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I have an iphone 4, currently jailbroken on ios 5.0.1. After backup, should I update to ios 6.1 on my phone or through itunes? What is the best option to update before new jailbreak?

asked 07 Feb '13, 06:11

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closed 26 Dec '14, 15:16

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The question has been closed for being "Solved" by spockers, 26 Dec '14, 15:16

Yes, it is better to update before a jailbreak. Since your Phone is already jailbroken you won't be able to update via OTA so iTunes is your only option.


answered 07 Feb '13, 06:13

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Ah ok, didn't know that. Thanks!

(07 Feb '13, 06:37) z3bra z3bra's gravatar image

No problem. Please mark the answer as correct or up vote it so others can know about it too.

(07 Feb '13, 06:43) iMast777 iMast777's gravatar image

Yours is the only answer so that wouldn't benefit anyone but you.

About the question: when you already have a jailbreak on your device, you should click Restore iPhone in iTunes (not Restore Backup) instead of Update. This will take longer as it's formatting the disk and then restoring the latest iOS and your data, but this ensures that no old jailbreak data is left behind.

(07 Feb '13, 07:31) kirb ♦ kirb's gravatar image

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answered 26 Dec '14, 14:34

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edited 26 Dec '14, 14:37

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(26 Dec '14, 15:10) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

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