How to erase JB iPhone 5 on 6.1.2 without updating?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by cheezeit, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. 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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    You gotta delete your stuff manually.
     
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    TheRainKing

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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.
     
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    Applejuiced

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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.
     
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    TheRainKing

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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.
     
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    Applejuiced

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    They did for a while yesterday but today its closed:(
     
  7. 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. 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.
     
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    Applejuiced

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    Go in and delete your texts, your email account, your apps, your contacts etc...
     
  10. 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
     
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    tardman91

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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
     
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    Tyler23

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

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

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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. macrumors 6502a

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    I was wondering the same thing.
     
  16. macrumors member

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

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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. macrumors 6502a

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    What's wrong with updating to 6.1.3?
     
  19. macrumors member

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    6.1.3 is not jailbreakable on iPhone 5.
     

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