Can anyone tell me how to restore to back up without un jailbreaking?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Gmcube, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. Gmcube macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2009
    I jailbroke my 3G today via red snow, then when I restored it un jailbroke it. I know I must be missing something, because a couple days back I was able to recover my info while keeping the jailbreak. the only difference was the other time I used pwned ipsw instead of redsnow. any advice?

    Maybe even a way to jailbreak without loosing personal data (camera roll and contacts mainly) in the first place?
  2. Speedracer04 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2006

    If you use Pwnage, you Option+click restore and select the custom ipsw...but if you just click restore it will default to the stock 3.0 OS and you will lose your jailbreak.

    Moral of the story, dont restore unless you really need to
  3. bytethese macrumors 68030


    Jun 20, 2007
    Cranford, NJ
    If you used redsn0w, why did you restore your device? I believe you can just right-click your iPhone in iTunes and select Restore from backup which only transfers your settings, etc. :)
  4. Gmcube thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2009
    okay, I guess I assumed that restoring to anything prior to the jailbreak would unjailbreak it, but apparently not.

    I jailbroke again today and I now have everything I need on it, mostly anyway. I'll ssh the rest later.

    problem though, my phone's not finding service anymore. voice mail wont log in. while I haven't tested it, I probably cant make or receive calls.

    Now what am I supposed to do?

    Edit: re did the whole thing once again, and everything seems good so far.

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