How to Restore iOS 10-10.2 Without Losing Jailbreak or Updating

Do you want to restore iOS 10 without losing your jailbreak? Well, look no further as OSRestoreX allows you to do just that. Here’s the complete tutorial below.

Which Tool Should I Use to Restore iOS 10 Without Losing Jailbreak? 

We will use OSRestoreX tool developed by Nathan to accomplish this task. As Cydia Eraser is still under development, OSRestoreX is a great Cydia Eraser alternative for iOS 10 users.

OSRestoreX will completely erase all Cydia tweaks and user data (photos, music, settings, etc) from your device. It will NOT change your iOS firmware version.

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For a detailed comparison between Cydia Eraser, OSRestoreX and SemiRestore10 Lite, go here.

Now onto the installation tutorial.


  • A compatible device running iOS 10
  • Cydia

How to Restore iOS 10-10.2 Without Losing Jailbreak or Updating your Firmware

Step 1 Start Cydia.

Step 2 Go to Sources > Edit > Add.

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Step 3 Add the JailbreakHub repository to Cydia –

Step 4 Install the desired OSRestoreX package (the on-device installer version or Terminal/SSH version).


Step 5 OSRestoreX semi-restore will commence the semi-restore process automatically if you use the on-device version. If you are using the Terminal version, use the command given above. Cydia will close automatically after the process is finished.

Step 6 Go to Settings > General > Reset> Select “Erase all Contents and Settings” option and Confirm.

Enjoy your Clean Device!

Now your device will be restored back to factory settings. It will be just like new with nothing on it.

Since you are on the same iOS firmware version, you can jailbreak your device again. Follow the tutorial given below –

If you are waiting for Cydia Eraser for iOS 10, you should use this tool or CoolStar’s SemiRestore10 Lite. Saurik hasn’t hinted at a release date but one thing is sure – Cydia Eraser isn’t coming out anytime soon.

If you are facing any errors, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.

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