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Updating to iOS6 from jailbreak
Hi. I was looking for this but did not find it. Do I update a jailbroken device via air as usual? Or do I have to connect it to iTunes? (I know I will lose the jailbreak.. got no problem with that). I'm trying to find out if I need to connect to a computer. Thanks!
- 09-19-2012, 12:26 PM #2
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Last edited by 9thWonder; 09-19-2012 at 02:16 PM.
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i will say this is one think i loathe about how apple does things. It's kinda cryptic language what its doing. At least to me, coming from a windows world. Like when i update windows it just updates, it may restart, then its back to normal. i have bad luck with apple stuff updating. doesn't help that i jailbroke i'm sure.
update: says "settings restored, now it's syncing something."
Yeah Crap. i lost everything on my phone except my wallpaper. all my music. Seriously that sucks suck fricken bad. I've no clue why apple needs to erase my music. It's already taken an hour and a half and now it basically make a 900mb update into 59GB update since it has to restore all my apps and i have to copy all this music back. Luckily like i said before it's happened so many times i actually made a special playlist for my iphone with 40+ gbs of music so i can just copy it all at once rather then the tedious step of picking and choosing individual tracks from my large library.
Last edited by 9thWonder; 09-19-2012 at 02:33 PM.
- 09-19-2012, 02:27 PM #12
past I've gotten the error before it erased data. That's why I thought a reboot would work. Anyway, you
might as well have updated to iOS 6 while it was in recovery mode and then restored. Either way, put your
phone in recovery mode once you're ready and it'll update without error.
- 09-19-2012, 02:39 PM #13
Last edited by 9thWonder; 09-19-2012 at 03:02 PM.
- 09-19-2012, 03:13 PM #14
I have a jailbroken iPhone 4 with old school v. 4.2.6. The time has come to upgrade to iOS6. Since most of my jailbreak apps are NOT support in newer versions of iOS5+ (aka myProfiles), I don't really care if I lose jailbroken apps, because only 1 or 2 were paid apps.
I see multiple methods to update to iOS 6 (not jailbroken). What is the correct and safest method?
I did a backup of my phone via iTunes and downloaded the newest version of iTunes and the iOS 6 software.
1. Do I need to unjailbreak my phone first before upgrading to iOS6?
2. Can I just do a factory restore, plug into iTunes and update?
Any links to any solid guides would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by karnov; 09-19-2012 at 03:22 PM.
- 09-19-2012, 04:13 PM #15
I updated through itunes.
it downloaded then tried to update. i got an error. it told me to restore.
my iphone was stuck at a screen with a circle and a plug.
I rebooted, still stopped at that screen. When i plugged into itunes it still said restore.
it restored (possibly installed ios at this time but not positive at some point it happened)
asked me to then restore a back up. I did that.
rebooted and all my media was gone (music, video, ringtones, anything photos not in camera roll folder, all ibooks). (though i could see that in itunes capacity bar earlier)
Then it had to resync all my apps.
most of my settings still remain.
it took over two hours to do this total and it didn't save my media. just make sure you don't have to be anywhere if it doesn't go smoothly. I don't know if my experience is typical or an anomaly i just know it happened when i did it. good luck.
total it took over two hours
Last edited by 9thWonder; 09-19-2012 at 04:17 PM.
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