iPad upgrading to ios 7.0.6 from 6.1.2

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by comik777, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. comik777 macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2014
    is there a way to even do this? up to now ive been fine running 6.1.2 but am recently running into some app compatibility issues. i need to get 7.x.x on my ipad but would like to keep a jailbreak. ive tried to manually update through itunes with the 7.0.6 ipsw but keep getting the 3194 error even after editing the host file. is there any workaround?
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    Apple is only signing 7.1.1 now, so there's no way to install any other firmware version than that. You're out of luck, unfortunately.
  3. comik777 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2014
    i was afraid of that. guess it'll have to wait till there's a jb release on 7.1.1
  4. Boogsephine macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2011
    I didn't want to start a new thread since I know it's been covered hundreds of times but I just purchased an iPad Mini Retina that is on 7.0.6 and I plan on jail breaking it. My question is what can I do to save the blobs or whatever they're called in case an OTA update comes through?

    I want to make sure it stays on 7.0.6. I know how to avoid the updates via iTunes but you never know with OTA since it's a carrier iPad with an active SIM card in it.

    Thanks for any information and sorry to sound like a noob with this but at least I'm saving the hassle of starting a new thread. ;)

  5. 007p macrumors 6502a

    Mar 7, 2012
    OTA updates are disabled by the jailbreak (I think something bad might happen if you manually go to the software update option but thats a different matter).

    There is nothing you can do to make sure it stays on 7.0.6 other than not to update it. If you update it, there is no way back - blobs or no blobs there is no bootrom exploit so there is no way to bypass/fake the signing process.

    But the good news is it won't update itself.
  6. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Blobs don't matter any more and have not mattered since iOS 5. There is a different reason for that with iOS 6, but the main reason it does not matter any more for iOS 7 is that beginning with iOS7, Apple no longer uses SHSH to authenticate firmware installs.

    So, even if you had blobs for iOS 7 - it doesn't matter as they are no longer used.
  7. Boogsephine macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2011
    Thanks! I plan on doing the JB when I get home. I believe I had the 'UpdateBGone' on my iPhone so I'll search for that. I just wanted to be 100% sure. I didn't know if anything had changed since I'm still on iOS 6.1.2 on my phone.

    Cool. I appreciate the feedback from the both of you. Thanks!

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