Here's How To Undo The Jailbreak (Unjailbreak) On Your iOS Device
Part of life is making decisions and whether it’s correct or not, we can’t help make such choices due to various reasons like curiosity. In regards to electronic devices, specifically Apple devices, chances are you may have heard the term “jailbreak” and decided to try it.
Why Would People Want To Undo The Jailbreak?
Well, take Apple for example. Although jailbreaking isn’t illegal, they have the right to deny service for a jailbroken device. Basically, that device will be ineligible to receive future updates from Apple.
How To Undo The Jailbreak
So in case you’re one of those people decided to jailbreak their iPhone or iPad and regretted it, here’s how to unjailbreak it. Just a heads up, you need to have a Mac or PC ready.
- Launch the Cydia app from the home screen.
- Go to the Search area and search for Subs.
- Click the Substitute
- Click uninstall Substitute – be aware that in doing this, it will also remove all the jailbreak tweaks that relied on the Substitute.
- Return to the home screen and launch the Electra In doing so, you will find a message saying “Already jailbroken”.
- Re-launch Cydia and search for “OpenSSH”. Just in case you don’t have this, you will have to install it. However, it’s important to note that normally, this comes with the jailbreak package.
- On your Mac or PC, go to Cyberduck.Io and download the Cyberduckpackage. If you’re using Windows, you’ll have to install Putty from Putty.Org.
- Find the Delectra package from GitHub and download it.
- Open and unzip the “Delectra” files and drag the Unjailbreak.Sh file to your desktop.
- Launch Cyberduck and click Open Collection and select SFTP.
- Read the IP address of your jailbroken device because you will need to add it in the Server field.
- In case you will be asked to enter a username and password, enter root as the username and alpine as the password.
- Next, you will have to select Connect and Allow in order to establish the connection.
- Move the Unjailbreak.Sh file to the Cyberduck window to copy it to your iOS device.
- For Mac, launch the Terminal For Windows, launch PuTTy.
- Type in: ssh firstname.lastname@example.org – the xxx.xxx.x.xx is for your device’s IP address and hit enter.
- You will be asked to enter a default password where you will have to type in alpine.
- Type in: bash /bootstrap/unjailbreak.sh and hit enter. You will need to hit enter again on the warning.
- Wait until the process is complete. Once done, your device will reboot and you’ll get a confirmation in PuTTy or Terminal app that you have successfully unjailbroken your device.
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