iPad How to uninstall Absinthe 2.0 from iPad 3?

edtorious

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Aug 14, 2007
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Hello, how do I uninstall the Absinthe? Do I just delete the Cydia app? I have not installed any other JB apps. Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

TriJetHero

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Oct 13, 2010
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To completely remove the jailbreak you need to restore with a stock firmware, restoring to an old back-up in itunes doesn't do anything to your jailbreak.
 

Dima470

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Jun 5, 2011
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Restore from an iCloud backup as it does not keep your jailbreak data stored. Reset all settings afterwards to clear anything that might have been left behind
 

sheeptwo

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Apr 28, 2012
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Why the hell does a post from TriJetHero has -2?

Cydia app and all other hidden software is practically inside the OS. Restoring from a backup won't remove all the JB software, because the backup restore procedure doesn't see it or know about it.

I think your safest bet is to do "restore" via iTunes which will do a full wipe and OS installation and later, if you have lots of data, use one of your previous backups to restore all your apps and media.
 

porcupine8

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Mar 2, 2011
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just restore to your last back up, and it will remove the jailbreak from your device.
Except that if you follow the absinthe instructions exactly, this is the last step - clearly it won't remove the jailbreak.

Do a clean restore, thn restore from backup.
 

AutomaticHaze

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Aug 4, 2008
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Except that if you follow the absinthe instructions exactly, this is the last step - clearly it won't remove the jailbreak.

Do a clean restore, thn restore from backup.
Was simply trying to help out, obliviously I was wrong. I always restore clean, then to a back up to recover my information. Just didn't do a good enough job explaining. I'm almost positive the other members who posted after me resolved the issue..clearly. 1+ for you're ego/post count though, good job ;)
 

porcupine8

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Mar 2, 2011
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Was simply trying to help out, obliviously I was wrong. I always restore clean, then to a back up to recover my information. Just didn't do a good enough job explaining. I'm almost positive the other members who posted after me resolved the issue..clearly. 1+ for you're ego/post count though, good job ;)
Speaking of egos, sorry that I seem to have bruised yours. I was just providing some evidence that that method wouldn't work so that the OP would know which of the conflicting pieces of advice to follow.
 

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