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How to UnJailbreak the iPhone 4S



If you want to take your iPhone 4S back to stock, there are a number of ways to unjailbreak the iPhone 4S, but this is the easiest and quickest way to restore your iPhone 4S.

There are a number of reasons you might want to unjailbreak your iPhone 4S, but the most common reasons are to take your iPhone into Apple for service and to speed up your iPhone 4S if your jailbreak apps have slowed down your phone.

The unjailbreak process is straightforward, and allows you to go back to stock very quickly. This method will also allow you to make sure that your iPhone 4S stays on iOS 5.0.1 when it updates, even after Apple releases iOS 5.1 or iOS 5.0.2, both of which will take away your ability to jailbreak the iPhone 4S again. At least until the dream team releases another round of tools.

How to UnJailbreak the iPhone 4S

What You’ll Need:

  • iPhone 4S
  • iOS 5.0.1 IPSW (Download Here)
  • iTunes
  • iPhone USB Cable

Step 1. Place your iPhone into DFU Mode

  1. Make sure iTunes is running.
  2. Plug Your iPhone 4S into your computer.
  3. Turn it off.
  4. Once the iPhone 4S is off, perform the following steps exactly.
  5. Hold your power button and the Home button for 10 seconds.
  6. Let go of Power and hold Home for 8 seconds.

    unjailbreak iPhone 4S DFU mode

    If you see this, you are in DFU mode.

  7. iTunes should now pop up  notification like you see above.

How to put iPhone 4S into DFU Mode

Step 2. In iTunes, click on your iPhone in the left menu.

iPhone 4S unjailbreak process

Restore to a custom file to unjailbreak the iPhone 4S.

Step 3. We need to do a restore to the file you downloaded.

  • On Mac hold Option and click Restore.
  • On PC hold Shift and click Restore.

Step 4. Choose your downloaded IPSW file.

How to unjailbreak iPhone 4S

Choose the IPSW file you downloaded at the start of this guide.

Step 5. Allow the restore to complete and you now have a stock iPhone 4S.

Once you are back to stock, you can restore to a previous backup, which will give you back your apps, settings and more.




  1. Sorceror

    01/23/2012 at 12:27 pm

    Does not work have error code 21 my iphone 4s only have the apple logo en does not start.
    Somebody a tip? please…

  2. Wanker

    01/23/2012 at 1:16 pm


    why cant you just “restore” to factory via iTunes ??
    something fishy here methinks ( I wouldnt personally d/l ANY IPSW fcrom here ! )

    • Marcus Atkinson20

      01/23/2012 at 3:03 pm

      download absinthe gui jailbreak tool

      • john

        06/23/2012 at 12:51 pm

        dude your a fucking stupid piece of shit nigga go eat dick

    • C. Lauretano

      01/24/2012 at 5:25 pm

      the IPSW download links are directly from Apple’s CDN, so I’m not sure what your problem is with that.

  3. Green and Yellow

    01/23/2012 at 5:25 pm

    Good tutorial,but too many people are getting Itunes error codes.To fix this,editing the hosts file might help.Or having the hosts file already edited,erasing the last two lines would help.Then updating Itunes would also make a difference.In fact a new update is already out.Any problems with any of this email me at [email protected]

  4. Jeffery Wilson

    01/23/2012 at 6:23 pm

    Just hit restore.
    Why make it harder then it needs to be.

  5. Peo306

    01/23/2012 at 8:01 pm

    really i want to thank you bcoz u solved my problem with ur great methode

  6. Aarons17

    01/30/2012 at 9:25 pm

    Can someone help! i downloaded pda net and my iphone needed to reboot and then it got stuck on apple logo and then changed to a loading round thing that gets frozen…. i have iphone 4s jailbroke via absinthe…. the first 2 days it came out running windows 7 also

  7. Nik

    01/31/2012 at 1:40 am

    I got error 21 and in DFU error 1600 on my mac. i the tried recovering in DFU mode on my windows pc, and it worked the first time… you would suspect it worked the other way arround. 

    • Bennieboombbi

      02/02/2012 at 9:58 pm

      i still get error 21 on my untethered jailbreak on my iphone 4s, and i jailbroke with greenpoision. 

  8. Bennieboombbi

    01/31/2012 at 10:49 am

    i cant get my iphone 4s out of error 21 or 1600, jailbroke my phone via greenposion, now when i press retsore it put my phone in dfu mode and i have to use tiny umbrella to get out….. i just got my iphone 4s 4 days ago.

    white iphone 4s untethered jailbreak…HEEEELLLLLPPPPPP

  9. Robert Weiss

    02/10/2012 at 12:36 am

    For those getting the error 21, if you have ever used TinyUmbrella uncheck “Set Hosts to Cydia on Exit” and “Request SHSH From Cydia” in Advanced Tab might help.

