1. MrMars's Avatar
    I'm recently jailbroken and loving it but, something that concerns me is my 4S will not detect the most recent software update from Apple (6.1.1). My wife's 4S which is not jailbroken did detect the update. Does jailbreaking prevent software updates? How do I update to the new software?
    02-13-2013 06:40 AM
  2. iDonev's Avatar
    02-13-2013 06:44 AM
  3. MrMars's Avatar
    Thanks. So it says it prevents OTA updates. How do you get around this in the event you need to update?
    02-13-2013 07:00 AM
  4. MrMars's Avatar
    Sorry for not searching first. I thought I'd throw it out before I went to work...
    02-13-2013 07:02 AM
  5. MrMars's Avatar
    Even when I plugged into iTunes on my PC and clicked "check for update" it would not detect the update.
    02-13-2013 07:04 AM
  6. iDonev's Avatar
    If you decide to go to 6.1.1 make a backup and hit Restore.
    02-13-2013 07:06 AM
  7. MrMars's Avatar
    If you decide to go to 6.1.1 make a backup and hit Restore.
    How do I update to 6.1.1 if it won't detect the update? That's what I'm getting at.
    02-13-2013 07:10 AM
  8. iDonev's Avatar
    It should prompt you to return to factory settings and update at the same time. If it still doesn't work, manually download the IPSW file from the web and hit restore while holding the Shift (win) or Option (mac) key on the keyboard.
    02-13-2013 07:17 AM
  9. BLiNK's Avatar
    How do I update to 6.1.1 if it won't detect the update? That's what I'm getting at.
    you have to plug into iTunes. follow the steps above if unsuccessful the traditional way
    02-13-2013 07:41 AM
  10. Massie's Avatar
    And just to be clear, you know that most of the time updating means losing your jailbreak, yes? This one so far seems to not kill the jb, which is really weird, but even then you'll have to re-jailbreak and re-download all your Cydia packages (if you want to stay jailbroken).
    02-13-2013 08:19 AM
  11. MrMars's Avatar
    And just to be clear, you know that most of the time updating means losing your jailbreak, yes? This one so far seems to not kill the jb, which is really weird, but even then you'll have to re-jailbreak and re-download all your Cydia packages (if you want to stay jailbroken).
    Yes I am aware updating means loosing your jailbreak. I currently don't see a need to update but, would just like to make sure I can if I need to. Right now in a little concerned as to why it won't detect the update even via iTunes.
    02-13-2013 08:55 AM
  12. BLiNK's Avatar
    while plugged into iTunes: put your device into DFU mode. then select Restore iPhone
    02-13-2013 09:26 AM
  13. MrMars's Avatar
    while plugged into iTunes: put your device into DFU mode. then select Restore iPhone
    How do I put the phone into "DFU mode"?
    02-13-2013 09:44 AM
  14. BLiNK's Avatar
    How do I put the phone into "DFU mode"?
    02-13-2013 09:52 AM
  15. MrMars's Avatar
    Thanks for the link. For whatever reason when I got home and restarted my PC, launched itunes and plugged in my phone the new software update was detected. I did back up now I'm downloading the new update. We'll see how it goes. Hopefully I will not have to jailbreak again afterwards.

    Again, thank you everyone for all the comments.
    02-13-2013 05:48 PM
  16. kch50428's Avatar
    Hopefully I will not have to jailbreak again afterwards.
    You will have to re-jailbreak.
    02-13-2013 05:50 PM
  17. MrMars's Avatar
    You will have to re-jailbreak.
    Ok, I was just thinking of the previous comment shown below by "Massie" where they said it so far has not killed their jailbreak.

    "And just to be clear, you know that most of the time updating means losing your jailbreak, yes? This one so far seems to not kill the jb, which is really weird, but even then you'll have to re-jailbreak and re-download all your Cydia packages (if you want to stay jailbroken)"
    02-13-2013 05:59 PM
  18. Massie's Avatar
    No, what I meant was that updates usually make it so you can't jb at all, because Apple fixes the security holes that made the jb possible. This one is odd in that it apparently still works—but anytime you update, you will lose your jb. The question is only whether or not you can get it back.
    kch50428 likes this.
    02-13-2013 07:16 PM

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