iPhone Unable to Restore

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  1. Jumpie, Feb 23, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2014

    Jumpie macrumors 6502a

    Jumpie

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    So I am following the directions on iclarified's website to update to 7.0.6 to update my phone by clicking Option+Restore and it says iOS software isn't compatible.

    I have i5s CDMA (VZW) and downloaded the GSM+CDMA firmware. Do I need to completely restore to a clean state first?

    Apparently downloading from iclarified didn't work. So I downloaded from iTunes and did it that way but by putting in Pwnage folder. Not that I think it matters. But I think iclarified's links are wrong.
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If your phone is JB you cannot update the JB phone to stock ios.
    You need to hit restore.
    Itunes will then download the correct ipsw for you and do the rest.
    You dont need to shift-option restore or download anything.
     
  3. Jumpie thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jumpie

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    Ok, so really dumb question. Should I just update to 7.0.6 then jailbreak using evasi0n again?

    You'd think I'd know this after doing this since the beginning of jailbreaking but someone always changes with each release.

    Sorry for being, well, dumb. ;-)
     
  4. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    Restore to 7.0.6, download the latest version of evasi0n (currently at 1.0.6) and jailbreak again
     
  5. Jumpie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so you mean "Update" in iTunes, right? I don't wanna screw up since I'm still on 7.0.4.
     
  6. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    No, "restore"

    Once jailbroken, you can't use the normal "update" option as far as I know

    Make sure to make a backup beforehand
     
  7. Jumpie, Feb 23, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2014

    Jumpie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Fixed

    Well, I'm not jailbroken any longer. I had to replace my phone today. Got a new one on 7.0.4. So, I can either jailbreak now and leave it be, or Update and jailbreak at 7.0.6.

    So, just update from here?

    All good! thanks!
     
  8. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    I would recommend restoring the device to 7.0.6 over using update since I'm not sure if itune's update option is considered an OTA update or not
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I'd still hit restore even though you're on stock 7.0.4
    It's recommended to jb a fully restored iPhone instead of one that got there with an iTunes update or OTA update.
     
  10. LaynieGorilla macrumors 6502

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    I pressed update and was able to update. Didn't seem to be a problem but I made a mistake though, because I meant to restore as new. Ended up restoring as new after I updated then rejailbroke.
     

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