Can I safely restore a JB phone from iCloud backup?

TH55

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Just got my 6S running 10.2 and JB it, can I restore from my other phone's iCloud backup without jeopardizing anything?
 

Shirasaki

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Short answer is you can't.
But this is my guess. If you do so, you might brick your device.
 

Shirasaki

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I've safely restored from an iTunes backup, how would this be any different?
Because iCloud backup is always encrypted and you could not change anything about that backup as you like as a local backup.
 

TH55

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Because iCloud backup is always encrypted and you could not change anything about that backup as you like as a local backup.
Maybe I worded that wrong, how do I get all of my info from my old phone to my new phone?
 

Shirasaki

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Maybe I worded that wrong, how do I get all of my info from my old phone to my new phone?
Do an iTunes backup? Or jailbreak your new phone too and use various tools in Cydia to copy data into your phone? I have no idea.
 

TH55

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Do an iTunes backup? Or jailbreak your new phone too and use various tools in Cydia to copy data into your phone? I have no idea.
Doing an iTunes restore from backup won't be a full restore?
 

TH55

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If your iTunes backup is encrypted, then it could be treated as a full backup.
I did the iTunes restore from backup and it worked, my phone still says its on 10.2 and Cydia is still on there but when I open it it crashes immediately. Should I re-jailbreak?
 

Shirasaki

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I did the iTunes restore from backup and it worked, my phone still says its on 10.2 and Cydia is still on there but when I open it it crashes immediately. Should I re-jailbreak?
From someone's post, if you encounter this, you are likely out of luck and forced to use the latest firmware.
But you could try to re-jailbreak. It won't hurt anything after all.