all-purpose computing devices. This gives users who like to tinker the ability to modify their software without breaching copyright law.

However, Apple’s support document about jailbreaking claims that they “may deny service for an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that has installed any unauthorized software.” Therefore, anyone who is jailbroken, warranty or not, may or may not get support from Apple. However, it is quite easy to restore the device to factory settings to prevent Apple from detecting that the device was jailbroken.

What is Electra Jailbreak?

Electra Jailbreak is a semi-untethered jailbreak tool released by hacker and developer coolstar and the Electra team.

Coolstar had first released Electra Jailbreak for iOS 11 – iOS 11.1.2, making it the first jailbreak for iOS 11, iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

The latest version of Electra Jailbreak can jailbreak iOS 11.3.1 – iOS 11.2.

What is a semi-untethered jailbreak?

A semi-untethered jailbreak is similar to an untethered jailbreak, it gives the ability to reboot your iOS device on its own. On each boot, the iOS device startup sequence is unmodified and it boots into its original, non-jailbroken state. However, instead of needing to use a tool from a computer to re-jailbreak the iOS device again, like a tethered or semi-tethered cases, the user can re-jailbreak their device with the help of an app running on the iOS device such as the Electra app in case of Electra jailbreak.

Which iOS versions does Electra Jailbreak support?

The latest version of Electra Jailbreak supports the following iOS versions:

  • iOS 11.3.1
  • iOS 11.3
  • iOS 11.2.6
  • iOS 11.2.5
  • iOS 11.2.2
  • iOS 11.2.1
  • iOS 11.2

If your device is on iOS 11.1.2 or lower, then you can use the previous version of Electra Jailbreak. You can check our post on how to jailbreak iOS 11.1.2 – iOS 11 if you need help.

I am on an Unjailbreakable iOS Version, Can I Upgrade or Downgrade to iOS 11.3.1?

You can upgrade or downgrade to unsigned iOS 11.3.1 firmware using futurerestore if you have saved SHSH2 blobs. You can check our post if you need help on how to restore to the unsigned firmware so that you jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using Electra jailbreak.

Which iOS devices does Electra iOS 11.3.1 Jailbreak support?

It supports all iOS 11.3.1 compatible devices such as:

  • iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 2nd generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 1st generation 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad
  • 5th generation, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2
  • iPod touch 6G

Where can I download Electra Jailbreak for iOS 11.3.1 – iOS 11.2?

The Electra iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak comes in 2 versions:

  • mptcp version: It uses multipath tcp exploit, which needs an Apple Developer account. It is considered to be more reliable.
  • vfs version: It uses vfs exploit, which does not need an Apple Developer account. But the success rate is not as high as the mptcp version.

You can download Electra Jailbreak from coolstar’s website. Please avoid downloading it from mirror sites as they could include malware.

You can download Cydia Impactor from here which is required to sideload the Electra app to your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

How to jailbreak my iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with Electra Jailbreak?

You can check our guide on how to jailbreak iOS 11.3.1 – iOS 11.2 with Electra Jailbreak for the step by step instructions. The current version of Electra Jailbreak is not very stable.

If you run into issues, then check out the tips to fix problems with Electra jailbreak and also how to fix common Cydia problems.

Can I Install Jailbreak Tweaks and Themes?

Yes, Electra iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak install Cydia as well during the jailbreak process. So it should make it easy to install the jailbreak tweaks.

Which Jailbreak Tweaks Are Compatible with iOS 11.3.1?

Check our post for the list of iOS 11.3.1 compatible jailbreak tweaks on Cydia. We have also compiled a list of the best iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak tweaks, and the best Cydia sources and repos.

Should I take Any Precaution After Jailbreaking iOS 11.3.1 – iOS 11.2?

You should change the default root password of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch if you’ve used Electra Jailbreak as it installs SSH server to prevent someone with malicious intent to get access to your device.

Why do I need to provide my Apple ID for jailbreaking?

Electra jailbreak uses Cydia Impactor for sideloading the jailbreak app (IPA) onto your device. To install and execute this app on your device, it first has to be signed with a valid Apple developer certificate. By providing a valid Apple ID, a free certificate is created and installed on your device so that you can launch the jailbreak app.

Rather than using your real Apple ID, we would recommend that you create a new Apple ID for the purpose of this jailbreak to stay on the safe side.

Will the Electra iOS 11.3.1 Jailbreak expire?

If you install the Electra app with a non-developer Apple ID, it will work for 7 days before expiring. After it expires, you can use Cydia Impactor to install the jailbreak app again.

Will tweaks get removed after the jailbreak certificate expires?

Cydia and the jailbreak tweaks will remain on your device after the certificate expires. Also, keep in mind that your jailbreak will not be disabled if the certificate expires. Only the jailbreak app will stop working, which is required for re-jailbreaking your device after it reboots.

What happens after the jailbreak certificate expires?

After the certificate expires, all installed tweaks, Cydia, and the jailbreak will remain on your device. Only the jailbreak app will stop working, which is required for re-jailbreaking your device after it reboots.

If you want to renew the certificate, you will have to use Cydia Impactor on your computer to install the jailbreak app onto your device again.

How can I fix Cydia Impactor error: “provision.cpp” errors?

There could be several reasons for hitting the ‘provision.cpp’ errors. You can check our post to find out how to fix provision.cpp errors while using Cydia Impactor.

Can I install OpenSSH?

No, the jailbreak already comes with a working SSH daemon (dropbear). Installing OpenSSH can create issues on your jailbroken device.

How can I remove the Electra Jailbreak?

It depends on the reason you want to remove the jailbreak.

There are two methods:
• You can restore your iPhone or iPad using iTunes to restore your device. But the downside of this option is that it will restore your device to the latest iOS firmware which is iOS 11.4 which cannot be jailbroken.
• You can run the unjailbreak.sh to remove the jailbreak and tweaks without updating the iOS version. You can check this reddit post for more details.

Ask iPhoneHacks

We hope we’ve answered all the questions you may have about Electra Jailbreak for iOS 11.3.1 – iOS 11.2. If you’ve any other questions, please feel free to ask them in the comments below, and we will be happy to answer them.

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