Unjailbreaking 4S for warranty claim - will Apple know?

funkyr

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 7, 2012
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Hi all,

My 4S needs a warranty claim and I have iOS 5.0.1 (9A405) jailbroken with absinthe.

I heard you do this to wipe the jailbreak (and update to 5.1.1):
Plug in phone to PC, power off. Hold menu and power button for 10 seconds, release power button but continue to hold menu for an additional 30 seconds. The screen is now black and the phone is in DFU mode. Open Itunes on your computer, it will pop up and say it sees an Iphone in recovery mode and prompt you to update and restore. Agree to the prompts and sit back/relax as Itunes downloads the latest IOS and flashes unjailbroken firmware to your device. It will reboot as a stock, wiped device.

Will Apple be able to tell that it was JB'd before when I bring it in for a warranty claim?

Thanks
 

TheRainKing

macrumors 6502a
Jun 11, 2012
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I sent an iPhone that I had jailbroken back to Apple before and they just replaced it as normal, so I don't think they can tell.
 

funkyr

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 7, 2012
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Ok thanks.

Is it ok to saving the jail broken apps into itunes?

Ie
Backup all apps (incl cydia downloaded apps) into itunes
Then reset via itunes
Send in for warranty
Then JB back and reload the cydia downloaded apps?
 

Applejuiced

macrumors Westmere
Apr 16, 2008
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At the iPhone hacks section.
Ok thanks.

Is it ok to saving the jail broken apps into itunes?

Ie
Backup all apps (incl cydia downloaded apps) into itunes
Then reset via itunes
Send in for warranty
Then JB back and reload the cydia downloaded apps?
You cannot backup or restore any cydia packages with itunes.
You will have to install them again with cydia after you JB or use a batch packages and sources installer like pkgbackup etc.
 

funkyr

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 7, 2012
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You cannot backup or restore any cydia packages with itunes.
You will have to install them again with cydia after you JB or use a batch packages and sources installer like pkgbackup etc.
'transfer purchases' doesnt work?