1. matthirst's Avatar
    I’ve just purchased a friends iPad on 6.1.2. I want to wipe it clean as best I can, then jailbreak. However, I daren’t attempt any ‘reset all content and settings’ in case when it reboots it’ll force an update to 6.1.3.

    Would this happen, or would I just be left with a refreshed iPad on 6.1.2?
    04-30-2013 05:01 AM
  2. Shooter03's Avatar
    You'll be on a fresh 6.1.2. It will tell you there is a update available but that doesn't mean you have to update.


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    04-30-2013 06:29 AM
  3. matthirst's Avatar
    Even with the full 'Erase All Content and Settings'? It won't force a connect to iTunes and update once it's done??

    Could someone doubly confirm this? I only bought this iPad because it was on 6.1.2 and is jailbreakable, so need to be sure beforehand.
    04-30-2013 07:32 AM
  4. Laelipoo's Avatar
    If the device is stock, then yes, you can do that. If it's already jailbroken, then no.
    04-30-2013 08:26 AM
  5. matthirst's Avatar
    Nope, not currently jailbroken, just stock 6.1.2 that I want to wipe everything that's on there already, then jailbreak.
    04-30-2013 08:39 AM
  6. natasftw's Avatar
    For the third time, it won't update.

    If you're going to ignore the answers you're given, you might as well take the time and delete everything manually and do your own thing.
    04-30-2013 08:59 AM
  7. matthirst's Avatar
    Apologies, just needed to be sure! I bought it specifically as it was still on 6.1.2 and could be jailbroken, so it would have all been for nothing if I had misunderstood and was forced to update.
    04-30-2013 09:02 AM
  8. brandon91's Avatar
    You can do as the following instructions show, and i hope it can really help you indeed.
    Step 1: Open iTunes, then connect the iPad to your computer with the USB cord. The device will appear in the sidebar on the left.
    Step 2: Click on the iPad’s name to bring up the information window. Scroll down until you see the Backup section.
    You can back up your iPad’s data to your computer or to iCloud. I do both just in case something goes wrong with one or the other.
    08-15-2013 05:44 AM
  9. natasftw's Avatar
    You can do as the following instructions show, and i hope it can really help you indeed.
    Step 1: Open iTunes, then connect the iPad to your computer with the USB cord. The device will appear in the sidebar on the left.
    Step 2: Click on the iPad’s name to bring up the information window. Scroll down until you see the Backup section.
    You can back up your iPad’s data to your computer or to iCloud. I do both just in case something goes wrong with one or the other.
    Thank you for bumping a four month old thread.

    While your advice is helpful for someone wanting to save their data, the poster wanted to eliminate all of the data. Why would they backup data they're hoping to get rid of?
    08-16-2013 08:36 AM

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