Best options to clear iPhone without losing jailbreak

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mytakeontech, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. mytakeontech macrumors 6502a

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    Hi all-

    What is the best option to clean (almost restore to factory + Cydia) iPhone 5.

    I want to give it to someone but do not want to get rid of Jailbreak.

    I tried iLEXRAT but it just cleaned the Cydia tweaks.

    My personal data is still there (Music etc).
     
  2. user-name-here, Sep 29, 2013
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    user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    Not if you do it correctly via the terminal jailbreak app.

    Everything will be erased (I know because I'm OCD about clutter and have used iLexRat about 16 times on my 4s with nothing remaining but jailbreak.)

    Edit: Here a video walk through since you aren't doing something properly if there's any data remaining :
     
  3. E2EK1EL macrumors 6502

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    This would had been so amazing in 2008-2010, the Golden years of jailbreaking for me. Very impressed, thanks for posting up the video.
     
  4. Charadis macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome! Good to know in case I need to do this and preserve my jb. ;) Sent from my iPhone 5.
     
  5. user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    NP, happy to spread the knowledge :)

    iLexRat really helps giving your device a fresh start without losing your jailbreak, a godsend once Apple stops signing older firmware restores.

    Can't wait for iOS 7 jailbreak to get here!
     
  6. mytakeontech thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. It was my mistake.

    In the latest iLex RAT app (with UI) has 2 options. I did not select the RESTORE one. After I did RESTORE, everything went as expected.

    Thanks again.
     

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