CoolStar announced that he is currently adding the finishing touches to the upcoming Electra iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak. However, the tool is far from having its official public release because CoolStar and the Electra team still need to take care of some bugs and issues. In fact, a Reddit user by the name of “Samg_is_a_Ninja” explained to the entire jailbreaking community why the tool still needs a little bit more time before it sees a public release. With that said, let’s check out what are the main reasons why CoolStar and his team are still working on the tool.
Ian Beer’s Exploits
For those who don’t know this, Ian Beer is a security researcher for Google’s Project Zero and he is renowned for finding exploits in Apple’s iOS and then releasing them to the jailbreaking community. The security researcher found two exploits in iOS 11.3.1 with the first one being “multi_path” and the second one being “empty_list”.
The Problem with the Exploits
The previously mentioned Reddit user said that the “multi_path” exploit is the best exploit that CoolStar can use, but it requires an official Apple Developer account which costs $99 per year. This is a big downside because not everyone is willing to spend nearly $100 bucks on a Developer Account.
The second “empty_list” exploit is not as successful as the first one having a success rate of 1/3, but it doesn’t require an official Apple Developer account. Therefore, CoolStar and the Electra team need to find a way to increase the success rate of the “empty_list” exploit before releasing the highly anticipated Electra iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak for everyone to use.
We should also mention that CoolStar recently announced that he is working on a major update for Electra iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak which his going to help patch most of the tool’s bugs and issues. Let’s hope that update arrives sooner than expected.