How to fix Electra stuck on “Please Wait (2/3)” message

After many users managed to fix the topanga error, another error hit them out of the blue. Here’s how you can fix the infamous Electra stuck on “Please Wait (2/3)” error.

What causes Electra to get stuck on “Please Wait (2/3)”?

Electra jailbreak gets stuck in the second stage of jailbreaking whenever it detects foreign files.

These files can be present on your device’s filesystem if you used LiberiOS or any other jailbreak tool.

Here’s how this error looks like.

please wait 2/3 error

The only way to fix this is to completely wipe off all these files from your device (which is a lengthy process).

Here’s a step-by-step method that you can use to ensure the jailbreak process works like it’s supposed to.


  • An affected iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
  • A computer with Windows, macOS, or Linux
  • Cydia Impactor
  • Electra beta 11-3
  • Internet connection
  • iTerminal
  • Filza file manager

Fixing the “Please Wait (2/3)” error message on iOS 11-11.1.2

Wipe Electra

Step 1 Jailbreak your device with Electra beta 11-3.

Step 2 Download the NoMoreElectra IPA file from here. It is an on-device uninstaller developed by Purplera1n.

Step 3 Launch Cydia Impactor.


Step 4 Sideload it onto your device by dragging it over to Cydia Impactor. Key in your Apple ID details once it asks you to do so.

Step 5 Verify this application by going to Settings > General > Profiles & Device Management. It will be present under your Apple ID email.

Step 6 Run it to clean your device and reboot your iOS device.

Step 7 Open the iTerminal application. If you don’t have it, you can download it from the App Store. Ensure you enable Wifi before tapping Connect.

Step 8 Log in with the following details (password – alpine) in the SSH section.

Step 9 Once you are in the terminal, run the following command and press return.


Step 10 Now launch FilzaEscaped or FilzaJailed file manager and delete or trash the following files –

  • usr/lib/libapt-inst.dylib (remove file)
  • etc/dropbear/ (remove dropbear folder)
  • usr/lib/apt (remove apt folder)

Step 10 Open the iTerminal app again and run the uninstall shell script.

bash /bootstrap/

Reset your device

Step 11 Open Settings and navigate to Settings > General > Reset. Tap Erase All Content and Settings and confirm

Step 12 Install and remove topanga using method 2 given here. Reboot your device once you remove it.

Re-jailbreak with Electra

Step 13 All external jailbreak will now be wiped from your device. Simply sideload the latest RC version of Electra from here and jailbreak your device with it.

Electra Jailbreak toolkit

This should hopefully fix the “Please Wait (2/3)” issue. If you are still getting this error, leave a comment below.

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