iPhone Wiping data while keeping jailbreak?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Grimsrud, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Grimsrud macrumors member

    Aug 11, 2010
    I just bought a jailbroken 4S, but I want to be able to wipe off any apps/hacks/mods that the previous user may have installed while keeping the 5.1.1 jailbreak intact. Basically, I want only the standard iOS apps and the basic jailbreak software (Cydia and such) to remain in place. What's the best way to do this? Or is there a way to just install the stock iOS 5.1.1 again so I can put a clean jailbreak on it? I want to do this just in case the guy selling it has decided to put any sort of backdoor access on the phone that'll allow him to get back in remotely to snoop on the data.
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    Open Cydia and see if it has saved SHSH for 5.1.1. If it does you should be able to restore the phone to that version and then jailbreak.
  3. Grimsrud thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 11, 2010
    I don't have the phone now. And what software do I use to install 5.1.1? I know iTunes won't install anything but the latest version of iOS.
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    You have to wait till you get the phone to see if you have shsh blobs for 5.1.1
    If not start deleting everything manually.

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