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I have read that "If you choose to upgrade, use iTunes. Not OTA."

Sorry this is a noob question. I searched iTunes for the update but can't find it. Does Upgrade use iTunes. Not OTA simply mean connect to a computer? And update on the computer not directly on the ipad? The last time I updated it was OTA but I want to be ready for jailbreak properly.

Thanks for the help!

asked 01 Feb '13, 07:20

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Essentially, if you update OTA and in future iOS versions a exploit is found you couldn't downgrade because theres different SHSH. With restore you might be able to downgrade if an exploit is found some day.

-----EDIT-----

Don't click update. Right click your iPhone, select "Back Up" (wait...) and then click Restore.

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answered 01 Feb '13, 07:23

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edited 01 Feb '13, 07:24

OK thanks, that explains one thing

(01 Feb '13, 08:08) P00l3y P00l3y's gravatar image

Go to iTunes, plug device in, click it and click on update. If you are currently jailbroken, click restore.

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answered 01 Feb '13, 07:21

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And that explains the other. Thanks again!!

(01 Feb '13, 08:09) P00l3y P00l3y's gravatar image
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