How To Restore iOS 10.2 Without Losing Jailbreak [Tutorial]

For those that keep abreast of the new releases pertinent to the world of iOS jailbreaking, the SemiRestore radar went off a few days ago when we brought you the news that the popular package been updated with compatibility with the latest iOS 10 jailbreak.

That update came in the form of a “Lite” version, which needed to be executed from the device itself, something which a lot of users have seemingly been struggling with. Thankfully, in typical RP fashion, we have a simple-to-follow walkthrough which shows you exactly how to use this new package.

Step 1: In the first instance, you’re going to need to have MTerminal installed on your jailbroken device. If you have it already, then great, if not, then you will need to launch Cydia, search for MTerminal and install it on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2: Additionally, alongside MTerminal, you will also need to have iFile or Filza installed. These are basically file manager apps which are designed to let you interrogate the internal file system on the device. As above, if you don’t have one of those installed, then search for your preferred option in Cydia and install accordingly.

Step 3: With those packages installed, use your jailbroken iOS device to download the SemiRestore10-Lite file. You can grab it from here. When the device prompts you for an app to open the file, select either iFile or Filza, depending one which is your preferred package.

Step 4: The system will download the file to the /Documents folder on the device. To follow the rest of this walkthrough make sure that you don’t tinker with that, and that you leave the file in that directory as we are going to reference that location through the command line.

Step 5: Launch the MTerminal app on the device. Type the “su” command, and then enter the password for super-user rights, which should be alpine unless it has been previously changed.

Step 6: Now type the following command into MTerminal and hit Enter:

cd /private/var/mobile/Documents

Step 7: Now that you are in the relevant folder, you will need to change the permissions of the downloaded SemiRestore10-Lite file in order to make it executable. Type the following command and hit Enter:

chmod +x SemiRestore10-Lite

Step 8: Now simply execute the file with the following command to allow it to do its magic:


That’s it! The SemiRestore package will now work its magic, accomplishing exactly what you set out to do on your jailbroken iOS 10.2 device. Enjoy!

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