If you jailbreak, can you still backup your iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by LixLev, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. LixLev macrumors regular

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    I'm tempted to jailbreak my iPhone, but was wondering. Can you still backup your iPhone the same way that you would a non-jailbroken iPhone.

    Basically, what I'm asking is if I jailbreak it and a couple of weeks later I change my mind and go back to the normal software, can I restore the phone and still keep the text messages that I have received during those two weeks as well as the ones that I've had before.

    Another thing is do I lose all my text messages and settings when I jailbreak?

    Also, is syncing things like music still the same with Jailbroken iPhones?
     
  2. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

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    You may find more help in the iphone hacks forum

    As a general rule, I would back up my iphone first before jailbreaking


    if the jailbreak fails, then you can do a full restore with your old backup

    Just make sure your back up is 100% complete ( you want your last backup to be complete or else you will have problems restoring your iPhone)
     
  3. LixLev thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks Dr Cabrera, but the main issue of my query is whether or not I will lose all my SMS messages and settings when I jailbreak, or will they still be on the phone once jailbroken? I know I can back them up but does that mean that I will only have them for if I restore, or can I put them back on the jailbroken phone?
     
  4. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    Well, I recently jailbroke, and went back to stock - everything that was added during the jailbreak via default apps/means was backed up as normal. I even did a backup whilst jailbroken and all was fine.
    I think the backup doesn't even see the jailbroken bits.
     
  5. angel1286 macrumors member

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    when you jailbreak and connect to itunes, it creates a backup as it would if your phone is jailed...itunes doesnt back up any jailbroken app data so you would be able to restore from a backup you created while jailbroken without losing any data i.e. text messages etc
     

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