Help with jailbreaking and Cydia for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches.

iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.1.3 are not jailbreakable. There is no way to downgrade from iOS 8.2 or 8.1.3 to earlier versions.
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Okay so I have an iphone 4 that i want to update to 6.1 its currently on 6.0.1 and is jailbroken. I have clicked downlaod and update on itunes will everything be okay?

asked 08 Feb '13, 21:54

Moody's gravatar image


No. Installing firmware from Apple via iTunes will effectively format your device. I recommend the following steps to eliminate many restore-related hiccups.

  1. Make a backup of your device via iTunes.
  2. Install the iOS 6.1 firmware.
  3. Setup the device via the wizard ON the device (ignore iTunes - unplug).
  4. When asked to restore from a backup, say NO. Treat this as if it is brand new.
  5. Once you get to the home screen, run evasi0n to jailbreak your device.
  6. Once the process is complete and after the final reboot, connect the device back to iTunes.
  7. Select Restore from backup and choose the backup appropriate for the device.
  8. All of your settings will be restored. You will have to reinstall your Cydia packages via manual method or a utility like pkgbackup.

answered 08 Feb '13, 22:37

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