Couple of jailbreak questions iPhone 3G

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  1. jimmy83 macrumors 65816

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    Will I lose all of my contacts and texts?
    This the best guide to follow - http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=1881

    In that guide the first part is about installing 2.1 firmware, as iam already on 2.1 do I need to skip that part and go straight to step three?

    Ive read not to install Kate, but what about cydia, installer? Can you install these after you have jailbreaked your iPhone?
     
  2. ilfn143 macrumors 6502

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    you will not lost contact/text
    it's recommended to use fresh 2.1, but i skipped and it worked fine
    cydia/installer is fine
     
  3. jimmy83 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. The Governor macrumors regular

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    That's odd that you lost all of your contacts and sms. Did you do a complete backup before you jailbroke? and with the sms, if you open up contacts and start a new conversation with someone that you had already been talking too....anyway...is there an option at the top that says something like "load previous sms"? you might be able to retrieve some.

    Definitely stay away from Kate and installer..... first hand bad experience with both
     
  5. The General macrumors 601

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    He said "Will I lose all my contacts and texts?" not "I lost all of my contacts and texts"
     
  6. The Governor macrumors regular

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    you sure about that?


    try reading the previous posts before you start to type
     
  7. ilfn143 macrumors 6502

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    if you lost it, right click on your iphone in itunes and click on restore from backup. your phone still JB after backup, but sms and contact will be restore.
     
  8. staccato83 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't understand how people "lose" contacts. Do you never sync your phone with your computer :confused:
     
  9. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    ^^ same here, I mean, I personally don't care about losing SMS because I look at them right away, like "SWEET! I got an SMS!" lol. but contacts- they're on my SIM card so i go into settings and press "Import Contacts from SIM" and BAM! they're right there
     
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  11. The General macrumors 601

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    I did, you quoted the wrong post. Try quoting the right post next time.
     
  12. Mikey B macrumors 65816

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    there is an amazing number of people who don't sync their iPhones with their computer very often.

    contacts are easy to keep safe, but call logs and SMS conversations are easy to lose. 2.1 has helped, but backups can easily get corrupted.
     
  13. The Governor macrumors regular

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    I only wanted to quote one of his comments to answer all of his questions. If you read the previous posts then why did you say:

    when a few posts earlier he already said:

    so you sure you read that post before you commented? Doesn't seem like it.

    This is sad, people trying to give advice to help some one who asked a question and then some one else comes out of nowhere to make a comment, not about anything the person is talking about, but instead how the person trying to help "quoted" wrong. Stay classy
     
  14. The General macrumors 601

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    Your advice was crap anyway, let's inspect it:

    No it's not. He probably didn't backup, or restore from backup. That's why he lost it. Nothing odd there at all.

    Even if he did, he probably didn't restore from the backup.

    Do I even need to respond to this bit of ignorance? If you start a new conversation, there is never a "Load previous messages" button. When there're no conversations, there're no previous messages.

    Have you even used an iPhone before?

    The only way he'd be able to retrieve text messages is by plugging his iPhone into his computer, right clicking on it in iTunes and selecting "Restore from backup..." but you neglect to mention this to him.
     
  15. The Governor macrumors regular

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    struck a nerve huh?

    I never said my advice is grade a. Just offering what I thought might help....the whole purpose of these threads. If my advice didn't help him, then hopefully somebody else was able to help him with their above comments

    I'm 100% positive this didn't help him with his inquiry

    or any other of your remarks in this thread either for that matter.
     
  16. jimmy83 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    clam down people. The only backup I had made was one from the 29.9 so once I had JB plugged my iPhone in again and restored to that date. So I've lost some contacts and texts. The guide didn't say about doing a backup before you start, still I guess it was my own fault.
     
  17. jimmy83 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So guys, how do I go about downloading the paid for apps for free?
     
  18. DravenGSX macrumors 6502a

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    This is why QuickPwn is the best solution.

    You will not be allowed to discuss stealing software on this message board, btw.. so I'd recommend going somewhere else with your last question.
     
  19. jimmy83 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Oooopps, sorry. PM me, yeh, please :D

    Yer I JB my iPhone with QuickPwn mate.
     
  20. DravenGSX macrumors 6502a

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    You used QuickPwn and lost your contacts and SMS's? Really?
     
  21. The General macrumors 601

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    This isn't a warez forum.

    It's not stealing, it's not theft, it's copyright infringement.

    Yeah, the tutorial told him to restore first, that is how he lost is contacts and SMSs. :rolleyes:
     
  22. El indio macrumors member

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    Lost contacts and photos.

    Hey heys I have tried jailbreaking my Iphone 3G, and have lost all my photos and contacts. I then tried to do a restore and still not contacts and photos. I sync my phone often and when I did a restore it had only 2 points their. One from last year. Is there anyway to get them back?
     

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