How to upgrade your jailbroken iphone?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Dreamer2go, May 16, 2011.

  1. Dreamer2go macrumors 6502a

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    Dear all
    I have researched in google etc, and saw youtube videos but the answer isn't what I want.

    My question is, how do you upgrade the iOS when you jailbroken your iPhone.
    I currently have 4.3.2, and I want to upgrade it to 4.3.3.

    I do not want to erase my phone, then upgrade to 4.3.3, then jailbreak it, and restore it. It takes too long.
    Are there any other methods?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Myzhi macrumors 6502a

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    Do you need to save the baseband = possible software unlock?

    If no, put the phone into DFU mode, restore through iTunes to 4.3.3, and then, JB with Redsnow.
     
  3. Dreamer2go thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    nope
    my phone is factory unlocked by default.

    oh, so every time I "restore" to 4.3.3, it breaks all my jailbreak stuff?
     
  4. Myzhi macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. Every time, you update / restore the firmware you loose JB stuff.
     
  5. arnoldma macrumors newbie

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    i need to upgrade too, if i do the following:

    backup before upgrading in itunes.

    upgrade in itunes, losing jailbreak.

    jailbreak the new firmware.

    restore earlier backup from itunes on new jailbroken firmware?
    (here: will it restore my non-cydia apps and settings, msgs, pictures, videos, music, layout, etc...? i know it wont restore cydia apps, but i don't care about that as i only have 3-4 anyway!)

    Thanks guys, sorry to hijack thread :rolleyes:
     
  6. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    Yes, it's been this way for years, so it's a bit surprising you didn't uncover this in your research.
     
  7. Dreamer2go thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    sorry I did know that.
    what I meant was the jailbreak files hidden in the iphone's directory (such as all these folders to install themes on using ifile)
     
  8. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    This is different than your original statement of 'oh, so every time I "restore" to 4.3.3, it breaks all my jailbreak stuff'.

    If you do not set your phone up as new, some of these files remain, but none of the jb apps do.
     
  9. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    Here's my reccomended method, it has worked in the past (4.2.1 > 4.3.2)

    backup in itunes
    write down names of all JB apps
    upgrade/restore to desired FW
    jailbreak using appropriate method (redsn0w, etc)
    install your desired jailbreak tweaks/apps
    restore the backup in itunes (right click, restore from backup)
     
  10. Dreamer2go thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    lol, thanks for your answer
    No need to be grumpy :D
     

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