Jailbreaking is just like a rooting process on Android, which allow you to install 3rd-party tweaks and apps on your iOS device which are not available on App Store. It actually gets you into a new world where you can find anything, but jailbreak also have some downside. As Apple can reject your device warranty and will refuse for any service when they become aware that you have a jailbroken device, since jailbreak is actually a violation of Apple end-user license agreement. So if you have a jailbroken device then follow this iPhone unjailbreak guide using iTunes.
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As broken screen, Home button or firmware crash suddenly turns into a difficult situation if you’ve a jailbroken device due to the fact that Apple is not going to offer any replacements or support to you.
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No matter if you have found that jailbreak is not suitable for you, or you want to repair your device from Genius Bar, then definitely have to un-jailbreak your iOS device. You’ll find a lot of blogs, forums and YouTube videos to perform iOS unjailbreak. Some of them are obsolete, and some are incorrect.
iPhone Unjailbreak Guide Using iTunes
So here we find a very simple and proper solution un-jailbreak your iOS device:
- Take device full Back up
Sync your device with iTunes or even iCloud to ensure that you’ve got device current state backup. No matter if you are using the iTunes or iCloud, you have to adjust the device sync settings making sure that almost all the device data is backed up. Using iCloud, you can enforce the backup by navigating to “Settings -> iCloud -> Storage and Backup -> Back Up Now”.
- Restore Using iTunes:
As soon as the backup is done then connect your device with iTunes, from iTunes sidebar click on your device, and in Summary tab, just click “Restore” button. In a few minutes your iPhone, iPad, or iPod will be restore back to its factory settings and the device will be completely wipe out.
- Restore from backup:
Now the device will show guide you via activation. As soon as you successfully pass the screen of Wi-Fi setup, you will be asked that how you would like to setup the device. In case you have an iCloud backup, then choose that option. If not, then open iTunes and here restore from backup which you have created in previous step.
In a short while, the device will reboot, and all the default settings, apps as well as other data such as contacts will also be restored. But no more Cydia, and whenever you take your own iOS device to Genius Bar, there’ll be no noticeable footprints that you have done the jailbreak or not.