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Why can't the erase all content be used when ios device is jailbroken, but you can restore using itunes? Why can't I do that from the settings? All I keep hearing is it hangs! Why?

asked 23 Jun '14, 19:18

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closed 24 Jun '14, 02:26

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The question has been closed for being "Solved" by Tilerone, 24 Jun '14, 02:26


Here is the technical reason, because a jailbreak reorganises the files after a jailbreak, a reset on the device it's self gets lost when looking for the files in the place it used to be, causing a bootloop . A restore via iTunes reinstalls the entire OS which is different than simply cleaning and resetting it. Hope that clarifies.

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answered 23 Jun '14, 19:51

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While do the files get lost? Did jailbreak team do this? Did they purposely do this?

(24 Jun '14, 01:03) unknownjailbreaker unknownjailbreaker's gravatar image

Erase all content and settings will put you in a boot loop while jailbroken.That's why it is disabled automatically when you jailbreak

A restore in iTunes is needed to fully get rid of a jailbreak

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answered 23 Jun '14, 19:20

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why is it disabled? Why will iTunes allowed it to restore but not the device itself?

(23 Jun '14, 19:41) unknownjailbreaker unknownjailbreaker's gravatar image

Like I said, using it would put you in a boot loop,thats why it is disabled

You MUST use iTunes

(23 Jun '14, 19:46) King Shoot King%20Shoot's gravatar image

@King Shoot Jailbreaking does not disable "erase all" automatically. It can be disabled by installing a jailbreak tweak.

(24 Jun '14, 01:09) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image

@justinred what tweak is this? Does it only remove the button showing?

(27 Jul '16, 22:33) unknownjailbreaker unknownjailbreaker's gravatar image

Look for Mikoto on angelxwind's repo.

(28 Jul '16, 12:21) xamas xamas's gravatar image

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