iPhone Un-jailbreak an iPhone 5 running ios 6.1.2?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by ratsg, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. ratsg macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2010
    Un-jailbreak an iPhone 5 running ios 6.1.2?

    I have an iPhone 5 running ios 6.1.2 + jailbreak.

    As much as I love ios 6.1.2, including its looks, I’m at a point now where I have apps that won’t run, or wont run correctly, and they require a newer version of ios to upgrade.

    The laptop I had used to jailbreak, several years back, lost its hard drive, so I’m not even sure which utility I used to jailbreak.

    I have been searching around the Internet for un-jailbreak instructions, but what I have found hasn’t been crystal clear on the instructions part. I do know, that I can’t just do an ios restore without un-jailbreaking, I understand that I will probably brick the phone if I do that.

    Hoping someone can point me to some good/clear un-jailbreaking instructions for an iPhone with 6.1.2.

  2. bbrks macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2013
    There is no such a thing as un-jealbreaking IOS 6.1.2.
    All you need to do is DFU restore through iTunes. But, that means you will have to restore to the latest IOS Apple is signing and that is 9.2.1.
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    And you won't be able to re-jailbreak...yet.

    I suggest starting from scratch (get everything significant off of the iPhone, iOS restore, reinstalling apps, configuring settings manually) and NOT restoring from your iOS 6 backup. More work, but less of a chance of issues going from 6 to 9. Also, starting from scratch will eliminate bringing back system files that are related to the jailbreak and tweaks.
  4. braddick macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
    You could sell your iPhone5 on eBay (listing the iOS6 feature) and take those funds to purchase a brand new iP5 as the ones with iOS6 sell for a pretty decent premium.
  5. Dr. Freeman macrumors member

    Dr. Freeman

    May 1, 2012
    Personally I would try googling for "restore iphone without losing jailbreak 6.1.2" because there hasn't been a way to do exactly what you want since the 3GS days.
  6. HankHowdy macrumors 68040


    Dec 2, 2012
    Victorville CA
    There's no need to do anything special. Just connect to iTunes and restore.
  7. iRetired macrumors 6502a


    Apr 21, 2012
  8. ratsg thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2010

    Thank you for the reply. I have been very happy with 6.1.2 myself.

    I'm not a big app person. The big drawing point to jailbreaking for me, was to be able to ssh into the Mac OS X itself, as root, and manipulate things, move around files, make (unix style) symbolic links, etc.

    The few apps that I need are from the app store that need a newer version of the IOS to upgrade.

    Just in short, I'm not concerned with loosing any customizations from restoring.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 26, 2016 ---

    Really??? thanks for this reply.

    I always do an Internet search for stuff like this before kicking off a thread, and I came up with zilch. I guess this explains why.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 26, 2016 ---

    Thank you for your reply. as commented earlier, I really don't have much of any Cydia apps. The real value of jailbreaking for me, is to be able to ssh in to Unix/Mac OS X on my phone and do what I need to do from the command line. I'm not concerned with loosing anything.

    All I want to do, is just to be able to restore the phone, install what-ever is the current Apple IOS on it, and upgrade my (purchased from the Apple app store) applications.

    I can deal with not having a jail broken phone for a while. The being able to ssh into the phone just makes things nice/easier for me, but isn't a show stopper.
  9. Bl0ckHe1d macrumors 6502


    Nov 19, 2009
    Have you tried iLex Rat? Used it a few time when i once had an iPhone 4 running on iOS6.x.x

  10. darricksailo macrumors 601


    Dec 18, 2012
    He does not want to be on iOS 6

    He just wants to the update his iOS software

    It's as easy as plugging your device into your computer and click restore iPhone in iTunes

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