Can I use itunes to update software with jailbroken phone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lukedawgg, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. lukedawgg macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2010
    I'm using 3.1.2 on a jailbroken 3GS and I want to update the OS on iTunes to use Vlingo. is it safe to do it that way or will I lost all my apps/tunes that aren't on my computer/itunes?
  2. SashaFierce Guest


    Aug 18, 2009
    yes it can, but I always restore first, then update.
  3. lukedawgg thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2010
    Why Restore before updating?

    why do you restore before updating?
  4. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2007
    You will lose the jailbreak and any apps you have installed that require the jailbreak.

    You can definitely update with iTunes, but you will have to do the jailbreak again. Also, make sure that if it wants to update your baseband or carrier settings that it won't take away your ability to unlock the phone if you ever plan to.

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