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How to Jailbreak iOS 11.3.1 – iOS 11.4.1 with Electra

iOS 11.4.1 Electra Jailbreak Tutorial for all iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPads

Jailbreak iOS 11.3.1 – 11.4.1 using Electra for every iPhone & iPad – The new iOS 11.3.1 – 11.4.1 jailbreak for all devices running said firmware is now available for download! That’s right, after months of teasers and updates from Coolstar and the Electra Team, it’s now possible to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 11.2 through iOS 11.4.1. In addition being able to download Electra for iOS 11.4.1 and lower, this tutorial will guide you through the simple steps required to jailbreak successfully.

Which devices support iOS 11.3.1 Jailbreak?

iPhone X Jailbreak 11.3.1

The following devices are compatible with the Electra jailbreak running any firmware from iOS 11.2 through iOS 11.3.1:

  • iPhone X, 8 Pus, 8, 7 Plus, 7, SE, 6S Plus, 6S, 6 Plus, 6, and iPhone 5S
  • iPad Air 2, Air 1st-gen, and the 5th-gen iPad
  • iPad Mini 4, 3, and 2
  • iPad Pro: all models
  • iPod Touch 6th-gen

Update: This article was revised on 1/30/19 to include updated information regarding the release of a new iteration of Electra that now includes support for both iOS 11.4 and 11.4.1 (the public versions).

How the iOS 11.4.1 Jailbreak is deployed (the nitty-gritty tech stuff)

Jailbreak iOS 11.3.1 Electra

First and foremost it’s critical to understand how this iOS 11.4.1 jailbreak works. The Electra utility is, like all of its recent predecessors, a semi untethered jailbreak solution (i.e. you’ll be able to reboot without the aid of a computer – otherwise it would be dubbed a strictly tethered jailbreak – but you will need to re-patch the kernel on every reboot). This means that to jailbreak iOS 11.4.1, you’ll be required to side-load an unsigned application onto your device using a certificate generated by your own Apple ID. Normally iOS apps require strict signing permissions and can only be distributed through Apple’s official App Store (or a solution Apple has built for their developer enterprise business partners).

However back when iOS 9 was released, the company allowed individuals without a developer account the opportunity to develop and test applications on their own devices. This move enabled more individuals to “get their feet wet” to speak when it came to trying their hand at iOS development. Due to the rather complex nature of creating a jailbreak, developers have used this self-signing app method to essentially cut out previously required exploits that allowed for unsigned code to run on iOS (since we can now sign apps ourselves using Apple’s own solution). TL;DR, from the developer’s prospective, it’s a way to make the jailbreak with one less step.

The two paragraphs above are merely to say that we’ll need an Apple ID to sign the jailbreak iOS 11.4.1 Electra app, that you’ll be required to re-run the app every time you reboot (if you want to use anything jailbreak-related post reboot), and that said app will need to be resigned using your Apple ID every week.

Electra Jailbreak iOS 11.3.1 tutorial: the Steps!

Electra Jailbreak iOS 11.3.1 Downloads

1. Download the latest Electra .ipa, the latest version of iTunes if yours isn’t up-to-date, and Cydia Impactor for either Windows or macOS from the download section listed below (jump there by clicking here). You may also have to grab the tvOS beta profile too if you encounter issues – more on that later.

2. Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your computer via a standard USB cable and ensure that iTunes recognizes your device. If it doesn’t, you’ll need to establish a connection by tapping “Trust” on your iDevice and “Continue” inside iTunes.

3. Quit out of iTunes and launch Cydia Impactor, which should have been downloaded from the previous step.

Note for macOS: mount the .dmg Cydia Impactor download and drag the program to your applications folder. If you receive an alert about not being able to open Cydia Impactor because it was downloaded from the internet, you may need to allow it inside the System Preferences app > Security & Privacy.

Note for Windows: the download will come in a .zip format – you’ll need to extract Cydia impactor from the zipped file. We recommend extracting the program to your desktop as it’s easy to access. Do not run the program as an administrator, as that disables the ability to drag files into the interface, which is key for the iOS 11.3.1 electra jailbreak. Merely run Cydia Impactor as you would a normal application.

