Using RootFS Restore on iOS 11.0-11.4 Beta 3

RootFS Restore

The iOS tweak developer pwn20wnd released unc0ver jailbreak a while back. It comes with a function called RootFS Restore, an inbuilt function to wipe all the data. A user can wipe all the system data by a mere tap on the screen but some people face some problems while performing this operation.

RootFS Restore

If you are afraid that you might end up bricking or boot looping your phone then here is a guide on how to use RootFS Restore.

First of all, RootFS Restore is a Rollectra alternative. It rollbacks all the changes made while jailbreaking a device. This includes only the system data and all the user data is left untouched.

It is a perfect way to deal with any error or glitch present in Cydia, once you jailbreak your device without looking for complex solutions.

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This tweak requires the user to have an iPad, iPhone or iPod running iOS version 11.0-11.4 Beta 3. The user should also have unc0ver jailbreak version 1.0.2 or above.

Using RootFS Restore

  • First of all, make sure that you have the latest build of unc0ver jailbreak. You should at least have version 1.0.2 as the previous versions have a minor bug in the RootFS function.
  • You can find the “jailbreak” tab in the “Settings” under the “preferences”.
  • Find the “RootFS Restore (Destructive)” option in the list.
  • Enable it while leaving all the other options the same.
  • Now, head to the “jailbreak” tab and jailbreak your device.
  • Now, you will be presented a “the device will be restarted” message. Select OK and wait until your device reboots.
  • Press the “Jailbreak” option and simply follow the on-screen instructions.

Now, your device will be jailbroken properly and all the errors would have been dealt with.

Using RootFS Restore is a perfect way to deal with any misbehaving stock app or Cydia bugs after a jailbreak without any need to look for specific solutions for each problem.