Jailbreaking is all the rage again right now, thanks in part to new jailbreaks being released for some of the most recent versions of iOS. This means that there will likely be plenty of new jailbreakers out there and in turn, likely a few who decided that jailbreaking simply was not for them.
Whether the reasons for this are a lack of stability, and potentially, performance, or something else entirely, removing a jailbreak from an iPhone can be a hair-raising experience.
However, while potentially stressful, it does not have to a complicated process. If you’re jailbroken on iOS 11-11.1.2 using Electra and want to reverse the process, here’s how you go about doing exactly that. Before we get started, we’re assuming you are using a Windows machine here, but if you’re using a Mac, then the process is identical, although you will need to use Mac versions of the apps mentioned and potentially be a little more familiar with Terminal and SSH. We’re sure you’ll be fine! Assuming you are using Windows, of course, you’re going to need to download a couple of things before getting started:
Okay, let’s get into the fun stuff!
Note: Before you begin, as suggested by the author of the uninstaller script, remove all tweaks and jailbreak apps on your device first using Cydia. If you futurerestored to your current firmware, do not use this method. Also note that although several jailbreakers have confirmed that the script works, the developer does not guarantee a successful unjailbreak, so if you’re not one to take risks, simply wait for the tried and tested SemiRestore by CoolStar to be updated for this.
Step 1: Open Cyberduck and establish a new connection to your iOS device by clicking the Open connection button.
Step 2: Select SFTP as the connection type and enter the IP address of the device you are trying to unjailbreak. This can be found in the Wi-Fi portion of the Settings app on your device.
Step 3: Enter the username “root” and the password “alpine” unless you changed the password at some point.
Step 4: Click Connect, followed by Allow.
Step 5: Drag the unjailbreak.sh script into the Cyberduck window and allow the file transfer. Once complete, you’re done with Cyberduck.
Step 6: Now, fire up PuTTY and enter the IP address of your iOS device in the Host Name field, making sure SSH is selected as the connection type. Click Open and click Yes on any popups.
Step 7: You’ll now be presented with an SSH terminal, connected to your iOS device. All you need to do now is run the unjailbreak script.
Step 8: In the PuTTY window, type “bash ./unjailbreak.sh” and hit Enter. This will start the script.
Step 9: Follow the instructions in the window, which amount to pressing Enter. You’ll need to enter your PIN on your iOS device at least once through this process, too.
Step 10: Once your iOS device has restarted, you should be jailbreak-free. Delete the Electra app and you’re all done!
See, we told you it wasn’t “that” complicated, didn’t we?
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