How many of you will do a full restore when...

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by awtryau89, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. awtryau89 macrumors regular

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    the 4.1 Jailbreak comes out? I may be way too worried about nothing but I am wondering of the lingering effects of restoring from a backup when previously jailbroken. I hate to migrate jailbreak files and folders over from a backup that may not work or have issues on 4.1. I have been thinking about it and was looking at ways to do a complete restore but save most of my apps data. Probably not possible but just getting ready.
     
  2. T-Will macrumors 6502a

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    4.1 doesn't offer anything useful for me, so I'm not planning on updating until the next iOS release (maybe). If I were, I'd do a restore though to get rid of junk.
     
  3. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816

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    I think you just answered yes to the OP's question.

    When a jailbreak for 4.1 becomes readily available, I too will do a full restore to 4.1 and then jailbreak 4.1. Like the poster above me stated, I would do it to get rid of the junk as well.
     
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    +1

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  6. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    appbackup will backup the data of your app store apps then you can do a clean restore and just restore your app data after you jailbreak
     
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    ... when my pokemon is at red hp :p. but seriously, I will restore my phone if i see a decline in performance
     
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  11. awtryau89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks guys. That is a great article. The way I read it is 1) do a full restore and upgrade 2) re-jailbreak and re-install your backed up apps from Cydia 3) restore the iPhone from iTunes thereby getting all your pics, contacts, etc back on to the phone. Simple enough.

    Is this how everyone does this and any issues in this method I should be aware of. With my 3GS I never had to go through this because I did not jailbreak until 3.1.2. Now with the 4 I am probably going to go through this multiple times with the next few major firmware updates.
     
  12. awtryau89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    One more question though. If you re-jailbreak then restore your phone from a jailbroken backup, will it overwrite any of the new JB files?
     
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    Put the device to restore mode.
     
  15. strodda macrumors regular

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    The ONLY reason to install 4.1, is if your phone came with 4.0.2 and you're trying to jailbreak.
     
  16. DeuceDeuce macrumors 6502a

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    Or if you are having proximity issues or you want HDR picture taking ability. Just because you don't see a need to restore doesn't mean there isn't valid reasons to.
     
  17. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    Assuming the jailbreak for iOS 4.1 becomes available, your statement is completely false....

    There are several reasons to install iOS 4.1 versus iOS 4.0.1 including, but not limited to:

    HDR
    Game Center
    Proximity Sensor fix

    S-
     
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    ... or if it's a better jailbreak than the jailbreakme JB so it will be permanently jailbroken.
     

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