Everything You Need To Know About iOS Jailbreaking
In this day and age, everyone that knows what a smartphone is may have heard the term “jailbreak”. In fact, one of the common beliefs about jailbreaking is that it could destroy your device if you don’t know what you’re doing which is why some would choose to have nothing to do with it.
So what is jailbreaking? Is it safe? Well, to answer those questions, let’s focus on the recently released Electra iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak.
What is Jailbreaking?
In regards to the latest Electra1131 jailbreak, it is the process of removing restrictions imposed by iOS – basically breaking away from Apple’s reach. Once a device has been jailbroken, users will be able to install jailbreak apps, tweaks and themes to modify the look and feel of the device.
Is Jailbreaking illegal?
There answer is no. This is thanks to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) granted by the U.S. Library of Congress. However, companies like Apple have the right to deny service for a jailbroken device.
What is Electra Jailbreak?
It is a semi-untethered jailbreak tool created and released by the Electra Team. Currently, with its recent update, it now supports iOS 11.4 Beta.
What is Semi-Untethered Jailbreak?
First, let’s talk about the difference between a tethered and untethered jailbreak. For the tethered jailbreak, you will have to use your computer to boot your device. On the other hand, for the untethered, you can boot your device without any problem.
Now, with the semi-untethered, it requires you to re-run the jailbreak tool every time you reboot your device. However, it doesn’t require the use of a computer.
What are the versions does the Electra Jailbreak support?
iOS 11.4 (beta versions 1 to 3)
What do I do if my device is running an iOS that’s not supported by the Electra Jailbreak?
Well, you can upgrade or downgrade – depending what iOS your device is running on.
Where can I download Electra Jailbreak for iOS 11.3.1 to iOS 11.2?
First of all, there are two versions: mptcp and vfs. The former requires an Apple Dev account but is more reliable, while the latter doesn’t require a dev account but with less success rate in jailbreaking. You can download it on https://coolstar.org/electra.
How do I use Electra’s jailbreak?
If you’re looking for a step-by-step instruction on how to jailbreak your device, you can view this how-to guide.
Is it possible to install jailbreak tweaks and themes?
Yes, it does. Take the Electra iOS 11.3 jailbreak tool. It comes with Cydia support which will make it easy to install jailbreak tweaks.
What are some of the best jailbreak tweaks compatible with iOS 11.3.1?
- iCleaner Pro
- Rocket For Instagram
- Floating Dock
- Safari Full URL
What precautions should I do after jailbreaking?
One of the most common practices for safety after jailbreaking is changing the default root password of your device. This is in order to prevent malicious intent to get access to your device.
Why do I need to provide an Apple ID for jailbreaking?
In regards to the Electra jailbreak, it uses Cydia Impactor for sideloading the jailbreak app onto your device. In order to install and execute this app on your device, it requires to be signed in with a valid Apple developer certificate. However, rather than using your real Apple ID, it’s better to use another one that’s for jailbreak purposes.
Does the Electra iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak have an expiration date?
Yes, it does. However, this is only if you install the Electra app with a non-developer Apple ID where it will expire after 7 days. After that, you will have to use Cydia Impactor to install the jailbreak app again.
Once the jailbreak certificate expires, will the tweaks get removed?
Even after the certificate expires, Cydia and the jailbreak tweaks will remain. In fact, even if the certificate expires, your jailbreak won’t be disabled. The only thing that will happen is that the jailbreak app will stop working which will require re-jailbreaking your device after it reboots.
How do I fix the “provision.cpp” error found on Cydia Impactor?
This here is one of the most commonly-faced issues that jailbreakers have encountered. If you haven’t faced this issue yet despite jailbreaking numerous times, consider yourself lucky. To know how to fix this issue, you can view it here.
Is it possible to install OpenSSH?
Technically, you don’t have to install OpenSSH as it will only create issues on your jailbroken device. In addition to that, the jailbreak app already comes with a working SHH daemon (dropbear) so there’s no need to install one in the first place.
Can I undo the jailbreak?
Yes, you can. In fact, there are two methods:
- You can restore your device by using iTunes and it will automatically set your device to the latest firmware available.
- You can run the unjailbreak.sh and it will remove the jailbreak and tweaks but won’t update your device to the latest firmware. To know how to do this, you can read it on this link.
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