SemiRestore is now (sort of) available for Mac OS X

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Three days after the release of SemiRestore for Windows and Linux, the tool is also now supporting Mac OS X. Well, sort of, as the developer notes in the ReadMe file that “SemiRestore for OS X is provided on a ‘works for me’ basis.” So our initial warning about using this tool still applies here, as you might do this at your own risks.

For those unfamiliar with the tool, it is supposed to help you restore your jailbroken device to a fresh state while still preserving the jailbreak. This is particularly helpful if your jailbroken device is becoming unstable and you want to start fresh.

Apparently, SemiRestore has been tested on two iOS devices using hackinstosh setups running OS X 10.11.4 and 10.11.5. Although this tool is available for OS X, the developer makes it clear that support is not provided for that operating system, and that he “provides no warranty or support whatsoever for this OS X version.”

All this makes me wonder: why even bother to begin with then?

SemiRestore for Windows, Linux, or Mac can be downloaded from the tool’s dedicated website. Considering initial feedback from users, and the lack of proper support for OS X, we don’t feel comfortable recommending SemiRestore at this time.