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 | 212952 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 go to CoolStar for making this tutorial possible.

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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
DirtTrash - September 2, 2013 at 1:38am
unable to download the app...getting forbidden message not authorized
Cyb3rfr3ak - August 4, 2013 at 2:50am
Easier method is to use your iCloud Account and remote-wipe the phone (via
moodi - July 31, 2013 at 1:37am
I did a semi-restore on my iPad 3 all went OK. BUT i have a big problem when I connected to iTunes to sync my date back it doesn't work. I cant sync any information no Apps,Photos ,Music ...
itaymi - July 15, 2013 at 9:27pm Great site for permanent factory unlocks - sim free your mobile phone. It cost me only 7 usd! !
Mike - July 19, 2013 at 8:50pm
Followed all procedures, I have been jailbroken since 3g model, I had a ip4 with 6.1.2. And while doing restore the system halted at the apple logo with progress bar at 75%; never continued after 4 hours..... Lost jailbreak, had to restore to 6.1.4.... Very sad.
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