1. reeneebob's Avatar
    After about 20 tries, the restore in iTunes trick worked like a charm. For what it's worth, I'm on an \\a4 iPhone 4...
    05-25-2012 04:10 PM
  2. Stephxieh's Avatar
    When it asks you if you want to restore from backup just say no. that will activate it as a new phone and then you can jailbreak.

    after you are jailbroken you can log into your iCloud
    05-25-2012 04:11 PM
  3. Superjudge's Avatar
    When it asks you if you want to restore from backup just say no. that will activate it as a new phone and then you can jailbreak.

    after you are jailbroken you can log into your iCloud
    Should I sign into my apple account when it gives me the option after saying I want to set it up as a new phone?
    05-25-2012 04:25 PM
  4. Stephxieh's Avatar
    Should I sign into my apple account when it gives me the option after saying I want to set it up as a new phone?
    You don't have to, you can add it later on.
    05-25-2012 04:43 PM
  5. Superjudge's Avatar
    Good news is I successfully jailbroke my iphone. Now I can't get into icloud for my backup so I'm going to restore the software and restore from my icloud. I'll lose the jb but at least my phone will be back. Thanks for all your help.
    05-25-2012 04:53 PM
  6. kshen1's Avatar
    I jailbroke but then I restored back to stock. I like stock better :/
    05-25-2012 04:58 PM
  7. PulsedHalo's Avatar
    Quick question. Is it normal right now for me to get a sum mismatch error for most of the stuff I'm trying to download from cydia? All i want is the dam SBsettings!!!
    05-25-2012 05:02 PM
  8. Superjudge's Avatar
    Yeah I think my jailbreak experiment is over for now.
    05-25-2012 05:02 PM
  9. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    Quick question. Is it normal right now for me to get a sum mismatch error for most of the stuff I'm trying to download from cydia? All i want is the dam SBsettings!!!
    Yes. Servers have been busy.

    Also, make sure you have Winterboard installed. That seemed to solve most of my problems.
    05-25-2012 05:12 PM
  10. Superjudge's Avatar
    Is it possible to jailbreak without cleaning your device of apps and data? My issue is the whole activation process because you can't restore from icloud except for the initial phone setup. Once you've set your phone up as new, it will only let you back up to icloud which I don't want to do and lose my real backup.
    05-25-2012 05:41 PM
  11. Shooter03's Avatar
    i followed instructions to the T and it took me all of 10 mins to jailbreak my iphone 4s. just restoring my apps and shiz now. anyone having issues should really READ the INSTRUCTIONS and FOLLOW them. It's pretty simple really.
    05-25-2012 05:50 PM
  12. rich67's Avatar
    Is it possible to jailbreak without cleaning your device of apps and data? My issue is the whole activation process because you can't restore from icloud except for the initial phone setup. Once you've set your phone up as new, it will only let you back up to icloud which I don't want to do and lose my real backup.
    Not sure if I'm understanding your question, but let me try: if you're on 5.1.1 (stock) and want to jailbreak, simply back up your data to the Cloud using iTunes. Then run the Absinthe JB utility. You don't need to wipe your phone first, although some people tell you it makes the process quicker. Not necessary though. Once you're jailbroken, all your apps and data should still be on the phone. The jailbreak process itself doesn't wipe that data clean- you are backing up JUST IN CASE something catastrophic happens during the JB process, which is unlikely.
    HOWEVER. If you are on 5.0.1 (like I was), you have to first restore and upgrade to 5.1.1. The only way I could do this easily was to plug my phone in (jailbroken) to my mac, and run Tiny Umbrella (I already had used it to save my SSH Blobs). In the preferences pane, I made sure that the setting "Set hosts to Cydia on Exit" was UNCHECKED. This way, iTunes can connect to your phone- otherwise, it is redirected to Cydia instead of iTunes and you keep getting an error when trying to upgrade to 5.1.1..like it can't connect to the server (which it can't). Once that was done, I had to upgrade to 5.1.1 thru iTunes, which cleared all my data. However, the backup was there, and it loaded all my apps and pics and music quickly. THEN, I went to Absinthe and jailbroke the phone. All my stuff was still on it.

