Preventing 10.2 update

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  1. Cycling Asia, Dec 18, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2016

    Cycling Asia macrumors regular

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    EDIT: the only step that is needed is step 1. The rest of it doesn't seem to do anything. Oh well.


    So, you've decided to upgrade to 10.1.1 and wait for a jailbreak. You don't want to go to 10.2 but your phone screams at you to update. What can you do?

    I've managed to trick my phone into thinking 10.1.1 is up to date doing the following:

    1. Search for the tvOS 10 Beta Software Profile and install it using apple configurator.
    2. Load the mac_portal exploit code in Xcode and run it (per all the instructions on the internet)
    3. Once you've connected to the bash shell in you phone, enter the following commands: (my comments are in the brackets, don't type them in)

    cd /var/MobileSoftwareUpdate
    ls
    (you should see Update.plist and some other files)
    mv Update.plist u.plist
    echo > Update.plist
    chmod 000 Update.plist
    chown root Update.plist
    chmod 000 .
    chown root .

    (Finally, reboot your phone)
    shutdown -r now
    Upon reboot, if you go to settings -> general -> Software Update, you should see iOS 10.1.1 Your software is up-to-date.

    I've only done this on my iPhone 6 plus, so other successes would be good to hear.

    Also I believe to undo the above is after going to the MobileSoftwareUpdate directory:

    chmod 755 .
    chmod 644 Update.plist
    mv u.plist Update.plist
    shutdown -r now

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  2. SSAJ macrumors 6502

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  3. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    I just don't connect to wifi and I don't get the prompt to update but I do get 50gb per month so I don't need wifi.
     
  4. dfran1, Dec 19, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2016

    dfran1 macrumors regular

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  5. Cycling Asia thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I was trying many things to disable the application, and after I had done all the above, the update was disabled. But upon retrying the only thing needed is the addition of the profile. So everyone can disregard this post.


    My bad.
     
  6. FLYING SE7EN macrumors regular

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    I'm wanting to do this, is there a way to change it back if I so desired?
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Remove the profile from settings (and restart the device).
     
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  9. sand1303 macrumors newbie

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    i keep my wifi off at all times. i have waken up in the morning before and had a update automatically install at night. its the ONE good thing about not being able to download large files on data
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Doesn't really work all that well for those who want make use of WiFi. Installing the tvOS profile mentioned earlier seems to be simpler without giving up or really changing anything.
     
  11. Fille84 macrumors regular

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    Why not just ignore the 10.2 update? :) And its also up to you if you want to update right? I have never experienced any of my iPhones to update automatically..
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Because it keeps on prompting you to update at random times and downloads the update automatically taking up space (and using up bandwidth)?
     
  13. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    tvOS beta profile is the best blocker I've found.
     
  14. Fille84 macrumors regular

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    Never had it prompting. Not even a badge.
     
  15. SSAJ macrumors 6502

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    Yeah it is is
     
  16. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    I have the TViOS profile installed on my 6S and 6S+ and I have the badge showing 1 update. I have to go into the settings app to actually see it though on both phones. I deleted the update as soon as it downloaded.

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