How to Wipe Your iPhone Without Losing Your Jailbreak Using Semi-Restore [Windows]

Posted June 23, 2013 at 2:31am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 179494 views

These are instructions on how to wipe your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to near stock condition without losing your jailbreak using Semi-Restore for Windows.

Before beginning make sure you do a backup of your device.

**Until a fix is released, do NOT use SemiRestore if you installed afc2add.


Step One
Create a Pwnage folder on your desktop. Download Semi-Restore from here and save it to the Pwnage folder you just created.


Step Two
Extract the Semi-Restore archive to the Pwnage folder


Step Three
Right click the Semi-Restore executable and select Run as Administrator from the popup menu.


*Note: If you have issues running Semi-Restore make sure you have the Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable from Microsoft installed. You may also want to try Windows XP compatibility mode.


Step Four
When Semi-Restore launches click the OK button to continue past the welcome message.


Step Five
Connect your iOS 5.0 to iOS 6.1.2 iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to the computer and click the SemiRestore button.




Step Six
You phone will be rebooted as Semi-Restore wipes it clean.


Step Seven
Once Semi-Restore has completed you will be informed that the process was successful and your iOS device will be rebooted to the new device setup wizard.





THANKS:
Thanks go to CoolStar for making this tutorial possible.

Share
Add Comment
Redd Michael - July 10, 2014 at 4:36am
I really don't understand what you ask? But since you want to wipe out your iPhone data, I recommend an useful programs-iPhone Data Eraser, which can erase the iPhone data including contacts, SMS, pictures, videos, call logs, and so on.
Redd Michael - July 10, 2014 at 4:34am
I really don't understand what you ask? But since you want to wipe out your iPhone data, I recommend an useful programs-iPhone Data Eraser, which can erase the iPhone data including contacts, SMS, pictures, videos, call logs, and so on.
Redd Michael - July 10, 2014 at 4:33am
I really don't understand what you ask? But since you want to wipe out your iPhone data, I recommend an useful programs-iPhone Data Eraser, which can erase the iPhone data including contacts, SMS, pictures, videos, call logs, and so on.
Kiyomi - July 8, 2014 at 3:33am
iPhone data eraser can help wipe your iPhone. How to Permanently Erase iPhone Data without Restoring
Kiyomi - July 8, 2014 at 3:38am
And want click here to know more about iPhone Data Eraser .
SiMPRO - March 31, 2014 at 3:31am
Will this work on iOS 7.0.6 jailbreak? i saw that it said 5 and 6 just want to double check before i do it
julius wairegi - June 19, 2014 at 4:59am
Per the original post, the iPhone had not been backed up. Which is why all this fuss. To that end, all the programs etc I could find require the device to be jailbroken. Which could end up overwriting portions of storage where the data might be hiding. So i'd say do it as a last resort and perhaps back up first. I've heard iTunes backups are a literal disk image so perhaps it might include any hidden deleted but not overwritten areas is try to hack into later. To that end, perhaps also so a iCloud one before playing around to get back the current data if needed. Even perhaps two iTunes ones. One to play with, one to use for hacking attempts. Or even three. Two before and one right after the jailbreak (for further hacking attempts). I'd add ifunbox to your arsenal. I couldn't find anything on a jailed device but I heard rumors on a jailbroken one it can see more levels. And it's free so why not try it http://alturl.com/pxqk7 Good luck
julius wairegi - June 19, 2014 at 6:08am
Per the original post, the iPhone had not been backed up. Which is why all this fuss. To that end, all the programs etc I could find require the device to be jailbroken. Which could end up overwriting portions of storage where the data might be hiding. So i'd say do it as a last resort and perhaps back up first. I've heard iTunes backups are a literal disk image so perhaps it might include any hidden deleted but not overwritten areas is try to hack into later. To that end, perhaps also so a iCloud one before playing around to get back the current data if needed. Even perhaps two iTunes ones. One to play with, one to use for hacking attempts. Or even three. Two before and one right after the jailbreak (for further hacking attempts). I'd add ifunbox to your arsenal. I couldn't find anything on a jailed device but I heard rumors on a jailbroken one it can see more levels. And it's free so why not try it http://alturl.com/pxqk7 Good luck
