In typical jailbreak fashion, the floodgates have opened and a slew of information has poured out into the community.

The Electra team, led by developer CoolStar, has confirmed that a different direction has been taken in regards to the rootfs mount issue and that a revamped version of Electra will be released “within a few days.”

Firstly, the team has confirmed that too much time was being spent trying to make Min Zheng’s bypass functional and stable, with the decision being that it simply wasn’t reliable enough to be used in this jailbreak. The team then confirmed that it had moved away from that in favor of its own APFS bypass with confirmation that it does burn a 0day which was also relevant to Apple’s iOS 12 platform but that others do exist that are in their possession if they need to utilize them in the future.

Remount for 11.3.1 is complete! Jailbreak will be dropping within a few days

We are not using Spark’s bypass as it was unstable. We are using our own APFS bypass

(It burns the 0day and yes, we have others for iOS 12 if needed)

So, burning a 0day isn’t ideal, but it doesn’t appear to be the end of the world, either.

CoolStar has also taken to Twitter to confirm that Electra will “support all iOS devices on 11.2-11.3.1,” with the exception of a few devices belonging to an individual who doesn’t exactly appear to be on CoolStar’s Christmas card list:

Electra will support all iOS devices on 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.

In addition to the tweets from the Electra team, CoolStar, and @nullriver, the official Electra website has also been updated with a “coming soon” message and a countdown bar that suggests that the jailbreak is currently in the “packaging” stage.

We can only presume that the next stage is to update the website containing the official release and get the new revamped IPA file into the hands of the public. It’s at this stage that we imagine the final testing is happening amongst the team and the finishing touches are being applied to the jailbreak ahead of that pivotal release day.

So, finally, the process appears to be all but complete. As always, as soon as the switch is flicked, we’ll be sure to let you know when you can get your hands on the final download, complete with tutorials and guides on how to go about using it the right way. Stay tuned for more on this!

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