iOS 11.3.1 Electra Jailbreak Already At ‘Running Tests’ Stage; Sileo Project Under Development
The iOS 11.3.1 Electra jailbreak tool is expected to drop a few days from now as CoolStar reveals that the toolkit is already at the ‘running tests’ stage. The well-known team of hackers also confirmed that it’s working on Sileo project.
iOS 11.3.1 Electra Jailbreak ‘Running Tests’ Stage Now
The Electra Team has decided to utilize an in-house APFS bypass to repair a rootfs remount problem that was suspending the public release. Just a few days ago, CoolStar stated that it would use the Chinese researcher Min ‘Spark’ Zheng’s QiLin bypass to solve the APFS rootfs remount concern. For some reference, the rootfs remount offers the jailbreak toolkit the read/write abilities, and it has been one of the last outstanding difficulties before developers can release the iOS 11.3.1 Electra jailbreak.
Moreover, the Electra Team also stated that they were devoting way too much time attempting to make Spark’s bypass steady and functional. Ultimately, it turns out that Spark’s bypass was wobbly to be utilized in a reliable jailbreak toolkit. With that, the team shifted their concentration from Spark’s QiLin bypass to the team’s much-owned APFS bypass that burns the 0day. This basically means that it could also be beneficial to the forthcoming iOS 12 platform.
After the said announcement on Twitter, the official Electra site was also updated. If you visit the https://coolstar.org/electra/ you can see a status indicator presenting the development they have made on the jailbreak. Previously, it was in the ‘packaging’ stage but as of the moment of writing the said indicator was already in ‘running tests’ stage. With that, it is just a matter of testing and the iOS 11.3.1 Electra jailbreak will be out to the public.
It is also worth mentioning that CoolStar has confirmed that the iOS 11.3.1 Electra jailbreak will support all the iOS devices running on iOS 11.2-11.3.1 since these firmware versions are susceptible to Ian Beer’s exploit. The forthcoming toolkit will also have support for older iPhones and iPads with only 16GB storage. Nevertheless, CoolStar stated in its recent tweet that it would support all handsets running iOS 11.2-11.3.1 “*Except for the specific devices owned by that one guy who pissed me off 3 days, you know who you are.”
Brief Background About Sileo Project
On the other hand, CoolStar posted another tweet which has sparked rumors that the team could present an alternative to Cydia for the installation of jailbreak tweaks. The hacking team has retweeted a post coming from Atom Developments that talk about the “Sileo” project which assures to “revolutionize something you love doing.” As of this moment, it is uncertain what exactly they are denoting to, but there have been numerous discussions about a Cydia alternative recently. Also, there is a good chance that Sileo could be something completely different.
With what is displayed in the status indicator that can be found on CoolStar’s website it seems that the iOS 11.3.1 Electra jailbreak release is just a few days away. As for the Sileo project, CoolStar is yet to confirm what this development is about. Always stay tuned as we’ll keep you updated regarding the current happenings in the jailbreak community.