This post will guide you through the process of removing the jailbreak from your iPhone.
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Jailbreaking is the process of allowing users of Apple’s mobile operating system iOS to gain root access to the file system, making it possible to install custom packages and software that is not authorized by Apple. Jailbreaking is typically hardware specific and requires a jailbreak tool specific to the target hardware and iOS version. In contrast, a general purpose root exploit such as checkm8 can be used to jailbreak any device running any iOS version.
Most jailbreaks are semi-untethered, meaning that they require the user to re-jailbreak their device after each reboot; however, some jailbreaks are untethered, meaning that they do not require a re-jailbreak after each reboot. A few of the more popular jailbreaks include evasi0n7 for iOS 7, Pangu for iOS 9, and unc0ver for iOS 11.
Jailbreaking comes with some risks; for example, it voids your warranty with Apple and may make your device more vulnerable to malware or other security threats. That being said, many people jailbreak their devices without experiencing any problems.
If you’ve decided that you no longer want to keep your jailbreak, removing it is fairly simple; however, you will need to backup your device first as all of your data will be wiped during the process. Once you’ve backed up your device, you can use a tool such as noncereboot1131 or futurerestore to remove your jailbreak.
What is Jailbreaking?
Jailbreaking is a term used to describe the process of removing the software restrictions imposed by iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system, on devices running it. This allows users to install unofficial apps, mods and themes that are not available on the App Store, as well as providing access to the underlying Unix shell.
Jailbreaking is typically a one-time process that is performed on each device; however, it can be reversed, allowing users to “unjailbreak” their device and restore it to its original state.
The Risks of Jailbreaking
Jailbreaking is the process of removing the limitations imposed on devices by the manufacturer, typically so that unsigned code can be run on the device. Jailbreaking is popular among iPhone and iPod Touch users because it allows them to add unauthorized third-party applications to their devices via unofficial app stores such as Cydia, as well as download and install system tweaks.
Jailbreaking carries several risks. First, it voids your device’s warranty with Apple. Second, it exposes your device to security vulnerabilities that could be exploited by malicious software. Finally, jailbreaking can lead to stability and performance problems on your device.
If you’re still considering jailbreaking your device, we recommend you read our comprehensive guide to jailbreaking before proceeding. If you’ve already jailbroken your device and want to remove the jailbreak, this article will show you how.
How to Remove Jailbreak from iPhone
If you want to remove the jailbreak from your iPhone, there are a few things you need to do. First, you need to restore your iPhone to its original factory settings. This will erase all of the data on your iPhone, so be sure to back up your data before you begin. Next, you need to download the latest version of iOS and install it on your iPhone. Finally, you need to jailbreak your iPhone again using the latest jailbreak tool.
Why Would You Remove Jailbreak from iPhone?
Jailbreak is a term often used in the context of iOS devices. It simply means removing the restrictions that are imposed by Apple on its products, and allowing users to have more control over their device. For example, with a jailbroken iPhone, you can install apps that are not available on the App Store, customize the look and feel of your device, and much more.
However, there are also some downsides to jailbreaking your iPhone. First of all, it voids your warranty with Apple. That means if you have any problems with your device, you will not be able to take it to an Apple store for help. Additionally, jailbreaking your device can make it more vulnerable to malware and other security threats.
For these reasons, some people choose to remove the jailbreak from their iPhone at some point. If you are in this situation, there are a few different ways you can go about it. We will discuss two of the most common methods below.
How to Restore Your iPhone After Removing Jailbreak
If you’ve decided that you no longer want to keep your jailbreak on your iPhone, you can remove it and restore your device to its factory settings. This process will wipe all jailbreak-related files and data from your device, returning it to its original state. Keep in mind that this will also remove any jailbreak-related apps or tweaks that you have installed, so be sure to back up any data that you want to keep before proceeding.
Here’s how to remove your jailbreak and restore your iPhone:
1. First, make sure that all of your data is backed up. This includes any photos, videos, or other files that you have stored on your device. You can use iCloud or iTunes for this, or you can back up directly to your computer.
2. Once your data is backed up, open the Settings app and go to General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. This will erase all data from your device, including any jailbreak files or data.
3. After your device has been erased, you’ll need to set it up as new. Follow the prompts on the screen to do this. You can restore your backup at this point if you wish, but keep in mind that any jailbreak-related data will be lost in the process.
That’s all there is to it! Once you’ve followed these steps, your iPhone will be restored to its factory settings and will no longer be jailbroken.
Jailbreaking an iPhone can give you the ability to customize your device in ways that are not possible with a non-jailbroken iPhone. However, there are some potential downsides to jailbreaking your device, including the possibility of decreased battery life and stability issues. If you decide that you no longer want to jailbreak your iPhone, there are a few different ways that you can remove the jailbreak from your device.
Q: How do I remove a jailbreak from my iPhone?
A: There are a few different ways to go about this, but the most common is to simply restore your device to its factory settings. This will erase all of the data on your device, so make sure you have everything backed up first. Once you’ve done that, open up iTunes and connect your device. Select it from the sidebar, then click the “Restore” button. A warning pop-up will appear; make sure you backup your device again before proceeding. Once that’s done, your device will reboot and should be jailbreak-free.
Jailbreaking is a process that changes little by little with each iOS update. Though Apple doesn’t support jailbreaking, it’s still popular among those who wish to install unauthorized apps on their iPhones, use alternative app stores, or customize their device in other unauthorized ways.
If you’ve jailbroken your iPhone and have decided you want to return to a non-jailbroken state, you can do so relatively easily if you follow the steps below. Please note that by removing the jailbreak from your iPhone, you will also be updating it to the latest version of iOS.
1. Download the latest version of iTunes on your computer.
2. Connect your iPhone to your computer using a Lightning cable (or older 30-pin cable).
3. In iTunes, select the icon for your device, which is located in theupper-left corner of the screen.
4. In the Summary pane, click “Restore iPhone…” (If you don’t see this option in the Summary pane, click “General” first.)
5. Click “Restore and Update” when prompted and then enter your passcode when prompted (this is necessary even though you are restoring from a backup).
6. iTunes will now download the latest iOS firmware and restore it to your device. Once it has finished restoring, your device will boot up normally without a jailbreak!
We would like to sincerely thank the following people for their contribution to this project:
@iAdam1n for originally creating evasion7 and all future updates
@pod2g for his continued research and support
@007pom for his Apple File Conduit “2” port for iOS 7+
@westbaer for his Afc2Add package
@kantarion for his assistance with the static library issue
@evad3rs for their original Evasi0n jailbreak tool