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Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by idoccurt, May 10, 2015.
If I jailbreak a phone, is it easy to return to IOS8 with a simple erase and restore?
Yes. But you need to put your phone in DFU mode first. Google it.
Jailbroken to current stock iOS...easy anytime.
Current stock iOS to jailbroken...depends on whether of not the current release of iOS is jailbreak-able.
For me I have never had to put a device in DFU mode when returning to stock.
I just download IPSW then hit shift restore and let er rip.
Well, the last two times I've done it, it's been an update and restore where I let iTunes install the latest update. That and I had a tweak installed that prevented a direct restore from iTunes (as a security measure). That necessitated a DFU restore.
I don't usually use IPSWs.
Oh wow. Didn't know there was a tweak to prevent a restore. That seems useful.
What is it called?
NO PLS RECOVERY.
Cydia Description (from above link).
The idea is if someone steals your phone, they can't just restore it like normal via iTunes. They will get an error. If you can recover your phone then you get your device back with your data intact.
The first time I forgot I had it installed and so found out rather quickly how this works.
The second time I didn't want to bother having to uninstall it. So, DFU mode was the answer.
I think too, it's just easier and avoids any problems which is why I suggested it.
Of course, if a thief is aware of the tweak or DFU mode then this is not going to work, but the idea assumes that a thief either doesn't know or does not have the time.
Thanks a lot.
Sure! Glad I could suggest a tweak.
It's not foolproof, but I think it's a pretty good security tweak.
That's actually a pretty cool idea (and tweak). Thanks for posting that!