SemiRestore10 Lite vs OSRestoreX vs Cydia Eraser [iOS 10]

A lot of users are confused as to which SemiRestore tool they should use. These tools rely on the same mechanism and do the exact same thing, so it’s easy to get overwhelmed.

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Here’s a detailed comparison between Coolstar’s SemiRestore 10 Lite, Nathan’s OSRestoreX and Saurik’s Cydia Eraser tool.

CoolStar’s SemiRestore10 Lite

  • Coolstar’s SemiRestore Lite is a binary file.
  • It will remove all installed Cydia tweaks and Stashing.
  • It needs to be installed manually through MTerminal.
  • It will not remove your installed applications, data, and Settings.
  • It will not edit important System files or user data.
  • It will remove everything in Cydia except the Cydia Installer itself.
  • It will work even if you have deleted the language files and wallpapers unlike Cydia Eraser.
  • It is NOT a Cydia Eraser alternative.
  • It is compatible with iOS 10 only.
  • It will keep the firmware.

To install CoolStar’s SemiRestore10-Lite, follow this tutorial –

Nathan’s OSRestoreX

  • OSRestoreX is a debian package that is available on Cydia.
  • It will remove all user-created data. This means all of your applications, data, and Settings will be gone.
  • It will not edit important System files or user data.
  • It will remove Cydia Installer.
  • It is a completely automated solution and runs without requiring installation.
  • It is not an actual Cydia Eraser alternative for iOS 10. However, it is the closest you can get right now to Cydia Eraser. The only exception is that it does NOT recover permanently modified/deleted system files.
  • It does NOT reinstall the entire system from the beginning, it just “cleans” it. So, it is more of a reset than a restore.
  • It is compatible with iOS 10 only.
  • It will keep the firmware.

To install OSRestoreX, follow this tutorial –

Saurik’s Cydia Eraser

  • Cydia Eraser downloads fresh files using OTA update and performs a quasi-iTunes restore.
  • It deletes everything and is similar to a iTunes restore. The only exception is that your firmware remains the same.
  • It recovers permanently modified/deleted system files.
  • It is not available for iOS 10 as of yet.
  • It will keep the firmware.

Saurik hasn’t confirmed or denied that it’s under development. Hopefully, it will be released soon.

This comparison should help you choose the appropriate tool for your device. If you are still not sure, leave a comment below. I will be happy to help.

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