Can I restore iPad 2 running iOS 4.3.3

Discussion in 'iPad Hacks' started by GzyOnline, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. GzyOnline macrumors newbie

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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!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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  3. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Since it's not jailbroken why not upgrade to 5.0.1?
     
  4. GzyOnline thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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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    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!
     
  5. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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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.
     
  7. GzyOnline thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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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    Okay.. I guess I need to read more on iFaith and it's features..
     
  8. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  9. Intell macrumors P6

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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.
     
  10. GzyOnline thread starter macrumors newbie

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

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    ohhh, okay~LOL..
     
  11. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    Yes, it is untethered jailbreak.
     

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