More often than not I have to restore my iPhone for various reasons like fixing any software issue. Though I’m not so pained by the rather long time it takes, the thought of losing jailbreak always makes me feel sad a bit. And let me tell you, I’m not the only one who is so miffed with restoring a Jailbroken iOS device.

Meet SemiRestore-the smart tool that allows you to restore your iPhone without having to lose your jailbreak. It has been updated to include devices running iOS 5.1-iOS 9.1.

Semi-Restore to Restore Your iPhone and iPad Without Losing Jailbreak

SemiRestore Allows You to Restore Your iPhone or iPad without Losing Jailbreak

It removes everything such as apps, photos, media, tweaks and messages from your iOS device except jailbreak. Therefore, you don’t have to go through the long process of jailbreaking your device after restoring it.

Available for 64-bit Windows or 64-bit Linux and Mac

SemiRestore is compatible with both Mac and other computers running 64-bit Windows or 64-bit Linux. According to the developer, SemiRestore for OS X is provident on a “Works for Me” basis. It has been tested on two iOS devices using Mackintosh running OS X 10.11.4 and 10.11.5.

Windows users must be running iTunes 12 or newer and .NET 4.0 or higher installed. As for Linux users, they must have libimobiledevice, GTK 3, libusbmuxd-tools, and openssl installed. The jailbroken iOS device must also have OpenSSH installed on it.

How to Get Started With It

Due to some bugs, SemiRestore currently doesn’t work as expected. During our test, we have found it full of glitch. Hence, won’t recommend you to go ahead with the process.

So many users who have tried to restore their device have reported that it gets stuck during the process. Therefore, it’s advisable to wait until it improves its performance.


SemiRestore has strived to resolve the dilemma of jailbreak users. Hopefully, it fixes the bug sooner than later to let us restore our Jailbroken iPhone without any worry.

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