How do you unjailbreak 4S?

marine0816

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I'm still scared about jailbreaking. how do I take it back to factory settings to get out of jailbreak? Thank you
 

Intell

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It won't work with regular restore?
After you restore it iTunes will ask if you want to restore your settings from a backup, tell it no and set it up as a new iPhone. Restoring from a backup can copy over some jailbroken settings that can be picked up by Apple.
 

gjb11

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After you restore it iTunes will ask if you want to restore your settings from a backup, tell it no and set it up as a new iPhone. Restoring from a backup can copy over some jailbroken settings that can be picked up by Apple.
Won't you lose all of your information/data then?
 

ah123

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You can still restore from backup - it just won't install any of the JB apps/tweaks. But it will restore all your data e.g. texts / contacts etc. - as far as I'm aware, restoring won't leave any trace of a jailbreak.

Edit - just make sure you still do an iTunes backup before you restore! (yes, even if jailbroken)
 

TBONE72

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So you follow it up with another useless post? :confused:
Well, I wouldn't have since another user kindly posted the information the OP requested. I guess I'm just frustrated with a trend of condescending/unhelpful posts on this forum that belittle the OP instead of providing an answer to the question. My apologies.
 

TL24

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Well, I wouldn't have since another user kindly posted the information the OP requested. I guess I'm just frustrated with a trend of condescending/unhelpful posts on this forum that belittle the OP instead of providing an answer to the question. My apologies.
I agree, where does it say you have to KNOW IT ALL when you join the forum? We were all new at this to start out with and I'm sure you had your share of questions back then so why act all mighty now that you know that answers?

Being an A$$ doesn't make you any better then the rest of us, it basically makes you look like..... you guessed it - an A$$
 

iceterminal

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Well, I wouldn't have since another user kindly posted the information the OP requested. I guess I'm just frustrated with a trend of condescending/unhelpful posts on this forum that belittle the OP instead of providing an answer to the question. My apologies.
No need to apologize. I merely believe that your post only served to further the issue. Instead of letting it die, you lengthened it. You said it was a useless post, but your post did exactly the same thing. This is why I asked the question I did.

Now then, back to the OP.
Jailbreaking isn't hard or dangerous. But you must make sure you've researched it thoroughly and know all the in's and out's before you do it.
 

macbookman83

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Simple restore should do the trick..........

goto idownloadblog

They list and link the top 100 cydia apps and tweaks as well as some tutorials on there.

Hope I didn't breka any rules but just wanted to give the OP a visual aid along with my info.

Thanks
 

TriJetHero

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You can still restore from backup - it just won't install any of the JB apps/tweaks. But it will restore all your data e.g. texts / contacts etc. - as far as I'm aware, restoring won't leave any trace of a jailbreak.

Edit - just make sure you still do an iTunes backup before you restore! (yes, even if jailbroken)

Indeed restoring does give you a clean idevice, however, using your old backup brings back all your data; sms, photo's, music, etc....and it also uploads all your plist (settings data) for your jailbreak apps.

Those don't show up, you won't notice anything it just takes up space.

To completely get rid of all jb related remnants set it up as a new phone. That does mean that you lose your txt, pics etc
 

takeshi74

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No need to apologize. I merely believe that your post only served to further the issue. Instead of letting it die, you lengthened it. You said it was a useless post, but your post did exactly the same thing. This is why I asked the question I did.

Now then, back to the OP.
Jailbreaking isn't hard or dangerous. But you must make sure you've researched it thoroughly and know all the in's and out's before you do it.
Not to mention that the OP already had his answer well before the post that upset TBONE.

Anyone considering JB'ing should be doing his/her own due diligence. If you need spoon fed inormation then you really shouldn't be JB'ing IMO as you're running the risk of ending up stuck and helpless when you could, instead, be searching for your solution. Waiting for a response on any discussion forum site could take a long time.

I agree, where does it say you have to KNOW IT ALL when you join the forum? We were all new at this to start out with and I'm sure you had your share of questions back then so why act all mighty now that you know that answers?
You don't have to know it all. You should, however, know to read the FAQ's, read the stickies, search and then ask rather than act as if you're entitled to answers for every little question. Odds are the question has been asked and answered before.

I've never JB'ed before a couple of days ago. I'm learning myself. If you want to learn then take some initiative and responsibility.
 
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