How to Fix OSRestoreX Errors on iOS 10 Jailbreak [FAQ]

A lot of users are reporting issues with OSrestoreX utility. Here’s how to fix most of the errors.

OSRestoreX throws tons of errors or just stops working abruptly. Its developer, Nathan, no longer owns a jailbroken device. He is now running iOS 11 and moving onto iOS app development.

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So it’s safe to assume there won’t be another update for it now. Here’s a quick guide explaining fixes for common errors and problems.

How to Fix OSRestoreX Errors [FAQ]

Q. Where can I download OSRestoreX?

A. You can download it from here.

Q. How do I use OSRestoreX?

A. Here’s a detailed step by step tutorial for using OSRestoreX.

Q. Is OSRestoreX safe to install and use?

A. Yes, it is completely safe to install and use on all iOS 10 devices.

Firstly, remove all Cydia tweaks from your device manually. Alternatively, you can use SemiRestore10 to remove all tweaks automatically. This will make it safe to use as it does not remove iOS applications that have been modified by tweak-injected code.

Here’s a quick explanation what you need to do.

  • Run iCleaner Pro.
  • Use SemiRestore10 Lite.
  • Run OSRestoreX.

Q. Which devices does OSRestoreX support?

A. OSRestoreX supports all iOS 10 devices. It is compatible with the following jailbreak tools –

Q. Can I use the command line version of OSRestoreX?

A. Yes, it is difficult to use but relatively safer. It also removes Cydia completely from your device. I will soon be doing a tutorial on how to use it.

Q. I ran OSRestoreX but Cydia icon is still present on my home screen. How do I remove it?

A. Cydia icon will still be present on your home screen after running this tool. This is a bug with this tool and the developer has abandoned this tool for the time being.


Q. Is there any safe alternative to OSRestoreX?

A. Yes, you can use SemiRestore10 by Coolstar. It has a much higher success rate and works flawlessly on all devices. Here’s a comparison between these tools.

Q. OSRestoreX deleted the App Store. How can I get it back?

A. Sometimes it can delete App Store from your device. This happens on devices that have App Admin and AppSync. Here’s a quick fix for this.

  • Jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod again.
  • Download TransMac.
  • Download your current iOS firmware from
  • Rename .IPSW firmware file to .ZIP and extract it.
  • Open the file with .DMG extension with TransMac and go to the 5.hfsx folder.
  • Go to the Applications folder.
  • Send to your desktop.
  • Create a ZIP archive of this folder.
  • Send it to your device.
  • Unpack this archive and move to /Applications folder
  • Set permissions as 0775 for the AppStore file in folder Applications/

Q. OSRestoreX deleted the Calculator app. How can I get it back?

A. You can get it back using the same method given above. Just use instead of

Q. Is “Erase All Content and Settings” mandatory to use?

A. Yes, it is a part of the restore process.

Q. iCloud is not working anymore. How do I fix it?

A. You must tap “Erase All Content and Settings” by going to Settings > General > Reset.

Q. Is it safe to take my iPhone to an Apple Store after using OSRestoreX? Will they be able to detect the jailbreak? 

A. No, they will not be able to detect your jailbreak provided you have done everything correctly.

Q. Can I jailbreak my device again?

A. Yes, it doesn’t alter or modify the ability to jailbreak your device in any manner.

Q. The progress bar is stuck after using Erase All Content and Settings. Is my device done for?

A. Simply do a hard reset to fix this.

I hope this fixes all your errors and issues. If something is not clear, just leave a comment below. I will be happy to help you out.

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