iPhone How to block updates?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by tasmith, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. tasmith macrumors newbie

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    I'm returning to jailbreaking after taking a couple years off. Back in the iOS 5 & 6 days people used to use No Update to prevent OTA updates and RecoveryGuard to prevent iTunes updates. RecoveryGuard seems to be gone, and No Update seems to be little used.

    How are people preventing updates with iOS8?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Updates don't really need to be blocked anymore. If they are not already automatically blocked, you can remove the downloaded files easily use Settings, and iOS isn't able to install OTA updates on jailbroken devices.
     
  3. braddick macrumors 68040

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    If you feel the need to, use iCleaner Pro and toggle off the OTA Launch Daemon.
     
  4. tasmith thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can a jailbroken phone still be updated via iTunes? If so, is there any way to block that?
     
  5. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    I think No PLS Recovery from a 3rd party repo disables this. With the tweak installed, the only way to upgrade is via DFU Restore. I could be wrong but I think thats how it works. I'll find the repo and post it.

    Http://Cydia.angelxwind.net
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Why, you can't control yourself when you plug your phone to iTunes?
    Itunes doesn't update devices on its own.
    It needs the user to accept and approve the install via many dialog pop up windows.
     
  7. navodwickra macrumors 6502

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    Yes don't click update button, simple as that.
     
  8. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    There's got to be an easier way.
     
  9. cymolia macrumors 6502a

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  10. Ploki macrumors 68020

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    Except it takes 250-600mb of your space to ignore it.
     
  11. Intell macrumors P6

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    You can recover that space as of iOS 7.1.
     
  12. Ploki macrumors 68020

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    Wow really? Didn't know that. Thanks.
     

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