This tutorial will show you how to fix common Cydia problems with the Electra Jailbreak on iOS 11.3.1.
Basically, when you notice a blanked out screen (with a spinner-shaped icon at the edge of the screen) after Electra’s UI has reached the second or third (final) stage, it means that the jailbreak operation was successful.
However, more often than not, users have encountered various forms of problems while running jailbreak with Electra, most notably the issues of “Cydia not showing up” and “Cydia crashing” during or after jailbreak.
To fix this, go to the next section.
Fix: Common Cydia Problems with Electra iOS 11.3.1 Jailbreak
Fix 1: Run UICache
This is the basic troubleshooting method often employed to fix this error, if and when Cydia fails to show up during/after a jailbreak operation (with Electra).
To run UICache on your iOS smartphone/tablet, follow the guidelines below:
- Obtain device’s Wi-Fi IP
Here’s how to do this:
- Go to Settings > Wi-Fi
- Click on the ‘blue icon’ beside the ‘wireless network icon’.
- Copy and paste the displayed IP in a safe location.
- Root your device in SSH
Here’s how to do this:
- Go to your Mac
- Open Applications/Utility > Terminal Application.
- Type: “ssh root@<copied IP Address>”.
- In the prompted window, input “yes” and press Enter.
- Input the root password – “alpine” – and press Enter.
- Once this done, your iPhone/iPad has become rooted; you can now proceed and run uicache.
- Run UICache
- Simply type “uicache” in the designated panel and click Enter, and
- Cydia should pop up on your smartphone or tablet in a couple of seconds.
- Hard reboot device
If Cydia still won’t come up, you can hard reboot your iOS device and see if it resolves the issue.
Fix 2: Resolve Crashing Cydia
If Cydia crashes after a jailbreak operation (using Electra), the issue is probably because your device is not in a jailbroken state.
To fix this, do the following:
- Open Electra on your iPhone/iPad.
- Check for the option – Enable Jailbreak. If you see Share Electra instead, it means your device is already in a ‘jailbroken’ state.
- Tap on the Enable Jailbreak option
- Repeat until device goes into ‘jailbroken’ state.
Note: You’d need to re-enable jailbreak (via Electra) each time you restart you device.
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