Going from jailbroken to non-jailbroken

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by timelord726, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. timelord726 macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2007
    Maryland, USA
    I have jailbroken my iPhone 3G, but the novelty is beginning to wear off and the phone seems a bit more sluggish and a bit less reliable now that I've loaded it full of background processes and other things that mess with a phone that has otherwise been good to me. I am considering doing a full restore and going back to the simple days of having a non-jailbroken phone.

    My question is this: what exactly does iTunes backup, from a filesystem point of view?

    If I do a full backup of my jailbroken iPhone with iTunes, then restore to the normal non-jailbroken OS, is it safe to restore my data from the jailbreak backup? And, one step further, is it "clean" to do so? I don't want lingering preference files, leftover permission issues, etc. from my jailbreak days. I would like to preserve my data, but if it means that the filesystem will be messy then I'll just start completely fresh. (Even though I can't see or interact with the filesystem at all on the non-jailbroken phone, knowing that there are leftovers from another OS install would still bother me.)

    Any information would be appreciated! Thanks!
  2. Macgic macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2007
    read this its 4 posts above yours (at my posting time)

    also im pretty sure you should use a backup from pre JB. as for being more sluggish i haven't had a problem. my battery lasts me 3 days. with a 2hr charge each day to sync.

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