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iPhone Delete all tweaks without going back to stock

stage5

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Dec 22, 2013
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Hey everyone,

I have downloaded a lot of tweaks and I believe some of them may have made my phone slower so what I would like to do is basically refresh everything, lose all my tweaks and start fresh like the first time it was jailbroken. Then I want to only install a few tweaks.

What is the best way to do this?

Thank you.
 

Missjenna

macrumors 6502a
May 10, 2010
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Washington
Hey everyone,

I have downloaded a lot of tweaks and I believe some of them may have made my phone slower so what I would like to do is basically refresh everything, lose all my tweaks and start fresh like the first time it was jailbroken. Then I want to only install a few tweaks.

What is the best way to do this?

Thank you.

Semi restore http://semi-restore.com :)
 
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braddick

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Jun 28, 2009
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Encinitas, CA
It is curious semi-restore restores and Apple iDevice yet is not available on an Apple computer.

Until then... iLEX RAT
 
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0xyMoron

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Oct 5, 2012
433
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California

I think he means it's odd that a tool made for iOS devices does not have a Mac compatible version.

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I've tried both and I find that semi restore works better for removing everything. It's literally just like a fresh restore, but you are able to keep your jailbreak.

Personally i prefer iLEX since it's device dependent, i've tried Semi Restore recently and it leaves some leftovers without taking care of them, example my Bytafont font was still there after a successful restore.
 
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Missjenna

macrumors 6502a
May 10, 2010
836
2
Washington
I think he means it's odd that a tool made for iOS devices does not have a Mac compatible version.

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Personally i prefer iLEX since it's device dependent, i've tried Semi Restore recently and it leaves some leftovers without taking care of them, example my Bytafont font was still there after a successful restore.

That's strange, I had the exact same problem, but with ilex. Semi restore was able to remove everything for me.
 
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0xyMoron

macrumors 6502
Oct 5, 2012
433
3
California
That's strange, I had the exact same problem, but with ilex. Semi restore was able to remove everything for me.

Yup, i'm not sure how much wiping either of these tools can do, i could see a bunch of empty removed tweaks folders under system files but overall they do relatively great job, i think maybe Semi-Restore does deeper cleaning, my battery life was absolutely horrible even after using iLEX but improved drastically when i used Semi-Restore it's worth noting though (from what i remember) iLEX can restore while preserving all data on the device( Pictures, apps etc..) Semi-Restore can't do that.
 
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The Mad Hatter

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Oct 12, 2004
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Does anyone know if semi-restore works in a virtual environment (VM Fusion) or does it have to be an actual Windows desktop?

TIA
 
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braddick

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Jun 28, 2009
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859
Encinitas, CA
This method is much easier and less problematic:

1- Go to Cydia and un-install Cydia Substrate.
2- Make sure iCleaner Pro is still installed.
3- Open iCleaner Pro and tap the + in the lower left corner.
4- Go to Preference files and delete all them that don't have a corresponding tweak installed. Follow up by reinstalling Cydia Substrate.
5- Respring and enjoy you like new jailbroken device.

(Credit to another member for coming up with this terrific idea.)
 
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