Cydia restoration with the iLEX RAT (Remove All Tweaks) program

Posted: February 15, 2014

Who is this guide for?
  • Any jailbroken iPhone.
  • Works with firmware 4.0 through 7.0.4.

If you've ever loaded up your iPhone with lots of tweaks or programs through Cydia and your iPhone is in a state where things aren't working correctly, then iLex RAT may be just what the doctor ordered.

This program will allow you to restore Cydia back to a stock state. It will remove anything installed beyond the files that Cydia comes with when installed via a jailbreak. This could be very useful when you're jailbroken and a new firmware comes out that can't be jailbroken but you'd like to restore your iPhone's jailbroken state and start all over again installing tweaks, programs and themes.

Here's my iPhone showing plenty of jailbroken customizations and programs. This did not delete any personal information. My contacts, notes, and photographs remained unaffected.

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Don't confuse this with the iLEX RESTORE program which will not only remove Cydia tweaks, but restores all settings and wipes all data on the iPhone and sets it back as if you just bought it from the Apple store. This doesn't restore your firmware through iTunes, but it's as close as you can get. Read more about this at ModMyi.

Step 1.

Launch Cydia and press Manage, Sources, Edit, Add, and enter this source: Press Return to Cydia when it has finished adding the repo. Back at the Sources screen press iLEXiNFO to view the packages in this source.

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press iLEX R.A.T. and install it

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Step 2.

Close Cydia and you'll see the program on your SpringBoard. Launch it and select iLEX R.A.T.

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Press Yes. Determine whether you want iLEX R.A.T. deleted.

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The program will think for about a minute. The iPhone will reboot, and blamo your iPhone is ready to go.

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Everything is back to stock. Cydia is still here.

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All jailbreak tweak menus have been removed from Settings as well.


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