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Earlier this week, the evad3rs were tweeting about not doing an OTA, but now that they have released their website, it doesn't mention anything about it......

Any ideas if an OTA update will now work?

asked 30 Jan '13, 21:00

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Don't do it. Splurge the bytes and update properly in iTunes.

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answered 30 Jan '13, 21:00

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Not the answer I wanted :(

Thanks

(30 Jan '13, 21:02) Taygilmore Taygilmore's gravatar image

Why not? Is your Internet bandwidth hugely expensive? If so, take it to an Apple store and let them restore it in iTunes.

(30 Jan '13, 21:04) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Don't update a jailbroken device through OTA, Taygilmore. Don't, no matter what. At best, it'll get stuck in a boot loop. I have firsthand, recent experience with that nightmare...

(30 Jan '13, 22:48) NealCruco NealCruco's gravatar image

An OTA update will still be jailbreakable but it will not be restorable.

When 6.1 is no longer signed and if another restore hack is found it will require the ramdisk from an iTunes restore, not OTA update.

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answered 30 Jan '13, 21:01

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edited 30 Jan '13, 21:03

I'll act like I know what you're talking about and just do a restore and backup from iTunes

Thanks!

(30 Jan '13, 21:05) Taygilmore Taygilmore's gravatar image

It's also possible that updating via OTA could cause problems with the jailbreak - if I remember correctly, early versions of Absinthe didn't work properly on OTA-updated devices. The bugs with that were quickly fixed and soon it worked properly on all devices, but it's just safer to use iTunes-restored devices.

(30 Jan '13, 21:27) britta ♦♦ britta's gravatar image

It's not that it isn't possible to do the jailbreak OTA. The problem is that the team won't be able to test the process as well so for security reasons they're asking everyone to have updated via iTunes. Not a problem though, all you have to do is go to iTunes and restore your device using the iTunes restore option and then update it with the iTunes version of 6.1.

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answered 30 Jan '13, 23:02

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Guys, you can jailbreak by an OTA update to 6.1, but firstly, you must backup using a computer, then you can directly restore (by pressing the "erase all content and settings" button) on your iDevice. After this is done, you may then jailbreak.

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answered 30 Jan '13, 23:40

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edited 30 Jan '13, 23:46

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i did the OTA update to upgrade to iOS 6.1 my ipad 3rd gen. Browsing on the internet i found that i have to follow these steps to perform a jailbreak without issues :

step 1 - recovery of my ipad 3rd gen in DFU mode (of iOS 6.1 of course)

step 2 - jailbreak with the tool

is this the right way ? Please answer me ASAP

thx in advance

Arty
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answered 30 Jan '13, 21:23

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edited 30 Jan '13, 21:25

Don't hijack someone else's question to ask about a future jailbreak.

(30 Jan '13, 21:26) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Just do a fresh restore to 6.1 with iTunes and wait for the jailbreak to be released.

(30 Jan '13, 21:29) britta ♦♦ britta's gravatar image
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