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How to Prevent iTunes From Restoring Stock iOS on Jailbroken iPhone?

Hello Jaxov, I have an iPhone 4, it is jailbroken and unlocked, running on iOS 4.2.1. I bought it on eBay last year. Just last week, I asked my daughter to put some photos, MP3s, and videos on my device. So she synced my iPhone to iTunes and starts transferring files. However, she accidentally restored it to iOS 4.3.3, and as a result, I lose my jailbreak and unlock. So I went to a cell phone technician to re-jailbreak it. The technician managed to jailbreak my iPhone on iOS 4.3.3 but failed to unlock it, because according to him, I have updated the baseband of my iPhone and this new baseband is not unlockable using Ultrasn0w.

I’m planning to get a new unlocked iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS next week, but, is there a possible way to prevent iTunes from updating or restoring my iPhone to a new firmware so that I can keep it jailbroken and unlock? Thanks.

Asked by: Genna from Ypsilanti, Michigan

Hello Genna, the technician is right, you won’t be able to unlock your iPhone 4 using Utrasn0w if it’s on a new baseband not unless if you unlock it using Gevey Pro hardware unlock. You can use this step by step tutorial if you want to unlock your iPhone 4 on iOS 4.3.3 using Gevey Pro. Anyway, in order to prevent your iTunes from upgrading your iPhone’s firmware, then you should download and installed a jailbreak app called RecoveryGuard available on Cydia App Store. RecoveryGuard will not only fools iTunes into thinking that you have the latest iOS version installed on your device, but, it also prohibits iTunes to put your iPhone into recovery mode.

To download RecoveryGuard, just simply launch Cydia from the SpringBoard and on the bottom bar, tap on Manage and then followed by tapping on Sources. Then tap on Edit and then tap on Add where you would be asked to enter the URL of the source. Now add https://cydia.pushfix.infoas new Cydia sources / repository. Now search for RecoveryGuard in the new repo you just added. Then download and install the app on your iPhone 4. Once installed, just simply reboot your device and you are good to go.
Download and Install RecoveryGuard to Prevent Accidental iOS Restore

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