iPhone Best way to update and restore all Cydia tweaks?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Gix1k, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. Gix1k macrumors 68030

    Gix1k

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    I am running 8.1.1 on my iPhone and want to update to 8.4 and jailbreak again. What's the best way to restore all the Cydia tweaks I have running now? My phone is running awesome now.
     
  2. dembu19 macrumors member

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    Just click update in itunes. When the update finishes jailbreak with taig. The jailbreak will fail the first time at 60%, so close the taig app and jailbreak again ... the second time will be successfull. Then in cydia reinstall all of your tweaks by queuing - the config files for the tweaks will stay as it was on 8.1.1. Job done - very easy and takes approx 30 minutes
     
  3. Gix1k thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Can you explain the Cydia part again, I get the rest. Where is this configuration file? How does cydia know all that I have installed, now, after I login the first after the update?
     
  4. dembu19 macrumors member

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    The old jailbreak is not removed from the system, so the config files for all the tweaks stay in your idevice. When you reinstall them in cydia they will just use the old settings files ( for example if you use some icon tweak, after installation it will put all your icon back as it was on old jailbroken IOS)
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That is a terrible advise and jb devs will tell you not to do what the user states above.
    Do not update a jb device.
    Fully restore it with itunes. Then jb and install your jb hacks.
    If you follow the above idea instead you are looking for trouble and taking a risk. Don't do it. Fully restore it.
     
  6. MacDevil7334 macrumors 6502a

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    Adding to this: if you do an iTunes update on a jailbroken device, you will lose all the space associated with the previous JB, usually 0.5-1 GB. That space cannot be accessed again until you do a full restore. Another reason to do a full restore from the get-go.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Correct, and not only that 0.5-1GB space but also the "other" space will keep on growing and you will eventually run out of storage.
     
  8. Gix1k thread starter macrumors 68030

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    When you do a full restore and then jailbreak again....then restore all of Cydia data from Pkgbackup, do it restore all the settings of those tweaks that you had..OR does it simply install them and you have to go into each and configure?
     
  9. kamenrider macrumors newbie

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    What does full restore mean? Manually download the IPSW and then shift click on the update button and select the IPSW?
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, you don't have to manually download the .ipsw
    Just plug it to itunes and hit restore.
    Just not update.
    Restore will delete everything on your phone and install a full version of the latest ios version.
    Then you can JB and restore from backup to put your things back.
     
  11. kamenrider macrumors newbie

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    oh crap. I updated and pointed to the IPSW.
    Is it to late to do a restore now?
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Not too late.
    You can click restore and point it to the ipsw.
    Or put it in dfu mode and shift/option and click restore to let you select the .ipsw you downloaded.
     

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