iPad mini 2 - jailbreak 7.0.4 to 9.3.x howto???

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by ratsg, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. ratsg macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2010
    I am the purchaser/owner of an iPad mini 2. Purchased shortly after it was announced by Apple.
    It shipped to me with ios 7.0.4 and it is still there. I jail broke it shortly after purchase, and have also been very happy with the jailbreak.

    To the point of this thread, I'm at a point with this device where I have (purchased Apple app store) applications that don't run, run poorly and can't be upgraded any more as my ios is so old. I no longer have the Mac I used to jail break the iPad, and I don't remember what application I used to jail break it.

    Wondering what are the steps to upgrade from jail broken 7.0.4 to 9.3.x (current)??? Yep, I know I will loose my jail break, I am waiting like everyone else for a 9.3.x jail break to arrive.

  2. Will22 macrumors 65816


    Dec 4, 2011
    If you want to do a complete clean update then a DFU restore will remove everything jailbreak related and set up your iPad new(don't use a backup from when it was jailbroken)
  3. ratsg thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2010
    Thanks for the reply.

    I would rather not have to set up my iPad up new.

    Is it possible to update 7.0.4 to 9.3.x? I understand that I would loose my jail break access.
  4. StarkCity macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2013
    It's possible...... by using your backup after restoring. But by using a jailbroken 7.0.4 backup on stock 9.3x would cause you to run into problems. It's just not recommended.
  5. ratsg thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2010
    [SUMMARY] I drug my feet on this as long as I could, but got to the point that almost none of my apps would upgrade, many important (to me) apps were broken, etc.

    In short, I plugged my 7.0.4 iPad mini 2 into my Mac via Lightning cable, opened iTunes, then just let iTunes upgrade to 10.2.x.

    Upgraded without any issues or problems.

    Now I just need a current jailbrake so I can SSH back into my iPad mini again.

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