    This is an extremely dumbed down version. I just wanted you to know you don't "lose" anything except for some time required to restore your backups, and they will always be there.
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    05-25-2012 05:54 PM
  13. mikah15's Avatar
    i'm on already JB on 5.1 (tethered), it is worth it for me to upgrade then rejailbreak?
    05-25-2012 05:54 PM
  14. Superjudge's Avatar
    Not sure if I'm understanding your question, but let me try: if you're on 5.1.1 (stock) and want to jailbreak, simply back up your data to the Cloud using iTunes. Then run the Absinthe JB utility. You don't need to wipe your phone first, although some people tell you it makes the process quicker. Not necessary though. Once you're jailbroken, all your apps and data should still be on the phone. The jailbreak process itself doesn't wipe that data clean- you are backing up JUST IN CASE something catastrophic happens during the JB process, which is unlikely.
    HOWEVER. If you are on 5.0.1 (like I was), you have to first restore and upgrade to 5.1.1. The only way I could do this easily was to plug my phone in (jailbroken) to my mac, and run Tiny Umbrella (I already had used it to save my SSH Blobs). In the preferences pane, I made sure that the setting "Set hosts to Cydia on Exit" was UNCHECKED. This way, iTunes can connect to your phone- otherwise, it is redirected to Cydia instead of iTunes and you keep getting an error when trying to upgrade to 5.1.1..like it can't connect to the server (which it can't). Once that was done, I had to upgrade to 5.1.1 thru iTunes, which cleared all my data. However, the backup was there, and it loaded all my apps and pics and music quickly. THEN, I went to Absinthe and jailbroke the phone. All my stuff was still on it.

    This is an extremely dumbed down version. I just wanted you to know you don't "lose" anything except for some time required to restore your backups, and they will always be there.
    Yes this answered my question. I will try again tonight or tomorrow without wiping my device which is what has made this process so frustrating for me. Thanks a lot.
    05-25-2012 05:59 PM
  15. rich67's Avatar
    i followed instructions to the T and it took me all of 10 mins to jailbreak my iphone 4s. just restoring my apps and shiz now. anyone having issues should really READ the INSTRUCTIONS and FOLLOW them. It's pretty simple really.
    Agree. Only thing is, the instructions are very vague when you are looking for info to go from a jailbroken 5.0.1 to the jailbroken 5.1.1. The instructions are primarily geared toward people going from STOCK 5.1.1 to Jailbroken. I think a lot of people are having issues with the steps to "UNjailbreak" 5.0.1 so you can have 5.1.1 installed and go from there.
    But once you have that down, the rest of it is a piece of cake. It's a heckufa lot easier than rooting an Android!! LOL
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    05-25-2012 06:00 PM
  16. rich67's Avatar
    Yes this answered my question. I will try again tonight or tomorrow without wiping my device which is what has made this process so frustrating for me. Thanks a lot.
    I feel your pain. I started wiping the device, but saw that it could take between 4 minutes and 4 hours to completely wipe it! Uhh...no. So I did the reset to interrupt it; it's not necessary at all. I'd say if you were going to sell the phone and wanted your data cleared, then by all means do the full reset and wipe. But just to jailbreak it? Waste of time and not necessary, IMO.
    05-25-2012 06:04 PM
  17. joe_fresh's Avatar
    One thing i noticed once JB on the cydia app on the changes tab there was a red 1, i hit changes and then upper right clicked update and then was able to reinstall my tweeks from before and also install winterboard. hope this helps with any cydia issues
    05-25-2012 07:54 PM
  18. wamadden4's Avatar
    I restored my phone 3 times, once from backup once from new phone and again from an old backup from two days ago. It wasn't working on my MacBook because I dont have Internet on there and have to use my iPod touch with PDAnet to USB tether the Internet onto my MacBook. But of course cydia only allows 1 idevice connected at a time so I didn't have Internet running when I was running the jb and it would cause it to hang and I had to restore. So I installed the jb on my moms iMac which has Internet and ran it once and it worked just as posted on that YouTube video. Took like 10 mins. Couldn't get into cydia right away (not even download any packages) because it was being bombarded I am sure. But now cydia works and I think my phone is even faster. The jb isn't buggy at all.
    05-25-2012 08:21 PM
  19. Darkbandit's Avatar
    Will this work for 5.1 as well or no? 5.1.1 won't play nice with my Bluetooth audio.
    05-25-2012 08:32 PM
  20. BLiNK's Avatar
    Will this work for 5.1 as well or no? 5.1.1 won't play nice with my Bluetooth audio.
    http://forums.imore.com/jailbreak-un...s-5-1-1-a.html
    05-25-2012 08:34 PM
  21. BLiNK's Avatar
    i'm on already JB on 5.1 (tethered), it is worth it for me to upgrade then rejailbreak?
    yes, upgrade now, jailbreak and save your blobs. you should take advantage of the Untethereds while you can
    05-25-2012 08:35 PM
  22. BLiNK's Avatar
    I jailbroke but then I restored back to stock. I like stock better :/
    Yeah I think my jailbreak experiment is over for now.
    sorry to hear that. i hope you guys understand that it is more of a "jailbreak is not for you" than something did not work. it takes some patience and tinkering, no way around it

    hopefully you can give it a go some other time when it is not so crazy!
    05-25-2012 08:38 PM
  23. iVazz's Avatar
    Finally got it done. w00t!
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    05-25-2012 08:51 PM
  24. timmyb457's Avatar
    Worked perfectly fine for me. no errors at all. Vzw iPhone 4s
    05-25-2012 09:44 PM
  25. robclif4d's Avatar
    Nevermind. I waited a bit longer and it showed up.

    Rob
    05-25-2012 10:11 PM
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