If you have been following the news, you probably know already that jailbreaking is on its way to regain its previous position. While jailbreak developers did not manage to crack the latest iOS versions for a long period, it appears that things finally changed, and even the infamous iOS 11 was “defeated”.
Nevertheless, a jailbreak tool is not really helpful without tweaks, and that is what is missing right now from the jailbreaking community. But it is only a matter of time until those will return as well.
Cydia update should come soon
The Electra iOS 11 jailbreak gave us a lot of hope, but users were still not able to access Cydia, as it was not updated for this iOS version. The developer that created Electra iOS 11, CoolStar announced that there are three Cydia dependencies that are missing. Without them, Cydia could not work with Electra iOS 11 jailbreak.
Now CoolStar made another announcement, and he revealed that two of those three dependencies are now available. This was possible thanks to Jay Walker and NitoTV. They helped with getting DPKG compiled for iOS/arm64. Then, the same individuals helped with the GPG dependency.
Now the developers have to handle APT, and then users should be able to access Cydia like in the good old days. This would be the first time Cydia comes to iOS 11, so it would represent an historical moment.
Cydia’s developer, Saurik is also working on an update for iOS 11. While this update might take more time, it should improve the entire jailbreaking experience for iOS 11 users. If both CoolStar and Saurik manage to release their updates, we can talk about a new jailbreaking era that will allow users once again to control their devices.