iPhone Delete all tweaks without going back to stock

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by stage5, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. stage5 macrumors member

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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.
     
  2. Missjenna macrumors 6502a

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    Semi restore http://semi-restore.com :)
     
  3. 0xyMoron macrumors 6502

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  4. Missjenna macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  5. braddick macrumors 68040

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    It is curious semi-restore restores and Apple iDevice yet is not available on an Apple computer.

    Until then... iLEX RAT
     
  6. BittenApple macrumors 6502a

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    What?
     
  7. 0xyMoron macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  8. Missjenna macrumors 6502a

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    That's strange, I had the exact same problem, but with ilex. Semi restore was able to remove everything for me.
     
  9. 0xyMoron macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  10. The Mad Hatter macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  11. braddick macrumors 68040

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    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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