Is it possible to "restore" your iPhone 4s WITHOUT updating. iTunes?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by JessyWolf, Apr 5, 2013.

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    I wanted to restore my iPhone and when I saw that is said update available I was hoping that I don't update it and that it will return to the older version I had which was 6.1.2 and keep IOS 6.1.2 even though I had installed IOS 6.1.3 on my iPhone and when I clicked next it updated by itself and I did not want it to update so I clicked on cancel so it stopped the restore. I just wanna know if it is possible to restore you iPhone with iTunes without updating. Any help greatly appreciated.
     
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    Missjenna

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    You cannot restore an iphone 4s with 6.1.2. 6.1.3 is your only option.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So it is not possible to restore my iPhone without the update that pops up in iTunes when I press restore?
     
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    roxxette

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    Settings--->General--->Reset--->Erase all content and settings; Done.

    If you are jailbroken do not try, the phone will end on loop and you will have to DFU restore on itunes.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is not jailbroken and I updated it to IOS 6.1.3 without purpose because I just got it yesterday and there was stuff saved on it and I wanted to remove it and when I realized my mistake i went on iTunes and pressed the restore button and there was a popup saying software update "Save, Next, Cancel" i though that when i click next it wont install this update and I can chose if I want to install it or not later on, and it will get me back to 6.1.2 which I can jailbreak but when I clicked on next it updated by itself so I clicked cancel and It stopped the restore. You sure this will get me back to 6.1.2 and erase that update that was made? Please Reply
     
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    Tyler23

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    If you have already updated to 6.1.3, there is no way to go back. You are stuck on 6.1.3.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So i can't do anything about it? Every time i try to restore it will just automatically update to IOS 6.1.3 and I can never go back to 6.1.2?
     
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    Tyler23

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    This is correct.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sigh.... I guess I will never be able to jailbreak it v.v
     
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    Tyler23

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    Not for a while. The devs have said they are not attempting to jailbreak 6.1.3, so we will likely not see a jailbreak until iOS 7, and even then it will takes months after that is released for a jailbreak to be out. So probably looking at at least 7-10 months away.
     
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    Oh god >,< That is so long ! I guess im just gonna live with it for now, there is nothing I can do lol :p
     
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    roxxette

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    Its not like it updates everytime you restore :) but yes i doubt whe gonna see another jailbreak anytime soon :(

    Its a real shame.
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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    I have a 4S on 6.1.2 (did not update to 6.1.3) and I'm trying to do a clean restore to the same 6.1.2 firmware. Trying to use TU TSS server but getting various errors from iTunes.

    Whats not clear after doing some research is whether this is possible or not? Some say YES (and have had success). Some say no because it is a 4S. Remember, not trying to downgrade, just perform a clean restore to the same 6.1.2 firmware. Appreciate any hlp. Thx...
     
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    Tyler23

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    No, it is not possible with a 4S, unfortunately.
     
  15. macrumors newbie

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    Well, that's that. My 4S is hopelessly gimped due to a bad JB app (thank you Jay Freeman for not including a comment system in Cydia like Rock which could provide a warning mechanism to 1000's of users and devs daily when an app update goes horribly wrong, kinda like Apple's App store and it's comment system?) and I refuse to go stock iOS! HTC ONE™, here I come!!
     
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    I know, its Sauriks and everyone else's fault but not yours:rolleyes:
    Bye bye....
     
  17. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh Well if you guys say there will be a Jailbreak on IOS 7 then I guess we are gonna have to wait. I hope this speeds up. I should not have updated it >_< Well lets hope there WILL be a jailbreak sooner or later because we really need this.
     

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