The jailbreaking community has been impatiently waiting for another update about the Electra iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak tool. From the news that we have gathered so far, we know by now that Electra for iOS 11.3.1 is bound to happen. This is due to the latest Ian Beer exploit, a confirmed public release and we know of this from CoolStar as well.
According to the latest posts from CoolStar, all the needed components to update Electra already exist and at the moment he is working on renovating the tool. CoolStar has also confirmed that all the important pieces for the jailbreak have been put together and now he just has to put them all in the right place, while making sure that Electra will be able to perform in an efficient way. The jailbreak tool has to sustain all supported devices and firmware editions.
However, it is important to remember that CoolStar will work for now on creating a jailbreak tool for individuals who have a paid Apple Developer account. For the moment, these users will be prioritized. So most probably the public will not be able to have access to the iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak tool.
Nonetheless, this is not to say that users should pay $99 for a paid developer account from Apple. CoolStar actually advised people not to do this and wait for additional information about a public-facing release.
There has been no timeframe provided for the expected release. As you can probably imagine, having all the necessary components of the jailbreak tool is maybe just half of the work. Putting all pieces together, fixing technical glitches and developing something that supports all compatible firmware models and devices requires a lot of hard work. The tool has to be stable and reliable before it is launched to the public.
We will keep you updated if any additional progress is made. We also advise you to have your device prepared on iOS 11.3.1, while Apple is still signing the firmware.
Nicole Hicks a graduate of UFT. She’s based in Toronto but travels much of the year. Nicole has written for NPR, Motherboard, MSN Money, and the Huffington Post. Nicole is a financial reporter, focusing on technology, national security, and policing.