iPhone screen repair and jailbreak

Ryan884

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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.
 
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eyoungren

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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.
 

Ryan884

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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
 
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Applejuiced

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At the iPhone hacks section.
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.
 

Ryan884

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Does anyone have any experience using ifixit displays or similar and can speak on the quality of them
 

MrMacMack

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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.
 

XboxMySocks

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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.
Hardly. A good screen for the iPhone 5 is $180.
 

Ryan884

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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.
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.
 

Ryan884

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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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