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A few days ago, my iPhone 4S (running 5.1.1, jailbroke with absinthe) lost it's WiFi and Bluetooth capability. I had just installed PDAnet and was successfully using both WiFi and
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    Default "No WiFi" problem; restore and upgrade to 6.0 or return for service?
    A few days ago, my iPhone 4S (running 5.1.1, jailbroke with absinthe) lost it's WiFi and Bluetooth capability.

    I had just installed PDAnet and was successfully using both WiFi and able to USB tether as well.

    While switching off the USB tethering and trying to go back to WiFi tethering, I noticed that the WiFi icon under Settings was greyed out. I could not get it back. I tried resetting the network settings. I even used the new redsnow and restored to 5.1.1 and set up as a new phone and it was still disabled. Today, I noticed I could not start up a bluetooth connection either.

    So I'm pretty sure my issue is hardware related. However, since it did start up after using PDAnet, I wonder if it might be software.

    Anyway, my dilemma is, should I do a clean upgrade to 6.0.1 and see if it fixes my wifi problem? But of course, I'll lose my jailbreak.

    Or should I return it to Apple, (they will either want me to upgrade to 6.0.1 or give me a new phone) where I may end up with a replacement that has a small chance of staying on 5.1.1?

    Thoughts?

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    You can return to 5.1.1 after updating if you like anyway, then JB again. Just be sure you have save blobs. But updating to a new version could definitely help

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    I tried resetting the network settings. I even used the new redsnow and restored to 5.1.1 and set up as a new phone and it was still disabled. Today, I noticed I could not start up a bluetooth connection either.

    So I'm pretty sure my issue is hardware related.
    Since you restored, my best guess would be hardware issue also, but...as posted above, you could try restoring again but not sure that would be any different since you have already done that. But what the heck, ya never know.

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    I have a 4S. I thought once you loaded iOS 6 or higher, you could not go back down to 5.x.x, even if you do have blobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprung View Post
    I have a 4S. I thought once you loaded iOS 6 or higher, you could not go back down to 5.x.x, even if you do have blobs.
    That is correct

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1 View Post
    That is correct
    Hence my dilemma. I could upgrade myself, lose my jailbreak, and still have the hardware problem.

    Or I can take it in to apple, possibly get a new phone, but if it has 6.0 on it, not be able to jailbreak it.

    Or, stay with what I have, with no WiFi or Bluetooth. I could live without one or the other, but losing both is tough. Either way, I guess I'll have to risk it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprung View Post
    I have a 4S. I thought once you loaded iOS 6 or higher, you could not go back down to 5.x.x, even if you do have blobs.
    But you can restore back to 5.1.1 as you know.

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    That is correct re-restore with this tutorial

    http://www.redmondpie.com/how-to-re-...using-redsn0w/

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    Yeah, I've already re-restored to 5.1.1 once. It didn't fix the problem. I don't know if upgrading to 6.0.1 will fix it. But if I try, I can't go back down to 5.1.1

    I think I'll re-restore to 5.1.1, set up as new phone and take it to apple, hoping that I get a replacement that still has 5.1.1 on it.

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    Maybe setting up as new will fix this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1 View Post
    Maybe setting up as new will fix this.
    He stated in his first post that he had already restored and set it up as new. If it's in warranty I would take it to Apple.

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    ah, so thats it, the one i mention its not applicable to 4S. sorry for that.

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    Well, I bit the bullet and upgraded to 6.0.1 and WiFi and Bluetooth still don't work.

    So it's off to the apple store tomorrow to get a replacement. Hopefully, it will have 5.x on it and not 6.x

    Fingers crossed.

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    Good luck but dont expect too much..

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    Worst case, I'll have to join the ranks of those waiting for a jailbreak for 6.x

    But at least I'll have my WiFi and Bluetooth. It's amazing what how much you actually use those...

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    yeah.. join the club..

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    Let us know what happens

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    Took it in this morning. Of course they couldn't do anything to fix it, so I walked out with a new phone. Unfortunately, it is pre-installed with iOS 6.0.

    So no jailbreak for me. But at least my WiFi and Bluetooth work.

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    Eh we'll like ya said at least ya got a phone that works now

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