how do I delete 2.1?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Natesac, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Natesac macrumors 6502a

    Natesac

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    I want to do a full restore with a fresh download of 2.1. I already deleted the backups
     
  2. madfresh macrumors regular

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    I don't think that's possible. I'm sure you can downgrade the firmware, but you would have to look that up.
     
  3. kleo macrumors regular

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    You are just going to be downloading the same exact software you already have. Apple does a hex code check on everything you download to make sure its not corrupt. Don't be stupid and just restore it from your already downloaded 2.1 firmware.
     
  4. Chef-Jer macrumors member

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    first you have to find the folder that 2.1 is located in. On my computer (Vista) it is located here: (if your on a mac it will be someplace else)

    C:\Users\me\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates

    me is my user name on my pc - on yours it will be your user name. erase:

    iPhone1,2_2.1_5F136_Restore.ipsw

    and the next time you restore with itunes it will redownload the file.
     
  5. Mikey B macrumors 65816

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    You want to put your iPhone into DFU mode and due a restore in iTunes.

    1. Hold Power & Home for 10 seconds.
    2. Let go of the Power button and continue holding home for 10 more seconds.
    3. Your screen will be blank and iTunes will see an iPhone in recovery mode and let you restore.

    You will have a completely new and clean install of iPhone OS 2.1.

    I think thats what you were looking to do.
     
  6. Natesac thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Natesac

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    I am trying to find the file, I am on windows XP
     
  7. Chef-Jer macrumors member

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    If you have quickpwn on your computer you can open it up and it will find the file for you. when it brings up the ispw file click browse and you can open the containing folder and delete the file.
     
  8. Natesac thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Natesac

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    awesome. I am trying to unpwn actually. I did one restore but the numerical battery meter still comes up. I thought the jailbreak was cool and all, but the phone runs much better without it. There really was nothing all that useful for me.
     
  9. Chef-Jer macrumors member

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    if you want to completely clear a jailbrake restore to 2.1; then go to settings - general - reset - and hit erase all content and settings then set up as new phone.
     
  10. Natesac thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Natesac

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    I just used quickpwn to find and delete the files, as well as all backups. yay new iphone!
     

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