The Electra iOS 11.2 through to iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak now offers an all-new Safe Mode. The introduction of the official Safe Mode brings the Electra jailbreak in line with historical jailbreaks, the majority of which offered a Safe Mode via the inclusion of Cydia Substrate.
For those who are already jailbroken on iPhone or iPad using Electra 1131, it’s recommended to launch Cydia and get the packages refreshed as soon as is physically possible.
This refresh will throw up some updates to Substitute and Tweak Injector, both of which should be downloaded and installed immediately. In doing so, the jailbroken device will not only have the latest updates on both of those packages but will also instantly have a device protected by the new official Safe Mode.
Just like older jailbreaks, the new Safe Mode comes with a UI that informs of what has actually happened:
Springboard ran into a problem and is now in Safe Mode.
Sileo/Tweak Loader did not cause this problem, but rather protected you from it.
If this does not usually happen, you can safely press the button below to go back to normal mode.
If that doesn’t work, please uninstall one of your tweaks through Sileo.
The UI then has a button at the bottom – which is referenced in the text – which is simply labeled “Respring.” This information is fairly well structured and gives the user an immediate understanding of what’s going in. However, what it doesn’t do is actually highlight the tweak or package which actually caused the problem.
It’s also interesting to see that the text references Sileo – which is the Electra team’s replacement for Cydia Installer – even though it’s yet to actually be bundled with the jailbreak. As such, if you are thrown into Safe Mode, then it is Cydia that you will have to launch to try and delete an erroneous tweak, package, or library.
One of the great things about Safe Mode is that it protects against, and largely prevents, those horrible never-ending boot-loop scenarios where a device has an issue with the compatibility of an installed package and then continuously reboots. There is no guarantee that Safe Mode is a definite catch-all integration but it’s definitely better than what is currently in place.
(Via: @coolstarorg [Twitter])
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