iPhone Accidentely backed up jailbroken iphone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by evaporateddwarf, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. evaporateddwarf macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2010
    So, first time jailbreaking. I backed up my iphone 5 with ios 6 before jailbreaking. I just plugged my phone into my computer, and itunes automatically backed it up, as I forgot to disable the auto backup. If I click restore from backup, it doesn't show me the previous backup to restore from, simply the one i just backed up. Am I screwed, or is there a workaround?
  2. Qaanol macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    You generslly want to have your JB phone backed up. For one thing, it's a backup. For another, it even includes your settings for tweaks.

    When I upgraded JB 5.0.1 to JB 6.1, I backed up my JB phone, and restored to 6.1 from that backup. It was at that point nonJB. I JBed it, and as soon as I installed FolderEnhancer, all my icons automatically went back in the multipage folders right where they had been previously.
  3. petrucci666 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 30, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    Why are you worried?

    The jailbroken backup is still a normal backup. Given it does have residue of jailbroken tweaks, but restoring a phone from that backup won't reinstate the jailbreak. It will function normally.

    To jailbreak it, you'll have to go to through the jailbreak process with evasi0n again
  4. Troneas macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2011
    At the alternatives section.
    under which circumstances would you want to use a backup on a jailbroken phone anyway?

    i certainly wouldn't feel comfortable doing one; nor have i ever read anyone doing anything but a factory restore and starting over if something has gone horribly wrong.

    everyone recommends you to backup your phone, but no one ever uses those backups.

    just keep everything on your Mac or PC and sync along.
  5. gngan macrumors 68000


    Jan 1, 2009
    :eek:OMFG. Will the phone explode?!?! I can't avoid to buy another one! Will it void warranty? Will Apple blacklist it?
  6. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    I back up all 4 of my jailbroken devices in iTunes about everyday.

    What are you concerned about ?
    If you wanted to save your pre-jailbreak profile/backup, you have to select set up as new and give the phone a new name so it doesn't overwrite the existing profile.
  7. JPChicago macrumors regular

    Nov 9, 2012
    Don't worry. I backup my phone regularly even though its jail broken. It will only backup your data. Don't sweat it!

    If this phone happens to cause any problems and need a new replacement phone, it's ok to backup from the jb phone I had. The jailbreak won't re install. Just your data.
  8. lukejc1 macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2013

    I never restore from a backup either. I use Applist so I can easily remember which tweaks were installed. Everything else I want to keep is backed up on dropbox, icloud, or gmail. So whatever happens I don't have to worry about losing anything critical.
  9. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Giving the phone a new name doesn't prevent overwrites of existing backups. iTunes identifies backup by device ID, regardless of what name you give the device.

    In order to preserve a pre-jailbreak backup, you have to copy the backup to another location. I forget where the backup files are located on your computer, hopefully someone else knows.
  10. Jman13 macrumors 68000

    Aug 7, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    For me...ALL circumstances? Why wouldn't I want to restore from backup? Do you think I want to re-enter all my account information for every app? DO you think I want to lose all of my game progress in every game? Do you think I want to have to remember every app I had installed, and where I had it organized?

    You may, I do not. When the next iOS update is available/jailbroken, I will back up, restore fresh, re-jailbreak, and restore my backup (or invert the last two). Heck, I'll probably buy PkgBackup to easily restore all my JB data too.
  11. Gizmotoy macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2003
    Same here. I've been restoring from backups probably since I jailbroke my iPhone 3G after it first came out. I can't recall a single time I've ever set the phone up as new.

    You backup so you don't have to do all of that stuff over and over, and it works perfectly. Why not use it?
  12. BlueGummiBear macrumors 6502a


    Heh, my jailbroken iPhone backs up to iCloud all the time. I occasionally back it up locally too.

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