Backup/Restore with Jailbreak

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by ericbarch, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. ericbarch macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2008
    I'm new to jailbreaking and I just have a simple question. I have a lot of SMS messages, calendar events, etc... on my 2.1 un-jailbroken phone and I wanted to know if it's possible to back this up some way, jailbreak the phone, then restore this data. Is this possible and if so how would I go about doing it? Thanks.
  2. dontwalkhand macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    iTunes should back it up, and then before you do anything to the phone drag the iTunes backup file from

    (Your username for your mac)/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup

    in there, is your backup folder, copy that folder to the desktop or something, when you are finished, drop that folder back where it was after updating to iTunes 8 at the very end.

    (For safekeeping, I recommend, you backup the backup :D)

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