iPhone Removing Jailbreak on iPhone 5s 7.1.2?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by blueflower, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. blueflower macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys so it's time to sell my beloved iphone 5s jailbroken on 7.1.2 I do not want to sell it jailbroken because

    a. I have been having some random reboots related to a tweak
    b. Most buyers are skittish about jailbroken devices
    c. I have been having some memory leak issues which I think are also related to a tweak

    I have been reading around the forums but cannot pinpoint a set methodology to restore the phone back to its out of box state safely.

    Any assistance will be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    The following will assume you want to completely wipe the phone of all data, restoring to stock and upgrading to the latest firmware.

    If there is any data you wish to save I'd suggest a backup to iTunes or iCloud before you proceed.

    1. Log out of Find My iPhone (THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT IF YOU INTEND TO SELL). If you do NOT logout the new owner will be faced with iCloud Activation Lock when trying to setup the phone.

    2. Log out of iMessage, App store, basically all Apple related accounts.

    3. Open iTunes on a computer and connect your iPhone. Just connect it, do not let iTunes perform any action on it.

    4. Turn the iPhone OFF.

    5. Place the iPhone in DFU mode. The action of placing the iPhone in DFU mode will turn the phone on. You will be properly in DFU mode when your screen is blank (nothing on it).

    6. When iTunes tells you that it has detected an iPhone in recovery mode, click the boxes to have iTunes upgrade and restore your phone as new. When it's done the jailbreak and ALL data will be wiped from the phone. You can then disconnect the phone from the computer.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. blueflower thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks so much!

    I have another question though for data in the jailbreak tweaks themselves e.g. unlimitones etc. what is the best way to back up this data?

     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    There are a number of options, but the one I use is PKGBackup. However, when I bought it, it was $10. I can't vouch for the price now.

    But that app will backup everything, including everything that a normal iTunes/iCloud backup will do. You can link it to a cloud service and store the backups there.

    The TWO things I HATE about it though and that the dev does NOT mention is this…

    1. Dev makes is seem like there is an automated backup. Meaning, it will go off on a schedule automatically. That's not the case. What happens, is that it will set REMINDERS in your calandar for YOU to open the app and initiate a backup. It can be set to backup the moment you open the app, but you actually have to open the app. There is no automated backup as is generally understood.

    2. Even though you backup all your JB tweaks and apps when you RESTORE the app simply goes out and downloads the LATEST VERSION of those tweaks and apps! You don't get back the exact version you backed up. There is a way around that by making the app create DEB files and then using those to restore, but most people are unaware that option exists.

    As I said, though there are other JB options, but most backup apps simply make a list of what's installed and then automate a reinstall for you instead of actually backing up all the data.

    Lastly, note that it's been my experience that all JB data tends to get stored in an iTunes backup. It's generally advised for you to restore as new for each new jailbreak, but I've never done that. I've simply jailbroken and then restored from backup. That has had the advantage of each time I reinstalled a tweak ALL my settings and data for that tweak were intact.

    Finally, Cydia stores it's sources now in iTunes backups so there is that.
     
  5. blueflower thread starter macrumors 6502

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    eyoungren thanks man, I swear if a mod post for this section were up for a vote I would give you two votes. Your answers are usually so on point and helpful. Have a great weekend.

     
  6. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    Your not wrong there!
     
  7. bufffilm Suspended

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    Third that.
     
  8. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    Sorry but I'm dyslexic and when I read that I saw turd that:rolleyes:
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Considering some of the answers I've given to questions around here you may be more right than you know! ;)
     

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