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11-13-2011, 04:11 AM #1How to cancel software update on iOS 5 iPhone ?
I have a jailbroken iPhone 4 updated to iOS 5 and running the tethered redsn0w jailbreak.
Today a mate was using my iPhone while on Wi-Fi and he pressed the update button on my iPhone :-/
I disconnected it from the WiFi so the update stopped..
But how can i cancel the update so it will not continue when connecting to a WiFi network again ?
Thanks in advance to any help I receive.
11-13-2011, 10:57 AM #2
Dont worry about it, since your jailbroken , because the update does a check on /Application , and the update will cancel itself out before it even starts
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11-13-2011, 10:59 AM #3
It will not start back up.iPhone 4S | MacBook Air
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11-13-2011, 11:30 AM #4
11-21-2011, 10:05 AM #5
hey guys, i have the same problem. I have an iphone 4s with ios 5.0.0 (not jailbroken) . I accidentally pressed update and install to ios 5.0.1 but i don't want to install it. can i cancel it?
just realised that if you switch the wi-fi off and on again it doesn't auto resume so i guess it's a way to stop it. But can it be cancelled?? does anyone know?
Last edited by sauron5; 11-21-2011 at 10:09 AM.
11-21-2011, 10:12 AM #6
I'm sure it can be stopped as long as it don't install ya should be good.
03-08-2012, 04:33 AM #7How to stop an OTA update
I made the same mistake - was on 5.0.1, started a 5.1 update over the air. Here's how I stopped my update:
1. First, turn off WiFi! That will PAUSE the update. It will still try to resume unless you do the following
2. Next, ssh in to your iPhone and do:
mv softwareupdateservicesd.plist softwareupdateservicesd.plist.bak
3. Go to Settings > General > Reset All Settings
(It's annoying to re-enter your WiFi password and choose your wallpaper, but your mail accounts etc. remain intact).
Your phone will reboot.
4. Go to Settings > General > Software Update
it should say "your software is up to date" --> go to step 5.
if it offers you the new update (but has not started the download) --> you are done!
if it still shows a paused download, repeat steps 1-3, rebooting after each step.
5. ssh in to your iPhone and do:
mv softwareupdateservicesd.plist softwareupdateservicesd.plist-bak2
mv softwareupdateservicesd.plist.bak softwareupdateservicesd.plist
6. Go to Settings > General > Software Update
it should give you an error.
7. Navigate back to General, and General > Software Update again
it should offer you the 5.1 update.
Your phone is back to normal (minus a few settings)
Last edited by colinng; 03-08-2012 at 05:05 AM.
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03-10-2012, 04:35 AM #8
11-27-2013, 10:38 AM #9how to cancel ios 5 update on iphone 3Gs
Hi - i wanted to install skype on my iphone 3Gs (cracked) and now have a message saying need ios 5.0, there is an ok button but no cancel button, cant do anything with the phone now as message wont go away, if i click ok will it auto update or do i have a chance to cancel? or is there anything else i can do?
thanks in advance