Best way to un-jailbreak?

spinedoc77

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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.
 

Chukwe

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To be on the safe side, backup your iPhone, do a full restore from iTunes, then restore the backup
 

iphonedude2008

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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.
 

Chukwe

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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.
What's the advantage of update over full restore?
 

spinedoc77

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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.
 

bbrks

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

bushido

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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
 

iphonedude2008

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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
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.
 

spinedoc77

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

eyoungren

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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.
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.
 
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Carlanga

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