How To Unjailbreak an iPhone
For tons of people out there, the iPhone is just great the way it is. However, there are those out who prefer to have more customization options and free themselves from the various different restrictions that Apple imposes on it’s users. For those who want these extra customization options and don’t want to be restricted at all, the best option is to jailbreak your device.
Jailbreaking your device essentially means that you are changing the software of your device to remove all limitations and restrictions, thus letting you have much more control of your iPhone. You can download any software you like and make your phone look and perform exactly how you want. While that all sounds great, sometimes jailbreaking can cause issues and can void the warranty of your device.
So let’s say you have jailbroken your device but over time, you are wishing you could go back. Well thankfully, there is the possibility of going back to how things were before you jailbroke your device. Even better, the process of undoing a jailbreak is actually much easier and safer than the jailbreak itself. So while you may have needed to get the help of another individual to perform the jailbreak, you should be perfectly well equipped at unjailbreaking your own device.
Basically, to undo the jailbreak you did on your device, all you need to do is restore your device to its factory settings, which will basically mean it’ll be in a similar state to when you first took it out of the box. Of course, this will delete all the files, data and apps on your device, so it is very important that you have a recent backup saved so you can load from it when you set up your device after the restore. Even if you don’t plan on restoring your device for any reason, we always recommend you have an up-to-date backup in case something goes wrong.
Once you have a backup saved, simply follow these next few steps and you will be able to restore your device back to what it was like before you had it jailbroken.
Step 1: Connect your jailbroken device to your computer and open iTunes.
Step 2: Select your device on iTunes, go to the Summary page and then find the Restore button.
Step 3: A message will pop up asking you if you want to backup, and if you never have, you better go ahead and do that or you will lose everything on your device.
Step 4: Once you begin the restore, the phone will do its magic and will restart once it is complete. Normally, this whole process should only take a few minutes and then you will be prompted to set up your phone like you did the first time you took it out of the box.
If those steps were successful, your device should be like new, and all the software you installed during the jailbreak process shouldn’t be there anymore and your phone should be working as it did before the jailbreak. Now it’s, of course, possible to go and jailbreak your phone again if you want, but remember, the process of jailbreaking your device is often more timely and potentially harmful than the process to unjailbreak it, so be cautious!