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my 1st iphone(5) 1st JB, but i already upgraded via OTA. Is it true i need to connect via usb, restore, and upgrade again? Will i lose any of my settings and info, contacts, apps? This reminds me of android's hard reset which i hated cuz you lose almost everthing

asked 30 Jan '13, 23:51

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china ????

(31 Jan '13, 04:57) wdcasc wdcasc's gravatar image


(31 Jan '13, 06:05) GuoDapeng GuoDapeng's gravatar image

You should restore via iTunes while you can. Backup first (right-click device on left pane in iTunes and choose backup).


answered 30 Jan '13, 23:52

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Just connect to iTunes, back up your phone (right click it in the pane on the left side) and hit restore. It'll do a clean install of iOS 6.1


answered 31 Jan '13, 05:03

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you should connect your device into pc/mac...then open itunes 11 and hit backup then download ipsw for your iPhone/iPad/iPod from after this hit shift + restore and browse your ipsw and its will restore your device and update to 6.1. and if you want to get back some files of your device just click on restore backup and click the last backup and everything will be fine!!


answered 31 Jan '13, 07:08

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edited 31 Jan '13, 07:10

I think the jailbreak will be ready befor Sunday, see the progress bar "68%: Applications for Windows and OS X are finished. Remains linux and some testing. Come back soon!"

you can try just to jailbreak with the OTA firmware but you have time to make the restore from itunes (its better that way)


answered 31 Jan '13, 07:15

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Pledge your soul to satan and hope you'll be okay.


answered 30 Jan '13, 23:52

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Just wait until February 2(This Sunday) and jailbreak it by this tool click to download


answered 31 Jan '13, 06:15

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I know you mean well by providing this link, but it's not an answer to the person's question. :)

(31 Jan '13, 06:27) britta britta's gravatar image

Also, Sunday is Feb 3, not 2. :-)

(31 Jan '13, 06:58) Hypnoman Hypnoman's gravatar image

The OP's concern is that you shouldn't do an OTA to 6.1. He wanted to know what to do since he already did the OTA.

(31 Jan '13, 07:10) peacedog peacedog's gravatar image
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