• [How To] Semi-Restore your Jailbroken iPhone

    Many people who Jailbreak have issues with there devices while being Jailbroken and sometimes even disabling tweaks with iCleaner Pro or booting into No Substrate Mode don't help you pinpoint the issue. Most people would suggest to restore your device. They are right however doing so with iTunes will make you lose your jailbreak and then you are stuck waiting for a new jailbreak to be released. This is where a Semi-Restore comes in.

    In short, a Semi-Restore is like a normal restore but you stay on the same iOS version and keep your jailbreak as well (no need to rejailbreak after). It still does a normal restore since it deletes your information like apps, music, tweaks, etc... Now you are probably wondering "OMG that sounds awesome, how do I do it?!?!" Well the answer to that question is what this post is about. I hope to help people who don't know how to do it. Shoutout to /u/ogm1er for giving me the idea to make this tutorial.

    KEEP IN MIND THAT SEMI-RESTORE NOW SUPPORTS UP TO iOS 9.1 AND LOWER.
    ONLY JAILBROKEN DEVICES ON iOS 9.1 OR LOWER CAN BE SEMI-RESTORED USING THIS METHOD!


    THIS PROGRAM CANNOT BE USED IF YOUR DEVICE IS STUCK IN A SEVERE BOOTLOOP (WHERE IT CAN'T BE RECOGNIZED BY ITUNES OR IFUNBOX) OR IN DFU MODE. THE DEVICE MUST BE ABLE TO BOOT OR ELSE IT WON'T BE RECOGNIZED BY THE SEMI-RESTORE PROGRAM!

    NOTE: BEFORE YOU SEMI-RESTORE, MAKE SURE YOU MAKE A BACKUP OF ALL YOUR INFORMATION WITH ITUNES IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION YOU WANT TO KEEP! YOU CAN RESTORE THE BACKUP AFTER THE SEMI-RESTORE PROCESS IS COMPLETED. ALSO USE APPINFO FROM CYDIA TO MAKE A LIST OF ALL YOUR TWEAKS AND SOURCES THAT YOU CAN EMAIL TO YOURSELF.

    PLEASE MAKE A BACK UP OF YOUR DEVICE USING ITUNES BEFORE USING THIS PROGRAM


    https://mega.nz/#!XEhQ0ayT!WrT4RbH1s...XSIvQRJMjYvuZk

    Requirements to Semi-Restore:
    Compatible with Windows PC or Linux. THIS PROGRAM DOES NOT WORK WITH MAC.
    However it may be compatible with VMWARE or PARALLELS using Windows 10 or Lower.

    What you need:
    1. On your device, Open Cydia and download OpenSSH onto it.
    2. On your computer, download .NET 4.5.2 from here
    3. Download the Semi-Restore program from here.
    4. You must have iTunes 12 or higher.
    5. Redistribution version of Visual C++ 2015


    Steps:
    1. Plug in your device into your computer and open up the Semi-Restore program. Make sure it recognizes your device.
    2. Then once it does, click the "Restore" button. Now do not touch your computer or device until the process is complete.
    3. Once your device is done restoring, Semi-Restore will tell you that it has finished. Your device will also reboot and show you the welcome screen. Set it up as a new device (don't restore from a backup since you can do that after).


    That's it! You are done
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [How To] Semi-Restore your Jailbroken iPhone started by Caiden Spencer View original post
    Comments 7 Comments
    1. oakjox's Avatar
      oakjox -
      What tweak is working to back up tweaks?
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      You left out needing the Redistributable version of Visual C++ 2015. It should auto install, but if it doesn't you will need to do it.
    1. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
      Caiden Spencer -
      Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
      You left out needing the Redistributable version of Visual C++ 2015. It should auto install, but if it doesn't you will need to do it.
      Thanks, updated!
    1. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
      Caiden Spencer -
      Quote Originally Posted by oakjox View Post
      What tweak is working to back up tweaks?
      PkgBackup works
    1. coachballfirm's Avatar
      coachballfirm -
      Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
      You left out needing the Redistributable version of Visual C++ 2015. It should auto install, but if it doesn't you will need to do it.
      What do you mean? What do I need to do? Redistribution version of visual C++ 2015?

      Please help with this part of the restore, thanks.
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Quote Originally Posted by coachballfirm View Post
      What do you mean? What do I need to do? Redistribution version of visual C++ 2015?

      Please help with this part of the restore, thanks.
      It should automatically install when you run the program.
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      If you phone is not being detected, you would need to install Visual C++ 2015. A "Redistributable" version should auto install. This is the free version to run programs written in Visual C++ 2015 so you don't have to buy the full version. Make Google your friend! [emoji2]

      Here is a link on how to install the Redistributable package and it has an additional link incase you get an install error.

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