4. Ensure that your device is recognized by Impactor and that it’s selected in the top drop down the drag the Electra .ipa into the Cydia Impactor interface.

5. Input your Apple ID, followed by your password and click “OK”. This step merely takes advantage of the self-signing service offered by Apple themselves that we discussed above. Your information is neither collected by Saurik (the creator of both Cydia Impactor and Cydia) nor is it routed through any server other than Apple’s.

Note: if your Appel ID has two-step verification, you’ll be required to disable it. However for the sake of simplicity, we recommend that you just create a brand new Apple ID (click here); this is also handy if you don’t want to use your personal Apple ID for any reason.

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6. Once the Electra iOS 11.3.1 – 11.4.1 jailbreak app is installed on your iOS devices, open the Settings app and navigate to General > Device Management. From there find your Apple ID certificate (it was used to sign the jailbreak app in the previous step), tap into it, and tap “Trust” two times.

7. Enable Airplane mode, disable Siri (Settings > Siri & Search > toggle off “Press Home for Siri”), and reboot your device by turning it off and back on again.

Tip 1: you may also have to delete any pending OTA software updates your device may have attempted to auto install. Navigate to Settings > General > iPhone Storage (will say iPad or iPod depending on device), find the software update, tap it, followed by “Delete Update”. Next, install the tvOS beta profile to prevent OTA iOS software updates from loading – this is available in the download section.

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8. Open the Electra app on your device and tap the jailbreak button – your device should appear as though it’s rebooting (this is known as a respring and is normal).

9. When your device is back up, open the Electra app again and tap jailbreak once more. At this stage, the jailbreak on iOS 11.4.1 is now complete and you’ll be able to load Cydia to install compatible tweaks!

Important Notes after Electra Jailbreak

Once you’re jailbroken it’s important to realize that because this utility is semi untethered, as stated at the beginning of this article, you will be required to re-run the electra app every time your device powers off and turns back on.

Furthermore, unless you’re a registered developer (i.e. you pay Apple $99/year to develop and publish apps on the App Store), you’ll be required to re-run the steps listed in this tutorial to install the Electra jailbreak every seven days. This restriction is due to the aforementioned limitations of self-signing applications through Apple.

Congratulations, you’re successfully Jailbroken!

how to jailbreak ios 11.3.1

See, jailbreaking your iPhone, iPad or iPod on iOS 11.4.1 is relatively easy and takes less than ten minutes. Thank you for utilizing our tutorial to jailbreak and we hope you’ll follow us on social media to stay informed when we post new coverage pertaining to iOS 11.3.1+ jailbreak tweaks, inevitable Electra updates, new jailbreaks for future versions of iOS and so much more.

Top Cydia tweaks once Jailbroken

After you’ve successfully jailbroken, you may be wondering “what do I do now?” – the above video contains 11 of the best tweaks currently compatible with the Electra jailbreak for iOS 11.4.1 and lower. Enjoy and stay tuned for more.

Download Electra iOS 11.3.x & 11.4.1 Jailbreak App

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Download Electra Jailbreak iOS 11.3.1

Click here to download Electra, Cydia Impactor, and iTunes – resume tutorial by clicking here.

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  4. I ran into it telling me that the Cydia is only available to the NetworkExtensions and I NEED to sign up on Apple to be a developer. How do I get around this? This is after putting in my Apple ID on the Cydia Impactor.

  5. So, when it’s time to “re-run the steps every week” to keep the jailbreak, does this mean to start from scratch each time? Such as downloading the Electra, etc., every time? I’m not at the end of my first week yet, but if anyone has already come to this, please inform as to exactly which steps are necessary. Thanks

  6. If you have an iPhone or iPad with iOS 11.3.1, you can now able to jailbreak your device. I have checked Apple iPhone Support and get to know about this in detail. Actually, you have to use the Electra to jailbreak your device. you can take a look at this particular topic.

  7. There is not a bootstrap folder in root, also no cydia substrate to correct dependencies
    Cannot load Anemone, it crashes; and tweaks do not list in settings, tried 1.0,1.01,1.02
    Iphone 7+ 128 gig 11.3.1

    Have uninstalled jb’s and re- jailbreaked.

    Any suggestions?

