iPad Restoring iPad Air Without Upgrading

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  1. here2rock macrumors regular

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    I have some screen issue with my iPad Air. I am not sure whether Apple will give me a replacement. It is currently running iOS 7.0.6.

    Is there a way to restore the iPad to factory setting and still remain on iOS 7.0.6. ? At least if Apple don't give me a replacement I can still keep my iPad Air Jailborken.

    When I put the iPad Air in DFU mode and try to restore I am getting the error code 11

    I am using iTunes 11.0.0.163.
     
  2. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

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    Nope they've stopped signing that ages ago.
    Just try restoring to ios 8. They've got a jailbreak for that now.
     
  3. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    Well you wont be able to do a restore with iTunes as Apple is no longer signing pre iOS8 firmware. Im not sure if it works, but have you tried doing a reset from settings on the iPad itself? I dont know if it would actually remove the jailbreak, but at this point it doesnt hurt to try right?

    Worst case scenario is that you would have to upgrade to reset it. Even if apple gave a replacement, it would more likely be on iOS 8 already. Plus there is a jailbreak in development for 8.1, so it probably wont be a long wait until we see its release.
     
  4. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    Reset content and settings will cause infinite boot loop, so.....don't do it.
    Instead, try using iLexRat or Semirestore. If successful, you get same IOS and clean, fresh jailbreak.
     
  5. here2rock thread starter macrumors regular

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    I understand but I was able to downgrade my iPhone 4 from iOS 7 to 5 using iFaith and patching up the firmware.

    I was hoping that I could do the same thing with ipad Air.

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    That's what I am worried about.

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    That might be my only option at this stage.
     
  6. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

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    Because the iPhone 4 had support for shsh blobs. The iPad air doesn't anymore.
     
  7. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    It is likely that sooner than later the iOS8 jailbreak will get fixed to be issue free (right now it is very buggy).
     
  8. here2rock thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is iLexRat or Semirestore an option?
     
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  10. here2rock thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok then upgrade is the only option at this stage.
     
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  13. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    Why not try iLex.....you don't have anything to loose.....if it fails, you can always restore to 8.1.
     
  14. here2rock thread starter macrumors regular

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    Decided to update through iTunes, upgraded to the latest version of the iTunes 12.0.1.26, downloaded the firmware 8.1 through iTunes and now I am stuck at the iTunes loop!

    How do I get around this problem?
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You had to do a restore not update.
    Put it in dfu mode and restore it.
     
  16. here2rock thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried both restore and update, did not work, I was getting the error code "2005".

    I tried this suggestion from the net:

    " Before restore go to Windows/System32/Drivers/etc and open your Hosts file with notepad. Delete the whole gs.apple.com then save it. You are good to go".

    I am not sure what trick that does (maybe some one else like you with more knowledge can explain).

    Restoring it now!

    Thank you for your help, greatly appreciated.
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Your hosts file.
    If that points to cydias server and not apples then it will never restore.
     
  18. here2rock thread starter macrumors regular

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    I thought my host file had the Apple servers not Cydia.
     
  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Not sure where your hosts points to.
    Find out how to edit that and what needs to be there in order for iTunes to communicate with apples restore servers.
     
  20. here2rock thread starter macrumors regular

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    It had some reference to Apple, I deleted it and worked without any issues.
     
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  22. here2rock thread starter macrumors regular

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    Received the replacement yesterday, it has 7.1.2 firmware on it.

    Is this jail breakable? I noticed links to Pangu's tool, not sure how reliable these sources are.

    Trustworthy links?
     
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  24. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    Make sure to install with the pangu jailbreak meant for iOS 7, and not iOS 8!

    en.pangu.io
     
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