iPhone 5 /4S jailbreak: recovering from iOS 6.1.3 and iOS 6.1.4 update

iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S jailbreak users have been warned by both leading jailbreaking teams to steer clear of the iOS 6.1.3 and iOS 6.1.4 updates, neither of which has been successfully jailbroken on either of the the most recent iPhone generations. But jailbreakers can end up getting stuck with the updates nonetheless when their system software goes corrupt or their jailbreak fails and they have to perform a restore, or because they already updates to iOS 6.1.3 or iOS 6.1.4 before deciding they want to jailbreak. There are a few ways to recover from such a quandary on the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S.

However, none of them are what jailbreakers are looking to hear. Downgrading to an older iOS 6 version won’t help, as the iOS 6.1.3 and iOS 6.1.4 updates permanently make an iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S non-jailbreakable. Waiting for jailbreak teams to attack iOS 6.2 or iOS 7 down the road is the passive path to recovery, while the active path is to sell of the updated iPhone and replace it with the same model but running an older system software version; such units can be had on sites like eBay.

The best way for iPhone 5 jailbreakers to deal with the iOS 6.1.3 and iOS 6.1.4 updates is to simply make sure they never get installed.



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