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How to upgrade to ios 6.1.2 with jailbroken device

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    Ok, this may sound like a dumb question. But what are all the steps I need to take to upgrade to 6.1.2 on my jailbroken ipad 4 with ios 6.1? I want to make sure I do this in the safest way possible. This is the first apple device Ive ever had that was jailbroken, and Im a little nervous about upgrading. I see that the evasi0n developers have given it the OK. If there is already a post on how to do this, please point me in the right direction. Otherwise let me know what steps I need to take. Thanks in advance for any help given.
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    P.S. I have the cydia tweak "No Update" installed on my device. Do I need to uninstall?
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    When upgrading/restoring a jailbroken device, it's recommended that you use DFU mode to do so. This ensures that everything is wiped from the device. And no, you won't have to install and uninstall anything as DFU mode bypasses any restrictions that keeps you from restoring like a passcode locked device, etc.
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    Thanks so much, but what is "DFU mode"?
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    DFU = Device Firmware Update. As the acronym frankly says, it's for updating your device's firmware. Leigh (f4780y) has a really nice and descriptive guide on DFU mode here
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    Ok, I read the thread you attached on DFU mode and completely understand what it is and how to get my device to go into it. But, what are the steps leading up to, and after doing this step? Do I just open iTunes on my windows computer, plug the iPad in and proceed to enter DFU mode and the iPad will update from there to ios 6.1.2. then restore my device after all that is finished? Im totally throwing this out there as a guess. I would so appreciate a step by step, or a link to a thread with one if you know of one.
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    Simplified

    1) Plug your device into your computer

    2) Put your device into DFU mode (iTunes does not have to be open, nothing does really, as long as your device is recognized and the driver is installed)

    3) Open up iTunes (if it's not opened already)

    4) Go to your device's profile (click on your device on the left hand taskbar)

    5) Shift + Click Restore (Command + Click Restore for Macs) and point it to the iOS IPSW that you want to restore to. iTunes will restore your device.

    If the iOS IPSW that you want to is not being signed, you'll need to create a custom IPSW with SHSH blobs saved. Otherwise, if it's 6.1.2 (the current latest iOS), then you can simply point it to the IPSW that you downloaded.
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    Ya, I am waiting for the step by step, cuz I lost all my photos on last upgrade, and I thought I followed step by step. Still do not have photo's, but, do not want to screw anything up again.
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    Always backup before restoring or upgrading (OTA updates don't require a backup). To perform a backup using iTunes, right-click your iPhone on the left hand taskbar, and click Backup. Or, you can go to your device's profile, tick "Backup to Computer" and click backup. Just make sure that you don't overwrite that backup or make sure that you've allowed multiple instances of backups. Personally, I'd make a copy of the backup, and archive it on a flash drive just in case.
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    Thank you so much for your help! The checks in the mail.
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    Have a look at this tutorial here: http://www.ipadforums.net/showthread.php?t=26399

    Yes, it talks about upgrading/restoring with iOS 4.x, so it's an older post - but the steps are the same ... except for step 3.

    When you get to step 3 in the tutorial, use this instead:

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    3. Put your device into DFU Mode (http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-hacking/27489-dfu-mode-dummies.html) and restore the iOS version you are moving to using iTunes (in your case, to iOS 6.1.2).

    Then follow this tutorial to jail break the iPad using the evasi0n 1.4 tool: http://www.ipadforums.net/showthread.php?t=102722
    Once you have finished you should have a clean iPad freshly jailbroken with Cydia on it!

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    Once your iPad is jail broken, you can then move on to step 4 in the tutorial.

    Hopefully, this will help. Holler back if you need more assistance. Regardless, do let us know how you get on. Good luck.

