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emfung

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Hi, please help..

I have ios9.01, jailbroken with the recent Pangu app, on my iphone 6 plus.. I have many apps and jailbreak tweaks installed. Now my phone has becomes somewhat buggy. I am too lazy to check which tweaks causing problem to my phone..

I am thinking of resetting the phone and do a clean jailbreak again.. However I still wish to restore the phone to my most recent backup on itunes.. I've got too many files, messages and photos in my phone..

My question is, when I restore my phone, must I also upgrade to ios 9.1?
Can I still proceed with the restore without upgrading to 9.1?

Thank you very much..
 

Qaanol

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You can safely restore a jailbroken phone from a backup, without changing the iOS version. I have done it many times on my 4S (still running 6.1.2). Just make sure you select the correct option from iTunes. However, this will of course restore whatever is in the backup onto your phone, so it will not be a “clean slate”.

I believe there are tools which allow you to “reset” or “remove” a jailbreak without upgrading, but I have not used them.
 

Carlanga

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Nov 5, 2009
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Hi, please help..

I have ios9.01, jailbroken with the recent Pangu app, on my iphone 6 plus.. I have many apps and jailbreak tweaks installed. Now my phone has becomes somewhat buggy. I am too lazy to check which tweaks causing problem to my phone..

I am thinking of resetting the phone and do a clean jailbreak again.. However I still wish to restore the phone to my most recent backup on itunes.. I've got too many files, messages and photos in my phone..

My question is, when I restore my phone, must I also upgrade to ios 9.1?
Can I still proceed with the restore without upgrading to 9.1?

Thank you very much..
1) YES
2) NO, window is closed

you can wait and see when saurik finishes his restoring tweak/app and takes it out of beta for ios9 instead and then you can do it.

You can safely restore a jailbroken phone from a backup, without changing the iOS version. I have done it many times on my 4S (still running 6.1.2). Just make sure you select the correct option from iTunes. However, this will of course restore whatever is in the backup onto your phone, so it will not be a “clean slate”.

I believe there are tools which allow you to “reset” or “remove” a jailbreak without upgrading, but I have not used them.

Wrong
 
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Applejuiced

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At the iPhone hacks section.
No you cannot restore without going up to the latest iOS version.
Use Cydia impactor to see if that solves your issues.
Or just remove all your jb hacks and install a few things one by one to isolate the buggy packages.
 

emfung

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Dec 21, 2012
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Thanks so much for the suggestions.. I'm not sure what is cydiaimpactor.. Hope it helps..
 

emfung

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Dec 21, 2012
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Hi, if i use cydia impactor, would i be able to restore my backed-up data?
 

emfung

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Dec 21, 2012
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Sorry, i meant can i still restore to backup and remain ios 9.01?

By the way, i've just check out cydia impactor on the link provided, seems like it officially only works up to ios 8.4.
Any idea if it will work on my ios 9.01?

One more question, am i right to say that what cydiaimpactor does is 'more complete' than what "Reset All Settings" does?

TQVM..
 
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Carlanga

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Sorry, i meant can i still restore to backup and remain ios 9.01?

By the way, i've just check out cydia impactor on the link provided, seems like it officially only works up to ios 8.4.
Any idea if it will work on my ios 9.01?

One more question, am i right to say that what cydiaimpactor does is 'more complete' than what "Reset All Settings" does?

TQVM..
Yes, when and if it comes out of beta.
Yes, you can say it does "more"
 

Applejuiced

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Apr 16, 2008
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At the iPhone hacks section.
Sorry, i meant can i still restore to backup and remain ios 9.01?

By the way, i've just check out cydia impactor on the link provided, seems like it officially only works up to ios 8.4.
Any idea if it will work on my ios 9.01?

One more question, am i right to say that what cydiaimpactor does is 'more complete' than what "Reset All Settings" does?

TQVM..

Correct.
Also you cannot do an "erase all content and settings" on a JB device anyway.
Im hoping Impactor gets updated soon also cause it will be a very helpful tool to revert back to stock ios image incase JB issues come up and your filesystem is beyond repair.
Impactor will remove and revert all changes made to the device and return it to "stock" Apple iOS software without updating to a new version of iOS.
You will have to JB again but that's no big deal.
 
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