iPhone updating a 5.0.1 jailbroken phone to ios6.

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by sigooner, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. sigooner macrumors member

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    is it possible to update it through wifi to ios6, ie going to settings, then updating it just like that? will it mess up the phone? i mean i know it will get rid of the jailbreak but will that work as a quick way of jailbreaking the phone?

    thanks alot
     
  2. EggrollShop macrumors member

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    I did it to my 4S and it didn't work for me . I had to connect it to my mac and update through there. I mean you can try it for convenience sake but if it doesn't work you can try the latter.
     
  3. sigooner thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks, what happened when you tried it? it didnt mess up the phone or take away any of your saved data did it?
     
  4. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    It won't work and will error out.

    JB devices need to be updated through iTunes, is a well known issue
     
  5. EggrollShop macrumors member

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    When I tried it all that happened is my phone had the spinning circle forever. I had to do a hard reset and then it booted up normally. No data lost and it was still jailbroken.
     

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