1. Tory Tyler's Avatar
    !!!!! Noooooooo I've already started the OTA update! I hope I can still get the JB. 😟
    Honestly in the past I haven't had any problems jailbreaking from OTA updates, you just need to have an ispw available on your computer.
    01-29-2013 07:36 AM
  2. WreakingHavoc's Avatar
    You almost got it!

    1. Connect iPhone to iTunes via cable.
    2. Do a backup.
    3. Open this site and download the iOS 6.1 firmware for your device.
    4. In iTunes hold the Shift/Option key on your keyboard and hit Restore.
    5. Navigate to the 6.1 firmware you downloaded in step 3.
    6. When the restore is complete you'll be on 6.1. Now restore from the backup you made in step 2 to restore your apps and data.
    That link takes you to the fake DreamJB site.
    01-29-2013 07:40 AM
  3. iDonev's Avatar
    That link takes you to the fake DreamJB site.

    I know. It was the first site I found that had updated links for the 6.1 firmware. They are legit - I've tested the iPad 3 firmware myself.

    Edit: Updated the link with a more reputable source.
    Last edited by iDonev; 02-01-2013 at 02:41 AM.
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    01-29-2013 08:58 AM
  4. beeray's Avatar
    I know. It was the first site I found that had updated links for the 6.1 firmware. They are legit - I've tested the iPad 3 firmware myself.

    I updated ota. So, I used a different computer to restore, here is my question. Should I now d/l 6.1 firmware through the website you suggest?

    Thanks for any help
    Beeray
    01-29-2013 09:15 AM
  5. WreakingHavoc's Avatar
    From pod2g

    tip: http://t.co/z7AWSVym is fake, like every iOS 6.1 jailbreak tool website popping-up at the moment.
    01-29-2013 09:18 AM
  6. beeray's Avatar
    From pod2g…

    tip: EVAD3RS | 6.1 jailbreak untethered iphone 5,4s,4,3gs ipad mini,4,3,2 ipod touch 5,4,3 is fake, like every iOS 6.1 jailbreak tool website popping-up at the moment.
    Is there anyway to get the firmware 6.1 on my main computer? I messed up by updating ota and restored through a different computer. I did a back up to my main computer after I restored. Will this solve my problem?

    Thanks
    01-29-2013 09:26 AM
  7. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Is there anyway to get the firmware 6.1 on my main computer? I messed up by updating ota and restored through a different computer. I did a back up to my main computer after I restored. Will this solve my problem?

    Thanks

    Just plug ur iPhone into ur computer and set up as new thru iTunes. Problem solved
    01-29-2013 09:27 AM
  8. beeray's Avatar
    I tried to do that by restoring my iPhone but I couldn't restore to set it up as a new phone.
    01-29-2013 09:34 AM
  9. WreakingHavoc's Avatar
    Some pertinent tweets

    The jailbreak has NOT been released yet! don't get fooled! You will hear from @evad3rs when it's available.

    DO NOT go to any website searching for a 6.1 JB. THESE ARE FAKE. Don't go there, you will give these scammers money if you do SO DON'T DO IT
    01-29-2013 09:58 AM
  10. beeray's Avatar
    I'm not looking for a jb, just the ipsw firmware for 6.1
    01-29-2013 10:02 AM
  11. BLiNK's Avatar
    I'm not looking for a jb, just the ipsw firmware for 6.1
    plug into iTunes and select restore. it will download the updated firmware to your computer then restore

    or go here http://www.idownloadblog.com/iphone-downloads/
    01-29-2013 10:06 AM
  12. beeray's Avatar
    plug into iTunes and select restore. it will download the updated firmware to your computer then restore

    or go here Download iOS firmwares, jailbreak tools and more
    It would not allow me to restore. That was the problem.
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    01-29-2013 10:12 AM
  13. beeray's Avatar
    plug into iTunes and select restore. it will download the updated firmware to your computer then restore

