3G iPhone Jailbroken to Non-Jailbroken, what will I lose?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mrcrlee, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. mrcrlee macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2008
    I have a jailbroken 3G iphone, running 2.1. I was thinking about if I ever had to go back to non-jailbroken, what would I lose?

    I know I would lose the jailbroken-enabled applications I use, but what about contacts, phone usage time, whatever other data that has been collected on the phone?

    I don't use .Mac, iCal or any other program to knowingly capture contacts and the like.

  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    iTunes should backup all the major info, like contacts and calendar, even if you don't use iCal or Address Book, although if you turn them on, then you'll have a secondary backup. Most other data will be stored in the backup, provided you can use it to restore your phone, you will be fine, otherwise you'll have to start from scratch.

  3. mrcrlee thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2008
    Thanks for your reply.

    So are you saying that if I were to revert to non-jailbroken, the backup would be able to restore itself onto a non-jailbroken iPhone, even though the backup was created and updated while my phone was jailbroken?

    Thanks for the clairification,
  4. SandersHokie macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2006
    yeah you'll be fine. everything that you have will backup that is not jailbroken software. I jailbroke mine on a previous version, then "un-jailbroke" it and got everything I wanted back. I'm about to jailbreak it again to version 2.1 :)

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