If you’re one of the lucky ones, who has a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, then we’ve some good news.
CoolStar, the developer of SemiRestore has just released an updated version of his tool, SemiRestore, which allows users to restore their jailbroken iOS device to near stock condition without losing the jailbreak, to add support for iOS 9 – iOS 9.1.
With the update, SemiRestore, now supports iOS 5 through iOS 9.1. SemiRestore 9 can come in handy when you get into a reboot loop issue because of a problematic or buggy tweak, which can usually force you to restore your device, and would also mean losing the jailbreak. Since it removes the jailbreak tweaks during the semi-restore process, it can help in such cases.
SemiRestore needs OpenSSH installed on the jailbroken device. If you do plan to install OpenSSH for SemiRestore, then don’t forget to change the root password of your jailbroken iOS device to prevent someone from remotely accessing your iOS device.
SemiRestore is currently available only for Windows (supports Windows Vista 64 bit or higher) and Linux. The Mac version still needs to be updated, and should hopefully be released soon. We’ll let you know as soon as when SemiRestore for Mac is released, so don’t forget to join our Facebook Fan page, follow us on Twitter, or subscribe to our RSS feed.
Before you decide to test SemiRestore, please note that people who have used the latest version of the tool have had mixed results. So do proceed with caution. It may be prudent to give CoolStar some time to resolve the issues. You can also check out the FAQ if you had any questions about using SemiRestore 9.
You can download SemiRestore from this link. It is compatible with all jailbroken iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch models running iOS 5.0 through iOS 9.1. Please go through the following points before you proceed to semi-restore your device, and don’t forget to let us know how it goes if you do give it a shot.
- SemiRestore supports Windows Vista 64 bit or higher.
- SemiRestore supports 64 Bit Linux (Ubuntu 14.04 or a higher equivilent distro).
- Windows users must have iTunes 12 (not the one for older video cards), and .NET 4.0 or higher installed.
- Linux users must have libimobiledevice, GTK 3, libusbmuxd-tools, and openssl installed (which should be by default).
- Linux users must read the README file
- There may be a better way to fix your current problem. For example, to fix “Safe Mode” issues, you can just uninstall Mobile Substrate from Cydia.
- Like any other restore, make sure you backup your data if you want it later.
- Avoid using your iOS device or anything related to iTunes during the Semi-Restore. Why not actually go outside?
- This process can not and does not repair broken system files! Avoid all Siri Ports, as they are not only illegal (except for Spire on 5.0.1) but they also create problems and may potentially break system files (even Spire can cause this).
- Your device will respring or reboot several times during the Semi-Restore. This is perfectly normal, so don’t panic.