Reminder! It’s strongly advised that all of you on iOS 7 jailbroken devices must install OpenSHH right now. Why? Since Apple has released iOS 7.1, there will be no going back or restoring to iOS 7.0.6, even if you have saved SHSH Blobs. Warned in our previous post about Apple’s iOS 7.1 firmware has patched the Evasi0n7 untethered jailbreak exploit. So, be careful while downloading and updating.
Actually, if you have already jailbroken your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and ever installed OpenSHH, then you should be forced to restore to a stock IPSW, thus causing you to lose your jailbreak. Although, if you have OpenSHH installed, you could simpl connect your iDevice to the computer and try to resolve any software issue that prevented it from booting up and hopefully fix the device.
For that you would like to check SemiRestore for Windows and Mac version coming soon with iOS 7 support and it purely requires OpenSHH to be installed beforehand. SemiRestore, a solution for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users who want to wipe their device clean without losing their jailbreak, has been updated for iOS 7.
Created by CoolStar, SemiRestore7 now supports iOS 5.0 to 7.0.6. Currently, only the Windows version has been released, while OS X and Linux versions are on its way. Point to be noted that this SemiRestore for iOS 7 released without the “Restore System Files” option.
Finally, SemiRestore lets you restore your device’s to a clean state, without losing your iOS 7 jailbreak. Though, it’s not full iTunes restore, but does erase all contents and settings SemiRestore also has the ability to repair system files i they ever become corrupted or prevent your Phone from booting up. Which it requires OpenSHH to be installed as well.
What this does do
● Uninstalls all Cydia packages
● Fixes host file issues
● Erases all user data
● Fixes permissions
● Fixes activation issues
● Fixes iMessage/Facetime issues
● Fixes Safe mode issues randomly appearing
● Reinstalls Cydia (in case it was deleted)
What this does not do
● Upgrade your iOS Version
● Downgrade your iOS Version
● Jailbreak your iOS Device
● Fix broken System Files
● SemiRestore supports Windows XP SP3 or higher.
● Windows users must have iTunes, and .NET 3.5 or higher installed.
● There may be a better way to fix your current problem. For example, to fix “Safe Mode” issues, you can just uninstall Mobile Substrate from Cydia.
● Like any other restore, make sure you backup your data if you want it later.
● Avoid using your iOS device or anything related to iTunes or XCode during the Semi-Restore. Why not actually go outside?
● This process can not and does not repair broken system files! Avoid all Siri Ports, as they are not only illegal (except for Spire on 5.0.1) but they also create problems and may potentially break system files (even Spire can cause this).
● Your device will respring or reboot several times during the Semi-Restore. This is perfectly normal, so don’t panic.
No! OpenSHH doesn’t cause an battery drain, since it simply launch the service and runs only when you’re connected to a device. But we strongly recommend you to change the SHHpassword for better security (default pass will be alpine).
As usual, be sure to install Cydia packages from trusted repositories! Try holding the volume-up button on your device during boot, if you ever run into any issue, which disables MobileSubstrate tweaks from running. Allowing for safe mode booting, and if it doesn’t work? Then, you can always try SemiRestore or use OpenSHH to fix such problems easily and efficiently.
Here’s how to install OpenSSH On your iOS 7 device:
1. Press to launch Cydia from your Springboard.
2. Press to select the Sections tab at the bottom of the screen.
3. Press to select Networking from the list of Sections.
4. Press to select OpenSSH from the list of Packages.
5. Press the Install button at the top right of the screen.
6. Press the Confirm button at the top right of the screen.
7. Once OpenSSH has installed successfully click the large Return to Cydia button.