Can I safely restore a JB phone from iCloud backup?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by TH55, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. TH55 macrumors 68030

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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?
     
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    Short answer is you can't.
    But this is my guess. If you do so, you might brick your device.
     
  3. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I've safely restored from an iTunes backup, how would this be any different?
     
  4. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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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.
     
  5. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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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?
     
  6. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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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.
     
  7. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Doing an iTunes restore from backup won't be a full restore?
     
  8. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    If your iTunes backup is encrypted, then it could be treated as a full backup.
     
  9. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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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?
     
  10. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    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.
     
  11. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Re-jailbroke, I'm good!
     

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