I want to unjailbreak my phone, what can I do?

Knightb

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Call me crazy but I don't want my phone to be jailbroken anymore. My friend talked me into it and basically did the entire process for me. I will admit I never complained and liked some of the features but now I want to vanilla it.

The problem is that I am not very tech savvy. My friend jailbroke it and now won't help me unjailbreak it. What are my options? If I hit restore will it ruin my phone? Should I hit "Delete all contents and settings?" I realize I am a noob and probably making most of you cringe by my improper use of technical terms but I just need help. What do you all suggest?

Btw, I have a Verizon iPhone 4 with iOS 4 installed.

Thanks!
 

iphonewarrior

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Sync your phone with iTunes first, make sure all your content is backed up.

Then hit the restore button in iTunes. iTunes will automatically download the latest iOS which is 5.0 and it will restore your phone to that firmware. When prompted, set your device up as a new device and sync all your content back to the phone.

Don't hit the erase all content and settings button. This will put your phone in to a boot loop.
 

Knightb

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Sync your phone with iTunes first, make sure all your content is backed up.

Then hit the restore button in iTunes. iTunes will automatically download the latest iOS which is 5.0 and it will restore your phone to that firmware. When prompted, set your device up as a new device and sync all your content back to the phone.

Don't hit the erase all content and settings button. This will put your phone in to a boot loop.
Thanks for the info! A few questions though...


Won't Cydia and all of the jailbroken content sync back to the device?

Is there any chance my phone will lock up?
 
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No. If you restore the device to stock firmware the software that was previously on your device won't be there anymore. Think of restoring like reformatting. The information that you sync back onto your device has to be legitimate and downloaded through iTunes etc.

If you have cracked applications, I can't help you with that as it's against forum policy to discuss that at everythingiCafe.
 

Knightb

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No. If you restore the device to stock firmware the software that was previously on your device won't be there anymore. Think of restoring like reformatting. The information that you sync back onto your device has to be legitimate and downloaded through iTunes etc.

If you have cracked applications, I can't help you with that as it's against forum policy to discuss that at everythingiCafe.
I do not believe that I have cracked applications. But even if I did, they would just simply not be on the phone after the restore, right? This is fine by me. But would cracked apps put my phone in jeopardy when restoring? I know this question is borderline against policy but I am not asking how to do cracked apps, I just want them off my phone, so will a restore do this or will it hurt my phone if they are on there?
 

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I do not believe that I have cracked applications. But even if I did, they would just simply not be on the phone after the restore, right? This is fine by me. But would cracked apps put my phone in jeopardy when restoring? I know this question is borderline against policy but I am not asking how to do cracked apps, I just want them off my phone, so will a restore do this or will it hurt my phone if they are on there?
I can't say much, but after a restore they wouldn't be on the phone anymore. Nor would they sync with your device. You're safe :)
 

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Launch Tiny Umbrella, hit the advanced tab, uncheck the box which says, Set hosts to Cydia. Save your settings, quit Tiny Umbrella. Quit iTunes, relaunch and try the restore again.
 

flightmedic

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Thanks, Warrior, You just answered a question for me: I've been wanting to unjailbreak my iOS5 iPhone 4 and didn't know if I could use a backup to do so. Makes it so much simpler than re-configuring everything again.

Thanks again.
Jim