iPhone Do I need to Internet connection to restore via iTunes Back up after Jailbreaking?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by johndope83, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. johndope83 macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2011
    Hi guys! I hope you can help me out.

    I have an IP4s (32GB) running iOS5.1.1. I haven't jailbroke it since I got it last April 2012. I finding it dull now and decided to jailbreak it after this.

    Currently my iDevice has 16GB of used data and 12GB free. I have read around the web that that the more data you have on your iDevice the longer JB process would take. I was planning to do a back up via iTunes first. Erase all content via my Settings>General>Reset>Erase All Content and Settings thru my iPhone. Jailbreak via Absinthe. Then once Jailbroken restore via my iTunes Back up. My problem is that from where I am right now I don't have a stable and it's a very slow internet connection and I don't want iTunes to connect to its server to verify since I'm still on iOS5.1.1 and I don't want to update to iOS6. So can I do a restore from a local back up with out internet connection? Is this possible?

    Hope you can help me out... I'm completely naive about jailbreaking. Thanks! KCCO!
  2. Duckit macrumors regular


    Aug 24, 2011
    NJ, USA
    I'm sorry but I don't think it's possible because Apple needs to verify the software.
  3. johndope83 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2011
    Sigh.. that sucks! Even if it's a local back up in my iTunes I still need an internet connection for restoring my phone?

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