  8. Can someone help me I just jailbroke my iPhone 8 through Electra 11.3.1 all steps has been completed but at last when phone restart after jailbreak it’s keep flashing apple logo but not actually turning on
    Don’t know what to do as I tried to hard reset dfu mode but nothing works
    Please help

  9. unfortunatly i couldn’t prevent 11.4 update and i tried to downgrade to ios 11.3.1 and i get error 1394 . what is the solution please ?

  10. for those stuck with provision.cpp:81 on impactor
    download the earlier version .43 of impactor and use the xcode tab on top to revoke certificate. once thats done go back to the newer one .44 and load the ipa

  11. I jailbroke my device last night after 2 hours. I downloaded some tweaks. my phone rebooted. Now when I try to enable jailbreak it does step 1/3 , 2/3 then resprings like if was working then gets stuck on the loading spinning wheel. any suggestions?

  12. heyy, like the most of you guys i tried all steps miltiple times. but the first 10 times nothing really happend. the 11th time tho, when my Phone was rebooted and i opend electra it said ‘already jailbroken’. but where is cydia? no cydia on my homescren. anyone else having this problem? or is there a solution for it?

  13. i followed every step to a t and on my third attempt hitting the jailbreak button in Electra it said restarting thought it would do its thing but of course i am now stuck on a apple boot loop! anybody have any idea at all how i can fix this without having to restore my phone? Please help.

  14. Guys I got the cydia Icon but I can’t open it.
    It keeps crashing. Does anyone have the same issue?

  15. help pls.

    ios/submitDevelopmentCSR = 7460
    You already have a currnet IOS Deveopment cerificate or a
    pending cetrficate request

  16. Okay, after hours of rebooting and trying everything under the sun. This is what seems to work for me. Phone is X….
    1. Turn on Airplane mode
    2. Turn off Siri totally
    3. Delete any possible OTA update waiting in the wings in settings under storage.
    4. Then restart your phone.
    5. Tap the Electra Jailbreak Button it should reboot…..Then tap it again and it should install cydia and you will see the progress. Reboot once again and Cydia App should be there. Proceed to load Cydia…….It took me numerous of times like 20-30 reboots. I tried so many different options this was the last procedure that got it done.

    1. Have you done the “re-jailbreak after 7 days” yet? If so, which step do we start on? Downloading Electra again? Or what? Any advice is welcome. Thanks

  17. Can someone help me uninstall Cydia cause im not able to download any tweaks because it says no such file or direcoty and says /var/lib/dpkg/

  18. I just wanted to post my experience with this jailbreak really quick. I’m using a Iphone 6s and it took me roughly 50 attempts (not exaggerating). I was able to successfully jailbreak, though I found no settings to really affect my results. The settings I had when I successfully jailbroke my device was Airplane mode on, find my iPhone disabled, and Siri disabled.

    Good luck to everyone! Best advice I can give is to just keep trying!

  19. I literally tried over 50 times and still nothing…I followed all the steps…the farthest I got to was step 3 and it rebooted itself.ugh!! HELPP

  20. It keeps saying “version error” but I’m on 11.2 so what do i do?? If put it on airplane mode and disabled Siri and everything.

  21. i can not see impactor download or latest version of itunes download on the website i can only see electra download

  22. If you encounter any complications, try Step 7 and Tip 1… Granted we still weren’t able to get this jailbreak to function in its current state on all of our devices. Stay tuned for coverage on updates to the Electra jailbreak!

    1. Will u Be able to use rollectra (11.3.1-11.4b3) to unjailbreak 11.4.1 if not will there be a app coming to unjailbreak 11.4.1

    2. I’ve successfully jailbroken my iPhone X (iOS 11.2.2) with Electra, but I can’t buy anything through Cydia. I get a yellow notice saying “Unable to Purchase Cydia is not yet prepared to accept money for any products on this version of iOS…” Can anyone help out?

    3. my 8 plus screen went completely nlack and now I cannot use my phone. I can still hear notificatios but my phone screen is black and will not let me restart it

    4. I read some people said they managed to get the jail real working after deleting large apps from their iDevice. I tried every tip posted on Twitter, but my iPhone 7+ will only reboot when using Electra. I have 73 GB of data on my phone and only have this one device. Can someone try backing up their phone, then go into settings and do an erase and reset settings? I hage a suspicion that doing this, then running the JB will result in success.

