SemiRestore tool for iOS 9.1 released, restore your jailbroken iPhone without losing Jailbreak

SemiRestore, a tool that allows you to restore your jailbroken devices to a clean state without losing your jailbreak, has been recently updated to support devices running iOS 5.0 all the way up to iOS 9.1. SemiRestore is currently available for Windows and Linux only, with Mac support apparently coming in the future.

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.

Just keep in mind that initial feedback from users who’ve tried the tool is very much mixed, with many reporting getting stuck during the process, and even one person reporting he had no other option of restoring his device to iOS 9.3.2.

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.
  • 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.
The upside is that the developer of SemiRestore seems to be very active and willing to help, having already pushed two updates to the tool. Still, we can’t stress enough that you should proceed with caution.

Let us know your opinion about this awesome tool and have you faced any kind of problems while using it on your jailbroken iPhone ?

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