iPhone Should I be signed in on iCloud before removing Jailbreak

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Vukmon, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. Vukmon, Nov 18, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2014

    Vukmon macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2013
    Hello guys,

    I`ve bought :apple: iP4S yesterday. It is jailbroken and iCloud is not locked. My plan is to restore iP to factory condition iOS withot any data/apps from previous owner.

    From all tutorials I`ve seen on net, my steps will be:
    I`ve picked this method because I saw in comments people are claiming iTunes can get some errors during process and it is safest way to import ipsw file. Be aware that I have slow net connection, it takes me about 1hr to download ipsw file.

    Now I am wondering should I sign in into iCloud before this (I am currently signed-in), or any kind of process when restoring iPhone from Jailbreak :eek:

    Thank you for reading, I hope I will get some answers soon :)
  2. dlmart2 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2007
    It doesn't matter as long as the previous owner is not signed in. But you can't have Find my Phone turned on.
  3. Vukmon thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2013
    Thank you very much :) I`ve already signed in iCloud and on Store and activated FMI :)

    I will keep it signed-in :)
  4. ivandr macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2010
    You can't restore a 4S to 7.1.2, Apple is no longer signing that version of iOS. You can either restore to either 8.1 (I'm really surprised this is still being signed as of 11/18 9:23am EST... 12+ hours after releasing 8.1.1) or restore to 8.1.1 (which cannot be jailbroken).

    If you want to STAY on 7.1.2 (I'm assuming that's what iOS you're currently on because you mentioned it in your post) you can use SemiRestore to wipe off all user data and put the phone back to stock setup.
  5. Vukmon thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2013
    I want to upgrade to latest iOS version, but I dont know which one is safest road to take. I see a lot of bricked phones that were in process of getting rid of Jailbreak :(
  6. Syndicate0017 macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2013
    Should I be signed in on iCloud before removing Jailbreak

    I have never seen or heard of someone brick a phone by trying to remove a jailbreak. My understanding is that bricking an iDevice is nearly impossible since about the 3GS (I can't say for certain because I haven't been with iOS as long as some here). Put it in DFU mode, connect to iTunes, restore. Voila.

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