iPhone iPhone on 7.0.4..How do delete software update 7.1?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by dissizitt, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. dissizitt macrumors member

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    So Apple replaced my iPhone and it is currently running 7.0.4
    I have not Jailbroken my device yet but I noticed that 7.1 has been downloaded onto my phone.

    How can I delete this so I can get the memory back?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You cannot on stock firmware.
    Only if you JB it.
     
  3. dissizitt thread starter macrumors member

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    What do I install from Cydia to delete the 7.1 content?
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I believe after you JB the JB automaticly blocks the OTA software update feature.
    If the ios update is not deleted you can go in with ifile and remove it from that folder.
     
  5. dissizitt thread starter macrumors member

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    When I click on "Software Update" there is a button that says "Install Now"
    So I assume that 7.1 is already downloaded onto my phone.

    I want to delete the 7.1 content so I can have more memory on my phone.
    Right now, I have 11.2gb / 13.4gb

    Will clicking on "Erase All Content and Settings" do the trick or Jailbreak and
    use iFile to delete the content(Do you know the direct folders where this is stored for me to delete)
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    An erase all should do the trick.
    But if not after you JB just download ifile from cydia and browse to any of those locations below /var/mobile/Library/SoftwareUpdate
    Or var/mobile/media/downloads
    Or /var/mobile/Library/SoftwareUpdate Not 100% what one it was for ios 6 or ios 7.
     
  7. dissizitt thread starter macrumors member

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    Erase all contents did the trick!:D
    I didn't want to jailbreak yet because I knew that I might have used that option!

    Did you download anything like "Software Update Killer" to prevent something like this from happening? Or you just be very careful about not pressing software update?
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Oh great, glad that worked.
    When you JB with evasion the JB automatically blocks the OTA feature so it will not be able to check for newer updates or ever download them.
     
  9. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Unless you jailbreak, your phone will likely re-download the update.
     
  10. Tmlfan3 macrumors regular

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    Is there a way to get rid of the update badge on the General section in settings. Just got my new 5S and it has the badge there, though not on the app itself.

    I've looked in the folders listed above in ifile and not found any large files so don't think it actually dl'ed the update (unless it's somewhere else)
     
  11. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    Software update killer should remove the badge.

    Instead of the paid iFile you can also install afc2add in cydia (free) and use iFunBox for windows or mac (both free) to browse your file structure when jailbroken.
     
  12. goobot macrumors 603

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    iFile is free, the paid just unlocks some features you wouldn't other wise have that the op doesn't need. Also if you wanted to browse your device via computer open ssh is a lot safer than afc2add which i heard causes issues.
     
  13. BL4zD macrumors 6502

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    I just jailbroke my roommates phone but he his phone had already downloaded the update. Where do I go to delete the update and will the badge go away automatically afterwards?

    The locations Applejuiced listed didn't have anything in them that was large enough. I'm ssh'd into the phone...where else should I look? Or which terminal commands will recursively look for files of certain size?
     

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