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Will can I install the new jailbreak?

asked 31 Jan '13, 05:34

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Sync, backup and then restore, so you won't loose any of your data


answered 31 Jan '13, 05:45

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Plug into iTunes and backup and then restore. You can then install the 6.x jailbreak.


answered 31 Jan '13, 05:35

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If I don't restore? I don't want to lose my apps...

(31 Jan '13, 05:36) spieluhr spieluhr's gravatar image

They said people who update via OTA have had complications with the jailbreak. So they suggested you do it through iTunes. Make sure you back up.


answered 31 Jan '13, 05:36

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I already updated my phone via OTA...

(31 Jan '13, 05:39) spieluhr spieluhr's gravatar image

It's best to restore via iTunes. Use the backup feature of iTunes so that you won't lose your apps or data.

(31 Jan '13, 06:28) britta ♦♦ britta's gravatar image

Just wait for Sunday(February 2) and then Jailbreak. Thats Jailbreak Tool.Click


answered 31 Jan '13, 06:09

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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

Sunday is February 3

(31 Jan '13, 06:32) Shaunjgc Shaunjgc's gravatar image

No one has given a clear answer on if it is possible to jailbreak if you did an OTA update on you iphone 5 .. I honestly don't think anyone knows if it is possible to do . If you back up to iTunes and then restore , technically you are backing up the 6.1 OTA patch and then restoring it ... I don't understand why everyone is saying to do this . I would imagine you would need your 6.0.1 or 6.0.2 shsh blobs and then downgrade and then upgrade via connected to iTunes .


answered 31 Jan '13, 09:38

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If you backup and restore via iTunes after you did an OTA, it does not restore the OTA. The backup does not include the OS. OTA is a delta (changes only) update where iTunes will be a full version update. Doing it through iTunes is the preferred method, as the OTA has caused problems when trying to downgrade as we learned from 5.1.1 re-restore process. It is possible that this issue can carry over to 6.1, but no one is sure yet. Using iTunes is just a little bit of insurance for the future.

(31 Jan '13, 09:53) king_o_hill king_o_hill's gravatar image

@TonyBotz: Rubbish.

(31 Jan '13, 10:15) iphpwn4 ♦ iphpwn4's gravatar image

Thatnk you for your clarification , we will have to wait and see :)

(31 Jan '13, 12:20) TonyBotz TonyBotz's gravatar image
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