One of the best ways to conveniently restore your iPhone to its factory settings is by performing a factory reset. You may own an iPhone running much slower than expected for many reasons, or you feel you should get rid of some items from your phone.
Also, if you own a jailbroken iPhone, the best thing you can do is get back to factory settings by performing a system factory reset. With data recovery software such as CleverFile`s Disk drill for iPhone, you can do this.
If that is what you plan to do, this guide is meant for you. We will show you how to restore a jailbroken iPhone with iTunes without losing jailbreak.
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1.Restore Jailbroken iPhone With iTunes
This is one of the trusted methods you can use to restore your iPhones after jailbreak. Follow the steps below. Remember, the only way to recover files after factory reset is to back up your iPhone before proceeding with the restore. The process erases your device, and you may lose important data.
Step 1: Install the latest version of iTunes on your computer and launch the settings app.
Step 2: Go to iCloud and disable it by tapping the “Find My iPhone” On/Off toggle.
Step 3: Wire the iPhone to the computer and choose it from the list of devices appearing in iTunes.
Step 4: Now tap on the “Restore” button from the summary tab and click “Restore” again when the prompt message appears again.
Allow the process to complete. When this ends, the iPhone should restart, and you should be able to see the Hello screen. Follow the screen prompts and set up your new iPhone.
2. Restore Jailbroken iPhone Without iTunes
You may not want to use iTunes because you have nowhere to transfer your data, and iTunes will erase all of it. Or maybe iTunes cannot detect your jailbroken iOS to initiate the recovery process. Still, you may have other reasons not to use iTunes to reset your jailbroken iPhone. Do not worry because you can still undertake this process without iTunes.
UltFone iOS System Repair is an alternative way to restore your iPhone to factory settings without iTunes. Download the program and complete the process as below.
Step 1: Launch UltFone iOS System Repair and connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable.
Step 2: Tap the “Start” button on the main interface under the function “iOS System Repair.”
Step 3: Choose “Standard Repair” mode on the next screen. This mode will help you restore jailbroken iOS without losing your data. Alternatively, you can choose “Deep Repair” if you need to fix the device to factory settings.
Step 4: Download the firmware package that matches your iOS. This will take some time because the firmware package could be around 2.5 GB.
Step 5: Once the download is complete, click “Start Standard Repair” to proceed with factory restore.
Once the system restore is finished, the iPhone should reboot automatically. At this time, the iOS is fully restored from jailbreak, and all the Apple controls are reinstated. This is an easy way to unjailbreak your iOS devices without losing data.
3. Restore Jailbroken iPhone Without Losing Jailbreak
Did you know you can restore jailbroken iOS without losing jailbreak with iOS recovery software? This method helps you with the how. You should have reset your iPhone to the factory settings without losing the jailbreak properties.
There are, however, two possible ways to do it. We will show you both ways.
Version 1: Use iLEX RAT
iLEX RAT is a Cydia application that provides the recovery features to Cydia. It will help you perform a factory reset without losing jailbreak features.
Step 1: Go to the Cydia store and open the “Sources” tab.
Step 2: launch the edit mode and click “Add” in the top-left corner.
Step 3: Enter the URL http://cydia.myrepospace.com/iLEXiNFO/ in the box that shows up.
Step 4: Press “iLEX RESTORE” to initiate the restore process once the app is installed and works well.
Step 5: Tap yes on the pop-up window with the iLEX RAT Warning.
Version 2: Use SemiRestore
Semi-Restore is one of the best iPhone recovery software to factory reset iOS 10 iPhones and iPads that have been jailbroken. It helps perform this action without losing jailbreak and Cydia Tweak. Proceed as below.
Step 1: Get the program from the official developer’s website.
Step 2: Unzip the archive you downloaded and run the EXE file in it.
Step 3: Wire the iOS device to the computer using a USB cable and wait for Semi-Restore to detect it.
Step 4: Press the Semi-Restore button and wait for the restore to complete. It should take 5 – 10 minutes to recover deleted files without losing your jailbreak features.