After JB - Sync? or Set up as new phone?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jackryan57, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. jackryan57 macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2008
    OK, heres my problem. I CANNOT change my sms tones to anything but "sms-received1.caf". I copied all six tones to a folder on my descktop and they all play properly - so they are not corrupt. When I preview a tone it plays, but when I select it to be the sms tone I get the tone that is in the "sms-received1.caf" spot. It is actually more complex than this but I won't bore you. This is really bugging me.

    I am thinking about restoring my phone and re-jailbreaking it. I haven't done it in a while so I can't remember exactly what happens but here is my question. After I jailbreak my phone will be "wiped" all clean and new right? Then I need to sync it right to get all my settings etc. back, right? I am worried that whatever is keeping me from being able to change my sms tones is stored on this back up that I will be syncing from - so I'm thinking of biting the bullet and not syncing and just starting over from scratch.

    If I don't sync it and instead just "start over" and manually set it all back up will I tunes remember that I have already purchased whatever app's I add manually?

    Also, will google keep all my contacts and appointments on their servers? Then I would just need to re-set up an exchange account to sync these right?

    Are there any downsides that you all can think of to setting my phone up from scratch again? Besides the work?

    Thanks, this is really bugging me.
  2. Vandam500 macrumors 68000


    Sep 29, 2008
    Look what I suggest you do. Restore and set up as new phone. Then jailbreak and see if the SMS problem is fixed (it should be); if not then your doing something wrong. If it works fine then sync your phone back to get all your information (contacts,sms, notes,etc). After you sync it back and it does not work then the probably is definetely in that stored backup. Your gonna have to then restore again, set up as new phone and just start over (Yes Google Sync will store your contacts and calendar so it would not be as bad).

    As far as the downloading your apps again, there is no problem with that. All the apps you bought will not be charged again (you can just sync the apps from iTunes onto your phone anyways); as long as its the same iTunes account then its not a problem.

    There is no downside for starting a new phone, actually it would probably be a little bit faster then before.

    Good luck with everything;)
  3. jackryan57 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2008
    Thank you for your reply!

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