Possible to remove all traces of jailbreak from iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad Hacks' started by Nikos, May 12, 2010.

  1. Nikos macrumors 68000

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    Possibly picking up a jailbroken iPad from someone today. I haven't kept up with jailbreaking in a couple of years now.

    Is it possible to remove all traces of the jailbreak to keep it under warranty, or will traces be left?

    Thanks! :D
     
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  3. Nikos thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thank you sir!
     
  4. Diversion macrumors 6502a

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    I would do a DFU mode restore instead of a regular restore to make it 100% clean again. Sometimes a normal restore will still knave remnants of the jailbreak files behind even though they wont be accessed.
     
  5. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Actually, the key is to restore then set up as new. Both DFU and a normal restore basically clears your flash drive and starts over. But DFU restore wouldn''t help if you did that then restored from a backup made from a jailbroken device.
     
  6. Diversion macrumors 6502a

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    That's true.. but it seems the OP is buying a used iPad and probably never owned one in the first place to have a need to restore some other iPad to it. That's where I was going with it :/
     
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  8. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Maybe he simply doesn't need it to be jail broken.

    Besides you can bet your bottom dollar that when the wifi patched firmware (with the addition of possible iPad printing that Jobs admitted to be working on) will be released shortly after the international release in a few weeks, and that its main ulterior agenda will be to disable the spirit jailbreak.
     
  9. Simgar988 macrumors 65816

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    Dear butters.
    We've been friends for a long time,
    So i will say this like a friend,
    I know there are many reasons why
    he might not want it, but I'm curious
    for his reason specifically. I'm not flaming
    him, (unless he's a g@%-^%*# ***)
    Just asking him.
    So %^*+ @#%,

    Love,
    AWESOME-O
     
  10. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    LOL. I'm not saying anything wrong with it being Jailbroken ;)

    Just saying maybe he just doesn't want it, or see's no point in having it done so.

    Myself, the only thing I'm doing with my Jailbroken iPad is running backgrounder. Once firmware 4 comes out, unless there are other superior reasons for keeping the JB, I will be upgrading to OS4 even if it means no jailbreak for months & months....

    Some people get real usage out of JB'ing their devices. However some like me only get one or two useful things, which if Apple offered another solution I would probably just use that instead.

    So not attacking, just saying ;):):):)
     

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