iPhone Possible to Restore 4s without upgrading to iOS 7?

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  1. Iphone4sinwhite macrumors 6502

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    I have a jailbroken 4s. Clearing all data and settings is not successful. The phone locks into a blank black screen with a loading wheel and sits like this unresponsive until the battery dies. I am assuming this is because it has been jailbroken on iOS 6. Is there anyway to reset the phone or restore to factory settings without upgrading to iOS 7?
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Reset all settings on a jailbroken phone is a definite no-no. You can attempt to use iLex Rat, but otherwise no there is no way.
     
  3. Iphone4sinwhite thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you for the info. Is iLex Rat fairly reliable?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Doing Reset all Settings on a jailbroken iPhone running iOS 5 or higher won't cause any problems. Just force restart the device and it'll turn back on like nothing ever happened. Same with doing a remote wipe with Find My iPhone. A simple hard reset and it's all back. That's because the wipe mechanism fails due to the checks put in place to prevent it from wiping the OS partition starting with iOS 5.
     
  5. Iphone4sinwhite thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is a hard reset the same as "erase all content and settings"?
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    A hard reset is pressing and holding both the home and sleep/lock button for about thirty seconds until the device restarts.
     
  7. Iphone4sinwhite thread starter macrumors 6502

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    A hard reset is not the same as wiling the phone completely. Is it possible to completely wipe all data off the phone without upgrading to ios 7?
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    If the device is jailbroken, no. There will always be something left behind. If it is not jailbroken, you can try the reset all option in Settings.
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, a hard reset is what Intell said above.
    A restore is what wipes the phone completely but if you do that you'd be stuck with the latest ios 7.0.4 version. Or an erase all would also wipe it clean but as you know you cannot do that on a JB device.
    Use ilex Rat if you want to stay on JB ios 6.
    It will remove all personal data from it.
     
  10. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Using iLexRat will not fix corrupted system files, it only removes your Cydia hacks/apps while leaving the jailbreak to give you a fresh start on Cydia hacks/apps.
     
  11. Iphone4sinwhite thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the clarification, it looks like the only way to remove the jb completely (before sale) is to upgrade the phone to 7.0.4.
     
  12. lancia832 macrumors member

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    You will get more money for it if you sell it jailbroken , if you looking to sell it that is , just use Ilexrat , and sell it jailbroken.
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That's what I would do.
    Then the buyer has the option to use it JB or just plug it to iTunes himself and restore it to the latest stock ios 7.0.4
    More available options the better.
     

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