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I updated to 6.1 via the restore method on the day of release. When the jailbrake is released is there any reason for me to restore AGAIN right before I jailbrake my iPhone 5?

asked 02 Feb '13, 13:25

frvkrvmlrkb's gravatar image


No need to restore again. One restore is fine.


answered 02 Feb '13, 13:25

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iAdam1n ♦

As @planetbeing said, I believe the safest way is to backup, perform a full restore before jailbreaking, setup as new device, open Cydia and then reinstall backup.


answered 02 Feb '13, 13:43

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  1. So you update to 6.1, then restore?

  2. how do you "setup as new device"?

(02 Feb '13, 13:55) jimbus jimbus's gravatar image
  1. Backup
  2. Restore + update (not only update)
  3. Your device should reboot after that, and iTunes should ask you if you want to use a backup to setup your device OR setup as new iPhone/iPad or whatever. Hit the "setup as new device" button, you'll restore after opening Cydia for the 1st time.
(02 Feb '13, 14:00) Nalith Nalith's gravatar image
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