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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