Unjailbreaking 4S for warranty claim - will Apple know?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by funkyr, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. funkyr macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2012
    #1
    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
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2006
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    #2
    If you restore it then it will not leave a trace of the jailbreak.
     
  3. TheRainKing macrumors 6502a

    TheRainKing

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2012
    #3
    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.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    #4
    No.
    As long as you restore to official firmware and setup as new they cant tell.
     
  5. funkyr thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2012
    #5
    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?
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    #6
    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.
     
  7. funkyr thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2012
  8. Minhimalism macrumors 65816

    Minhimalism

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2012
    Location:
    Texas
    #8
    Those get stored in your iTunes back up, haha.
     
  9. funkyr thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2012
    #9
    'transfer purchases' doesnt work?
     
  10. TriJetHero macrumors 601

    TriJetHero

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2010
    Location:
    World
    #10
    yes it does, it's just a lot of work, pkgbackup saves a lot of time
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    #11
    Transfer purchases is for AppStore apps with iTunes.
    Not cydia programs.
     
  12. labman macrumors 604

    labman

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2009
    Location:
    Mich near Detroit

Share This Page