    5. Well I feel like this was a waste of time and all the hype was over talked about it’s cool with older devices but iPhone X either black screen or jus reboots over n over and freezes when u get to part two my gf 6 took bout 7 times after deleting 11.4 update outta of storage but really let down waited so long for this to b a failure

    6. Hey I got an odd question and a comment so I installed it last night via impactor Electra went in fine took a few times to install Cydia but if I finally did but last night it didn’t open after reboot and reboot and reboot it still City at wouldn’t open tried it this morning City opens and works fine please explain

    7. help

      ios/submitDevelopmentCSR = 7460
      You already have a currnet IOS Deveopment cerificate or a
      pending cetrficate request

      1. i have the same problem i deleted the app and try to reinstall it but it tells me the same thing

  23. i downloaded the wrong electra i downloaded the dev one instead of the non and now it says i already have a development certificate. can someone one tell me how to delete that certificate so i can use my apple id and password please

  24. so i got cydia to install but it instantly crashes when i open it am i screwed ? do i need to restore now? since i cant delete the cydia app ?

  25. I think the issue is which link you click to download electra from site. the main link has a 19.2mb file and the “mega” link is a 19.3mb file. i failed many times then downloaded electra 19.3mb file from “mega” link and it worked as instructions stated…

  26. i did the steps and i dont see cydia anywhere and when i try to jailbreak again it sais already jailbroken… any solution or anyone having common issue?

  27. its not work
    i did every step and when i need to tap on jailbreak in the app and its do rebot i cant get cydia and its just dont work and i dont know why (im in 11.3)

  28. I am unable to turn off two step verification on my apple id because apple no longer allows you to turn this feature off and i cant log into the new apple id that i created on my ipad because the maximum number of free accounts have been used up on my ipad. Can someone help me out with this problem please?

  29. mine has electra installed, hit jailbreak and keeps rebooting not passing 1/3. black screen no movement after that.

  30. Had to hit “jailbreak” several times but it finally worked. Cydia is successfully on my iPhone X. Not to see if Cydia works. Its loading right now.

  31. I went through the jailbreak process and it says it is already jailbroken but i dont see cydia anywhere

  32. I did all the steps and once i press jailbreak for the second time on the electra app, and after it’s done rebooting the cydia app isnt on my device, help?

      1. finally got cydia on my phone but it closes out and on the electra app its stuck on the 2/3 when i clicked “enable jailbreak”

  33. broken. seems to not work hopefully this reboot gets fixed because the hype will fade away

  34. when i try to run impactor i get an error message saying only available to users in apple developer program. I make sure to download the non developer impactor. wtf.

    1. You need to drag the jailbreak ipa you downloaded into the impactor and put in your Apple ID info after.

  35. it restarts on the second step of pressing jailbreak. So i have the cydia app, but i can’t start it. I have tried restarting my Iphone 6S multiple times

  36. i dont have a device management (location) after installing the electra app and i repeated the steps a few times

    1. both wrong. go to settings, ipad/iphone storage then wait for it to load. if there is something that says ios 11.4, delete it then reboot your phone/ipad

      1. go to settings, ipad/iphone storage then wait for it to load. if there is something that says ios 11.4, delete it then reboot your phone/ipad

    1. i did all the steps pressed jailbreak on electra waited for the reboot then restarted and went back into electra and jailbreaked again and nothing

      1. it’s a common issue. we’ll see if there’s an update to the app.. for now it looks like you just have to keep retrying

        1. Tanner, have you been successful? I have installed Electra and have hit “jailbreak” several times with no success yet. iPhone X on ios 11.2.5.

          1. Worked for me after about 10 tries. Keep hitting “Jailbreak”, it would finally work!

          2. already tried 7 times nothing’s working so far. how many does it take on your end?

          3. I think I’m lost on the sequence. I have tapped install, rebooted several times and powered down several times. is it a busy server thing or am I missing something?

        2. do we need to go back in cydia impactor and press trart after doing this? coz in the scrollbar it says “install cydia extender”

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