Saurik has launched a new version of Cydia Eraser to add support for the latest jailbreak-friendy iOS 9.3.3 firmware on jailbroken iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. The tool has only one feature that allows users to remove and revert all changes made to the device and even return it to “stock” iOS software without iTunes restore process. Here’s how to use Cydia Eraser on your jailbroken iOS 9.2-9.3.3 devices in a better way.
Formally known as Cydia Impactor (now that the name of Saurik’s new sideloading/jailbreak tool), Cydia Eraser was only recently updated with support for iOS 9.0.2. This new version released finally adds support for the latest jailbreakable firmware, which is now iOS 9.3.3.
Update just comes only a week after Apple dropped iOS 9.3.4 to kill Pangu Team’s exploit which was used to jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 firmware.
For those of you who don’t already know, Cydia Eraser is a kit that is specifically used to completely wipe off all the data on the firmware, including jailbreak and all, to return the jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device to actual state without having to use iTunes restore. This is what Cydia Eraser is. Why is this important? When Apple stops signing iOS 9.3.3, there will bo no another way to restore back or downgrade to iOS 9.3.3 using iTunes and then re-jailbreak on the same firmware if anything goes wrong with your current jailbroken setup. Using Cydia Eraser on your jailbroken iOS device will help you rescue as it will allow you to “unjailbreak” your device and bring it back to stock-like state on the same jailbreak-friendly firmware even when Apple is not signing that firmware.
In many cases Cydia Eraser is so useful when you need to send your device to Apple for repair services, where it can be used to remove that jailbreak off the device and then re-jailbreak again once the device is back after service from Apple. You can even use it to erase everything off the device but should keep it on jailbreak-friendly firmware as well before selling it to a desired one so that the buyer could also jailbreak and experience the real power and benefits of it that comes with.
Currently, Apple is still signing iOS 9.3.3, which means you can still restore or downgrade from iOS 9.3.4 to iOS 9.3.3 to jailbreak. Without having to use Cydia Eraser, it will come in once iOS 9.3.3 will no longer be signed, which is honestly can happen anytime soon.
Using Cydia Eraser on a jailbroken device is easy. Still called Cydia Impactor. Except for the name change and added support for newer firmware versions, everything else remains the same. Find our guide on how to use Cydia Eraser here.
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