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  • iOS Hackers Deem iOS 6.1 Jailbreak Safe, Go Ahead and Update Through iTunes


    iOS hackers MuscleNerd and planetbeing have both confirmed that the public release of iOS 6.1 is jailbreak safe! The update is vulnerable to all of the vulnerabilities that the hackers had planned on using to jailbreak iOS 6.1. That being said, update away! (Through iTunes)

    According to planetbeing, while the firmware can be jailbroken, it's going to take a little while to get everything all polished up, bug free, and get a jailbreak method that can be released to the public:



    If you’re excited to jailbreak your iOS 6.1 devices, the good news is it’s only a matter of time now. The jailbreak will include 22 different variants of iOS devices, including Apple’s new iPhone 5, iPod touch 5G, iPad (fourth generation), and iPad Mini. It will also include older iOS devices that can run iOS 6.1, excluding the Apple TV 3, for now. You can view our post to see the full list of supported devices.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS Hackers Deem iOS 6.1 Jailbreak Safe, Go Ahead and Update Through iTunes started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 150 Comments
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlevine54 View Post
      Haha I don't pirate my apps trust me.. Anyways so I signed in and I synced but it's the same as it was? I don't think think my apps are syncing even though it appears they did
      Like I said before, right click your device and choose "transfer purchases." This puts all bought content on the iOS device in your iTunes library.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlevine54 View Post
      Haha I don't pirate my apps trust me.. Anyways so I signed in and I synced but it's the same as it was? I don't think think my apps are syncing even though it appears they did
      Did you do the transfer purchases thing?
    1. mlevine54's Avatar
      mlevine54 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Like I said before, right click your device and choose "transfer purchases." This puts all bought content on the iOS device in your iTunes library.
      I'm on a windows. I'm having trouble finding the "transfer purchases" option

      I can't find it I'm on the latest iTunes and on a windows
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlevine54 View Post
      I'm on a windows. I'm having trouble finding the "transfer purchases" option

      I can't find it I'm on the latest iTunes and on a windows
      Transfer purchases from iPhone with Itunes 11? - Yahoo! Answers
    1. mlevine54's Avatar
      mlevine54 -
      Thanks Simon!!!! The problem was I need to select "show menu bar" and then I got it from there
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      No prob
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Like I said before, right click your device and choose "transfer purchases." This puts all bought content on the iOS device in your iTunes library.
      Anthony or Simon. It's been a while since I did a 'set up as new'. You know my 'general' thoughts on the need for all that . But I may do it this time so I can be informed about the process itself and because I never knew about the "DFU mode is a 'safer' restore for 6.1" thing.

      So riddle me this: will all the icon placement I've done (hours to set up) within folders, etc - be remembered somewhere on my phone after a setup as new and then a sync apps within iTunes? Obviously NOT restoring from backup this time. And I have a bunch of email accounts that are a pain to reset up. There's a sync for that in iTunes too. If I use MAIL ACCOUNTS sync and Apps synch BEFORE the DFU restore - should everything PLUS icon positioning return after DFU restore and then a synch?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      Anthony or Simon. It's been a while since I did a 'set up as new'. You know my 'general' thoughts on the need for all that . But I may do it this time so I can be informed about the process itself and because I never knew about the "DFU mode is a 'safer' restore for 6.1" thing.

      So riddle me this: will all the icon placement I've done (hours to set up) within folders, etc - be remembered somewhere on my phone after a setup as new and then a sync apps within iTunes? Obviously NOT restoring from backup this time. And I have a bunch of email accounts that are a pain to reset up. There's a sync for that in iTunes too. If I use MAIL ACCOUNTS sync and Apps synch BEFORE the DFU restore - should everything PLUS icon positioning return after DFU restore and then a synch?
      Refresh me again? lol
      Just restore your backup dude. I did. You arent experiencing any issues right?
      iTunes won't remember your icon placement if you don't restore from backup btw, that and your emails you say are a pain to setup. I wouldn't bother going setup as new, unless you see some serious issues after.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Refresh me again? lol
      Just restore your backup dude. I did. You arent experiencing any issues right?
      iTunes won't remember your icon placement if you don't restore from backup btw, that and your emails you say are a pain to setup. I wouldn't bother going setup as new, unless you see some serious issues after.
      Thanks, Simon. That's what I thought.
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      Thanks, Simon. That's what I thought.
      Why are you restoring? Why not just update in iTunes? Everything stays the same.
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Restore replaces your entire image as opposed to update which is just a delta

      Much cleaner to restore bro!
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
      Restore replaces your entire image as opposed to update which is just a delta

      Much cleaner to restore bro!
      DFU restore replaces the entire image. Regular restore just reverts all your old settings back to their factory defaults and keeps the original iOS image while replacing the user space and boot loader with new ones.
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Thanks, I always forget about specifying the DFU
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
      Restore replaces your entire image as opposed to update which is just a delta

      Much cleaner to restore bro!
      Don't think iTunes updates are just delta. It doesn't use a delta update file it uses the same ipsw right? Updating just doesn't wipe everything fresh
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by subywrex View Post
      Don't think iTunes updates are just delta. It doesn't use a delta update file it uses the same ipsw right? Updating just doesn't wipe everything fresh
      The only thing that wipes everything fresh is a DFU restore. Regular restore still leaves room for corruption problems.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      The only thing that wipes everything fresh is a DFU restore. Regular restore still leaves room for corruption problems.
      If what you're saying is the case, Anthony, then even before I chose to restore from a backup, after I'd completed the non-DFU restore to 6.1 in iTunes if I'd have done set up as new iPhone, the numeric Wifi readout (from Jailbroken state) would have remained? Or was the numeric Wifi readout embedded in my iTunes backup?
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      It was probably still in your phone and in your backup.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
      It was probably still in your phone and in your backup.
      So both?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      If what you're saying is the case, Anthony, then even before I chose to restore from a backup, after I'd completed the non-DFU restore to 6.1 in iTunes if I'd have done set up as new iPhone, the numeric Wifi readout (from Jailbroken state) would have remained? Or was the numeric Wifi readout embedded in my iTunes backup?
      That's just a setting, so it was brought back by your backup.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      That's just a setting, so it was brought back by your backup.
      Okay. Thanks, Simon. I still think I'm going to try the DFU restore and start from scratch just to be super super sure. Too many of you that I really respect here think it's a good idea so who the heck am I to not do it as well... Just because I haven't had problems in the past doesn't mean there won't be a problem in the future. :-) Plus, there is one thing lingering in my backup that I don't like and I can't figure out how to fix it. No matter what setting I have in the settings app I don't get any outgoing mail sound nor incoming mail sound. They are all set properly in my settings and yet they still don't sound. And no I don't have a "silent" ring tone assigned to them. This one's an issue I've had on my jailbroken 4S and it's transferred to my iPhone 5 stock in a backup.