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"I have an iPhone 5 - how do I erase the data on the phone without losing the jailbreak?"
When using a jailbroken iPhone, deleting all data and settings by using Erase All Content and Settings will brick your iPhone and force you to restore it in iTunes. Then all data on your iPhone will be deleted, so will the jailbreak. Is there any way that you can use to delete iPhone data without losing jailbreak? Sure, there is. This article will show you 3 ways to deleted the jailbroken iPhone data without losing jailbreak.
To keep the jailbreak after erasing all the data on the iPhone, this is the ideal way for you. Professional iPhone Data Eraser can assist you to wipe off the whole contents just with one click, including SMS, photos, videos, notes, contacts and others. It's safe as well as fast. After all, you won't lose the jailbreak. iPhone 5s/5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 are all compatible with this program, even the lastest iPhone 6.
Step 1. Run the program and connect your iPhone (as well as iPad or iPod touch) to PC via an USB cable. Step 2. Choose a type of data erasing for your iPhone. Step 3. Choose a security level to erase all data on your device. Note: There are three security levels (Low, Medium, High) to erase all data on your device. You can choose any of them according to your requirement. Higher levels will ask for more time. Step 4. Erase data on your iPhone with a click.
In addition, you can also use an iPhone app to delete your iPhone data without losing jailbreak. Here is an iPhone app you can use is iLEX RAT which is a complete on-device solution for any jailbreak user to erase all data from their iPhone. It can be downloaded from the Cydia store. In the following is what you need to do in order to remove all but stock apps and data from your jailbroken iPhone.
Step 1. Install “Changes” section after you added the iLEX source from the Cydia store. Step 2. Searching and install MobileTerminal on the Cydia store. Step 3. Respring your iPhone and run MobileTerminal. Step 4. Type rat in the command area. A long list of options is presented. Choose option 12 to delete the iPhone data. Step 5. Confirm your choice by going for “Yes”. Step 6. Wait for the process to finish, and reboot your device when prompted to do so. Step 7. When the Home screen shows up, only Cydia and stock apps will be available there.