A day cannot go by right now without a new Electra update being released.

This time we have beta 9 of the jailbreak toolkit finding its way into the hands of everyone who wants to get their hands on it, and with a few changes this time around it is well worth updating if you use it.

For those unfamiliar with Electra – you really should be, given the frequency with which are are covering its beta updates – the software is known as a jailbreak toolkit rather than a jailbreak, essentially because it is missing some of the creature comforts normally associated with a standard jailbreak tool. Namely, there is no Cydia, among other things. Still, with Electra you can basically jailbreak iOS 11.0 through iOS 11.1.2, which makes it a great tool for those creating tweaks and who need a way to test their work on devices. And since it features Comex’s Substitute – which is basically an alternative to Saurik’s Cydia Substrate – you can install tweaks on it too if you like using something like Tweak Installer.

With that said, what’s changed in beta 9 of Electra? Plenty, actually.

Beta 9: 

  1. Sandbox is now working on the first launch for apps and daemons (thanks stek29)
  2. Remove 0.5 second delay when launching apps or daemons that was present since beta 1 (coolstar)
  3. Check if a new beta is available when electra is launched
  4. Double-launch workaround has been removed since it’s no longer needed, fixing all bugs introduced on beta 8
  5. Remove AnemoneFonts.dylib as it was causing problems
  6. Important Note: If you are upgrading from beta 8-2 or lower to any beta 9 or higher, you will need to reinstall all tweaks and themes

Sounds worth a try, doesn’t it?

The latest beta of Electra can be downloaded in .IPA form from the official website coolstar.org/electra/ with installation carried out via the well known Cydia Impactor. We also have a full guide available on how to use Electra jailbreak which you can find over at: How To Jailbreak iOS 11.1.2 Using Electra With Computer [Tutorial].

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