If you are searching for a SemiRestore alternative, then you are in the right place. We recently found another tool named OSRestoreX which is an alternative for SemiRestore10 Lite which we covered in a recent article. The main reason behind going for semi restore rather than a full restore using iTunes is that they don’t want to lose the jailbreak status.
iOS 10 Jailbreak may be unstable, but it works quite well. To fix the Cydia crashing issues on Yalu jailbreak, Saurik the creator himself introduced a new feature in Cydia Impactor update package. Despite all the efforts any users reported that they have been facing issues with Cydia now and then.
To solve the issue, SemiRestore helped users to restore their devices without losing jailbreak status. Many people are using these methods, and there are two tools which can help you do it. They are
- SemiRestore10 Lite
We have covered an in-depth article on SemiRestore10 Lite and How to restore iOS 10.2 without losing Jailbreak. If you didn’t read them before, do have a look. Now we are going to cover a detailed guide on “OSRestoreX – SemiRestore for iOS 10”.
What is OSRestoreX?
What is OSRestorex? It is one of the most asked questions. OSRestoreX is a semi-restore utility which will help you restore your device without the need of a computer. It restores your device with Cydia intact. All your Cydia tweaks and sources are wiped from your device and Photos etc. will remain untouched.
After using the OSRestoreX, you can once again install all your favorite tweaks without the need of jailbreaking your device. It will fix all the crashing issues you are facing with Cydia. You can do it whenever you find your device isn’t performing well or having issues like lagging etc. In the latest update, it will also delete all the non-stock applications.
How Does OSRestoreX work?
Are you eager to know how does OSRestoreX work? Then you are in the right place. We will lay down all the steps in the most understandable way possible so that even your kid can understand. The main aim of the OSRestoreX is to remove all the Cydia tweaks and non-stock applications without the need of connecting your device to the iTunes. The steps involved in the process are as follows.
Every single Cydia tweak which you installed on your device will be removed. It also reconstructs the jailbreak files, and once you wiped the data, the jailbreak will be reconstructed. You will be restored to a fresh installation of Cydia, and you can install Cydia tweaks when finished. It will remove all log files and themes as well. Once the process is completed, you are ready to go.
HOW TO USE OSRESTOREX SEMI-RESTORE FOR IOS 10?
So let’s see how to use OSRestoreX to Semi-restore iOS 10 without a computer. It is the best alternative available for the On-device alternative for Semi-Restore iOS 10. There are two ways to use the application one is a standalone application, and the other is via terminal.
We recommend users try the app which is quite easy and straight forward. Although you can try OSRestoreX terminal as well which needs a terminal installed on your device which involves a few commands as well. So let’s see how to install and use OSRestoreX on iOS 10.
- Open Cydia on your device.
- Navigate to Sources >> Edit >> Add.
- Type in “https://repo.jailbreakhub.org/” and hit return.
- Next click on the Cydia source.
- You will see OSRestoreX or OSRestoreX Terminal, Install anyone of them. We recommend OSRestoreX over OSRestoreX Terminal.
After installing OSRestoreX, you will be prompted, and the process will be initiated. It will take some time and after that, you will be asked to “Erase All Content and Settings” to complete the semi-restore on iOS 10. That’s it, Hope you liked our guide. If you are facing any issues, then do drop a comment below. Don’t forget to bookmark our site for latest Cydia Updates.