iPhone Jailbreakers Should Update to iOS 6.1 Using iTunes, Not Using OTA Software Update!

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  1. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Pimskeks of the Evad3rs Dev-Team reveals that those looking to apply the new iOS 6.1 jailbreak should update to the firmware using iTunes.

    "If you people plan to upgrade to iOS 6.1 please don't do an OTA upgrade. Please make a full restore using iTunes."

    Just moments ago Planetbeing confirmed that their untethered jailbreak works with new iOS 6.1 final firmware released by Apple today and MuscleNerd hinted that the jailbreak will be released this Sunday.

    So in other words to be safe and if you want to be able to rerestore your A5+ devices after the SHSH window is closed make sure you do a restore with itunes and then pull and save your 6.1 shsh blobs for that device.
    As you remember before those with A5 devices with factory installed firmware or OTA installed firmware could not use their blobs to be able to rerestore to the same firmware version.

    You WILL NOT QUALIFY for restores if you got to your current 6.x via an OTA update
    •the tickets saved by Cydia, redsn0w, and TinyUmbrella do not cover OTA update ramdisk images
    •even if they did, it’s the “wrong kind” of ramdisk (you’d need to start at that earlier pre-OTA FW)
    •devices fresh from factory or refurb may fall in the “does not qualify” category (your results will vary)
    •it’s okay if you previously got to 6.1 via an OTA update, as long as your current 6.1 was installed via a normal iTunes restore. All that matters is how you got to your latest 6.1
    So if you already did an OTA 6.1 update you can just go to itunes and click restore.
     
  2. maximus96 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm still on 6.0. what's the best way to go about this? Itunes backup, itunes update, then itunes restore from backup?
     
  3. Daremo macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the information! Sunday can't come fast enough!
     
  4. Zac7 macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry if this is a dumb question, but if I am on 6.0.2 and I got there via OTA it wouldn't matter what way I go to 6.1? The only reason to update via iTunes is for the ability to save shsh blobs to downgrade?
     
  5. II BISTRO II macrumors member

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    How do we pull and save shsh blobs? (Noob at this, haven't jailbroken since my original iphone in 2007 lol)

    Iphone 5 on 6.0.2.. Can someone go through the steps?
     
  6. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    No just downgrade also to reinstall 6.1 jb should problems occur. Remember 6.1.1 will be released straight after this jb goes live.
     
  7. Applejuiced thread starter macrumors Westmere

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    You can create a backup with itunes. Then plug in your iphone to itunes and hit restore. That will do a full restore and update it to the latest 6.1
    Then you can restore from backup to get all your stuff back and be ready for the new jailbreak.
    Same applies to those that already updated to 6.1 using an OTA update. Just plug it to itunes and do a restore and then you can sync your stuff back.

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    It doesnt matter how you got to 6.0.2
    Just when you get to 6.1 do it by using an itunes restore. This way if anything goes wrong your blobs would be usable.
    You will still be able to JB with an OTA 6.1 install just your blobs would be useless and when the windows closes you wont be able to do a restore or rerestore. You'd just be stuck with going stock and losing your JB for good.

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    There should be an updated tinyumbrella version released before the JB.
    And you can also use the latest redsnow version.
     
  8. curitibagarrett macrumors member

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    There are two restore options right?

    There is the restore iPhone or restore backup. I am pretty sure it is restore iPhone right?
     
  9. Applejuiced thread starter macrumors Westmere

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    When you plug it in itunes theres restore and update.
    Click restore.
    Then once its done you can restore from backup if you want.
     
  10. Zac7 macrumors 6502a

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    So if I am coming from 6.0.2, all I need to do is update via iTunes? Or do I need to restore and set up from backup?

    Thanks for all the help!
     
  11. Applejuiced thread starter macrumors Westmere

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    The important part is restore to 6.1 using itunes.
    It doesnt matter after that if your restore from your backup or setup as new. That's up to you. it will work either way.
    Just dont get to 6.1 using an OTA update through the device settings.
     
  12. vilag001 macrumors newbie

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    Well, ****.

    Okay guys, I just want to be sure on this before I do anything.

    So now that I installed the OTA update by mistake I can go and do a full restore and I will have fixed the issue?
     
  13. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    Correct. backup your device in iTunes.... Click on the restore button..... restore from backup and you are all set.
     
  14. Applejuiced thread starter macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, you will be fine.
    As long as the copy of ios 6.1 installed is done via itunes then you'll be fine.
    Just plug it in and restore.
     
  15. maccompatible macrumors 6502

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    Now how about this:

    iCloud backup, iTunes restore to 6.1, restore iCloud backup?
     
  16. vilag001 macrumors newbie

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    Sorry I'm a noob, I had already done the OTA. Will restoring pressing the restore button in iTunes make it jailbreakable?
     
  17. Applejuiced thread starter macrumors Westmere

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    Sure, not a problem.
    The backup doesnt make a difference.
    Main thing is your current 6.1 is installed with itunes and not OTA.
     
  18. Jman13 macrumors 68000

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    I would have to imagine that would be just fine. At least, I hope it is...it's what I did (restoring from iCloud now).
     
  19. Applejuiced thread starter macrumors Westmere

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    Yes.
    Both versions will be jailbreakable.
    Just the OTA version installed wont be able to take advantage of saved blobs for future restores.
    So just plug it in and restore using itunes.
     
  20. maccompatible macrumors 6502

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    Sweet. I like iCloud better than iTunes backups. Thanks a bunch. I was confused by twitter. This helped.
     
  21. vilag001 macrumors newbie

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    Okay I see :) Thanks!!!! :D
     
  22. toddant macrumors newbie

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    I'm a bit confused. I have an iPhone 5 on 6.01. I just went into iTunes and hit the update on the top, it was next to the restore iPhone. It updated to 6.1 and kept all settings. Is this all I need to do? Hope I didn't make a mistake by doing so.
    Thanks
     
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    You're fine, now just wait for the JB!

    Don't fortget to save the SHSH
     
  24. toddant macrumors newbie

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    Thank you!
     
  25. unknownx macrumors regular

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    So after updating to 6.1 via iTunes, How do i save SHSH ?
     

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