If I am on 9.1 can I restore before jailbreak?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by tirexstorm, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. tirexstorm macrumors regular

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    I am currently on 9.1. Will I be able to restore to factory settings before I jailbreak, or will iTunes force me over to 9.2.1?
     
  2. swarlos macrumors 6502

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    No you will be forced to 9.2.1. Don't be stupid like me and I updated to 9.3 b6 last night because of horrible battery on 9.1. I'm so pissed right now.
     
  3. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    If you hit erase all content and settings on the phone, you will stay on 9.1.
    But, will that effect jailbreaking, that I don't know....
     
  4. mtata macrumors newbie

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    What if you factory reset in Settings>General >reset?
     
  5. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    Sorry, but factory reset....where is that option exactly?
     
  6. mtata macrumors newbie

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    I meant Settings>General>Reset>Reset All Contents and Settings
     
  7. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    It's erase, not reset, but that is what I said above, so you will stay on IOS you are currently on, but again, if that will in any way effect the jailbreaking, I really don't know.
     
  8. mtata macrumors newbie

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    It says "Reset" all content and settings. Doing this will not affect JB because you'll still be on 9.1. I'm in 9.2.1 I wish I could downgrade.
     
  9. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    Well this screenshot I just took
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    But, that's not that important right now.

    What I am trying to say is, jailbreak on a freshly restored phone is always the best thing to do. Erase all content and settings is done on the phone directly. Kind of OTA and we all know that jailbreak on OTA updated phone is not always successful.
    But, since fresh restore to 9.1 is not possible anymore, those who have a chance to do it, don't have any other option, but to try jailbreaking it directly...
     
  10. mtata macrumors newbie

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    I missed that
    Okay good luck with your jb if you're going to do it. Keep us posted.
     
  11. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    Unfortunately, I am on 9.3 beta 6, so no go for me, but I sincerely hope we will get also a new yailbreak for 9.3 very soon...
     
  12. swarlos macrumors 6502

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    Me too until last night when I was on 9.1. Grrr this weekend sucks!
     
  13. tirexstorm thread starter macrumors regular

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    I jailbroke without resetting anything. It took several tries, and I have a few problems, but it worked.
     
  14. mango316 macrumors regular

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    FYI I did the Erase All Content and Setting on my 9.1 while in Airplane mode and ran jailbreak in 1 clean sweep.
     
  15. swarlos macrumors 6502

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    Ok so I'm assuming you did that before jail breaking right?
     
  16. mango316 macrumors regular

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    Yup
     
  17. sura macrumors newbie

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    Remember, once you are jailbroken, don't use the "erase all content and settings" if you have problems and are trying to start over. This is a big no-no once jailbroken.
     
  18. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Listen to sura!

    Don't do this once you are jailbroken!
     

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