Fresh Restore while Retaining App Data?

ddeadserious

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Jul 28, 2008
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I had a jailbroken 3GS and did a lot of tinkering with stupid jailbroken stuff.

I always just used it as is and it worked okay. When iOS4 was released, I installed it and killed my jailbreak.

Despite me "breaking" my jailbreak, some of my tweaks remained(such as my custom carrier name), I don't even want to know what kind of important files were tampered with.

When I purchased my iPhone 4, I just restored from a backup of my 3GS; seamless transition, cool.

Well, my iPhone 4 is starting to be a big laggy, I still have a custom carrier name is that now unmodifiable, my battery seems to be draining quicker, etc

I'd like to restore fresh, but I don't want to lose all of my app data.

Most importantly, I'm interested in retaining my SMS's, and my game data. My contact stuff, etc are all synced with my Mac, so no big deal, but what about the game data?

Is that stuff backed up on my Mac, so when I drag them onto my "new" iPhone, my saved data will go with it?

If not, any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
 

doboy

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I believe you can't selectively use the backup data from your computer. So best way for you would be to wait for upcoming jailbreak for iPhone 4 and jailbreak the new phone and "fix" the problem you're having from previous jailbreak. Another way would be to jailbreak iPhone 4 and ssh into it to manually extract the data from the phone then restore the phone to new, re-jailbreak it and insert those extracted data. Kinda pain in the a$$, but don't think there is any other way as far as I know.
 

ddeadserious

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Jul 28, 2008
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Id even be happy if I could just retain all my text messages. I don't really want to jailbreak it again. I don't understand why apple wouldn't just allow you to restore individual apps.
 
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