Do we HAVE to "restore" and erase all contents before jailbreaking?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by bobright, May 25, 2012.

  1. bobright macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    I dont have much stuff on my iPad and per the instructions for Absinthe it says to restore then after the jailbreak restore from back up.

    Ive got all my folders set how I want them and email set up etc do I really have to restore if I'm already on 5.1 before running the jailbreak?
  2. iMoo macrumors regular


    Jun 13, 2010
    Follow my guide

    Dont restore that way, do it through itunes.

    I put this in a previous post. you have to update to 5.1.1 first which will clear your jailbreak.
    Before doing so if you haven't already download a app from Cydia called Aptbackup and run that. this will save all your jailbroken apps so that when you jailbreak and install this again you can just run it to recover your other apps.

    By following the guide, the "backup" saves all your folders and settings to itunes so you will be fine.
  3. biohead macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2010
    West Drayton, UK
    I didn't restore - I just performed the JB to see if it would work (didn't have anything important on it, and had a backup just in case).

    It worked fine.
  4. Sylon macrumors 68020


    Feb 26, 2012
    Michigan/Ohio, USA
    With Absinthe 2.0.1 you shouldn't have to restore anything. Just plug in, backup, jailbreak. Worked on both my iPhone and iPad.
  5. Tallboy13 macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2011
    this, i didn't restore anything at all
  6. engelke2010 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2010
    I had to restore, even using 2.0.1. I tried jailbreaking twice without, and each time the process went on for a long time and eventually the program crashed. When I did my iPhone 4, I had no problems. Once I restored my iPad and redid it, it went through perfectly and fast.
  7. Dav1 macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2011
    I used 2.0 and simply ran it on my new iPad 64GB 4G, the only issue I had was it removed all my apps from their folders. I needed to put the apps back into folders to get the Cydia icon to show.

    I DIDN'T have to restore, for what it is worth.

    >>My PC has 3+ GB of memory, PCs with less than a GB of memory seem to give very different results. <<

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