How to Remove Jailbreak Safely and Restore Your iPad or iPhone

Jailbreaking has grown in popularity and it has become easier thanks to a large number of tools available to enable this option. Although jailbreaking is a process that can be simple (if you know what you are doing), there are still many users who are concerned about damaging their device or voiding their warranty.

Jailbreaking does have some benefit, particularly for users who want to add flexibility to their iDevice and be able to install software that is not provided by Apple. However, if something goes wrong or you simply want to restore your iPhone/iPad to its original settings (this would be necessary if you need to bring the device for repair to an official Apple store), you can remove the jailbreak.

When you upgrade the iOS on your iPhone or iPad, the jailbreak will be automatically removed, but you can also get rid of it by following any of the two methods that we show you here.

Restore from a backup via iTunes
This method will remove the jailbreak from the iPhone without affecting the existing apps, files or contacts. This makes it the ideal option for users who hold a large amount of data on their devices.

All the photos, videos, songs and anything else that you keep on your iPhone will be safe when you follow the below steps.

1. Launch iTunes and connect the iPhone to your computer.
2. When prompted, enable the backup and then select your device in iTunes from the menu on the left side. Then click Restore and select Backup.
3. This will ensure that iTunes restores your device and that all the backed data is available on your phone, once the restore is completed.

This method will eliminate all the data associated to the jailbreak, including the tweaks and apps from sources like Cydia, but the phone will be restored with your regular apps, contacts, videos, etc. It is a simple and secure way to remove the jailbreak from your iPhone or iPad.

Restore your iDevice as a new device (via iTunes) from a IPSW file or from Apple’s servers
While the first method is safe and very convenient when you have a lot of data on your iPad or iPhone, the second option will suit those who prefer to clear the device completely. Restoring your iDevice as new is a good solution, if you don’t have too much data as you can easily back up or get the files from iCloud.

To get started, you can backup on iCloud if you want to restore your device from iCloud later.
Go to Settings >> tap on iCloud, then Storage & Backup >> Hit Backup Now. A backup will be created on iCloud, which you can use later. This makes thing easier when you want to retrieve your apps and files.

To restore the iPhone or iPad, you can follow the below steps
1. Launch iTunes and connect the iPhone to your computer.
2. When prompted, enable the backup and then select your device in iTunes from the menu on the left side.
3.Click Restore and then disable backup by hitting cancel, whenever prompted for the backing option.
When you restore using this method, you connect to the Apple Servers and the latest iOS firmware available will be installed. All the data will be wiped out, but you can restore it from iCloud backups.

An alternative that will help you to avoid iTunes errors during the process is to download the IPSW file directly to your computer’s local disk. What changes with this option is that instead of clicking Restore, you need to press Shift+Restore and select the IPSW file you downloaded. This will complete the installation of the IPSW file on your iPhone.

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