Jailbreak and factory reset

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  1. yka3010 macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone!

    My brother had jailbroken my iPhone 6, but he said that he now deleted it. So I thought it would be a good idea to factory reset the phone BUT the problem is that it has been resetting for over 24 hours!
    And it turns out after 20-30 minutes if it has not been in the charger.

    So what should I do? Is my phone dead? :(
     
  2. MetalCores macrumors regular

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    Just trying to understand what happened. He had a jail break on it and then removed it and now your trying to do a restore on the phone? Are you doing the restore through iTunes? Or did you do erase all content and settings from the phone itself?
     
  3. yka3010 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, when i got the phone about a year ago he jailbroke it with Cydia or something, and then recently he deleted it.
    I did a factory reset without itunes, but the phone wanted a code when doing it
     
  4. MetalCores macrumors regular

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    If you have a computer with iTunes try this. Turn the phone off. Hold the home button and with the home button held down plug the cord from the computer into the phone. Keep the home button held down until the iTunes logo comes up on the screen and then restore the phone through iTunes.
     
  5. yka3010 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't have iTunes - But can I just install it on my ASUS computer, or does it have to be an Apple computer?
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Sounds like your brother just deleted Cydia and assumed that doing that would remove the jailbreak. If that is the assumption, he assumed incorrectly.

    Since about the first iOS 7 jailbreak, doing an Erase All Contents and Settings is a big no-no because it messes with the jailbreak system file and puts the iPhone in a bootloop. You would not have known that because you believed your brother when he told you the phone was no longer jailbroken.

    I would start with what MetalCores suggests. If that does not work then you'll need to try a DFU upgrade and restore.
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    No. But you will need to install the Windows version of iTunes on your ASUS.
     
  8. yka3010 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, thank you. What is a DFU upgrade?
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    DFU is a recover mode for iPhones. There's a certain combination of press and holds on the home button and the power button (and I always forget the combination). Just do a Google search for DFU mode and you'll get the instructions.

    When you are in DFU mode NOTHING will show on the screen. But iTunes will detect an iPhone in recovery mode. If the firmware on the iPhone is lower than what is currently being signed by Apple, then iTunes will want to upgrade your iPhone to that firmware. The restore part restores your phone from either your backup or as new.

    If the iPhone is on the same firmware as what is being signed iTunes will simply recover your iPhone and restore from backup or new.
     
  10. yka3010 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Stupid question... How do I turn the phone off?
     
  11. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Hold down Power and Home until the screen shuts off then let go.
     
  12. yka3010 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah.. does not help
     
  13. yka3010 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have connected it to iTunes but it wants a pin-code because my phone is pin-locked.. How am I supposed to write the code when the phone is not working? :((((
     
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  15. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yeah, that tells me it's still jailbroken. That's not a stock feature.

    Looks like you will have to let the battery die so it shuts off.
     
  16. yka3010 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I have to wait till the phone dies, and then I have to "Hold the home button and with the home button held down plug the cord from the computer into the phone. Keep the home button held down until the iTunes logo comes up on the screen"

    When I turn the phone off by holding the home and turn off button down, it just restarts by its own immediately
     
  17. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Procedure.

    1. Open iTunes
    2. Connect iPhone to computer using lightning cable
    3. Press and hold home button and power button simultaneously. Hold until screen shuts off then release. Do NOT keep holding them down once the screen shuts off.
    4. Hold the Power button for 3 seconds.
    5. Hold the Home and Power buttons for 10 seconds
    6. Release the Power button but keep holding the Home button
    7. After about 15 seconds you will be alerted by iTunes saying that it has detected a device in Recovery Mode. The screen on the iPhone should BE BLANK
    8. Release the home button, upgrade and restore in iTunes

    If number three will not work, no matter what you try then you'll have to wait until the phone shuts off on it's own before proceeding.
     
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  19. yka3010 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for using your time on this :)
     
  20. eyoungren, Nov 9, 2015
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    OP did. She was under the impression that her brother had removed a previous jailbreak. Her brother may have assumed that simply deleting Cydia wiped the jailbreak.

    That's what I am thinking happened. Of course, simply deleting Cydia would not wipe the jailbreak.
     
  21. yka3010 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, actually i did....
     
  22. yka3010 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am a girl :)
     
  23. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    The usual remedy is to restore in iTunes, probably in DFU mode. Using Reset All Content and Settings is a big no-no with jailbroken iPhones.
     
  24. yka3010 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So you have to combine iTunes and DFU mode?
     
  25. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    No problem. Let us know how it works out.
     

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