iPhone After You Jailbreak, Ho Do You....

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by angelwings, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. angelwings macrumors member

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    Firstly a big hello to everyone!

    I had a question I was hoping someone could help me with,

    I consider myself to be very inexperienced when it comes to technology and having bought a iPhone 5 recently I have heard that 'Jailbreaking' it can bring many benefits.

    I have heard many different things that people have been telling me and its got me a little confused.

    Therefore I would like to know,

    1. After Jailbreaking, can I simply sync the phone again with iTunes as normal?

    2. What settings/functionality is lost after Jailbreaking?

    3. Finally, what is the procedure of updating the firmware after Jailbreaking?


    Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. bandofbrothers, Mar 17, 2013
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    Most of all enjoy your iphone how it was meant to be used and enjoy the freedom from apples sandbox.

    The key for me to jail-breaking and using tweaks is to do a little bit of homework on each tweak to ensure it has no compatability issues with tweaks already downloaded and try not to go mad downloading everything in sight.

    Their is a wealth of knowledge on here, other forums and you tube.

    Make use of it.
     
  3. sagar4995 macrumors 6502a

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    1. Yes
    2. None
    3. After you jailbreak, you need to be a bit cautious when updating your software. Always create a backup thru itunes before attempting to jailbreak. Also, you need to be certain that after you do upgrade to the latest firmware, you will still be able to jailbreak. For example, ios 6.1.3 is supposed to release soon. It's said that 6.1.3 will close the exploits that are needed to jailbreak. This basically means that ppl with 6.1.3 wont be able to jailbreak.

    head over to the evasion website to know how to jailbreak. IF you do decide to jailbreak, back up your phone thru itunes first & follow the instructions posted on the how to jailbreak thread in this forum.

    hope this helps.
     
  4. angelwings thread starter macrumors member

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    Big thanks to both of you!

    So lets say I download a paid app off the iTunes store,

    If i restore my phone,

    update to whatever the future firmware is,

    jailbreak again,

    restore my phone,

    Will at least those settings from those paid apps in iTunes keep their settings/stats/information?

    Am I right in assuming only the tweaks and mods will need to be re-downloaded either manually or using aptbackup?
     
  5. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Yes.

    The backup made to iTunes / iCloud do not include the tweaks. It can include hidden files thats cause no harm to itunes or your phone.

    Some people prefer to back up as a new iPhone so no minor jail-break files are carried over and believe it makes their iPhones work better with less junk being re installed.

    I always update from a back up and have done for years with no issues.

    its down to preference and habit !
     
  6. sagar4995 macrumors 6502a

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    yes you've pretty much understood that correctly.
    say you have a paid app from app store & your phone is not jailbroken.
    so what you do is create a backup from itunes. (your paid app is now backed up)
    restore your phone as new
    run the jailbreaking process (look up evasion.com)
    restore from backup (to get your paid app that you backed up in step 1)
     
  7. angelwings thread starter macrumors member

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    Awsome, well it seems I have nothing to lose and honestly really do like some of them tweaks and mods out there!

    I will be attempting to jailbreak later today!

    P.S: A little off topic but my final question is that, I was wondering if anyone knew what the tweak was called that lets you unlock your iPhone with a 'Verticle', 'Slide to unlock' button as opposed to the regular horizontal swipe that you have to do?
     
  8. Auxo macrumors 6502

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    Not fully true.
    The iCloud backup CAN include corrupted files , even without jailbreak. This is causing interference with other files on your device .
     
  9. sagar4995 macrumors 6502a

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    there are several slider themes that do this. jailbreak your phone first. make sure u download Winterboard & iFile from Cydia & then it'll be easier for us to help you & tell u how to get the vertical swipe down for unlocking.
    g'luck!
     
  10. angelwings thread starter macrumors member

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    Excllent!

    I will have it done in the next hour or two and will report back once its done!

