Last week CoolStar released an Electra jailbreak for iOS 11.2 – 11.3.1 and has since been updated to support iOS 11.4 Beta 1 through 3. This guide assumes that you know what you are doing while jailbreaking your phone, but have run into some issues. Here are some suggestions to solve your issues with Electra jailbreak fro iOS 11.2 – 11.3.1 and 11.4.
Not Sure / Don’t Know the Issue
Here are a few simple steps to try if you aren’t getting a specific error.
- Install the Electra IPA – https://coolstar.org/electra/
- Reboot your device
- Wait 60 seconds
- Open Electra, run the jailbreak, and wait
If it still is not working, here are a few additional steps to try:
- Turn on Airplane Mode
- Disable Siri
- Open up Electra and click “JAILBREAK”. Your device will reboot
- Immediately after your device reboots, open up Electra and click on “JAILBREAK”. There will be about a 30 second wait and your device will reboot again and the jailbreak will begin.
rootfs remount error
Check your device’s storage to check for an iOS 11.4 Update. Delete the potential update if it is there.
Close the Electra app from the app switcher and try again.
Electra says “Already jailbroken” but Cydia doesn’t show up
SSH into your device and run
Electra fails at Please wait (1/3)
This is the most common problem users are experiencing with Electra right now. There is no 100% working solution, however there are methods that a few users have used to increase their chances of success.
- Turn on Airplane mode.
- Open phone go to widgets page, settings, scrolling up and down until animations are smooth.
- Lock phone for 10 seconds.
- Unlock, open Electra and hit Jailbreak.
The Freezer Method
We strongly caution against using this method as it can lead to irreversible damage to your device. If you choose to put your phone in the freezer, do NOT leave it in the freezer for more than 60 seconds. The internal components of your device can be damaged by condensation, quick temperature change, and the cold itself.
Every few attempts, your device will most likely heat up immensely. A small group of users have tried putting their phones in the freezer to remedy this and have actually reported increased success.