    Marilyn
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    Thanks Marilyn, I'll definitely look at this as well before going through with it.
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    With the help of your thread here, and the links to the others. The update went as smooth as I could have hoped for. This being the first time on a jail broken device and all. The only issue I ran across was I didn't set up my iPad after updating in DFU before jail breaking it. This caused the jailbreak to freeze up a quarter into the process. All I did was reboot my iPad then unplugged it. Then went through the entire setup, like you would on a brand new device, and the jail brake after that went like clockwork. Oh ya, PKGbackup worked awesome for keeping all my cynical apps and setting the same. Thanks again for all the helpful imput.
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    hi, i have jaibroken ipad 6.1.1.. if i update it through ipad wifi, will it work or the jailbreak be lost? i dont have anything in particular that i would want to backup..so is DFU mode still required?
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    Hi,

    I just upgraded my iPad 3 from IOS 6.0.2 to IOS 6.1.2 :p. After the upgrade I ran tinyumbrella to get blobs. I got nothing :eek: . Then I ran Evasi0n 1.4 and did the jailbreak. Did littleumbrella after ... also no blob. The blob thingy, is it only available if there is 6.1.3 and 6.1.2 is still signed by Apple?

    So as soon as Apple release 6.1.3, I should rush out and get my blob? :confused:
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    For jailbroken devices, it's recommended that you restore using iTunes rather than OTA. This is for safety measures as there have been cases where jailbroken users were bricked because they did not remove certain Cydia tweaks that were lodged in their core files prior to OTA updating. So to prevent that, it's recommended that you use iTunes for OTA updates.


    Make sure that in TinyUmbrella, you untick "Retrieve SHSH from Cydia" in the Advanced tab. Otherwise, it'll retrieve them from Cydia by default. Blobs can be retrieved as long as the iOS is being signed, not just the initial release date if that's what you're trying to get at. Cydia also retrieves them when you open up Cydia on your iPad or iPhone or iPod Touch. On the top of the main screen of Cydia, you'll see "iOS:" and a list of blobs that Cydia has stored for your device on their servers.
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    Thanks for the reply. Yes I did unclick "retrieve from Cydia" in tinyumbrella. Another thing I tried is using iSHSHit :p (what a wonderfully named tweak). In the firmware section, it only list up to 6.1.1 although I am at 6.1.2. Looking at the main page of Cydia, the top line says 6.1.2. Running iSHSHit, I also got nothing. (Also I'm experiencing blips on the Cydia main page. Occasionally the number appears. Other times no number at all.:eek:) This is for my ipad 3. My ipad mini, using iSHHSHit, I got blobs for 6.1.

    p/s - My upgrade was done via iTunes with usb cable. I even turned off wifi so that it will not be OTA.
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    I updated without a problem and restored all of my Cydia tweaks/apps with Openbackup. My problem comes from iTunes; I have restored my iPad twice through iTunes and I can't seem to figure out how to restore my iTunes apps. Everything I've read on the net just says backup>restore>sync. I have done that and I still don't get my apps back. I am going through the painstaking process of manually downloading all of my apps now. iTunes Is confusing the crap out of me, why can't i just use an app similar to titanium backup (Android) to backup and restore my apps?
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    I remember seeing one of the menu items "Transfer App Purchases to iTunes" or something like that. When I clicked it, then iTunes started to copy all the apps into my PC. Prior to that, I did no see any apps in the "ipad window" on my pc. Maybe you missed that step and hence you're apps were not saved on PC.
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    When you restored, did you elect to "restore from backup"? Cause it's not sync that does it.

    Regardless, you can still connect your iPad to iTunes and select "restore from backup." Pick the one you made just before you restored/upgraded and it should put your iPad back the way it was. It won't harm the jail break (or the restore).

    Oh, and I've got to mention - NEVER try to use the OTA for upgrading your jail broken iPad. First off, it won't work with the current jail break - the evasi0n jail break tool has been designed to prevent an OTA from even starting (it'll just keep trying until you leave Settings).

    Even if you managed to use the OTA for an upgrade to a newer iOS - it WILL bork up your iPad. It. Does. Not. Work! And if you try, you will have to restore using iTunes anyway. So, save yourself some steps - restore to a newer firmware using iTunes.

    Marilyn

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