How to Restore an iPhone Without Losing iOS 5.x -8.x.x Jailbreak

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How to Restore an iPhone Without Losing iOS 5.x -8.x.x Jailbreak


For JailBreakers, who wants to to wipe their device clean to factory settings without losing their jailbreak then Semi-Restore is the best tool for restoring your iDevice without loosing your jailbreak. 
Because when you restore your iPhone through iTunes it forces you to update to iOS 8.3, and you’ll loose your jailbreak.
You might be in confusion, Why not just go into Settings and select Erase All Content and Settings?” That’s a valid question, but doing so on a jailbroken iPhone or iPad will result in a bootloop,

for which you’ll have to do a hard restart to get back to the lock screen, and you’ll be back to where you started or you will stuck in apple logo & you will have to restore to the latest version which will lose your jailbreak. 

So keep in mind, The only way to restore your iPhone back to factory settings but can’t afford to lose your jailbreak (since iOS 8.3 isn’t jailbreakable), then there’s a way to restore your iPhone while keeping your iOS 8.1.2 jailbreak intact is to use this Semi-Restore Tool.
Semi Restore is Compatible with all iPhone 3, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus, iPod touch, iPod 4, iPod 5, iPad mini, iPad air, iPad 3, iPad 4 models running iOS 5.0 through 8.1.2(according to your iOS version installed on your iDevices.)

Here’s how to restore your iPhone without losing your iOS 8.1.2 jailbreak.
Note: This process will be same whichever iOS version you have got on your iDevices.
  • For this, your iPhone has OpenSSH installed, which can be downloaded through Cydia.
  • Download iTunes v12.0.1 . Not latest version because you will get an error.
  • Download Semi-Restore Tool here. Windows • Linux
  • Connect your iDevice via USB or Lighting Cable.
  •  Launch Semi restore tool, after it detects you will see the restore button.
  •  Click on that and wait for 5-10 minutes of your time.
  • Your device will respring or reboot several times during the Semi-Restore. This is perfectly normal, so don’t panic.
  • Enjoy ..your idevice has been restored and you have Cydia on your homescreen.
  • Launch Cydia and install tweaks as your wish.
If you want to jailbreak your iDevice running iOS 8 then follow these link;
How to Restore an iPhone Without Losing iOS 5.x -8.x.x Jailbreak How to Restore an iPhone Without Losing iOS 5.x -8.x.x Jailbreak Reviewed by Nirnjan Regmi on 2:10:00 AM Rating: 5

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