iPhone Can I unjailbreak yet?

OGCustoms

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Hi everyone,

I'm tired of the jailbreak on my iPhone 6s. (10.2) I just started a new job and I have to use my phone a lot with it. I just want it back to stock. I know you can just get rid of Yalu but the Cydia icons remain on the phone. My OCD won't allow that.. lol.. I would like to COMPLETELY delete all the jailbreak stuff and just update to IOS 10.2.1.

There's a ton of sketchy YouTube videos out there but It looks like they all are B.S.
I tried the one where you erase your phone from the MAC (lost iPhone) and restore it but that didn't work. (BTW, currently I have a fully functioning jailbreak)

Can this be done yet? Completely remove all trace of the jailbreak and just continue life with the 10.2.1 update..

Thank you
Oggy
 

eyoungren

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Can this be done yet?
I'm confused as to why the 'yet' part is included.

Jailbroken users revert to stock all the time. Easy.

Here is my method…

1. Turn off Find My iPhone (you can turn it back on later).
2. Backup to iTunes or iCloud.
3. Open iTunes and connect iPhone to computer. Don't let it sync.
4. Turn iPhone off.
5. Put iPhone in DFU Mode. Google it, it's different than recovery mode. Nothing will show on your screen.
6. Restore/upgrade device as new when iTunes detects phone in recovery (DFU) mode.
7. When iTunes finishes and phone is restored, restore from the backup you just made.

This will eliminate all traces of the jailbreak (and those icons you mention) and will restore your data and apps.
 
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OGCustoms

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Mar 21, 2017
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I'm confused as to why the 'yet' part is included.

Jailbroken users revert to stock all the time. Easy.

Here is my method…

1. Turn off Find My iPhone (you can turn it back on later).
2. Backup to iTunes or iCloud.
3. Open iTunes and connect iPhone to computer. Don't let it sync.
4. Turn iPhone off.
5. Put iPhone in DFU Mode. Google it, it's different than recovery mode. Nothing will show on your screen.
6. Restore/upgrade device as new when iTunes detects phone in recovery (DFU) mode.
7. When iTunes finishes and phone is restored, restore from the backup you just made.

This will eliminate all traces of the jailbreak (and those icons you mention) and will restore your data and apps.
I'll give it a try.. Thank you..
 
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lyceumHQ

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I don't even bother putting my phone in DFU mode, plug it in to itunes, back up, then click restore and let it do it's thing, when it's done you're phone is stock, restore from backup. Go on your way.

The ability to 'unjailbreak' is there all the times, I'm confused as to why you think you couldn't revert to stock iOS anytime you wanted.
 

eyoungren

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I don't even bother putting my phone in DFU mode, plug it in to itunes, back up, then click restore and let it do it's thing, when it's done you're phone is stock, restore from backup. Go on your way.

The ability to 'unjailbreak' is there all the times, I'm confused as to why you think you couldn't revert to stock iOS anytime you wanted.
That is how most people do it.

I provided my method that includes DFU because I want to be SURE that it removes all previous traces of a jailbreak.

I admit that it's not really necessary but it doesn't harm anything either.

Now just plugging in to iTunes and upgrading is crazy. Been a few people here who did that while jailbroken and then when a new JB was released this bit them in the ass.

Those people tried to install tweaks but found out that pieces of the old jailbreak had stuck around. Their only option was a full restore to a firmware that was no longer jailbreakable.

I strongly advise against just updating a jailbroken iDevice from iTunes. At least restore it first.
 

lyceumHQ

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That is how most people do it.

I provided my method that includes DFU because I want to be SURE that it removes all previous traces of a jailbreak.

I admit that it's not really necessary but it doesn't harm anything either.

Now just plugging in to iTunes and upgrading is crazy. Been a few people here who did that while jailbroken and then when a new JB was released this bit them in the ass.

Those people tried to install tweaks but found out that pieces of the old jailbreak had stuck around. Their only option was a full restore to a firmware that was no longer jailbreakable.

I strongly advise against just updating a jailbroken iDevice from iTunes. At least restore it first.
Personal preference really isn't it. I used to do DFU mode but stopped bothering.

Both do the trick. Just as you say updating OTA or via iTunes is a no go.
 
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