iPhone Backing up a Jailbroken iPhone?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by URXP2ME, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. URXP2ME macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2013
    If I were to plug my phone into iTunes, and back it up while it's jailbroken, what will happen? Will it be what my phone is now, but without Cydia and it's tweaks? If so, it would be a normal iPhone and all it's software. I appreciate your answers.

    Thanks! - URXP2ME
  2. aDRock1154 macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2011
    Yep, all data intact. Minus anything jailbreak related...
  3. URXP2ME thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2013
    Thanks for the quick reply, I now feel safe doing it! :)
  4. omarb123 macrumors newbie


    Jan 13, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    Makes sense. Now would I have to backup my iPhone as it is now, Restore it to factory settings, AND then restore it from the backup I made when my iPhone was jailbroken? Then it'd be all back to normal, but like you said "minus anything jailbreak related"?
  5. URXP2ME thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2013
    Yup, that's how it works. Back it up, restore it, then use a backup for the restoration. It's how it would be right now, except minus all the Jailbreak stuff.
    I had an issue where it didn't get all my music on there, but when I clicked and dragged/drug one over, it added ALL my songs I previously had. I had to manually get the apps though, but I didn't try the click/drag with that. Hope this helps.
  6. Netherscourge macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2011
    iTunes only backs up specific, official iOS settings and information - onl stuff created with Apple-approved apps and features.

    So when you do a restore, nothing jailbreak related will be injected into your restored iOS device.
  7. jer9542 macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2010
    I don't mean to hijack this thread, but how would I go about backing up my phone with the jailbreak intact? IOW my phone bricked and I had to restore and redo my jailbreak.. In the future (while i'm still on 6.1), can backup my phone with all my cydia tweaks and sources still intact?

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