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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
      I updated OTA is that bad???
      Should I do a fresh restore or something
      DFU restore to iOS 6.1 is best.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      DFU restore to iOS 6.1 is best.
      DFU restore? Or Pwned DFU? And how do you enter both again? I forget.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      DFU restore? Or Pwned DFU? And how do you enter both again? I forget.
      Just DFU. iOS 6.1 is still being signed so pwned DFU is unnecessary. Not to mention pwned DFU mode is only for limera1n devices.

      To enter DFU mode, hold power and home for 10 seconds, then release power and continue holding home until iTunes recognizes your iPhone. It will say it's in recovery mode, but you know it's in DFU mode if the screen is pitch black and off.
    1. nrfuller's Avatar
      nrfuller -
      I'm a little confused here. Is 6.1 the latest firmware? And if not, should we try to restore to 6.1, rather than the most current version? And is that even possible? Any help would be appreciated.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by nrfuller View Post
      I'm a little confused here. Is 6.1 the latest firmware? And if not, should we try to restore to 6.1, rather than the most current version? And is that even possible? Any help would be appreciated.
      Yes, 6.1 is latest
    1. atorres062's Avatar
      atorres062 -
      FINALLY! I had to delete my old host file & create a new one. Thanks for the help for those who responded to my posts.
    1. nrfuller's Avatar
      nrfuller -
      Awesome. Thanks, Simon.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Website back up
    1. mlevine54's Avatar
      mlevine54 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Just DFU. iOS 6.1 is still being signed so pwned DFU is unnecessary. Not to mention pwned DFU mode is only for limera1n devices.

      To enter DFU mode, hold power and home for 10 seconds, then release power and continue holding home until iTunes recognizes your iPhone. It will say it's in recovery mode, but you know it's in DFU mode if the screen is pitch black and off.
      Why is this necessary rather than just doing a normal restore???

      Oh 1 more thing...when I restore don't I lose all my apps? I restore from back up and get my pictures and texts and music but wb my apps???
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlevine54 View Post
      Why is this necessary rather than just doing a normal restore???

      Oh 1 more thing...when I restore don't I lose all my apps? I restore from back up and get my pictures and texts and music but wb my apps???
      It's a true restore.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlevine54 View Post
      Why is this necessary rather than just doing a normal restore???

      Oh 1 more thing...when I restore don't I lose all my apps? I restore from back up and get my pictures and texts and music but wb my apps???
      DFU mode restores, as we explain in this post, are the best way to prevent corrupted files from being a part of your fresh restore.
    1. mlevine54's Avatar
      mlevine54 -
      Thanks. So do I lose all my apps? How can I get them backed up so I don't have to re download all of them
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlevine54 View Post
      Thanks. So do I lose all my apps? How can I get them backed up so I don't have to re download all of them
      You can back up a device by using iCloud, or by right clicking the device in iTunes and selecting Back Up.

      If you're jailbroken already, I don't recommend you back up, but rather set up as new.

      You won't lose your apps because they should be in your iTunes library and you can just sync htem back after updating. If they're not there, right click on your iOS device and choose "transfer purchases" to sync the apps from your iOS device to iTunes before restoring.
    1. mlevine54's Avatar
      mlevine54 -
      iCloud backup never works for me for some reason... And I backed it up on iTunes but it doesn't give u your apps back once you restore from back up.. This is true right?
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Sync with iTunes.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlevine54 View Post
      iCloud backup never works for me for some reason... And I backed it up on iTunes but it doesn't give u your apps back once you restore from back up.. This is true right?
      If it is the computer you have signed in with your itunes account your itunes should have all your apps in it. In which case your backup will indeed sync back all your apps. Unless your apps are not from the app store.....
    1. mlevine54's Avatar
      mlevine54 -
      All my apps are from AppStore because I'm on an iPhone 5 + ********** is gone anyway... But maybe my account isn't signed in let me check
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlevine54 View Post
      All my apps are from AppStore because I'm on an iPhone 5 + ********** is gone anyway... But maybe my account isn't signed in let me check
      Ack piracy. Off with his head l!!!
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlevine54 View Post
      All my apps are from AppStore because I'm on an iPhone 5 + ********** is gone anyway... But maybe my account isn't signed in let me check
      You should be good then. Just make sure you are signed in and that your apps are in itunes. If they arent there go to File>Devices and choose the option to transfer your purchases into iTunes. Once that is done sync and backup. Then you should be good to restore.
    1. mlevine54's Avatar
      mlevine54 -
      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