iPhone Can I jailbreak without having backed up, and de-jailbreak later?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by HazzerJ, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. HazzerJ macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2014
    My little sister is working for two months in Egypt and has taken her iPhone 5c. She has now discovered that iPhones are locked to the country and has been told by the locals that they can jailbreak her phone to unlock it.

    She has asked me (because apparently big brothers with iPhones know everything!) if she does this whether it can be undone when she returns, without losing her contacts and pictures etc. She is worried that Apple will refuse her next time she visits the store. I know they can be reverted, but can she backup her data when she returns without saving the cracked state of the phone?

    She says that she cannot get hold of a new phone at this time - Jailbreaking is her only option. She has not backed up since she bought it and the Blackberry which she copied her data from has been given away.

    Any info would be hugely appreciated, thanks very much in advance :)
  2. cyber16 macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2013
    Jailbreaking is NOT the same as unlocking.
    They are two different things and are no longer dependent on each-other as in years ago when a software unlock depended on the jailbreak first.

    Have her call her cell phone service provider and ask for the subsidy code to unlock it to be used overseas.
    This would only work for the GSM sim radio

    She should also be able to do a cloud backup
  3. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    Soft unlocks have been dead for 4 years. Call your carrier and ask them to unlock it, if they refuse find a website to do it, keep in mind these cost a pretty penny. In regards to jailbreaking you just restore and you are no longer jailbroken. Nothing will happen, apple won't refuse to help you ect.

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