How to Restore a Jailbroken iPhone

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2019-07-25 / Update for  iPhone Data

iOS has lots of restrictions to users, this is why many iPhone/iPad users tend to jailbreak their device to have full control of their device. The coins have two sides, maybe you jailbroken it and then found things did not go as you expect. You may have issues with the iPhone after jailbreaking. Perhaps you have to take your iOS device to Apple Store for a hardware issue and worry that Apple Genius will not provide customer service. Here I share a safe way to guide you how to restore a jailbroken iPhone without losing data.

Before restoring jailbroken iPhone, we have to emphasize following important points.

  • First of all, make sure that you have the latest iTunes version on your PC or Mac OS.
  • Turn off Find My iPhone in your device. Navigate to Settings > iCloud > Disable Find My iPhone to Off.
  • Restoring your device will erase all data in your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, so please do take a backup of your data.

Part 1: Steps to Restore/Reset a Jailbroken iPhone/iPad/iPod touch

Follow the tutorial to learn how to reset a jailbroken iPhone. The steps below are suitable for iOS 9.3/9.2/9.1/9/8/7 jailbroken devices including the latest iPhone SE/6s and smaller iPad Pro.

Step 1. Connect your device to computer, and open iTunes.

Step 2. In iTunes Summary section, you will find the Restore iPhone… option.

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Step 3. Click Restore from iPhone… and iTunes will prompt a dialog window. Please click Restore button to continue.

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Step 4. The restore process depends on the data capacity stored in your device as well as internet connection speed on your computer. When the restore is completed, your iPhone will restart. If you’d like to remove jailbreak from iPhone, we recommend you to set up your iPhone as a new device instead of restoring from previous iTunes backup.

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Done! If you are wondering how to unjailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, hope this post give you some enlightment.

What if you lost files after restore and never did a backup of your data? Fortunately we have iPhone data recovery software to retrieve lost messages/contacts/photos/videos and more from iPhone.

Part 2: How to Recover Lost Data from iPhone after Restore or Factory Resetting?

With three recovery methods, Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery supports to recover lost/deleted files from iPhone directly or retrieve data from iTunes/iCloud backup. It can get back files that you deleted by accident or lost due to iOS update/jailbreak/restore.

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Step1: Open iPhone Data Recovery, you can connect your iPhone SE/6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5/4s to computer via USB cable or switch to Recover Data from iTunes/iCloud backup files.

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Step2: Wait for iPhone Data Recovery to scan your iPhone or backup file. When the scan completes, all data will be displayed by categories. This software supports recovering messages/contacts/call history/photos/videos/WhatsApp/Tango/Viber and totally up to 20 types of data. You can preview lost files prior recovering them to computer.

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Step3: You can choose all files or specific part of data for recovery. For messages, contacts and messages, you can transfer them directly to iPhone.

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Data loss on iPhone can be disastrous; fortunately, iPhone Data Recovery can be a life savior.

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