For those readers who follow our weblog entries in succession, the post immediately prior touched on the pros, cons and legality of jailbreaking an iPhone. If our readers have made the leap of faith, but for some reason want to revert to the default, Apple-approved OS, then this blog’s for you.
In today’s posting, we will take our readers through the process, as well as the trials and tribulations or restoring a jailbroken iPhone to it’s original state.
Is it difficult? Will I lose my data? What about discretion?
These are by far the most frequently asked questions when it comes to restoring a jailbroken iPhone. Not to fear fellow readers, as 1How on the eHow network has issued the following, and rather comforting statement in a recent posting:
Many people hold off from jailbreaking their iPhone because they worry about how much effort it may take to restore it to its original state. Unjailbreaking your iPhone isn’t very hard – in fact, its easier than the original jailbreak process. With a few simple steps, you can return your jailbroken iPhone to it’s out of the box state. You won’t be able to tell the difference between your iPhone and one that was never jailbroken at all. Best of all, you won’t even loose your data!
OK. That sounds easy enough. What are the steps?
- Connect your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes using the data transfer/charging cable. Select your device from the menu and click “Restore”.
- To keep all data on the device, select “Back Up”.
- Select “Restore”.
- Wait for firmware update/restore to take place. The iPhone will restart once completed.
- Upon reboot, select backup and click “Continue”. Selecting “Set up a new iPhone” will cause users to lose their data.
- Make sure any extraneous references to jailbreaking are deleted from device (images, notes, etc.) and voila — good as new!
Here are a couple important notes also found in the eHow article on restoring a jailbroken iPhone:
- If you’re reselling or returning, it’s a good idea to restore your jailbroken iphone. Just be aware that it may be against the terms of service to misrepresent the phone in regard to whether or not it was ever hacked in such a manner.
- If you backed up your phone, you’ll notice that all your Official Apple store apps, settings, and other data is still intact. Only Jailbroken apps and settings are stripped from the phone.
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