Updating a jailbroken iPhone 4S to iOS 5.1

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by kanon14, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. kanon14 macrumors regular

    kanon14

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    Hi guys. I jailbroke my iPhone 4S with Absinthe and I'm wondering if I want to update to 5.1 when it comes out later can I just do a regular update using iTunes (or even OTA update on the iPhone) without going through the complicate process of using Tiny Umbrella and whatnot? I don't plan to jailbreak my iPhone 4S in the future so I just want to get it back working as normal. Would updating through iTunes brick my iPhone? Thanks!
     
  2. nanogirl21 macrumors 6502a

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    if you update through itunes and do not want to JB that is fine
     
  3. kanon14 thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    So there's really nothing I need to do prior to updating to 5.1? I too have a 4S and would rather have the update than the JB (can wait until the hackers JB 5.1 to be jailbroken again).
     
  5. Netherscourge macrumors 6502

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    WEEEEELLLLLL....


    I had to to do a 5.0.1 restore a couple weeks ago due to a JB crash, and iTunes kept saying "Failure to Restore" error.


    Turns out, I had to manually delete Cydia's IP address from the iTunes syshost file in Windows with Wordpad to get it to work.


    I think you can do it with TinyUmbrella too, but I find it easier to just do it manually and with Wordpad.



    But - this is only if you have error message during your 5.1 update. Most likely it'll work just fine without any tweaking required because you're not doing a restore, you're doing an upgrade.
     

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