How to: update jailbreaked iOS device

Got a jailbreaked iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch? Here’s the OP guide on how to update your jailbroken iOS device.

Background: If your iOS device is jailbreaked, using the OTA update from your device will cause the jailbreak fail. Your device can get stuck on the Apple Boot Logo.

Here’s how to update jailbreaked iOS device safely:

  1. Backup device in iTunes (PROTIP from ObamaPacman: turn on encrypted backup, as it saves most of your passwords including wifi, email, and most app logins)
  2. Restore device in iTunes
  3. Activate your iOS device, don’t setup passcode
  4. Jailbreak iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch using tools such as evasi0n
  5. Restore backup
  6. Setup passcode and Find My iPhone

Again, do not use OTA update if your device is jailbreaked.


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