Best way to un-jailbreak?

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  1. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Best way to un-jailbreak a 6s+? I was thinking of just updating to 9.1, will that clear jailbreak or will I have issues doing it that way. I'd rather avoid losing apps, or having to set up my phone all over again.
     
  2. iphonedude2008 macrumors 65816

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    Yep just update with iTunes.
     
  3. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    The above poster is wrong.... Backup in itunes, restore to 9.1, then restore to the backup. Updating messes up a jailbroken device and usually doesnt even go through.
     
  4. iphonedude2008 macrumors 65816

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    I've always updated and never had issues. Do an update first, but if you have problems then restore.
     
  5. Chukwe macrumors regular

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    To be on the safe side, backup your iPhone, do a full restore from iTunes, then restore the backup
     
  6. iphonedude2008 macrumors 65816

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    That's true, but I would update first and do this if you have problems.
     
  7. iphonedude2008 macrumors 65816

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    Here's why I don't think you need to restore. When you install something with Cydia, it goes into the system partition. When you update or restore, that partition gets completely wiped and replaced. The most tweaks save data and preferences to their own separate location. The only time you'd have issues is if you installed one of the few tweaks that alter app or user data without staying correctly sandboxed like most tweaks.
     
  8. Chukwe macrumors regular

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    What's the advantage of update over full restore?
     
  9. iphonedude2008 macrumors 65816

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    Update is much faster and you don't run into extra problems with things not syncing or restoring.

    Edit: of course disadvantages are that it can create more, unidentifiable errors
     
  10. spinedoc77 thread starter macrumors G3

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    Thanks guys. Is there any way to just update over the air, right on the phone? I don't have iTunes installed and try to avoid having it on my PC's.
     
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  12. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    I don't think so....OTA update on a jailbroaken phone wont work. Jailbreak prevents it.
     
  13. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Right. There's a good reason for that.
     
  14. bbrks macrumors 65816

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  15. iphonedude2008 macrumors 65816

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    Nope. OTA updates are disabled when jail broken.
     
  16. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I was adding my agreement to your statement and implying a reason as to why that is, LOL. :D
     
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  18. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No.
    You need to restore with iTunes.
     
  19. bushido Suspended

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    the prefs of cydia tweaks seem to remain even after restoring from a backup. when i jailbreaked again after a while on a different version it still had all the settings of tweaks i had on my last jailbreak so clearly it didnt wipe everything
     
  20. iphonedude2008 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah it doesn't wipe everything, just the stuff that causes issues. Preferences are just plist files. They won't cause any harm or run code on their own.
     
  21. crashnburn macrumors 6502

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    Why do you want to un JB? I missed the signing window on my last attempt
     
  22. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    I'm old. I do dfu then restore as new w out using backups for 100% purity. Overkill, but who says rebuilding virginity is easy lol.
     
  23. spinedoc77 thread starter macrumors G3

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    JB is useless for me, there is nothing that works on a 6s plus. I haven't jailbroken in quite some time so was surprised at how many JB apps are not around anymore in general. But even the JB apps which are still around don't work with the 6s series.
     
  24. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Really? It's got to be some other issue.

    I have about 20+ or so of my normal 60+ tweaks working. I have a 128GB iPhone 6S+. There are a few I am waiting on updates for, some that require some finesse, a few I no longer need and a few that aren't working as expected. But in general the ones I have installed are working.
     
  25. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    Like??? The ones you don't see anymore is because Apple has implemented a similar thing into the os
     

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