How to Jailbreak iPhone or iPad Running iOS 11.0-11.1.2 with Electra

Electra is out, and it is so popular right now. We will let you choose whether you want to risk your iOS device on it yet, or whether you want to allow others to iron out any launch day bugs first. For most users who have tried it, it seems to work just fine, perhaps due to the extensive beta period. However, it isn’t without some reported problems. Add that to a rumour of a traditional alternative from Saurik et al. and you could be forgiven for choosing to be patient for a while.

It might be possible to switch between the two at a later date, and so if we will put together a tutorial on how to do it for you, but it is another failure point to contend with.

But if your mind is all made up and you want to try out this new KKP-less era of jailbreaking, let us get on with it.

How to Jailbreak iPhone or iPad Running iOS 11.0-11.1.2 with Electra

Step #1. Download the latest version of Electra available for the official website.

Step #2. Launch the Cydia Impactor application on your computer.

Step #3.Next, connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer and make sure that it has appeared in the Impactor interface.

Yse Cydia Impactor

Step #4. Now, you need to drag the Electra.ipa onto Impactor, and then type in your Apple ID and password when prompted.

Bring Electra onto Impactor

Step #5. Once the app has been side-loaded to your device,go to the Settings app.

Step #6. Next, tap on General and then tap on Profiles & Device Management.

Step #7. Tap on your Apple ID from Step 4 and Trust the Electra app.

Electra jailbreak

Step #8. Open the Electra app from the Home Screen of your iPhone and make sure that the Tweaks toggle is enabled (unless you know what you are doing and you do not want it on.

Step #9. Next, tap on Jailbreak.

Step #10. The jailbreak will now execute. If this is the first time you have run it, it will also install Cydia at this point.Once your device resprings, you are all set.

Installing Cydia with Electra

Step #11. If this is the first time you are doing this, open Cydia and check out the two new default repositories. These are from CoolStar and contain Electra-compatible variants of essential packages which need Cydia to work. Do not remove them.
Cydia installed

When you install your first tweak, a bunch of packages will be installed with it on your device. These are Substitute, CoolStar’s Cydia Substrate alternative; Substrate Compatibility Layer, which interfaces between Substitute and Cydia tweaks; and Tweak Injector. They are what distinguish CoolStar’s version of Cydia from the traditional one, and work behind the scenes to emulate the functionality of Cydia Substrate which the user expects. Both of them need only be installed the first time round, anf they should not be removed unless if troubleshooting.

Cydia Substitute

That is all!Warning: These are still in the early days of the tool. As such, make sure to watch what you install.

Check compatibility with the developer or on Reddit.

Wrapping Up

If you have any questions about Electra or any problem with its use, make sure to let us know in the comments section below.

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