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Electra iOS 11.3.1 Jailbreak Coming Soon After Update From Security Researchers

Electra iOS 11.3.1 Jailbreak
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A top security researcher has called for patience regarding the release of the Electra iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak, while stating that it may be coming soon.

Min Zheng

Min Zheng is a well-known security researcher associated with Alibaba, and he has been a major name when it comes to iOS vulnerabilities and hacks. Although his primary interest as a security researcher is to test the integrity of operating systems in order to inform Apple, the discovery of these issues has led to some useful developments for jailbreakers – including the possibility of an Electra iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak.

Zheng has urged the community to be patient, however taking to twitter to reiterate the complexities involved in creating an Electra iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak or another alternative – although he has also confirmed that it may be coming soon.

Electra iOS 11.3.1 Jailbreak

When Zheng took to twitter, he stated that the required APFS rootfs remount should be coming soon – a development which would allow the Electra iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak to be continued as planned.

The majority of iPhone and iPad users who are looking for an Electra iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak have very little idea of the sort of time and effort that goes into cracking the operating system. After receiving word that a critical exploit has been developed, many were hoping that a jailbreak would be coming shortly thereafter – but the process isn’t always that straightforward.

For the majority of people who are anticipating the release of the Electra iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak, it’s enough to know that it’s in development and will be released as soon as possible, Those that are impatient and have a little bit more technical know-how, however, have wanted to know what exactly was taking so long.

It appears as if the main issue with the delay for the Electra iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak is not have the necessary work done in order to remount rootfs. Rootfs essentially gives the jailbreak read/write capabilities that it needs in order to function, so without this critical step it is next to impossible to release a working jailbreak to the public. Min Zheng has seemed to indicate that they are well on their way to coming out with a solution, however, so the Electra iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak may be right back on track sooner than we’d think.

It’s important to note that Zheng himself isn’t associated with the Electra project, but it’s safe to say that developer Jonathan Levin is keeping an eye on the situation and will be updating QiLin with the necessary fixes in the next few days – a critical development that will bring us closer to the consumer release.

The recent tweet from Min Zheng does appear to be in response to a tweet form Levin that was made back in May as well as a response to a conversation he had face-to face at a Mobile Security Conference held in Shanghai, China. If it’s true that we only need to hold on a little longer for this critical development, it’s safe to say that iOS 11.3.1 could be cracked wide open within the next few weeks.

It’s been a frustrating wait for those of us on iOS 11.3.1 that are anticipating this release, but that patience should more than pay off with the introduction of the Electra jailbreak that has been a long time coming.

With that said, it’s worth taking this information with a grain of salt, as we haven’t actually seen the development implemented yet. Zheng has no reason to mislead followers, but as mentioned above the development of the Electra iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak is a complicated process and could always run into issues that the developer wasn’t anticipating.