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It's an iPhone 4S and it would be crucial for me to be able to jailbreak it. We do not know exactly if it was updated OTA or not, but let's consider it was. What should I do?

asked 27 Sep '15, 15:29

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closed 28 Sep '15, 10:15

OTA doesn't matter with iOS 7. It only matters with iOS 8. Happy jailbreaking!

(27 Sep '15, 15:43) DHammy01 DHammy01's gravatar image

Are you drunk? It's the other way around. Doesn't matter with iOS 8 but does with evasi0n7.

(27 Sep '15, 15:49) iAdam1n ♦ iAdam1n's gravatar image

No it does not matter with Pangu. I have my facts straight. You clearly don't. Don't get all mad because you didn't like the answer when it is correct. Being disrespectful to mods can get you banned.

(28 Sep '15, 13:34) iAdam1n ♦ iAdam1n's gravatar image

The question has been closed for being "Solved" by JiGSaW113, 28 Sep '15, 10:15

Do a backup in iTunes then try jailbreaking it. If it fails, you have a backup and can restore to 8.4.1, 9.0 or 9.0.1.


answered 27 Sep '15, 15:35

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iAdam1n ♦

Backups don't matter, no data on the phone. If it was updated OTA, am I fucked?

(27 Sep '15, 15:58) JiGSaW113 JiGSaW113's gravatar image

Most likely it would just fail so it would be jailbroken if it is OTA'd but I'd still try it anyway just incase.

(27 Sep '15, 15:59) iAdam1n ♦ iAdam1n's gravatar image

If the jailbreak fails, you can go to 8.4.1, 9.0, 9.0.1 or, if you want a jailbreak, 6.1.3 with Odysseus.

(28 Sep '15, 00:55) King Shoot King%20Shoot's gravatar image

Actually I want to jailbreak it just so that I can use OdysseusOTA

(28 Sep '15, 02:28) JiGSaW113 JiGSaW113's gravatar image

If it fails, it fails. It won't harm anything to try it, you could have already been done. :D

(28 Sep '15, 10:00) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Also, you should mention the exact version, 7.0-7.0.6 requires evasi0n7, which is broken unless you use a workaround (like mine here). For 7.1.x you'll need pangu.

(28 Sep '15, 10:07) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Thanks everyone for the help. Turns out it was NOT updated OTA, so the jailbreak went fine.


answered 28 Sep '15, 10:15

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