iPhone iPhone 4S 5.1.1 Restore Problems

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by msw123307, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. msw123307 macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2007
    I have a Jailbroken 4s with 5.1.1, and I recently upgraded to the 5 so I'm intending to sell it.

    Ideally, I'd like to jailbreak and unlock before I sell it.

    I was trying to restore the phone first, and the sim is removed although i still have it, just didn't want to activate the phone since I'm using the 5 now. So when i boot up it takes me to the welcome screen and I get the "no sim" error. I can bypass the screen with the emergency call trick. However when I go into settings and click "Erase iPhone" it doesn't work. It just spins and spins and never does anything. So I can't even erase my info off the phone.

    What's the best way to get my information off this phone, and jailbreak/unlock?
  2. HankHowdy macrumors 68040


    Dec 2, 2012
    Victorville CA
    Put the sim in and erase all settings.


    Wait. I read its already jail broken. Do not select erase all settings. This will brick the phone.

    You have to manually erase all the content.

    To restore to 5.1.1 again you would have had to have installed 5.1.1 on a computer with iTunes and not OTA in the first place. If its a iTunes 5.1.1 then you can save your blobs with tiny umbrella and create a custom ipsw with redsnow. You could restore the phone with a custom 5.1.1 you made with iTunes and set up as a new phone and its factory fresh. Then use absinthe to jailbreak.
  3. TriJetHero macrumors 601


    Oct 13, 2010
    partial like above..

    check in cydia top of main page which SHSH's you have.
    If you have SHSH's for 5.1.1 you can restore using those.

    If you upgraded to 5.1.1 with iTunes(not OTA) than you can restore your phone through redsn0w

    donwload latest redsn0w 09.15b3

    download 5.1.1 IPSW

    open redsn0w
    got to Etras/even more/restore
    select the 5.1.1 IPSW
    follow instructions

    during process select remote blobs
  4. msw123307 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2007
    I tried to download RedSnow and restore, when I try to enter DFU mode it says "not supported by iPhone 4s" - then I downloaded the 5.1.1 IPSW and if i try to restore to that it says IPSW not compatible with this version. All I want to do is restore this phone, preferably to still be jailbroken, with my info wiped. i'm getting rid of the phone.
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    If redsnow doesnt let you restore to the same version then your only option is to either delete all your stuff manually or restore it to the latest 6.0.1 and sell it.

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