How to erase JB iPhone 5 on 6.1.2 without updating?

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  1. cheezeit macrumors 6502

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    Ok so I'm trying to erase my iPhone 5 6.1.2 JB and get it back to factory settings without updating to 6.1.3 Any way of doing so or do I just manually erase everything?
     
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  3. TheRainKing macrumors 6502a

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    Do a DFU restore in iTunes and select the 6.1.2 firmware.

    Haven't tried it, but I don't see why it wouldn't work.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Nehalem

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    That would be nice and easy but it will not work.
    Apple stopped signing firmware version 6.1.2 and iTunes will never allow the restore.
    Apple came out with a thing called shsh blobs over 3 years ago in order for people not to be able to downgrade to older firmware versions.
     
  5. TheRainKing macrumors 6502a

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    I see.

    I just thought because iOS 6.1.3 only just came out that they would still be signing 6.1.2 for a while.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Nehalem

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    They did for a while yesterday but today its closed:(
     
  7. cheezeit thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah I just deleted it manually.... too bad we can't create custom ipsw like the good ol days =\
     
  8. Luciferis macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem, and how did you manually delete your files? I don't know the standard list of default files.
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Nehalem

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    Go in and delete your texts, your email account, your apps, your contacts etc...
     
  10. cheezeit thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Browsing cookies, sign out of iMessage, sign out of iTunes delete all pictures, call history... Kinda a lot lol just keep digging around and clear/delete it all
     
  11. tardman91 macrumors 6502a

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    Can't you just go into Settings > General > Reset, and reset everything? That won't update the firmware at the same time, will it?
    I haven't had to fool with any of that stuff recently. I used to just make custom .ipsw's. I've been legit for a couple of years now. :D
     
  12. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    That's a no-no from jailbreak 101. Do not do this to a jailbroken phone, ever.
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Nehalem

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    No, that's a very very bad move to say the least:D
     
  14. tardman91 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't doubt you guys, but I'm curious as to why that's bad? Will it just brick the phone or something? I'm not new to jailbreaking or unlocking, I just haven't done it recently.
     
  15. Demonface macrumors 6502a

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    I was wondering the same thing.
     
  16. mrwalsh1968 macrumors member

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    As far as I'm aware, it will put your phone into a boot loop.
     
  17. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    This. Your iPhone will get stuck on the Apple screen and stay there. You would then have to put it in DFU mode, then restore in iTunes of course to the latest and greatest iOS.
     
  18. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

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    What's wrong with updating to 6.1.3?
     
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