Jailbreakers Should Update to iOS 6.1 Using iTunes, Not Using Software Update

Posted January 28, 2013 at 7:07pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 72415 views

Pimskeks of the Evad3rs Dev-Team reveals that those looking to apply the new iOS 6.1 jailbreak should update to the firmware using iTunes.

If you people plan to upgrade to iOS 6.1 please don't do an OTA upgrade. Please make a full restore using iTunes.

Just moments ago Planetbeing confirmed that their untethered jailbreak works with new iOS 6.1 final firmware released by Apple today and MuscleNerd hinted that the jailbreak will be released this Sunday.

MuscleNerd offers some insight as to why this is necessary, "a few reasons: OTA is more time consuming for us to test, and it gives you different SHSH blobs than normal restore."

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Theo - April 22, 2013 at 12:20pm
If I do this upgrade through iTunes, will my baseband change?
edg724 - February 4, 2013 at 5:04pm
I GOT IT !!!! WOOT !!!
MightyZy - January 30, 2013 at 5:17pm
What program is being used to jailbreak? Is it just the most up to date version of RedSn0w? Sorry if it's a dumb question, I'm just emerging from Master's thesis writing world.
joekilledme - January 30, 2013 at 5:20pm
follow @Evad3rs....they will let you know when the time comes where to download it from. if you dont have twitter then im sure this website will inform you the non-scammy site to visit to get a legit jailbreak
thatcher - January 31, 2013 at 11:13am
The Jailbreak is called 'Evasi0n' and will be available through the Evad3rs website
Geo - January 30, 2013 at 2:06pm
If I already did the update on my phone , is there any way to go back so i can do the update from my computer on iTunes..... or is it to late
joekilledme - January 30, 2013 at 4:54pm
just download the 6.1 firmware to itunes and you should be fine. the reason they want you to do via itunes is because it downloads it for you so the jailbreak can work clean. if you update via WiFi then the 6.1 firmware wont be on your computer which is necessary to jailbreak. hope this helps.
Geo - January 30, 2013 at 4:57pm
Thank you for your explanation, I will try it.
joekilledme - January 30, 2013 at 5:00pm
if you cant download thru itunes then there should be websites where you can download to your desktop. i even think there is a thread on this website where you can download it from. good luck!
Derek - January 30, 2013 at 7:12pm
I do have the latest firmware 6.1 downloaded from here - iClarified. But my iTunes still says that the most up to date version available is 6.02 and when I try to do the Shift-Restore with the 6.1 firmware, it says it is not compatible with my iPhone 5. I could do an OTA upgrade but this is not advised. So I'm stuck.
joekilledme - January 31, 2013 at 3:28pm
if i were you, i would back up my phone thru itunes to your computer (since im not on icloud). then go on your phone to setting>general>>reset>erase all contents and settings. this will bring your phone back to factory settings. from there plug into itunes and see if the latest update is available. i know it sounds time consuming and this may not even work but its an alternative idea if you are between a rock and a hard place. good luck!
abdullah kamran - February 2, 2013 at 2:56am
no .. that is not the case .. OTA upgrade done through wifi actually changes the SHSH blobs therefore it is advvised to do the restore via itunes .. Doing so will keep the normal blobs saved in cydia server and for that jailbreakers won't have to do extensive testing
Derek - January 30, 2013 at 11:03am
Any idea why iOS 6.1 is not showing as the latest version in my iTunes (10.7)? 6.02 is still listed as the most up to date. I am on 6.01 on an iPhone 5 but when I try to do a Shift-Restore with iOS 6.1, it says that version is incompatible with my iPhone 5? What gives?
thatcher - January 30, 2013 at 11:11am
Have you checked your hosts file to see if gs.apple.com is present and if so deleted it? You can download the firmware files from iClarified here: http://iclarified.com/750/where-to-download-iphone-firmware-files-from Once downloaded hit shift and press restore if you can't update automatically.
Dudleydogg - January 30, 2013 at 12:32pm
Mine was doing the exact same thing only available was 6.0.2 Then I went to iTunes menu and told it to search for Software Updates and it started to do that it also prompted me to update my iphone to 6.1 kick it and it will respond.
erick - January 30, 2013 at 4:02pm
I had the same problem with my 4s and a ipod . sorry i cant give any other info . but i did an OTA, then this problem went away. I do think you can do a itune restore after an OTA . but wait for more info. this problem lasted for me for almost a year, on my ipod
Rob - January 31, 2013 at 5:56am
Derek, you must download the correct firmware files. In my case I had to restore using http://appldnld.apple.com/iOS6.1/041-6487.20130128.Ihb56/iPhone5,2_6.1_10B143_Restore.ipsw Which is 6.1.0 GSM CDMA (For mac users....Hold down the option key then press restore in iTunes and select the ipsw you just downloaded. For pc users hold down shift and select restore)
Bchccc - January 31, 2013 at 8:34am
You must upgrade your itunes... the current version is 11.01
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