Cydia Eraser for iOS 10.2, 10.2.1, 10.3.3 jailbreak now available to install

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to install the Cydia Eraser tool on your device.

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An iPhone 6 Plus on hand taken September 19, 2014 (William Hook/Flickr)

The Cydia Eraser tool has finally been made compatible with jailbroken devices running iOS 10.2, iOS 10.2.1 and iOS 10.3.3.

Cydia creator Jay "Saurik" Freeman recently updated Cydia Eraser, allowing iPhone, iPad and iPad touch owners to run the tool on their iOS devices jailbroken using yalu102 and Saigon.

Also read: Cydia Impactor now supports iOS 11 beta

Cydia Eraser is the go-to tool for users to steer clear of any jailbreak traces on a device and bring it back to its original state. Alternatively, jailbroken devices can be restored back to its stock version, or the state before installing yalu102 and Saigon, through iTunes; however, this process can be tricky at times.

With the Cydia tool, jailbroken iOS devices can be reverted back to original down to the firmware, whether signed by Apple or not. This way, users can still jailbreak the device with its current iOS version without having to upgrade it.

Also read: Cydia Impactor 0.9.43 update fixes certificate authentication error

The installation process for the tool remains the same. For those are not familiar with the steps, here is a guide on how to install Cydia Eraser on your device:

Step 1: Open the Cydia app. Go to Search tab.

Step 2: Put in Cydia Eraser to look for it, then tap on it. You do not need any additional repositories to access it.

Step 3: Install Cydia Eraser. Wait for a few minutes for the process to finish.

Step 4: Head over to your Home screen and find Eraser. Open it.

Step 5: You will prompted with a warning to "destroy all data on your device, revert all changes to files on the device, remove the jailbreak, and return it to stock Apple iOS while preserving your iOS version" and the information goes on. After reading the terms, tap "erase all data, unjailbreak device" right at the bottom of the interface.

Step 6: Confirm this step by choosing Erase All.

Step 7: The device will reboot on its own and it might happen a couple of times. Do not attempt to do manual rebooting or interrupt the phone as it restarts.

Once done, open Cydia Eraser to welcome you!

This article was first published on October 27, 2017