iPhone did i doo wrong?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mickehed, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. mickehed macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2013
    how do i prepare for jailbreaking 6.1.1...my friend says i should restore as a new iphone during set up(restore) and jailbreak,then restore settings etc but restored settings etc and then jailbreaked??
    did i doo wrong or are both ways right?

  2. Luis2004 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 30, 2012
  3. mickehed thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2013
    yes too what?that i did it the wrong way or that both ways are ok=)?
  4. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2011
    As long as your restored to 6.1.1 using iTunes and then jailbroke, you should be fine.
  5. lucastatic, Feb 13, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2013

    lucastatic macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2013
    This is my usual workflow when jailbreaking my device:

    1) Using iTunes, back up iDevice.

    2) Using iTunes, do a full restore. This completely wipes the device and gives it a fresh install of iOS. If iPhone 4S, do a full restore to 6.1.1. If any other device, do a full restore to 6.1. You can download the iOS update files from the web. They are called IPSW files as that is their extension. If you download the IPSW you can tell iTunes to use it to restore your device by holding down Shift when clicking on Restore (on Windows, I think it's Option on a Mac).

    3) When the restore is done, set up device as New and go through the setup prompts on the device. Feel free to just skip through them (your previous settings are in your backup after all). Activate via cellular if that's necessary.

    4) After that, jailbreak. Normally right after the jailbreak is done I open Cydia to let it do its initial setup. The device then reboots. After that,

    5) Restore your settings from your backup in iTunes.

    6) After that your device is back to where it was when it began, but now it has Cydia. You can now use Cydia to browse jailbreak tweaks.
  6. mickehed thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2013

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