How to Undo a Jailbreak on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch
If you’ve done some modification to your iPhone 6, iPod Touch, or iPad earlier and are now second guessing your choice on jailbreaking your device, you can easily undo that adjustment and run your device like before. This can be quite beneficial if your device has been confronted with performance concerns since you first applied the jailbreak on your device. Jailbreaking on the iPhone can lead to virus and various other problem.
Undoing a jailbreak is a two-stage procedure that involves a USB cable, iTunes, and a Mac or Windows computer. If you’re worrying about the things stored on your device, then relieve your stress because you won’t be losing any of your data excluding the apps and anything related to the jailbreak itself. In case you don’t have a backup to bring back to, you can still undo the jailbreak, but you won’t be able to get your files back, that’s why it’s so important to often make backups of your devices.
Here are the steps to undo a jailbreak and then restore the data on your iPhone:
- Link your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad to your computer and open iTunes.
- In the left iTunes column, select your device.
- Below the Summary tab, there will be a ‘Restore’ option, click on restore to start the un-jailbreak procedure.
- A note will appear inquiring if you would want to back up your device, click ‘Yes’ for the backup and restore process to begin.
- Your device will automatically restart when the restoring process is complete. Consequently, you will then be questioned if you would like to bring back files from the backup, click ‘Yes’ if you want to restore all your non-jailbreak linked apps and thereon make all customizations you desire to that device.
- When the backup and restore procedure is done, your device will no more be jailbroken!
This method is not particular to any one Apple devices rather works on every single iPhone classics ever launched, from iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch and all iPad models. Moreover, the jailbreak is also possible irrespective of which update of iOS the device is running on which means they are reversible from the latest update to iOS 7.1.1, iOS 4 or even the oldest. Just restoring from the latest backup does the work and breaks the jailbreak for you to back where you wanted your device to be.