If you have already jailbreak your iOS device, then you might have dealt with problems related to iOS updates. You might be stuck at the ‘Checking for update’ screen. If you are dealing with the same problem, then check out the guide given below to update the jailbroken iPhone.

If you have an iOS device like iPhone, then you might be well aware of the jailbreaking. Jailbreaking is basically the process of freeing your iPhone from the limitation that is imposed by Apple. Jailbreaking is much similar to Android rooting and users mostly jailbreaks their iPhone to install and use Unauthorized apps.

Jailbreaking also introduces lots of other features like removing bloatware, customizing iOS, etc. If you have already jailbreak your iOS device, then you might have dealt with problems related to iOS updates. You might be stuck at the ‘Checking for update’ screen. Jailbreaking iOS device breaks the connection with Apple servers which leads to such problems.

If you have already jailbroken your iPhone, then you can’t actually upgrade your iPhone to the latest iOS. However, where there’s a will there’s away. So, in this article, we are going to share the best method that would allow you to upgrade the jailbroken iPhone.

Steps To Update Jailbroken iPhone To Latest iOS

The method which we are going to share below is quite straightforward. However, you will need a computer to implement the process. So, let’s check out how to update the jailbroken iPhone to the latest iOS version.

Backup of your iOS Device

Before following the method which we are about to share make sure to create a proper backup of your iDevice. This is very important because the chances of losing data is quite high. So, before you proceed make sure to fully backup your iPhone.

Backup of your iOS Device
Backup of your iOS Device

To Backup your iOS device, open Settings on your iPhone and tap on the ‘iCloud’ option. Under the iCloud menu, select ‘Backup’. There you need to turn on the ‘iCloud backup’ option. Once done, tap on the ‘Backup Now’ button.

If you are using any other app or services to backup your iPhone data, then make sure to utilize that to backup your device.

Steps:

Now that you have properly backed up your iOS device, its time to install the latest iOS version using iTunes from PC. So, let’s check out how to use iTunes to install latest iOS version.

Step 1. Make sure that you are using the latest version of iTunes on your computer. Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes.

Step 2. Now you will see a new pop-up telling about the latest iOS update. You need to tap on the ‘Download and update’ button.

Install Latest iOS Using iTunes on PC
Install Latest iOS Using iTunes on PC

Step 3. If for any reason you can’t see the pop-up message, you need to click on the Device icon on the iTunes and click on ‘Summary’. Now on the Summary, click on ‘Check for Update’

Install Latest iOS Using iTunes on PC
Install Latest iOS Using iTunes on PC

Step 4. Now follow the on-screen guide to upgrading the iOS version of your iPhone.

That’s it, you are done! This is how you can update a jailbroken iPhone by using iTunes on the computer.

After following this method, you need to jailbreak your device again (if you wish). Hope this article helped you share it with others as well. If you have any doubts, discuss it with us in the comment box below.



6 COMMENTS

    • The error most likely indicates your iPhone is already updated with the version of iOS iTunes downloaded. Verify this on your iPhone and attempt the updated using your iPhone by going to Settings -> General -> Software Update.

  1. I have iOS 12 jail broken version on my iPhone. And iTunes have downloaded iOS 13. I went to settings and software update and they are telling unable to check for update. What do you think I should do next ?

  2. This is just the normal way to update any ios! We wanted to find how to do so without removing our jailbreak. If anyone knows how to keep your jailbreak and update please tell how.

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