1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Before iOS 7 came out, I had done a tethered jailbreak on my iPhone 4. When iOS 7 came out, I decided I wanted it more than the jailbreak. I was at work and away from my computer with the Redsnow program installed and was impatient (and add a good bit of stupidity in that mix too), so I erased all of the data on the iPhone while it was still jail-broken. I was able to update to the new iOS, but my phone has become very sluggish. I have iFunBox and from that I noticed that my phone was still being shown as being "jailed." After doing some research, I have realized my error. I have tried to restore in iTunes using Recovery Mode and DFU Mode, but it never completes and has errors with restoring the phone.

    I am thinking that I need to go back through Redsnow and repeat the jailbreak process. And if this is successful, I should then be able to restore through iTunes. Before I gave this a try, I wanted to see other's opinions of this. Any help is appreciated.

    02-04-2014 07:05 AM
  2. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Thank you for being patient for an answer to your question and I sure one of our JB qualified members or staff will answer you as soon as they can. Welcome and than you.
    02-04-2014 10:51 AM
  3. Jeremy Barker's Avatar
    Well I guess I should feel special. I stumped you all with my first question.

    No thoughts on this at all?
    02-06-2014 02:12 PM
  4. anon(4698833)'s Avatar
    The thing about this website is that the jail breakers tend to lurk IN the jailbreak section (and not the general Q&A part)...so to get a good answer to this, and maybe someone who has experienced it, it's advisable to post in that section specifically. Personally, I haven't jailbroken any device on iOS 7 because I find the JB build to be sketchy and unpolished...
    02-06-2014 02:19 PM
  5. acerace113's Avatar
    Well I guess I should feel special. I stumped you all with my first question.

    No thoughts on this at all?
    Are you sure your downloading the proper firmware for your iPhone cause there is 3 for the iPhone 4.

    Also custom firmware installs don't work with iTunes 11.1 & up.

    Sent from my iPhone 5S or iPod touch 5th gen using Tapatalk
    02-06-2014 02:51 PM
  6. Jeremy Barker's Avatar
    Thank you SeanHRCC. I didn't realize there was a section specifically for JB. Thank you for your input!
    02-06-2014 03:51 PM
  7. Jeremy Barker's Avatar
    At this point, I am not downloading any firmware. My phone is currently using ios7 and isn't "jailbroken" any more (or so I thought). It wasn't until noticing how slow it was and then installing iFunBox, did I realize my phone was still "Jailed." When trying to do a normal restore in Recovery Mode through iTunes, it fails. When trying it in DFU Mode, it fails.

    I am thinking I need to go back through Redsnow, upload the ipsw that I used when I was using iOS 6.1.3, jailbreak it again (sort of) and then go back to iTunes and attempt a Restore again.

    It all went awry when I attempted to un-jailbreak my phone by erasing all of the data off of it and then installing iOS 7.
    02-06-2014 03:56 PM

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