How To Fix Electra Please Wait 1/3 Or 2/3 Black Screen Issue
If you are attempting to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad using the latest version of the Electra jailbreak and are experiencing an issue whereby it appears to get stuck on Please Wait 1/3 or 2/3, or a black screen appears, then we have some advice that could help you out of that pickle.
Like a lot of solutions to Electra jailbreak problems, nothing is an exact science and does involve some trial and error. Some solutions may work for a subset of device owners, and not for others so it is a case of trying the below advice and seeing what works for you.
First of all, make sure that your device is put into Airplane Mode before attempting the jailbreak process. Secondly, make sure that all iPhone or device RAM is cleared and not in use before jailbreaking. If these two suggestions fail to work, then a good old full reboot of the device could give you some solace. Once rebooted, you can try the jailbreaking process again.
The above options may not seem like the most technical solutions to overcome this particular problem but let’s be honest here, anything that could actually work is definitely worth trying, right? If none of the above does actually work, and you are still left experiencing the same problem, then there is a little bit additional advice coming through developer @angelXwind.
Another note for Electra 11.2-11.3.1: If your device suddenly displayed a black screen with a spinner on it after Electra’s UI reached Stage 2/3, the jailbreak has /succeeded/.
If you do not see Cydia, SSH into your device as mobile and run uicache, or hard reset your device.
So, it turns out that the process of jailbreaking the device may have actually been successful but the final parts of the process haven’t been able to complete for one reason or another. For those who have the necessary skills to SSH into the device, then running uicache should hopefully complete the process.
For everyone else, a full hard reset of the iPhone or iPad should be all that’s needed to get the job done. Hopefully, those pieces of information should be enough to fix this particular problem for you and get you successfully jailbroken.