SemiRestore for iOS 8 – iOS 8.1 Released; Restore your jailbroken iPhone or iPad without losing jailbreak

You probably know that pangu untethered jailbreak doesn't work on Apple's iOS 8.1.1 update which was released from about a week ago. Apple has patched a number of vulnerabilities used by Pangu Team, so jailbreakers have been advised to avoid upgrading to it.

If you've updated to iOS 8.1.1 and worry about losing your jailbreak or else, we've got some great news for you.. CoolStar, the developer of SemiRestore has just released SemiRestore8, an updated version of his tool which adds support for iOS 8 – iOS 8.1 just in time.

SemiRestore was first released for iOS 6.x. It is a nifty tool that allows users to restore their jailbroken iOS device to near stock condition without losing the jailbreak. SemiRestore will be even more critical when Apple stops signing iOS 8.1, which will make it impossible to downgrade from iOS 8.1.1 to iOS 8.1.

SemiRestore8 can come in handy when you get into a reboot loop issue because of a problematic/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.

SemiRestore8 needs OpenSSH, so you should install OpenSSH on your device if you hadn't yet..

SemiRestore8 for iOS 8 – iOS 8.1 is currently available only for Windows (supports Windows XP SP3 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.

Download SemiRestore 8.. SemiRestore8 is compatible with all jailbroken devices running iOS 5.0 through 8.1. 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 XP SP3 or higher.
  • SemiRestore supports 32 & 64 Bit Linux (Ubuntu 14.04 or a higher equivalent distro).
  • Windows users must have iTunes, 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 or XCode 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.


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