The super useful Semi-Restore tool by developer CoolStar has been updated with full support for all jailbreak-able versions of iOS 8 and it is now available for download. The tool has been made available for Windows and Linux, while the Mac version is still in the works. If you have been looking to semi-restore your iOS 8 powered iPhone, iPad or iPod touch then you can now download the Semi-Restore tool and perform the operation on your device. It now supports iOS 5.0 to iOS 8.1.
Semi-Restore tool allows users to perform a limited restore on their device as it fixes permissions and erases user data among other things. This tool is useful if you want to solve issues with iOS without actually restoring it through iTunes. The tool especially becomes useful when Apple has stopped signing the iOS version you are currently running and having problems with.
The iOS 8.1 support in Semi-Restore tool couldn’t have come at a better time as Apple has released iOS 8.1.1 and will soon stop signing iOS 8.1 if it hasn’t already. Since iOS 8.1.1 cannot be jailbroken yet if users run into problems with their current iOS version then they won’t have to restore and lose their jailbreak as they can ‘semi-restore’ the device while retaining iOS 8.1, complete with its jailbreak glory.
You can download Semi-Restore for Windows and Linux using the links below. We will update you as soon as the tool is made available for Mac users.
- Download Semi-Restore (Windows)
- Download Semi-Restore (Linux)
- Download Semi-Restore (Mac – coming soon)