iPhone 8.0.2 OTA then 8.1.2 iTunes ok to JB?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by scorpio333, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. scorpio333 macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2008
    Long ago I mistakenly updated OTA. Just recently updated to 8.1.2 via iTunes. Am I ok to jb or do I need to backup, and set up as new phone?

    iPhone 6+
  2. jjk454ss macrumors 601


    Jul 10, 2008
    I know they recommend not jail breaking from a phone that was updated OTA, but I do know it's possible. Since you'll want to back it up anyway though, I'd just do a restore while your at it. Then you can jailbreak from a new phone to assure a smooth jb.
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Plug it to itunes and hit restore.
    Its the safest bet.
    Neither OTA update or itunes update feature are good for JB a device.
    OTA Updates are often known to cause issues when jailbreaking a device. This became evident with evasi0n7, because most devices that were updated OTA, had to be restored with iTunes first, since the jailbreak would often fail if it was not.
  4. scorpio333 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2008
    Thanks…I can barely keep up with these things anymore.
  5. locoboi187 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2012
    An update through iTunes is 100% okay. No need to restore unless you jailbroke the older firmware.

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