IOS 8.1 bricked

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  1. Ciphersam macrumors newbie

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    i jailbroke my iphone 6 running on ios 8.1. everything went well and i tried to delete everything including everything to reset the phone to stock and its now stuck on boot logo with a loading bar that doesn't load. i dont want to lose ios 8.1 can i restore ios 8.1? someone please help me i really dont want to upgrade to ios 9.3.2 and lose my jailbreak.
     
  2. iOSUser7 macrumors 6502a

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    What do you mean by "i tried to delete everything including everything toresetthe phone to stock" ? You went to the Settings app, then General, Reset and Erase all content right ? If that's what you did then don't worry just hard reboot your device by pressing both the power and the home button for about 10 seconds until it reboot.

    The reason it's stuck on the Apple logo is because you can't do the Erase all content on a jailbroken device. If you want to fully wipe your device you need to do it with iTunes but of course you will have to update to 9.3.2 and lose your jailbreak.

    Or maybe you could try the Cydia Impactor tweak, though I'm not sure if it works with 8.1, maybe someone can confirm or not this info.
     
  3. Ciphersam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes thats what i did, erase all content. and how do i use cydia impactor tweak if the phone wont even load?
     
  4. iOSUser7 macrumors 6502a

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    Just do what I told you before : hold both the power and home button for about 10 seconds until it reboot on iOS.
     
  5. Ciphersam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i've done that, hard rebooted, entered dfu mode, recovery mode, let the battery die out completely and then recharged, tried restoring using ios 8.1. nothing has worked its still on the boot logo with an unloading bar.
     
  6. iOSUser7 macrumors 6502a

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    My bad I just searched on the web and it seems like your only solution is to restore through iTunes which will of course make you lose your jailbreak.

    That's strange I remember I made the same mistake back in the iOS 6 days with my iPhone 3GS and I just hard rebooted the device with no problems at all. Maybe the jailbreak was different back then or maybe I could just be wrong.
     
  7. ielessar macrumors regular

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    Try downloading Semi-restore and see if it fixes your devices. Restores your phone to the same version while maintaining your jailbreak.
     
  8. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    You erased all content on a jailbroken phone! That it the one big no no things to do. Your only choice now is to do a DFU restore and say hello to iOS 9.3.2
     
  9. ielessar macrumors regular

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    1- It's not me who did this. I'm not the OP.
    2- Do you know what semi-restore does? It can restore your phone and keep it at the same iOS version. This may help OP.
     
  10. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah sorry I didn't mean to quote your post.

    I know what semi-restore does but how do you think he could download it on a phone that is in a bootloop? If you use erase all content on a jailbroken phone there is only one option, a DFU restore to the latest iOS version.
     
  11. eyoungren, Jun 12, 2016
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    eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Can we seriously stop using the term "brick" to refer to a bootlooping device any more.

    It's very HARD to actually 'brick' an Apple device. Way back when jailbreaking involved plugging the phone into arcane electronic devices and messing with firmware you COULD brick your device - but 2007-2008 was a long time ago!
     
  12. Ciphersam, Jun 12, 2016
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    Ciphersam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i tried but it said i need to install visual studio 2015 redis
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Your only option is to restore to the latest iOS.
    Hope you learned your lesson not to do an erase all on a jb device again.
     
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    Install whatever it asks you, then run it. This can be a chance to save your jailbreak.
     

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