iPhone Best way to return iphone 5 to a clean defaults without losing Jailbreak?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Dyspareunia, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. Dyspareunia macrumors regular

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    My question for all you jailbreaking/jailbroken experts here is: What is the best way to take my old jailbroken iOS v6.1.2 iPhone iPhone 5 back to default/stock settings, BUT keep the jailbreak intact?

    Basically with the new iPhone 5S launched, I would like to decommission my JB iPhone 5 and potentially sell it, but first I need to strip out all my personal data and jailbreaks/Cydia mods and add-ons. I realize there is a "Erase All Content and Settings", but my understanding is it will wipe the phone and ultimately place the phone in an infinite reboot loop, requiring a restore to the latest iOS version, which loses the ability to JB.

    I've heard of some tools in the past like Re-restore or even SemiRestore, but has anyone actually used them or is there a manual SSH way to clear everything to default, with out damaging the jailbreak? Thank in advance for any pearls of wisdom offered!
     
  2. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    Correct
     
  3. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    Never mind this post. I should read the whole thing. :)
     
  4. Dyspareunia thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the tip! I hadn't heard of iLexRat before, but reviews seem positive enough. So, I ended up giving it a shot on an spare jailbroken iPhone 5. I chose Option 12 via mobile terminal and everything was wiped perfectly back to default, while retaining jailbreak and Cydia!
     

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