Couple questions about Tethered JB

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Synergie, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Synergie macrumors 6502a

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    1.) If I do the iOS5 tethered JB, and accidentally reboot the phone not tethered.... are all my JB apps kept in tact? i.e.: The next time I reboot tethered again, will everything be back where I put it?

    2.) Once the untethered JB comes out, can I just re-JB back over the untethered? Or do I need to restore again and set up everything again from scratch? (That would be a pain in the butt,... it takes me a good 2 hrs to re-install all my JB apps and set things up, every time I upgrade!) If I can just apply the un-tethered JB OVER the already tethered JB, without needing to reinstall everything, then that's ok. If not, I'll have to wait it out... I don't want to re-install everything twice.
     
  2. jlmitnick macrumors regular

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    1) Nothing goes wrong when you boot in untethered. You'll just be stuck at the Apple logo until you put your phone into DFU and boot from redsnow.

    2) I don't think you'll be able to jailbreak OVER the tethered jailbreak. However, what you can do is backup your stuff through an iTunes sync, and then restore to a normal unjailbroken build, and restore from your backup...that'll at least give you all the settings and stuff of your non jailbroken stuff.

    I don't think you can carry over all your jailbreak stuff directly unless you manually do it, or use a program like PKGBackup to backup your jailbreak stuff...though I don't know if that works with iOS 5 yet.
     
  3. Synergie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm ok... that answered it then, I have to wait for untethered. I don't want to spend 2 hours installing JB apps twice. :( Hopefully it will be soon... especially since I know that Lock Info now works (beta anyway)
     
  4. labman macrumors 604

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    read up on Pkgbackup in cydia it's a paid app but well worth it! ;)
     
  5. Synergie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I had a problem with pkgbackup before... It hung midway through installing Glasklart HD and I had to end up installing mostly everything manually anyway :( So Now I just do it all from scratch. But it takes like 2 hours of installing with all the reboots and resprings that some of those apps like to do! I might try queuing some of them next time so that it applies several apps / hacks at once.

    But I am gonna wait for the untethered. I just have to find other things to do in the mean time besides playing with my phone.. LOL since it just frustrates me being not JB. I can't believe Apple still won't get with it!

    Still no calendar events / weather on the lock screen wtf?
     
  6. Sc00tr macrumors regular

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    I wrote 2 shell scripts that u can run. 1 will back up the JB apps (not any data). The other will install the apps in the list. I dont think that I can upload the files so I will just post the contents. Just past them into a file and ftp it over to the phone. You can use ssh or a terminal program on the phone to execute them. They need to be run as root. BTW I dont know how to back up and restore the source/repository lists, so if anyone knows how to do that let me know and I will add that also.

    To backup -
    (then copy the file onto pc - /var/mobile/cydiabkup.txt) -

    #!/bin/sh

    # Backs up the cydia apps
    # needs to run on the iphone

    dpkg -l > /var/mobile/cydiabkup.txt




    To install -

    #!/bin/sh

    # Installs packages into cydia.
    # need to run on the iphone

    dpkg -l | grep ^ii | gawk '{print $2}' > /var/mobile/cydianew.txt
    cat /var/mobile/cydiabkup.txt | grep ^ii | gawk '{print $2}' > /var/mobile/cydiabkup2.txt
    diff /var/mobile/cydiabkup2.txt /var/mobile/cydianew.txt | grep ^\< | gawk '{print $2}' > /var/mobile/cydiainstall.txt

    # now install
    #apt-get -y install `cat /var/mobile/cydiainstall.txt`
    for i in `cat /var/mobile/cydiainstall.txt`; do apt-get -y install $i; done

    # cleanup
    rm /var/mobile/cydiabkup2.txt /var/mobile/cydianew.txt
     

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