Can you clone an iPhone by copying 'root' in SSH?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Morsmordre-, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Morsmordre- macrumors newbie

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    Can you clone a jailbroken iPhone by copying 'root' in SSH? I want to transfer my stuff into another iPhone with more storage space. Can I just copy 'root' in ssh when connecting my old iPhone to the computer? Can I cut 'root' and paste it on my desktop, then clear the new phone and paste 'root' into the new iPhone, also through ssh? Then, will ALL my info be in the new iPhone?
     
  2. mutchy126, Jul 28, 2011
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    mutchy126 macrumors regular

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    I have never tried it, But i will say Yes you can.
     
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I would just copy the apps and stuff I needed, but perhaps this will work, depending on whether permissions don’t get messed up.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
  4. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    It seems like it would work in theory, if both phones are jailbroken. We all know that sometimes things aren't as simple as they seem, but please let us know how it goes!
     

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