iPhone How do you update a jailbroken iPhone?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Danraad, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. macrumors member


    Jul 2, 2008
  2. macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2008
    Northern VA
    you restore in iTunes, update to 2.2 and then use quickpwn to jailbreak again.
  3. macrumors member

    May 12, 2007
    wait.. so if your iPhone is jailbroken, you can't connect it to your computer and have iTunes update it like it would a non-jailbroken iPhone ?
  4. macrumors regular


    Jun 24, 2007
    I wouldn't do it that way... chances are very good you will run into many problems.. You should download the 2.2 firmware then pwn it using quickpwn or pwnage tool or what ever you refer, then install the newly pwned firmware over the old jailbroken firmware in itunes the same way you did it the first time. (right click and choosing to install the new firmware you just pwned)
    Hope that helps.. I kind of typed it fast.
  5. STC
    macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2008
    Ive been restoring in iTunes and jailbreaking w/ iLiberty and then QuickPwn since 1.1.4. Ive had no problems.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2008
    - backup all existing data in itunes
    - make sure itunes is the latest version
    - restore to the 2.2 firmware (when you restore, itunes will ask you to move up to 2.2)
    - run quickpwn or pwnage tool on a barebone phone
    - restore the backed up data

    there is nothing wrong with doing it this way, haven't had any problems
    I personally have had more problems when I don't restore to a barebone phone first. Quickpwn or pwnage will hang and get stuck at the apple/pineapple logo or other errors during restore if there are many existing apps.
  7. macrumors 6502


    Sep 17, 2008
    When you restore, do all you're jailbroken apps and settings come back?
  8. macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2008
    Don't think so, looking for a backup app myself, which will backup all my jailbroken apps to iTunes
  9. macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    Nope I would use a app backing up program that sames a small file with the info on what cydia apps and packages you have installed and when you rejailbreak you can just click redownload. but the settings will be gone no matter what :(
  10. macrumors 6502


    Sep 17, 2008
    Arh, this appears to be the first downside to Jailbreaking. Can you suggest an app which will do this?
  11. macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    Search on Cydia for AptBackup. That should be it. :D
  12. macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2008
    apt backup doesnt work! I've tried it every time i have restored or re-jailbreaked and it NEVER worked. I've heard numerous complaints about it not working. Right now there is no app backup solution for restoring.
  13. macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    LAME! I've never had the chance to test it. It doesn't bother me much. I can use a pen and paper and write down what apps I downloaded before I do an upgrade.
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 7, 2008
    When you say pwn it what does that mean?
  15. macrumors 6502

    Mar 2, 2007
    What about a gen 1 phone that was unlocked via Ziphone? I have been using my 1.4 firmware on my jailbroken, unlocked phone for the past year. I would like to upgrade to 2.2 but I am not sure if it is possible since Ziphone does 'stuff' to it.
  16. macrumors regular

    Jan 1, 2008
    I use a mac. Will Quickpwn 1.0 pwn the 2.2 firmware?
  17. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 7, 2008
    i am a little confused about updating software on a jailbroken iphone. Let's say apple comes out with firmware 2.3, what would be the best approach to installing the update and then re-jailbreaking? I think i have read or heard that you don't want to hook your iphone up to your computer, go to itunes and click check for update. And then install the update. I think i heard that if you did that, you might not be able to unlock your phone in the future. I don't know if that is true? One of my questions is how do you get the new firmware onto your phone? Like if i download firmware 2.3, let's say to my desktop, and then go into itunes, what do i do next? Do i control click check for updates and then from the pop-up choose 2.3 from my desktop? Can I use quickpwn to update the firmware? Also do i reststore my iphone to it's factory settings in itunes before updating?
  18. macrumors G5


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    If 3G:

    Use Pwnage tool to create custom .ipsw for 2.2.0 and disable baseband update. The Restore your iPhone using the created .ipsw... PROFIT!!!

    If 1st Gen iPhone:

    Update using iTunes. Use QuickPwn. PROFIT!!!
  19. macrumors 68020


    Apr 9, 2008
    I've updated my 3G and two 2G phones. What was weird is that even though I did lose my Cydia apps when I downloaded them again my settings were the same. Cycorder still had all my videos I had taken a few days before the jailbreak, dtunes had all my files, and pwnplayer had all the songs I had downloaded. Also all my cracked apps still worked without having to go and replace the mobileinstallation file. I'm not sure why everything stayed the same I thought it was supposed to be deleted.
  20. macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2010
    why couldn't you just jailbreak again? Like with red-snow except use a higher firmware.
  21. macrumors 68000


    May 12, 2009
    USG Ishimura
    Check the date, I bet they don't care anymore, 15 months later
  22. macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2010

    You could copy the files manually to the media folder where regular applications go, then if you sync it should work!
  23. macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
  24. macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2009
    Thanks for your help.
  25. macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2010
    Updating a Jailbroken Phone??

    If i just use iTunes to update the jailbroken iPhone will it still work afterwards? it just won't be jailbroken or will it not work at all??

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