GzyOnline

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I just bought a used iPad 2 running iOS 4.3.3.. it is NOT JAILBROKEN..

I would like to do a factory restore (iTunes Restore) while keeping iOS 4.3.3..

Since Apple is not signing iOS 4.3.3 SHSH blobs anymore, will an iTunes restore work and keep iOS 4.3.3?

Thanks for your responses!
 

GzyOnline

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Nov 27, 2011
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Since it's not jailbroken why not upgrade to 5.0.1?

I plan on jailbreaking it.. that's why I want to make sure i don't lose iOS 4.3.3

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Use iFaith. (Google it)

I'm asking about doing an iTunes factory RESTORE...

iFaith (as found after searching on Google) is a lot of custom IPSW's &such..
"2 – Downloads

You’ll need iFaith and the stock IPSW firmware file of whatever version of iOS 5 you’re running."​
..I'm not running iOS 5.x

this doesn't answer my question: whether or not iTunes will RESTORE and keep iOS 4.3.3 as is currently on my iPad.. But thanks!
 

Crystal-RX

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Since it is not jailbroken. All you have to do is go to General, reset, reset all setting.

This will clean out everything on your ipad and you still have 4.3.3 on it. Just hook it up to Itunes to activate it once it is done.

After that, you can just jailbreak it with jailbreakme.com directly from Ipad's safari.
 

GzyOnline

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Nov 27, 2011
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Since it is not jailbroken. All you have to do is go to General, reset, reset all setting.

This will clean out everything on your ipad and you still have 4.3.3 on it. Just hook it up to Itunes to activate it once it is done.

After that, you can just jailbreak it with jailbreakme.com directly from Ipad's safari.

Ok.. I actually did "Reset All Settings" and I didn't need to connect to iTunes or activate at all.. So I guess I'll avoid iTunes RESTORE.. because for-sure I don't want to brick my new iPad and I don't want to get stuck w/ iOS 5.x...

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If you don't have your SHSH blobs, to only way to restore to 4.3.3 is by using iFaith.

Okay.. I guess I need to read more on iFaith and it's features..
 

Intell

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I've made a mistake in this thread. I failed to see that you have the iPad 2. iFaith does not work on the iPad 2. Only the iPad 1. You can disregard my posts about it.
 

GzyOnline

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Nov 27, 2011
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Now, you can just jailbreak it directly from your ipad.

Just open safari, type in jailbreakme.com and follow its direction to jailbreak.

Thanks.. Yeah, I know, I jailbroke another iPad 2 when comex released it back in July this year.. :)

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I've made a mistake in this thread. I failed to see that you have the iPad 2. iFaith does not work on the iPad 2. Only the iPad 1. You can disregard my posts about it.

ohhh, okay~LOL..
 
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