iPhone screen repair and jailbreak

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  1. Ryan884, Jun 11, 2013
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    Ryan884 macrumors newbie

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    I have a iphone 5 with a cracked screen and lines across the screen. The digitizer is also messed up because the screen randomly touches things. Will apple care if its jailbroken i hear they dont touch your data because i called and asked but my lock screen is themed. But i cant really get into winterboard to change the theme back cause the phone is so messed up. If i have to restore it i will but im on 6.1 and want to keep it that way so i can keep my jailbreak.

    edit: how can i restore and still be on 6.1. Also anyway to usb file view and change the theme.
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    You cannot restore to 6.1. You can only restore to the latest signed version of iOS, which is 6.1.4. That will remove your jailbreak.

    Apple will not touch a jailbroken iPhone. You may get incredibly lucky and get a genius who will ignore it, but don't count on it.

    If you did not already have any tweaks/apps that allowed file access then to get file level access you'd need to access Cydia. PhoneView on the Mac might help, but I believe it has limited access. I don't know about any PC apps.

    It looks like you may just be facing losing the jailbreak and fixing the phone or living with a broken phone.
     
  3. Ryan884, Jun 11, 2013
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    Ryan884 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    **** i really just need to get rid of the lockscreen theme and i would be set. What would happen if i got a pc app with file access and deleted winterboard, would that yield any success

    edit: i guess the only the other option to keep the jailbreak would be to buy a screen from ifix it and do it myself. I can easily handle it but i just thought that if i got it done by apple it would be better quality since they calibrate the displays with some machine
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You either do it yourself or have a local repair shop replace the screen or you bring it to Apple and you lose your JB.
    You cannot restore an iphone 5 to anything but the latest firmware version.
     
  5. Ryan884 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone have any experience using ifixit displays or similar and can speak on the quality of them
     
  6. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

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    Did you purchase AppleCare Plus? If not, then cracked screen isn't covered under warranty which will make your decision to DIY easier. Out of warranty replacement on the iPhone 5 is $229. So I suggest finding a good deal on a screen and doing it yourself. The screen likely will not be the same quality though. But, that's the trade off with keeping it jailbroken.
     
  7. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    Hardly. A good screen for the iPhone 5 is $180.
     
  8. Ryan884 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im pretty sure thats for a phone swap for a new screen with apple care or not it is 150. And im def not doing a phone swap because ill just get a refurb phone with newest fw.
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Not sure if all Apple stores do screen repairs.
    I know most just swap it for a refurb.
     
  10. Ryan884 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ya not all do but i called my local ones and asked what they do. Of the 3 i called 2 did the screen repairs.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Oh good, that would be a better option and cheaper.
     
  12. Ryan884, Jun 12, 2013
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    Ryan884 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok so managed to fix the winterboard ******** by renaming the files with ifunbox only problem is iphone is disabled to where it says connect to itunes. What to i do.

    edit: i think i got it to go away by trying to sync and then it telling me i cant and somehow it fixed it and now its just asking for code so cool?? Also my carrier is still set to my name will that be a problem at apple?
     

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