How to reinstall Cydia on Electra jailbreak

Coolstar is busy working on Electra and has put the SemiRestore cleanup utility on the backburner for now. Here’s an unofficial tool that allows you to reinstall Cydia on Electra without much hassle.

Why should you reinstall Cydia?

As you already know, Cydia bundled with Electra jailbreak is riddled with bugs.

Going by Saurik’s latest comments, he isn’t too keen on working alongside Coolstar or patch Cydia for iOS 11 firmware.

According to Coolstar, Electra uses the bare minimum patches to get Cydia working, which leads to a lot of errors.

So if you tried Coolstar’s hacked-up RC1 build, you are pretty much on your own now.

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There are plenty of reasons as to why you would want to reinstall Cydia on your device.

For example, your tweaks may not work properly or someone deleted it and you want a fresh install again.

Here’s a quick workaround for this problem. As always, I would still recommend waiting for an official solution by the jailbreak developers.

Requirements

  • A compatible device running Electra
  • A computer running Windows, Mac or Linux
  • 7Zip
  • WinSCP SFTP utility
  • Putty
  • iTerminal (on-device)
  • Filza file manager (on-device)
  • ZipApp free (on-device)

Reinstalling Cydia on Electra jailbreak

Prepare your device 

Step 1 Firstly, remove any and all tweaks you installed before from your device’s filesystem. Secondly, ensure your device is in jailbreak mode or else SFTP and SSH will not work.

Step 2 Download delectra shell script developed by Kirov Air from this link.

Step 3 Extract the ZIP file and transfer the unjailbreak.sh file to the desktop on your PC. If you don’t have a PC, use ZipApp free app available on the official App Store.

Transfer the uninstall script

Step 4 Establish an SFTP session via WinSCP (on computer) over Wifi. Alternatively, you can use the FilzaEscaped file manager if you don’t have access to a PC or laptop.

Step 5 Transfer the unjailbreak.sh script to the root folder (/) of your device.

  • WinSCP – Navigate to desktop and transfer the script to your device.
  • Filza – Search for “unjailbreak”, select the script file and select Copy present at the bottom of the screen.

Execute the shell script

Step 6 Start an SSH session using Putty (computer) or iTerminal (on-device) using the following details.

  • IP Address – Your Wifi IP address present in your device’s Settings
  • Port – 22 or 2222
  • Username – root
  • Password – alpine

Step 7 Once you can access the terminal, run the script.

bash /unjailbreak.sh

Step 8 Re-jailbreak your device with Electra toolkit. You can download the latest version of Electra RC1 from this link.

If this method works for you, don’t forget to leave a comment below.

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