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Specific reasons why not to update by OTA. "SPECIFIC" & why to update by iTunes instead.

asked 03 Feb '13, 08:28

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The ramdisk used in OTA updates is different than the ones with an iTunes restore.

The developers test/restore their devices a lot and use iTunes. This means all the jailbreak tools are mainly tested on itunes restored devices.

in the 5.x days, a restore hack with iTunes ramdisks (not OTA) made it possible for A5+ devices to downgrade. If you use iTunes now there is a better possibility of downgrading/re-restoring whenever 6.1 is no longer signed.

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answered 03 Feb '13, 08:31

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Oh ok thanks :)

(03 Feb '13, 08:34) Andretti Andretti's gravatar image
  1. OTA updated firmware has different SHSH blobs to restored firmware so future downgrades may not be possible.
  2. Less testing will be done on OTA updated devices so more chance of bugs.
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answered 03 Feb '13, 08:33

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Thank you very much! :)

(03 Feb '13, 08:35) Andretti Andretti's gravatar image

hi, I unfortunately made the update via OTA. I can not jailbreak?

and i make not any backups etc;-(((((

thx

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answered 03 Feb '13, 08:50

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edited 03 Feb '13, 08:50

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