  10. Dr-iom

    02/27/2012 at 12:55 pm

    I jailbroke my iphone 4 s with absinthe then i unjailbreak easily through i tunes without downloading any ipsw and it worked good
    But idont know if its still warranteed or not
    I have problem since i bought my 4s with internet videos both at youtube and safari does anyone get the same problem?

    • Littlederrick

      03/19/2012 at 6:59 pm

      what you do!?

  11. bobjacker

    03/10/2012 at 6:56 pm

    how can i restore my iPhone first it got stuck in error 1600, now its stuck in dfu mode and i can’t get it out

    • AndrewT

      03/12/2012 at 8:06 am

      hold down power and home button for around 10-20 seconds

  12. X0

    03/16/2012 at 1:34 am

    super thnx

  13. Gmccrorey

    03/19/2012 at 12:34 pm

    I too got an error. Just doing this to send back to Apple without any issues. Going ahead and doing an update/restore through itunes. There seems to be a problem with the provided ipsw link. Apple no likie.

  14. Kiew meng

    03/22/2012 at 2:01 am

    this wont work. i tried and cant install 5.0.01. too many error.
    finally some expert online told me that it cant be done,
    i can only restore to 5.1 and not 5.0.01 even if im on 5.0.01,
    that what he told me.

  15. Trololo

    03/31/2012 at 11:20 am

    can only restore to 5.1 perhaps there is a way to downgrade to 5.0.1 afterwards?

  16. W.S.

    04/02/2012 at 2:34 am

    These suggestions are definitely not working: host file checked, restore .ipsw files downloaded (tried both 5.0.1 and 5.1). During restore file “checking with Apple” the computer stops recognizing that the phone is plugged into the computer… and restore fails shortly thereafter. Any other suggestions would be appreciated. 

  17. K.Jhip

    04/03/2012 at 10:18 pm

    The problem seem to be related to the most recent update of iTunes… the restore completely fails on iTunes (Windows), but I found a friend with a MacBook running iTunes 10.6(40) and the DFU mode and regular install of 5.1 worked like a charm.

  18. MM

    05/15/2012 at 5:56 pm

    Does this mean it is safe to sync with iTunes with a jailbroken iPhone? This sounds like if I jailbreak my iPhone, continue syncing with iTunes, and unjailbreak it according to these instructions, I should have a clean iPhone with no trace of jailbreak files AND a clean backup on iTunes that will not recopy these jailbreak files onto my phone. Is this correct? Thanks for your help.

  19. MM

    05/15/2012 at 5:57 pm

    Please reply to this post as I forgot to check the “notify me by email” down at the bottom.

  20. MM

    05/15/2012 at 5:58 pm

    Darn I did it again. Please reply to this email :)

  21. Aaron

    05/28/2012 at 10:11 am

    So after clicking on restore i click on the IPSW file but then an error message comes up!! it says like error 21

  22. joanna

    05/30/2012 at 5:36 pm

    I can’t find an ispw file, what now?!

  23. Craig

    05/31/2012 at 9:24 am

    I have tried to restore multiple times, I keep getting an error message with 1600 code. please hel[.

  24. Jeremy

    05/31/2012 at 11:45 am

    I did the jailbreak on my phone myself, and I have Siri on my iPhone 4 to boot…so I know how to follow instructions. The above steps do not work for me, get an error message saying Apple could not verify the blah blah blah.

  25. Garrett

    06/03/2012 at 6:51 pm

    Yeah, the error is because there is a new IOS software version out… SO do not restore.. :) find a different post.. If you try to restore, it will screw up your phone.. TRUST ME. I KNOW FROM EXPERIANCE!

  26. joash

    06/29/2012 at 2:29 am

    I have got an error 3194

  27. rwilliam

    07/18/2012 at 11:22 am

    yes, it worked. But all my apps and musics are gone. Except Photos.

  28. sarah

    07/31/2012 at 9:42 pm

    didnt work for me…. get code 21

    • [email protected]

      09/18/2012 at 11:50 am

      sarah first update your itunes n then download the update n then simply restore it

  29. [email protected]

    09/18/2012 at 11:49 am

    can i download the iOS 5.1.1 IPSW file from anywhere else

  30. RC Organo Jr

    11/02/2012 at 6:40 pm

    I will try to un-jailbreak my iPhone 4S today after downloading the IPSW. Thanks for your tips

  31. Paul Walker

    04/10/2013 at 12:29 pm

    I’m stuck without help here,. It is caught in reset mod: It won’t come back to life in any way that I know of: It got error 3014 again

  32. WhatsApp Spam

    11/15/2013 at 7:58 am

    Can this method work for iphone 5?

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