confused Jailbreak

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by aceweil, May 23, 2011.

  1. aceweil macrumors member

    May 23, 2011
    I hope someone can give me an idea of what I might have done. I had a problem with my iPhone 4 so I did a factory reset of the phone, and in doing so had it upgraded to 4.3.3(8J2)...this also updated my modem firmware to 4.10.1
    I didn't realize this prevented a prober JB and didn't have a backup. I was able to JB the phone, but now when I plug it into iTunes it asks me if i would like to restore or set up as a new phone. I don't want to lose the JB, but have no music, or access to my .ipa files that I have in iTunes. I can't access iTunes apps or anything because I have not run through the iTunes setup on the computer. If I set it up on iTunes, either as a new device, or as a restore will I lose everything? Thanks for any help. Kinda confused here.
  2. awadeee macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2011
    Viper City
    I'm pretty sure you can restore from backup without losing your JB but I could be wrong. Even if you lose your jailbreak in doing so, just do it again after you restore from backup. :p
  3. maturola macrumors 68040


    Oct 29, 2007
    Atlanta, GA

    Restoring from backup is not the same as restoring the firmware, if you are currently Jailbroken, you can set the phone as new and sync all your musics, apps, etc like normal and JB will remind (this is advisable) or you can restore form your backup and bring back your settings, SMSs, App, etc, also JB will be unaffected by this.

    JB will be gone only by restoring the backups.
  4. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    Yes you can restore from a backup even as new. FYI you can not change your baseband.

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