How To: Unjailbreak Your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch

Unjailbreak Your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch

Jailbreaking permits root access to the iOS file system, allowing you to install third-party apps and tweaks on your iPad or iPhone that aren't available in the iOS App Store. It opens up a whole new realm for what your device can do, but jailbreaking does have its downside.

While Congress has taken a strong stance by siding with us and our desire to unlock our devices, jailbreaking is a whole other beast. Apple can rightfully strip you of your warranty and deny any requested service if they find out you've jailbroken the device, because jailbreaking is a violation of the iOS end-user software license agreement.

A shattered screen, broken Home button, or software malfunction suddenly becomes a bigger issue if you're jailbroken because Apple will not offer replacements, support, or any other assistance to you. So what do you do when it comes time for repair or service?

Unjailbreak.

If you've followed our guides on jailbreaking iOS 7.1 and 7.1.1, iOS 7.0, or earlier versions, then all you have to do to get your device back in Apple-friendly mode is remove your jailbreak, and luckily, it's just as easy as jailbreaking it.

Essentially, all you have to do is back up your device, enter your device into recovery mode (DFU), and restore it back to normal.

The recovery mode screen on an iPhone 5; connect to iTunes. Image by Justin Meyers/WonderHowTo

For a complete rundown of the steps involved, check out Justin's guide on downgrading from iOS 8 beta to iOS 7.1.1. While he is specifically talking about removing the beta version of iOS 8, the process is identical to removing the jailbreak from your device.

Once the official version of iOS is restored on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, you can go to an Apple Store and get Genius Bar support or make warranty claims, just like before.

General diagnostics from the Genius Bar can detect "unauthorized software" on a device that is jailbroken, but will not be able to detect anything abnormal on a device that was previously jailbroken.

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Can I update My ipad from 7.1.1 to 7.1.2 via USB on computer to remove jailbreak

My jailbroken iPhone in io 7.1.2 and I wanted to unjailbreak mine, could you pls tell me how? but btw I'm upgrading the ios to 8.2 if I'm not mistaken. but idk is it work or not. bcs there's no notif on my phone when ios 8 is available. I got the notif in itunes on my computer.

what if you un jailbroke your phone but a
tweak/ app is still their?

i jailbroke my device about 6 months ago and have scowered the blogasphere to figure out how to restore my device to its pre jailbreak condition and functionality and haven't been able to find any assistance at all. I started posting requests over a month ago and have made at least 15 requests at as many different forums and haven't received a single response.

I successfully jailbroke my divice, then accidently deleted cydia. This is a company owned divice, and has to be turned back in for mandantory security app upgrades and installations. I have been stalling to try to find a way to restore it. if they find i have jailbroken it it could mena my job. I have tried connecting it to itunes and doing the DFU restore, and all simular methods, going through device menue to restore to factory defaults, reinstalling the pangu jailbreak then restoreing. none of it works. the device is still fully functional as of its state at the time of jailbreak, but no apps can be installed or upgraded, and the ios over air upgrade cant be done. can someone please instruct some method that might work. Im desperate and running out of time.

PLEASE HELP!!!

I have an ipad air A1475
ios 7.1
jailbreak pangu 7.1

Hey how we can have the previous IOS version back like we have the 8.4 and we restore iphone so we'll get the latest IOS version but we need that 8.4 version back can you please help me i am fully trapped?

How I can unjailbreak my iPad 2 and update?

How can I find the Wi-Fi password ,im connected but forgot password and cant log in with laptop ?

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