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How To Fix Electra1131 Issues And Get Jailbreak Working

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How To Fix Electra1131 Issues And Get Jailbreak Working

Electra jailbreak for iOS 11.2 – iOS 11.3.1 is out and while it is working pretty smoothly for most users out there, for many it hasn’t been a smooth ride. Many users are reporting issues like jailbreak not working and their device instantly getting rebooted right after they hit the ‘Jailbreak’ button within the Electra app.

Others are also reporting that even though the jailbreak process completes within the Electra app they still can’t see Cydia icon on their homescreen.

Thankfully Reddit users have shared helpful tips on the Jailbreak subreddit that appear to have been working for many users who were unable to get the jailbreak working on first attempt. If you are having issues where your iOS device reboots on step 1 of jailbreak or Cydia is not showing up, then try the following solutions.

Before trying the following fixes for Electra1131 make sure you have jailbroken your device the right way. Complete iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak tutorial is available here.

Solve the reboot issue

If your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch reboots right after you press the Jailbreak button in Electra app, the following fixes may help.

  • Before starting make sure your iOS device is in Airplane mode. You can put it in the Airplane mode through Control Center toggle.
  • Disable Find My iPhone on it by going to Settings > Your Name > iCloud > Find My iPhone > Off.
  • Make sure Siri is also turned off by going to Settings > Siri & Search > Turn off all toggles.
  • Trust the Electra app profile by going to Settings > General > Profiles and Device Management > Profile > Trust and Confirm.

Once you have made sure of all the things mentioned above follow the steps below.

Step 1: Open app switcher and close all apps. After doing so reboot your device by turning it completely off and then back on.

Step 2 (iPhone X only): Turn on AssistiveTouch by going to Settings > General > Accessibility > AssistiveTouch > On.

Step 3: Clear your device’s RAM by going to Settings > General > Shutdown. Once the power off slider appears, press and hold the Home Button (AssistiveTouch button in case of iPhone X) until your screen flickers and you return to the main Settings page.

Step 4: Return to the homescreen, close Settings app from App Switcher, open Electra and tap on the Jailbreak button to try again.

This should allow you to solve the reboot issue and go past the first step. If it doesn’t work the first time, keep trying until it does.

Cydia not showing up

If the jailbreak process completes on your device but Cydia does not appear on the homescreen, then you have to follow the following steps. (Steps copied directly from Reddit)

“SSH into your iPhone (only works while jailbroken)

Download PuTTY for Windows (or any other recommended SSH app you prefer): https://www.putty.org/

Mac users can use Terminal

  • On your iPhone after successfully jailbreaking, turn off AirPlane mode and turn on WiFi to connect to your network
  • After connected, press the i with the circle around it to view the network details
  • Take note of the IP Address (Under IPV4 ADDRESS)

WINDOWS USERS:

  • Open PuTTY
  • Host Name (or IP address) is your IP Address noted in the step earlier, type it in
  • Keep the port to 22 (default)
  • Click on open and a terminal should come up
  • Login as root
  • Password is alpine
  • IMPORTANT: When typing in the password, it may not be visible. Type it in anyways and press enter
  • You should now be accessed to your iPhone’s root directory through SSH
  • Enter these commands in order: (make sure your iPhone is on the homescreen as you do this)
  • uicache
  • killall -9 springboard
  • After the last command, wait a bit till your iPhone flickers (and a message should come up in terminal) and the Cydia icon should appear on your springboard

MAC USERS:

  • Open Terminal
  • Type in ssh [email protected](IP ADDRESS)
  • Hit yes if something comes up (if not don’t worry)
  • Password is alpine
  • IMPORTANT: When typing in the password, it may not be visible. Type it in anyways and press enter
  • You should now be accessed to your iPhone’s root directory through SSH
  • Enter these commands in order: (make sure your iPhone is on the homescreen as you do this)
  • uicache
  • killall backboardd
  • After the last command, wait a bit till your iPhone flickers (and a message should come up in terminal) and the Cydia icon should appear on your springboard

Step 7: Open Cydia and it should be working perfectly. Feel free to close your SSH connection. Also a reminder to re-enable Find My iPhone and Siri if you use them.”

That’s it. Hopefully Cydia is now working for your device without any issues. A big thanks to Reddit user /u/Brrandon for these detailed steps.


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