Factory reset jailbroken iPad mini

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  1. VashTS
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    VashTS Beat it, son

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    I need help. I am not an iGeek, I love my android.

    It's 7.0.1, its jailbroken, I lost my cydia icon but can still get in via safari.

    If I factory reset it just loops and doesn't do a thing. If I try to do it via iTunes using the firmware it fails too.

    I just need a simple reset of this iPad. It runs like crap because it's my 3 year olds and he constantly has issues with it. Any tips?
     
  2. jonthedit

    jonthedit GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Ah! Well all your data is gone now since you factory reset it.

    Resetting + JB = DONE

    Thankfully you can restore it, but the data is gone.
    Get into DFU mode, and you will be set.


    Method 1)
    • Attach the iPad to the pc
    • Turn the iPad off
    • Hold power and home together for *exactly* 10 seconds
    • Release power but keep holding home until the pc beeps as a USB device is recognized.
    • At no point will the display come on. Now your restore should work.
    Having problems? Try adjusting the 10 seconds to be slightly less like 9 seconds, then 8, then 7. It’s a tricky timing but you will eventually get it.
    Method 2)
    • Hook up the iPad powered on to the PC
    • Now hold home / power until the iPad turns off and keep holding for 10 seconds. If the iPad ever turns on during this phase,start over and hold for less time.
    • Now release power and continue holding home until the PC recognizes the iPad.
    • I don’t like this method as much because there are “rumors” that it may cause some 1604 errors in the restore. I am not convinced of that though.
    Method 3)
    • Attach the iPad to the pc
    • Turn the iPad off
    • Press and hold power. Keep holding power. As soon as you see display on the screen of any sort press and hold home.
    • Hold power and home together for *exactly* 10 seconds
    • Release power but keep holding home until the pc beeps as a USB device is recognized.
    • At no point will the display come on. Now your restore should work.
    Credit of DFU mode instructions to BigBoss.
     
  3. jwmghf

    jwmghf Advanced Member

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    ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((!!!!! Thanks jonthedit !!!!!))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

    You got me restored!!! I forgot the order and timing of the getting into DFU Mode.
     
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