Older iPhone reset-restore question

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by wheeldawg3, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. wheeldawg3 macrumors newbie

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    Hello folks. I have an older iPhone with an even older IOS.

    I have a iPhone 5s, on IOS 7.

    It was a previous phone of mine and I had gotten a replacement. The replacement iPhone is also a iPhone 5s. I do not like the ones that are larger.

    Anyway, I had jailbroken it and now wish to reset it, but it will not fully reset. It gets ½ way across with the progress bar and then reboots. The unit is then not reset.

    I do NOT want to upgrade to the latest IOS.

    I have ISPW files from previous phones and efforts for IOS 7 and IOS 8. Can I use shift-restore and use my IOS 7 or IOS 8 ISPW file and restore this iPhone to IOS 7 or 8 respectively?

    I wanted to check before I screwed it up. I have certain jailbreak apps I want to keep is why I am staying with older IOS.

    Thanks in advance.


    Oh, I searched, but mostly came up with iPhone 7 and how to reset with current IOS. I could not find my situation.


    Thanks again.
     
  2. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    If you're trying to do an Erase All Contents and Settings, you cannot do this on a jailbroken phone and will possibly cause a boot loop. You can either stay on iOS 7 or upgrade to iOS 11, possibly iOS 10.3.3 if it's still being signed. Your old IPSW files are useless as Apple is no longer signing those iOS versions for the iPhone 5s. If you can still get back into iOS 7 and still be jailbroken, stay there as this is your only option to keep the jailbreak.
     
  3. wheeldawg3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dang! I was afraid that was going to be the case. I can stay with IOS 7, and would be OK with that except my Cydia wont load.
    I have tried a number of DEB files and still no joy.

    Any suggestions on how I can get that fixed?

    I really appreciate the response, even though I wished the answer had been different.
    Thanks
     
  4. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    What method did you use to jailbreak iOS 7 originally? Most likely when you tried to reset it some system files got moved around that borked the jailbreak. Your only hope may be if you can reapply the jailbreak procedure over again from the beginning so Cydia is reinstalled and the other system files are put back where they need to be for the jailbreak to work.
     

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