Sure the iOS 10 Jailbreak is out, but not everyone is happy with the result it brings. The first few initial releases and updates were just the same as any other semi-untethered jailbreak.
Users were required to re-sign their Yalu jailbreak every seven days or else Cydia will start crashing. Recently, Saurik released a feature to his Impactor tool to help extend the certificate of Yalu jailbreak and other third-party apps that users have installed.
Despite all that good stuff, many people found the jailbreak wasn’t stable enough to stay on. However, they didn’t want to risk removing it from iTunes because their device will be required to update.
But things has changed.
Coolstar, the developer behind Semi-Restore, has partially updated his tool to work with jailbroken iOS 10 devices.
Furthermore, someone else also released a similar tool which you can install right from Cydia. They both provide the same end goal, which removes all your jailbreak-related items including themes and tweaks.
In this post, we will show you how to use Semi-Restore and OSRestoreX to restore your jailbroken iPhone or iPad running iOS 10.
Semi-Restore Lite for iOS 10
Even though this is a lite version, you do not need a computer to proceed. Just like any other version of SemiRestore, this package will allow you to remove your iOS 10 jailbreak without updating to a newer firmware.
- Open Cydia
- Install MTerminal and Filza
- Click here to download the SemiRestore10-Lite file
- When done, click on “Open In…” and choose Filza
- Go back to your home screen and launch MTerminal
- Type in su and password is alpine
- Type cd /private/var/mobile/Documents
- And then chmod +x SemiRestore10-Lite
- Lastly, ./SemiRestore10-Lite
After that, just wait for SemiRestore to do its magic. When the entire process is completed, your device should be able to go back to its normal settings, and the iOS version will still stay as is.
Keep in mind that if you have any custom fonts or settings installed from Cydia, please remove them first before following the instructions above. These packages are known to mess up Cydia Eraser, and it will do the same to Semi-Restore.
— E-rwinn (@e_rwinn) March 22, 2017
If you like to try something new and easier, then OSRestoreX is the way to go. According to the developer, this is an “on-device alternative to Semi-Restore for iOS 10”.
Like we mentioned earlier, all you have to do is install the tweak from Cydia and it will restore your jailbreak right from there. Additionally, you can run OSRestoreX through Terminal just in case you want to hold off and do other things first before really deciding to use the tweak.
- Launch the Cydia app
- Add the following repository: https://repo.jailbreakhub.org/
- Install either OSRestoreX or OSRestoreX Terminal
If you decide to install the first package, it will give you 5 seconds to change your mind or else it will proceed and restore your iPhone. After OSRestoreX is done, it will also tell you to use the “Erase All Content and Settings” function at the end of the process.
Afterall, these two tweaks are very similar to each other and the best part is that you don’t have to use your computer for any of the steps above.
Give it a try and let us know how it works for you.
Special thanks to /u/Samg_is_a_Ninja and @e_rwinn.