iPhone Updating a Jailbroken iPhone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Cergman, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 1, 2013
    Hello MacRumors Community,
    I have heard of this new jailbreak that came out yesterday. I have never jailbroken, but I am thinking about jail breaking my iPhone 5. My question would be if anyone knows if it is possible to update a jailbroken iPhone using OTA updates without restoring. I would be fine with loosing the jailbreak, but I just want to be able to update my phone without loosing information.
  2. macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    San Jose (CA)
    No, to update you would need to backup your phone, update by restore method, rejailbreak, and restore your phone.

    If you tried to use the OTA, it would break your phone.

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