As everyone is not happy with Yalu jailbreak out, you might feel of restoring the device in some instances. As many found the jailbreak not stable for the device, we recently brought you a guide to semi-restore through SemiRestore-Lite thanks to Coolstar. So this once again a similar story dubbed OSRestoreX which you can install through Cydia for the same purpose. So let us now see an on-device alternative for iOS 10.2 semi-restoring which will make you a fresh start even without terminating iOS 10.2 Jailbreak.
If you meet problems with your jailbreak, this post will show the way to easier restoring to 10.2. Most importantly, it is kind of a restore without forcing you to update current latest 10.3.1 and losing jailbreak. In fact, it makes you sit on the same firmware still with jailbreak capability together with the chance for Yalu if needed in the future. So in that way, this quite interesting semi-restore alternative at a time iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak not very sure of coming or not.
Restore with no loss of iOS 10.2 Jailbreak
All above, you are highly recommended to go for a complete backup of the device data. As it is always good to be safe than be sorry, make sure to backup the device via Itunes or iCloud. And in the restoring, it gives a fresh start to the device by taking all the data from the device. So backup to keep all them securely.
If done in the backup, go to the Cydia installer and head to Sources > Edit and then go with the “Add button”. Then give the URL of the repository as “http://coolstar.org/publicrepo” and add.
In the next step, follow the same process and this time make sure to add http://repo.jailbreakhub.org as repository URL.
Go to the search functionality and search in Cydia for the package “Stashing” which will result Stashing for iOS 9.2 – 10.2 from which you have to install and proceed.
Go to sources in focus to recently added. Tap all package and find OSRestoreX. Install the package but with certain of the restore which will remove the relevant files soon with the command. In a few minutes processing, it will be done and see Cydia been erased but still the app icon on Home screen.
Finally, launch Device’s Settings and head General > Reset > Erase All Content & Settings. Follow Erase iPhone and then proceed Erase iPhone again.
With simple processing, you will find your device in the stock iPhone set up the screen. So go as screen directs and there you will see you are in iOS 10.2 without completely losing iOS 10.2 jailbreak. In fact, you have the chance to iOS 10.2 jailbreak again as you are restored to the same firmware with no upgrade to 10.3.1 current latest.
Basically, the importance of this semi-restore alternative is to get back jailbreak ability. So those who not feel happy Yalu Jailbreak can now restore and get iOS 10.2 jailbreak if need Cydia download back. So have a good time with jailbreak if you sit on iOS 10-10.2. But for the upgrades above, you still find no jailbreak and require you to continue to wait.