Help with saving game data during the unjailbreaking process.

Discussion in 'iPad Hacks' started by Ryanwynn, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Ryanwynn macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2010
    My IPad is jailbroken but I want to keep my game saves when I unjailbreak it to get 4.2 update
    On both infinity blade and plants vs zombies a have a lot of playtime and I want to keep my progress. I would like to unjailbreak my iPad but I need to move over the game saves somehow. What should I do?

    If more details are needed say so in your reply.
  2. THE dAY macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2010
    SFV California
    You will need to navigate to var/mobile/Applications/

    Here, find your specific game, go inside and save the Library folder and the Documents folder if there is anything inside.

    Then after jailbreak overwrite the folders back to their locations.

    EDIT: sorry, I thought I read you would rejailbreak after the update.
  3. Ryanwynn thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2010

    Could you try to explain to me specifically how to do all of that?
  4. THE dAY macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2010
    SFV California
    To get to the directory where the saved data is located on your iPad you will need to ssh.

    Here is link on what is and how to ssh:

    Once you are in the filesystem then you can just navigate through the folders:


    Under Applications you have all your Appstore apps but the folder names will be random numbers/letters like this:

    Go through them and you will see the App's name. Find the ones you are looking for then save the Library folder and Documents folder that is inside to your desktop.

    But if you are not going to rejailbreak then there is no way to put the saved data back. Only way to access the filesystem is jailbreak.
  5. Saturdays macrumors member


    Nov 18, 2010
    Somewhere in USA

    you don't need to unjailbreak your iPad to update!
    Just update to 4.2, then use RedSn0w.
    Once jailbroken install all your Cydia mods/hacks.
    Then reboot with RedSn0w tethered.

    No need to backup any save files or anything at all.

    I did this and was worried about Infinity Blade, but the procedure never once required me to restore my entire iPad to default settings or restore into custom firmware so I figured I would be fine, and lo and behold I was and you should be too!

    If you aren't gonna jailbreak 4.2, then just update its not a big issue, you won't lose any data and everything should be fine.
  6. soh299 macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2010
    Hi Saturday, did u went for the update even with all those cydia apps and tweat on? Such as SBSetting, Categories?
  7. Ryanwynn thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2010
    I WANT to unjailbreak my Ipad, but i want to be able to keep my save data from 2 games, infinity blade and Titan Prime. I have made a lot of progress through both. I am willing to buy the games but i want to be able to unjailbreak my iPad.
  8. yuanlong macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2010
    You can update to 4.2 with all the Cydia apps or extension (backgrounder, sbssetting...). They will however not work after the update.

    Once the update is complete you can then use redsnow to go do a tether jailbreak and re-install all your Cydia apps or extension. This shouldn't result in any lost data for non-Cydia apps unless you do a complete restore which wipes out everything.
  9. kinson7 macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2010
    Hi guys, I'm in a similar scenario and am looking for some help.

    1. jailbroken iphone 3GS using method on 4.0.1
    2. Want to upgrade to 4.2 and not jailbreak anymore
    3. I've already purchased the games I wanna keep (PvZ, angry birds etc)
    4. Girlfriend wants to preserve the game save files since she's progressed quite far.

    Someone in this thread suggested that I could just install the 4.2 update over the current jailbreak situation, would that un-jailbreak the phone? I was actually thinking of following the guide here to restore the original settings: but I don't see how that can preserve the game save files.

    If it's possible, I'd like to retain my text messages too.

    Any help would greatly be welcome. thanks in advance!
  10. JT10831 macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2011

    I have a jail broken iPad and want to update to iOS 4.2 untethered jailbreak when it comes out, but if I do that, will I lose all my cydia mods and apps? I want to keep all my saved game data.
  11. f4780y macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2009
    Troon, Scotland
    As long as you update (not restore) in iTunes then re-jailbreak, you won't lose a thing...
  12. dueldude, Mar 2, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2011

    dueldude macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2011
    app data

    If I unjailbreak my tethered 3rd gen 32 gb ipod touch and rejailbreak it with a un tethered version will i lose my installous apps data?

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