How to go back to stock iOS 7.1.2 via DFU or another method?

Oct 28, 2008
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So I jailbroke with Pangu a few days ago. I was successful but I ran into stability issues and crashes with it. The crashes affected regular non jailbroken apps like Chrome and Heywire....and these apps I use a lot. I haven't played with many other non stock apps but these ones do have issues.

What I tried to do tonight which almost was a major disaster, is erase my device via my device. Fortunately,upon reboot my iphone 5 got caught in endless boot loop.

I then plugged in my iPhone 5 into my emergency iTunes back up laptop that has one clean fresh DFU installed recovery. I then interrupted the bootloop and went into DFU mode.

When I was connected to iTunes, I got the recovery mode prompt and that I must recovery my device and that it would update to the latest (iOS 8) as well. I hit cancel. I did not see any option to do a simple DFU recovery back to an unbroken jailbroken state.

I managed to reboot my phone and to my surprise, the iPhone didn't erase anything. I am back to my jailbreak state;however, is there a way to get me back to a non jailbroken state and recovery my device using the previous DFU (7.1.2) have on my machine? I do not wish to update to iOS 8, ever.
 
Nov 14, 2008
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Right now you can restore to iOS 7.1.2 because Apple is still signing it. You can do that by holding SHIFT (or ALT, I don't remember) and clicking Restore in iTunes, which will let you locate your IPSW (firmware file) and restore from it.