[GUIDE] [FOR DUMMIE] Upgrading firmware from a jailbroken firmware

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  1. DarkWrath

    DarkWrath Active Member

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    After hearing horror stories of people upgrading straight onto jailbroken firmwares and people not knowing how to upgrade, and due to the fact the 3.1 release is imminent i have taken it upon myself to create a guide for those who are troubled our technically inept

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    Step 1: The Prep

    1. First we need to remove all existing traces of our jailbreak from the iTunes backup, you need to remove the following things from your filesystem (these are all things that are backed up by iTunes) (Please tell me others that i haven't included):

    Custom Springboard Strings
    Numerical Battery
    Custom Carriers
    Then backup your ipod in iTunes.

    Step 2: The Restore

    To enable us to upgrade we need to restore to a clean firmware that matches our EXISTING one. (Please do not ask for where to get these) To do this follow these instructions:

    1. Put your iPod in DFU mode (iClarified's Tutorial)
    2. Shift+Click restore and navigate to your CLEAN firmware
    3. Wait for the update to finish

    Step 3: The Upgrade


    Once you have setup your iPod and synced it all, you now have to upgrade:

    1.Plug in your iPod and click the update button (Major Software Updates (normally versions that end in .0) will charge your account so beware)

    2.Wait for your iPod to be updated

    You have now updated!
    If the tools necessary to jailbreak this software version have been released please re-jailbreak if you wish. Please take note that you cannot jailbreak with a tool that is intended for your past firmware.
    I will be updating this thread with pictures so please bear with me.
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You can Restore and Update in step, right? Just click Restore without shift/option clicking.
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    i have heard that fragments can stay around after a normal restore, anyway DFU wipes everthing, so it's an extra safety net
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That wasn't my point; I wasn't clear enough. I meant, even if you enter DFU mode, you can click Restore, and it will check if you have the latest firmware, and if you need to download a later version, it will do so.

    EDIT: So no need to Shift+Click restore to your current firmware, THEN update, just do it all at once.

    EDIT2: And you should always set up as a new iPod.
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    Well when I was updating to 3.0 from a jailbroken 2.2.1 I restored and updated and the categories app was still in affect even after updating, my point is that DFU mode doesn't wipe everything. I had to restore and register as a new iPod.
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    thanx for that, i might change it 2moro, no time right now

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