Will i lose all my stuff jailbreaking?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by sako94, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

    May 10, 2008
    ok one quick question guys will i lose my Contacts , movies , music and etc if i jailbreak my iphone? and if i lose them can i just reguarly add my movies and music back on it and then how do i get my contacts back?
  2. macrumors 6502

    May 4, 2008
    S.E. Louisiana
    Like I said before Just do a backup and restore from it afterward.
  3. macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2007
    Yeah, but I thought you cant restore from a jailbroken backup? So does that mean you can only backup before the jailbreak and then never have a backup?
  4. macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2008
    You thought wrong ;)

    You can restore from backup to a jailbroken phone all day long, all your contacts, sms, etc will be placed back on your phone.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2008
    Sorry, still not quite sure about this..... you mean a jailbroken backup can be restored to a jailbroken phone (after an upgrade ect) right?
  6. macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
    use quickpwn.. you dont have to do anything but run it. It also pwns 2.0.2 if you know how.
  7. macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2008
    Don't confuse "restore from backup" with "restoring the firmware". To jailbreak, you create a custom firmware and restore that firmware. When you restore from backup, you aren't updating the firmware, you're replacing all of the saved settings, data, etc from the phone. So, from the start if you're going to jailbreak, first do a full backup. Then apply the jailbroken firmware, then restore from backup and you'll have all of your email, sms, contacts, etc.

    Nothwithstanding what the other poster said, I fpersonallly would stay away from QuickPwn. Its too new and there are other issues such as not getting Cydia, etc in all cases.
  8. thread starter macrumors regular

    May 10, 2008
    so what do you recommend i use instead of winpwn?

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