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    Timberwolf's Avatar
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    Question Can I update OTA to remove jailbreak?

    I've decided to update to 5.1 and remove my 5.0.1 jailbreak (even if they didn't give me my 3G switch back...). If I install the update over the air, will the jailbreak be removed without any problems, or do I need to update through iTunes? Thanks!
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    Massie's Avatar
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    Do it through iTunes. OTA updates don't seem to work correctly with jailbroken devices.
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    Everything I've read says you have to go through iTunes. If I were to update & remove my JB, I'd restore & update just to be on the safe side.

    I would NOT ota to 5.1.
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    Yeah Bigboss says absolutely do not use OTA update for a jailbroken device.

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