    or go here Download iOS firmwares, jailbreak tools and more
    Ok, thanks. That will allow me to download the ipsw. Then I can always restore? A dumb question, after I download, do I double click to install the firmware? Thank you
    01-29-2013 10:14 AM
  14. BLiNK's Avatar
    Ok, thanks. That will allow me to download the ipsw. Then I can always restore? A dumb question, after I download, do I double click to install the firmware? Thank you
    while device is plugged into iTunes hold shift+click on restore (WIN) - browse to your downloaded firmware - then double click on it
    01-29-2013 10:35 AM
  15. beeray's Avatar
    Thanks, I have a mac. Actually, I did it through terminal. Thanks for all the help
    Last edited by beeray; 01-29-2013 at 12:29 PM.
    01-29-2013 10:40 AM
  16. SonOfUncleSam's Avatar
    Sorry for the noob question, but the ISPW file DOES NOT install a jailbreak right? It will be released later on in the week?

    Just out of curiosity, what was the purpose of installing the ISPW file and restoring everything?
    01-29-2013 02:14 PM
  17. rayz336's Avatar
    Sorry for the noob question, but the ISPW file DOES NOT install a jailbreak right? It will be released later on in the week?

    Just out of curiosity, what was the purpose of installing the ISPW file and restoring everything?
    Correct, the ipsw is just the iOS file and restoring everything is just to limit the chances of anything going wrong.
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    01-29-2013 02:58 PM
  18. Guaco's Avatar
    Okay so I'm still a little confused by all this restore, downgrade, and re-restore business. I already updated my 4S to 6.1 OTA. My concern is, say I wasn't happy with the JB at some point, could I still go into iTunes and restore the phone out of the JB back to factory? Or is that what the whole point of updating to 6.1 through iTunes is for?
    01-29-2013 08:30 PM
  19. BLiNK's Avatar
    Okay so I'm still a little confused by all this restore, downgrade, and re-restore business. I already updated my 4S to 6.1 OTA. My concern is, say I wasn't happy with the JB at some point, could I still go into iTunes and restore the phone out of the JB back to factory? Or is that what the whole point of updating to 6.1 through iTunes is for?
    yes, you can restore back to factory settings ANY time you wish via iTunes

    now jailbreaking again is tricky IF Apple is no longer signing the "jailbreakable" firmware. that is why you would want to save your SHSH blobs (via TinyUmbrella) so you can downgrade your OS and jailbreak again (if needed) even after Apple is no longer signing the desired firmware

    keep in mind SHSH blobs are device specific so if you change devices then the process starts all over
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    01-29-2013 09:01 PM
  20. AmpedPotato's Avatar
    no worries dude, you can still jailbreak, just maybe not downgrade...

    you can always restore as new to make sure you have the complete 6.1 firmware saved
    So if I don't care about downgrading (I'm already on 6.0.1 OTA) then it should be safe to update to 6.1 OTA?
    01-29-2013 09:43 PM
  21. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    So if I don't care about downgrading (I'm already on 6.0.1 OTA) then it should be safe to update to 6.1 OTA?
    Correct.
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    01-29-2013 09:48 PM
  22. Guaco's Avatar
    yes, you can restore back to factory settings ANY time you wish via iTunes

    now jailbreaking again is tricky IF Apple is no longer signing the "jailbreakable" firmware. that is why you would want to save your SHSH blobs (via TinyUmbrella) so you can downgrade your OS and jailbreak again (if needed) even after Apple is no longer signing the desired firmware

    keep in mind SHSH blobs are device specific so if you change devices then the process starts all over
    I see now! Thanks for the help and clearing things up.
    01-29-2013 10:19 PM
  23. 3cit's Avatar
    This is such a helpful productive thread!!!
    01-29-2013 10:35 PM
  24. AmpedPotato's Avatar
    Yeah guys! Glad I joined up on these forums. Really helpful community!
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    01-29-2013 10:41 PM
  25. gordol's Avatar
    So just doing a normal update via iTunes is insufficient? I plugged my iPhone 5 in, did a backup (honestly, the reason I decided to update tethered, just in case), then told iTunes to do the update. When it was done, I followed the prompts on the phone to select the language, etc. I did not manually do a restore.
    01-30-2013 12:10 AM
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