unc0ver jailbreak by pwn20wnd comes with an inbuilt data wiper function called RootFS Restore. Though wiping data is as simple as toggling on an option, some users can’t seem to wrap their heads around it.
Here’s a quick guide that will walk you through how to use it without bootlooping or bricking your device.
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What is RootFS Restore?
RootFS Restore is a built-in Rollectra alternative present in unc0ver jailbreak.
It automatically executes Rollectra on your device, that is, it rolls back all changes made by the jailbreak to your device’s file system while still keeping the user data intact.
What this does is, it fixes any glitch in Cydia and random errors that you may experience after jailbreaking without trying complicated fixes.
If you are experiencing any weird error or message in Cydia or a random error like stock apps not working, this tutorial is right up your alley.
- iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
- iOS 11.0-11.4 Beta 3 firmware
- unc0ver jailbreak
How to use RootFS Restore on unc0ver jailbreak
Step 1 Ensure you are running the latest version of unc0ver jailbreak. It’s incredibly important to use version 1.0.2 or above as it fixes a major bug in the RootFS Restore function. As of this writing, the latest version of this tool is 1.0.3.
Step 2 By default, the tool displays the “Jailbreak” tab. To access the preferences, open the Settings tab.
Step 3 Scroll down and enable the RootFS Restore (Destructive) option from the toggle list. leave the other options untouched.
Step 4 Go back to the “Jailbreak” tab and press Jailbreak to jailbreak your device again.
Step 5 Wait for the tool to display “the device will be restarted” message. Select OK and wait for your iPhone or iPad to reboot.
Step 6 Once your Apple device reboots, go back to the unc0ver app and disable the RootFS Restore (Destructive) option from the Settings tab.
Step 7 Press Jailbreak and follow the on-screen instructions.
Your device will now be fully jailbroken with all the errors and bugs gone. If you still experience glitches on iOS 11, feel free to post a comment below.