Cydia Impactor Renamed As Cydia Eraser, Also Adds iOS 9.0 Support

Ali Salman
Posted Jul 26, 2016
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Saurik has released an update for Cydia Impactor with a more relevant name – Cydia Eraser. Apart from the name change and additional firmware support, the icon of the tool has also been revamped. The reason Cydia Impactor didn’t get any major traction was due to its limited support. To be precise, up until today the tool only worked with iOS version up to 8.4. The tool was originally created for iOS 8, but it looks like Suarik has taken note of the situation.

Cydia Eraser Is The New Name Of Cydia Impactor, Comes With iOS 9.0 Support

When we first mentioned that Cydia Eraser seems a more relevant name was due to the reason that the tool basically removes the jailbreak from your device. Cydia Impactor essentially resets the device to factory settings without any need to restore and update through iTunes. There are a number of reasons why you would need this tool. The new update is an important one considering that it brings support for iOS 9.0.

The best part about Cydia Eraser is that it allows the device to regain a stock state on the very same firmware. This means that once you unjailbreak your device, you would have an option available to you if you want to jailbreak it again. Hence, the use of iTunes is not part of the operation.

Cydia Eraser

Cydia Impactor was long overdue for an update. Now that it is here, there might be some users who want to move away from the jailbreak status. Suarik did not go into an in-depth detail on the Cydia Eraser. However, when asked on Reddit about the supported devices and iOS 9 firmware, he said that only firmware with single-step OTAs available are supported. At this point, there’s a lot of research work for an average jailbreak user.

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Just to be clear, Cydia Eraser does not add support for iOS 9.2 to iOS 9.3.3, which are no jailbreakable with all thanks to the Pangu team. The support is only added for iOS 9.0 and certainly does not have an affect on iOS 9.0.x iOS versions. Just as a point of caution, do not try to remove your new jailbreak with Cydia Erases, the results might not be favorable. However, if you must remove the jailbreak, simply restore your device via iTunes which will bring you to the latest iOS 9.3.3 firmware version. Luckily, it is jailbreakable.

Maybe in the near future, Suarik will add support for more and latest firmware versions. This is it for now, folks. What are your thoughts on Cydia Eraser? Is the tool of any use to you considering iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak has arrived? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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