Factory Restore Jailbroken iPhone 6

VincentRossi

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Sep 6, 2016
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How do I factory restore jailbroken iPhone 6 with IOS 8.1.2. (Cydia Impactor does not work)

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eyoungren

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Aug 31, 2011
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Connect iPhone to computer and open iTunes.

Backup to iTunes - assuming your phone is functional and you can do a backup.

Power phone off (leave connected to computer with iTunes running).

Put phone in DFU Mode (Google how).

When iTunes detects iPhone in recovery mode, Restore and Upgrade.

When iTunes is done and your phone is restored, restore from your iTunes backup to get your data back.

You will be losing your jailbreak and will be restored to 9.3.5. If that's not what you want then I can't help because I've never used Cydia Impactor.
 

VincentRossi

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 6, 2016
3
0
Connect iPhone to computer and open iTunes.

Backup to iTunes - assuming your phone is functional and you can do a backup.

Power phone off (leave connected to computer with iTunes running).

Put phone in DFU Mode (Google how).

When iTunes detects iPhone in recovery mode, Restore and Upgrade.

When iTunes is done and your phone is restored, restore from your iTunes backup to get your data back.

You will be losing your jailbreak and will be restored to 9.3.5. If that's not what you want then I can't help because I've never used Cydia Impactor.
[doublepost=1473204477][/doublepost]I do not want to update the iOS. I want to maintain the iOS 8.1.2 I have.
 

adonis3k

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Cydia Eraser is all you need, get it from Cydia, backup phone, turn on wifi, run Cydia eraser, let it do its thing, phone restarts you are back to fresh install as you would of got it from day one! This will remove your jailbreak and factory restore but you can re-jailbreak.
I did it on my 9.3.3 i6S and 6 ios 8.4!
 

eyoungren

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Aug 31, 2011
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Cydia Eraser is all you need, get it from Cydia, backup phone, turn on wifi, run Cydia eraser, let it do its thing, phone restarts you are back to fresh install as you would of got it from day one! This will remove your jailbreak and factory restore but you can re-jailbreak.
I did it on my 9.3.3 i6S and 6 ios 8.4!
Cyda Eraser is the new name for Cydia Impactor.

OP reports that Impactor (Eraser) does not work.

I can see your suggestion if OP is using an older version of Impactor, but presumably OP used the latest version and just confused the name.
 

SoYoung

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Jul 3, 2015
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Cydia eraser don't always work. I lost a jailbreak on my Air 2 because Eraser mess it up with an error and delete both cydia and Eraser app. Maybe there was a method to correct this but I didn't want to spare my whole night for this so I just restored completely via iTunes.

I think after research that "controller for all" tweak have something to do with cydia eraser errors
 
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