Electra iOS 11.3.1 Jailbreak Update Post Ian Beer’s Exploit Release
Let’s get the really good news out of the way in the first instance. We already know from news in the community – including the confirmed public release of the latest Ian Beer exploit – as well as from CoolStar, that Electra for iOS 11.3.1 is going to happen very soon
Not only do all of the necessary components exist to update Electra and release something to the public, but CoolStar himself has already previously confirmed that he is going to be updating Electra. His latest posts also reiterate the fact that it’s a work-in-progress.
Now, to the recent activity, CoolStar has now confirmed that all of the relevant pieces for the jailbreak have been collected together and that it was time for the work to begin on putting them in the right place and ensuring that Electra could effectively deliver the payload to all supported devices and firmware versions.
It is, however, important to note that in the first instance CoolStar is going to be working on creating a developer-facing jailbreak for those who have a paid Apple Developer account. It’s unlikely that this version will ever make it into the hands of the public.
Apple just released iOS 11.4 last week so it won’t be long before the Cupertino-based tech giant stops signing iOS 11.3.1. That said, you should probably consider installing iOS 11.3.1 before Apple stops signing it if you have any intention of jailbreaking.
Anyone jailbroken on iOS 11.0-11.1.2 with Electra or otherwise is advised to save their SHSH blobs to have the option of upgrading to iOS 11.3.1 with futurerestore in the future. We have numerous tutorials about using futurerestore that may be helpful to those that haven’t tried it out yet.
Apple continues to sign iOS 11.3.1 as of this writing, so it’s possible to downgrade from iOS 11.4 to iOS 11.3.1; you can also upgrade to iOS 11.3.1 if you’re using an earlier version of iOS. You can use the helpful online IPSW.me utility to see if the iOS 11.3.1 is still being signed at any time.