If you are still rocking a jail broken iDevice on iOS 9.1 then this might be great news for you. CoolStar, the developer of SemiRestore has just released an updated version of his tool, SemiRestore, if you are unfamiliar with SemiRestore, then it basically allows you to restore your device to near stock condition, while keeping your jailbreak.
This feature comes in handy if you install a tweak which throws you into a boot loop issue, because this would normally mean you would be forced to restore your device and by doing so lose your jailbreak. In order to install SemiRestore your device must have OpenSSH installed. Of course as you may know, one of the most important things to remember with OpenSSH is that you change your root password because otherwise anyone can get remote access to your device.
As with many Jailbreak programs, the current version of SemiRestore is only available only for Windows (supports Windows Vista 64 bit or higher) and Linux. While there is a Mac version, it hasn’t been updated yet, but it should be released soon. As with any jailbreak program you should proceed with caution, as it may mess up your device. So proceed at your own risk.
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.
More information about SemiRestore:
- 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 opensslinstalled (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.