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

dissizitt

macrumors member
Original poster
Oct 16, 2010
67
0
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?
 

dissizitt

macrumors member
Original poster
Oct 16, 2010
67
0
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.
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)
 

Applejuiced

macrumors Westmere
Apr 16, 2008
40,652
6,404
At the iPhone hacks section.
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.
 

dissizitt

macrumors member
Original poster
Oct 16, 2010
67
0
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.
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?
 

Applejuiced

macrumors Westmere
Apr 16, 2008
40,652
6,404
At the iPhone hacks section.
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?
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.
 

dhlizard

macrumors G4
Mar 16, 2009
10,213
118
The Jailbreak Community
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?
Unless you jailbreak, your phone will likely re-download the update.
 

Tmlfan3

macrumors regular
Jan 6, 2013
203
0
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)
 

TriJetHero

macrumors 601
Oct 13, 2010
4,950
137
World
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.
 

goobot

macrumors 603
Jun 26, 2009
5,642
1,921
long island NY
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.
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.
 

BL4zD

macrumors 6502
Sep 22, 2010
273
6
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?