Sell iPhone 4S with Jailbreak 6.1.2 or Upgrade to iOS 7?

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  1. Texxy, Sep 27, 2013
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    Texxy macrumors 6502

    Texxy

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    Hey guys, I have a few iPhone 4S's to sell and was wondering if it is better to sell them with Jailbreak 6.1.2 or Upgrade to iOS 7 on them?:confused:

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. Knockoutjosie macrumors 6502

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    Jailbreak since you can't go back to iOS 7 once you update to 7
     
  3. danb77 macrumors 6502

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    Isn't 6.1.3 a tethered jailbreak? A bit un-userfriendly to sell. I'd restore it to stock 6.1.3 using Redsnow and your saved SHSH blobs (I am currently trying to find out via the ios 6 thread if that works, so if you are willling to test…!).
     
  4. Texxy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So selling 6.1.3 On its own not jailbroken and I guess giving the user the option is better huh?
     
  5. danb77 macrumors 6502

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    Yes - exactly. Did you already jailbreak it? If you manage to restore back to stock 6.1.3 please report here on how it goes.
     
  6. Texxy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Its funny, one of my lines is on 6.1.3 not jail broken and the other is! So I do have to figure out how to restore it...you said redsnow?
     
  7. danb77 macrumors 6502

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    You should be able to use a modification of this method:

    http://www.ijailbreak.com/how-to/how-to-downgrade-ios-6-0-1-to-ios-5-1-1-a4-devices/

    or

    http://forum.gsmhosting.com/vbb/f812/how-downgrade-ios-6-ios-5-1-1-shsh-1544743/

    The worst that can happen, if it fails is that you are forced to install ios 7, but I'd suggest that that is better than selling a j/b iphone (larger market better price!)
     
  8. danb77 macrumors 6502

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    Sorry - just noticed you are on a 4S - those instructions are for iPhone 4 only!
     
  9. Texxy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Any idea for the 4S?
     
  10. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    The 4S can't be jailbroken with 6.1.3.
     
  11. Texxy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think this one is 6.1.2 :)
     
  12. Texxy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Blah this whole time I was saying 6.1.3 but I meant 6.1.2!!
     
  13. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    oh, lol! then, if you want to preserve the jailbreak, i recommend jailbreaking the device, then use either Semi-Restore or iLex RAT to bring the device back to a fresh, just-jailbroken state.

    both of those tools bring a device back to factory condition, while preserving the jailbreak. They don't repair system files however, but i dont think you'll even need to worry about that. :)
     

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