Remove Jailbreak Safely and Restore

Q: Can I remove jailbreak from an iPhone or iPad?

A: Yes. You can do it from a backup via iTunes.

Q: How can I restore my device via iTunes?

How to Remove Jailbreak Safely and Restore Your iPhone or iPad


To restore the device via iTunes, follow the steps listed below…

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Connect your iPhone to the PC or Mac.
  3. Enable the backup when prompted.
  4. From the left sidebar, pick your device in iTunes.
  5. Click on Restore and then select Backup.

iTunes will now restore your device while making sure the old apps, music, photos and contacts remain intact. All jailbreak data as well as tweaks and jailbreak apps will be removed completely. This is a safe way to remove jailbreak.

Q: I want to restore my device to its original state. What should I do?

A: There is another way: from a stock IPSW file or from Apple’s servers. Your iPhone and iPad will be like new.


To restore your iPhone or iPad as a new device, follow the steps listed below.

Backup on iCloud:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on iCloud.
  3. Tap on Storage & Backup iCloud Storage Backup in iPhone.
  4. Click on Backup Now.

iCloud Backup will start.

This backup will help you get back your apps, music and pictures. Now you can proceed to restoring your device as new:

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Connect your iPhone.
  3. Select the device from the left sidebar.
  4. Click on Restore.
  5. Disable backup (Cancel, when prompted for the backing up option).

You will be connected to Apple Servers and the latest iOS firmware will be installed. Obviously, all the data will be erased and lost forever, but you can download it back from your iCloud backup.

If some iTunes Errors occur during the process of restoration, do the following:

  1. Download the IPSW file directly to your local disk.
  2. Click Shift+Restore and choose the IPSW file you downloaded. This will install the IPSW on your iPhone.

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This post currently has 27 responses

  • will the jailbreak get removed and i get all my data back if i use iCloud backup? please help!!!

    • Hi, Jack.

      You remove the jailbreak by restoring your device via iTunes. In fact, this is the only way to roll the things back. If you didn’t forget to back up your device in iTunes before running the jailbreak, you’re OK.

  • Hi, I restored my phone but I didn’t use iTunes, I restored it using the option found in settings-general-reset, but some apps keep closing (Fortnite as an example) an one of the apps downloaded by the jailbreak is still on the phone… do I have to restore via iTunes to get rid of jaiobreak completely? I don’t have WiFi so I can’t use my laptop to connect to iTunes, is there other way to restore my phone that way?

    • Hi, Carlos.

      You can restore your iPhone only when you have a connection. There’s no way to roll back the jailbreak offline. We strongly recommend you to wait till you have a stable Wi-Fi or cable connection and follow our guidelines.

  • can I remove the jailbreak on my iphone 8 plus, I just backed-up my iphone in computer, but I run the jailbreak 1 month ago

  • does unjailbreaking in iphone 8 remove the files you recieved while it was jailbroken?

    • Hi, James.

      If you mean if the apps downloaded from “outside of the App Store”, they won’t work on restored iOS as they have no signed certificates.

  • I removed jailbreak but now my iPad and now I can’t get past the white Apple . I have attached iPad to the computer but it can’t find it to sync

    • Hi, Sandra.

      Unfortunately, our guess is as good as yours, because you didn’t write what jailbreak tool you used. From the look of it, the boot system is damaged. Our only advice is to bring the iPad to the nearest certified maintenance center.

  • i have a jailbreak iphone 6, in safe mode. it’s reset. off button and home button. phone will not turn on. it just shows apple symbol. what do i do

  • Hi, I Jailbreaked my iPhone 11 version ios 13.2. I had reset and erased all contents to factory settings from my iPhone but the Cydia app is still there and getting crash while opening it now. How can I remove jailbreak completely? Shall I download IPSW file and restore my phone through iTunes? Will this work and remove the jailbreak?
    I did Jailbreak from Unc0ver app.

  • Hi I jailbreaked my device iPhoneX iOS 13.3.1 with checkra1n windows… I want it to unjailbreak… can I make backup now via iTunes and restore via iTunes … ??
    After that get back my backup … is this possible??? Plzzzz hel me

    • Hi.

      Indeed, a jailbroken iPhone is not recognised by iTunes, so you need to use a third-party app to back up your device and save data on your desktop or laptop.

      Good luck

  • Hello,
    I have an Iphone xs running on version 13.2.2 and I want to jailbreak, but I have a question before I do. If I have a back up on itunes from before I was in the jailbroken state and I wanted to go back to stock IOS, can I restore to that back up and be unjailbroken?

    • Hi, Natalya.
      To answer your question: No. First, you have to remove the jailbreak. You didn’t give us any details as to what jailbreak you’re going to use, but make sure, it features a remove tool. Only AFTER you remove your jailbreak, you can restore the iPhone from the backup.

  • Hello,

    I am currently on iOS 13.3.1 and am currently interested in jailbreaking on my iPhone XR using unc0ver, what service can i use for backing up incase i lose everything?

    • Hi.
      The tool creates a system snapshot before jailbreaking, but if you want to be on the safe side, use iTunes or Google Drive for a backup.

  • Does ios 13.5 iphone 7 loses charging in the phone after jailbreak done?
    I have jailbroken my device 5 days back
    Unable to open filza, cydia, uncover got deleted
    What should I do to unjailbreak
    Please help me out

  • Hello ive jailbroken my iPhone 11 pro using Uncover, i want to remove the jailbreak, but ive only backed up my phone when my device is already jailbroke, if i restore it now, will the jailbreak and all its files and tweaks be removed while my backed up files (images and so on) be restored?

  • Hi, I jailbreaked my phone to iOS 14 and I will like to remove it. I’ve tried to remove it through iTunes but it says ‘there was a problem downloading the software for the iPhone. The request was not found.’ Please help.

  • My iPad Pro was jailbreaked when I installed the latest software update iPadOS 14.0. I did no jailbreak it. Can I delete 14.0?

  • Hi I jailbroke my iphone before 3-4 months but i restarted it after that so i was unable to use jailbroken features but now i wanna remove jailbreak as i cant use bank applications. If i use ITNUES backup will it backup jailbreak files too? or only other data.

    Like after backing up on itunes and recovering it will my iphone have jalbreak files ? Will i be able to use bank applications ?

  • hi i jailbroke my locked ipad to unlock it. it was working just fine until i got curious about the find my iphone app so i pressed on it then it locked me out and went into lost mode so its been styck like that ever since. i used checkra1n .

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