It seems that a new iOS 11.3.1 Electra jailbreak update is on its way and the jailbreak community is once again alive. Thanks to great work from security researchers and engineers, soon you should be able to enjoy an Electra update on your phones.
Over the years we’ve learned that jailbreaking a certain version of iOS requires a unified effort, so those days when only one or few people worked together to create a tool that can go through the full jailbreaking stages are long gone. Even though we don’t have the same teams in the jailbreak community as in the past, we certainly still have numerous talented individuals that show their dedication throughout the time.
This Electra jailbreak from Coolstar is the only real iOS 11.0-11.1.2 jailbreak toolkit, along with Cydia, that we had for quite some time. It is also known that this is the accepted method of jailbreaking an iOS11 device, which resulted in hundreds of thousands of downloads to devices running iOS 11.0 through iOS 11.1.2 all across the globe.
Thanks to a post from Ian Beer, we know now that an iOS 11.3.1 tfp0 will be released very soon, most likely before next week. Beer has recommended that we keep a “research-only device” running iOS 11.3.1 around when this new release will take place. This is due to the fact that Apple will most likely bring the iOS 11.3.1 version to an end as early as next week. It has been already confirmed that iOS 11.4 will close Ian’s upcoming Exploit.
It is obvious that it’s in Apple’s favor to close the signing of iOS 11.3.1 as fast as possible, in order to stop device owners from downgrading, now that the iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak is going to be released.
Also, according to CoolStar and nullpixel, there is hope for the community when it comes to Electra, which might be updated soon so that it will support 11.3.1. So, if you are a jailbreak fan and the new iOS 11.3.1 interests you, you should get onto the firmware while you still have the option to do so.
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.