I have a JB iPhone 5 running 6.1.2. I backed up some stuff using iFile and next thing I know I'm no longer activated.

  • The iphone is a factory unlocked iPhone 5. I'm on AT&T. SIM card works fine in my old iphone 3GS.
  • I have a full backup of the iPhone pre problem including all files in the lockdown folder.
  • I can still SSH into the iphone via wifi (wifi now only works on unsecured network - can't connect to any networks that require a password)
  • I can't run any apps but cydia extensions seem to be working (not cydia apps though and not cydia itself).

I can enter DFU mode fine and iTunes asks me to restore...but I REALLY don't want to lose my jailbreak! Anyone have any ideas? I'm desperate!

data_ark.plist has the following (getting rid of items that are personal and/or not relevant):


<key>-ActivationStateAcknowledged</key>
<true/>
<key>-BrickState</key>
<true/>
<key>-ProtocolVersion</key>
<string>2</string>
<key>-SBLockdownEverRegisteredKey</key>
<false/>
<key>-TimeIntervalSince1970</key>
<integer>1370820326</integer>
<key>-TimeZone</key>
<string>America/Los_Angeles</string>
<key>-UseRaptorCerts</key>
<true/>
<key>-Uses24HourClock</key>
<false/>
<key>-WeHaveATicket</key>
<true/>
<key>-iTunesHasConnected</key>
<true/>
<key>com.apple.Accessibility-VoiceOverTouchEnabledByiTunes</key>
<false/>
<key>com.apple.MobileDeviceCrashCopy-ShouldSubmit</key>
<false/>

<key>com.apple.international-Language</key>
<string>en</string>
<key>com.apple.international-Locale</key>
<string>en_US</string>
<key>com.apple.mobile.backup-CloudBackupEnabled</key>
<false/>
<key>com.apple.mobile.backup-RequiresEncryption</key>
<integer>0</integer>
<key>com.apple.mobile.backup-WillEncrypt</key>
<true/>
<key>com.apple.mobile.chaperone-NotSoFresh</key>
<true/>
<key>com.apple.mobile.data_sync-Calendars</key>


<key>com.apple.mobile.lockdown_cache-ActivationState</key>
<string>Unactivated</string>
<key>com.apple.mobile.restriction-ProhibitAppInstall</key>
<false/>
<key>com.apple.mobile.wireless_lockdown-EnableWifiConnections</key>
<true/>
<key>com.apple.purplebuddy-SetupState</key>
<string>RestoredFromiTunesBackup</string>
</dict>