    Just another big thank you to you guys for the help! Much appreciated! :)
     
  11. superriku11 macrumors member

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    Just throwing this out there as well, but you don't need to always update to the latest firmware version.

    I'm not quite sure where the whole "update everything" mentality comes from, but I only update if I need/want to.

    Unless an update releases a key feature you want, I'd stay away from it, just to avoid the annoyance of dealing with carrying your jailbroken stuff over. Plus, to avoid any possible bugs that may arise with a new version. More or less, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. If you don't need to update, don't.

    The only exception I would say is if an update fixes a security issue. However if it's not a widespread issue (like the PDF exploit that existed in iOS 4) you probably don't have to worry about it anyways, since it's highly unlikely to be used against you.

    If there is a security issue, chances are you'll hear about it on this site or somewhere else.

    But again, if there's no security issue, and no new feature you want in the newest version, just save yourself some time and hassle, and stay away from updates.
     
  12. sagar4995 macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. But for someone who's just starting out, it makes sense to be on the latest firmware doesnt it.

    I for one, jailbroke with 6.1.1 & then had to repeat the process with 6.1.2 cos i heard battery life improves. So he might as well be on 6.1.2 (incase he's not) and then jailbreak.
     
  13. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Ive never had any issues over the years although I submit some may have.

    Please give me an example of the files that can cause "interference with other files on your device".

    I'd like to look into them in more detail.
     
  14. Auxo macrumors 6502

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    Why are you keep nagging me on my back? I've had issues before and when I restored I backed up from iCloud. The problems persisted. Once I restored and set up as new, they vanished.
     
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    Im not !

    Where have I "nagged" you in any post.

    Im genuinely interested in what you've said, and have simply asked for an example.
     
  16. Auxo macrumors 6502

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    Alright. Well, theres this game called Earn to Die. I don't know if you heard of it already but there is this button you have to push in order to drive the vehicle forward. Well, I hold that and suddenly after 10 plays I notice it stops responding after some runs. I reinstall it and the same thing happens. I restore and backup from iCloud. Same thing happens. I restore, set up as new and the problem vanished.
     
  17. bandofbrothers, Mar 17, 2013
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    No I've not heard of this game and i'll have a look for it to see if this happens on my iPhone.

    Just of interest have you tweeted the developer of the game to report the problem.

    Edit: Played the 'lite' version of this game and played to day 29.
    Seems ok. Are you still getting the issue with game play
     
  18. Auxo macrumors 6502

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    I forgot to tell you that this occured in other games as well where you press down something for a long period of time it stops responding.

    This is why I never took it to that level, because the problem is universal.
     
  19. superriku11 macrumors member

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    Yeah, you're right on that. I should've made that point as well. But if this is your first jailbreak, and it is possible to get an untethered jailbreak of the latest firmware, you might as well. That way things will be supported and you'll have what you want / need for a while, at least until another jailbreakable firmware has something you really want.
     
  20. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Im wondering how many people will be tempted to break their jail-break when iOS 7 is released, rumoured to be later this year, obviously depending on what it brings to the table.

    ;)
     
  21. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    There is a good chance I'll be tempted, but I don't know how far I'll go with that. I've got a ton of great tweaks installed and I'm not so sure I'm willing to give up BiteSMS, NCSettings, Springtomize and f.lux.

    Anyway good luck to the OP! I'm finding that my iPhone 4s on iOS 6.1.2 with this jailbreak is the most stable and enjoyable jailbroken experience I've had.
     
  22. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Ditto.
     
  23. sagar4995 macrumors 6502a

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    i honestly dont think that many. i doubt ios 7 will be good enough for us to un-jailbreak. its like when ios 6 came out. i hung out on my 5.1.1 with redsnow, until my wife surprised me with a new i5 :cool:
    atleast for me, id stick with my jb.
     
  24. linds15 macrumors 6502a

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    id stay with it to, at the very least on my ipad if i upgrade my iphone. i only updated my ipad from 5 last week
     

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