julius wairegi - June 19, 2014 at 6:09am
Per the original post, the iPhone had not been backed up. Which is why all this fuss. To that end, all the programs etc I could find require the device to be jailbroken. Which could end up overwriting portions of storage where the data might be hiding. So i'd say do it as a last resort and perhaps back up first. I've heard iTunes backups are a literal disk image so perhaps it might include any hidden deleted but not overwritten areas is try to hack into later. To that end, perhaps also so a iCloud one before playing around to get back the current data if needed. Even perhaps two iTunes ones. One to play with, one to use for hacking attempts. Or even three. Two before and one right after the jailbreak (for further hacking attempts). I'd add ifunbox to your arsenal. I couldn't find anything on a jailed device but I heard rumors on a jailbroken one it can see more levels. And it's free so why not try it http://alturl.com/pxqk7 Good luck
julius wairegi - June 19, 2014 at 6:27am
Per the original post, the iPhone had not been backed up. Which is why all this fuss. To that end, all the programs etc I could find require the device to be jailbroken. Which could end up overwriting portions of storage where the data might be hiding. So i'd say do it as a last resort and perhaps back up first. I've heard iTunes backups are a literal disk image so perhaps it might include any hidden deleted but not overwritten areas is try to hack into later. To that end, perhaps also so a iCloud one before playing around to get back the current data if needed. Even perhaps two iTunes ones. One to play with, one to use for hacking attempts. Or even three. Two before and one right after the jailbreak (for further hacking attempts). I'd add ifunbox to your arsenal. I couldn't find anything on a jailed device but I heard rumors on a jailbroken one it can see more levels. And it's free so why not try it http://alturl.com/pxqk7 Good luck
julius wairegi - June 19, 2014 at 6:40am
Per the original post, the iPhone had not been backed up. Which is why all this fuss. To that end, all the programs etc I could find require the device to be jailbroken. Which could end up overwriting portions of storage where the data might be hiding. So i'd say do it as a last resort and perhaps back up first. I've heard iTunes backups are a literal disk image so perhaps it might include any hidden deleted but not overwritten areas is try to hack into later. To that end, perhaps also so a iCloud one before playing around to get back the current data if needed. Even perhaps two iTunes ones. One to play with, one to use for hacking attempts. Or even three. Two before and one right after the jailbreak (for further hacking attempts). I'd add ifunbox to your arsenal. I couldn't find anything on a jailed device but I heard rumors on a jailbroken one it can see more levels. And it's free so why not try it http://alturl.com/pxqk7 Good luck
Wairgiue - June 19, 2014 at 7:32am
Hello! Well, to easily get back your lost data from iPhone after jailbreak, the best way is using a data recovery tool, here I recommend your to use the iPhone Data Recovery, which I have been ever used. iPhone Data Recovery or iPhone Data Recovery Mac is a powerful recovery tool which enables you to recover deleted or lost data files from iPhone directly, or extracting to recover from iTunes /iCloud backups easily and quickly, no matter they lost due to accidently deletion, factory settings, iOS update, jailbreak and other unknown situations. It’s the world's 1st data recovery software for iOS users to recover lost data including Contacts, SMS, Photo, Video, Notes, Call history and more from iPhone, iPad & iPod touch. You can read more from: How to Recover Lost Data on iPhone 6 after Jailbreak Hope can help, good luck! http://www.video-converter-mac.org/how-to-get-an-iphone-out-of-recovery-mode/
Shankere - June 19, 2014 at 8:02am
Have you tried this: http://www.ipadconverter-mac.com/iphone-recovery/ Can't recommend as I haven't tried it myself, but found in a Google search. Good luck.
24 More Comments
Follow iClarified
Refreshed MacBook Pro to Arrive Tomorrow?
Apple will reportedly refresh its 15-inch Ret...
SoundCloud App Gets Now Playing Indicator, Interface Improvements
The SoundCloud app has been updated with vari...
Microsoft Touts Cortana Over Siri in New Ad [Video]
Microsoft is touting Cortana, its new persona...
Apple to Acquire Swell Radio App for $30 Million?
Apple is reportedly close to acquiring the Sw...
Leaked Photo Reveals Specs and Pricing of Refreshed 15-Inch Retina MacBook Pro?