Impossible to do a simple backup restore from iCloud in a JB iPhone 5?

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  1. luisadastwin macrumors regular

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    Hello all,

    I have an iPhone 5 - 6.1.2 - JB.

    I accidentally erased all texts (SMS / iMessages) from one of my contacts.

    I noticed that I have an iCloud backup some hours before deleting the texts!

    I would like to make a simple backup restore... not a FULL restore.. just the main important data (contacts, texts, etc.)...

    I tried to ERASE ALL DATA AND SETTINGS but it sucks on the spinning wheel...

    PLEASE, how can I make a simple restore from iCloud keeping Jailbreak and 6.1.2? Is that so freaking hard? I'm already sorry for not keeping my backups in iTunes! :(

    Thanks!
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    You couldn't do it before (that I know of) but you then did one of the biggest jailbreak no nos by hitting erase all settings and content. That is something you absolutely cannot do when jailbroken. Your only option now is a full restore, which will update you to 6.1.3.
     
  3. luisadastwin thread starter macrumors regular

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    WOW :eek:

    I didn't know that! I was lucky because nothing happened :s

    So, for JB devices, we must forget all about iCloud, right?

    Is there any 3rd party software to handle iCloud backups so that I can restore it on iTunes?

    I suppose we can do the backup restore in iTunes with ease and still preserving the 6.1.2 JB, right?


    Thank You!


     
  4. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    iCloud is fine for jailbroken phones. You can still back up to iCloud. The problem is in restoring. Currently with the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5, there is no way to restore them without updating the firmware. Restoring period will update the phone, it makes no difference which method of backing up you use. It there is a problem forcing a restore on a jailbroken 4S or 5, you will lose your jailbreak.
     
  5. luisadastwin thread starter macrumors regular

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    :confused:

    So, even if I restore a backup in iTunes, it will also update the firmware?!? Didn't know that also.... Damn.. So I'm stuck ... :s

    But I read in some forum that there are two "types" of restoring:
    1 - Full restore, resetting iPhone and mandatory firmware update
    2 - Only restore important data from existing backup (texts, contacts, pics, etc..) without resetting or erasing any other data....

    Is this true?

    Thanks!

    Luis


     
  6. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    For normal situations, you can restore your information from an iTunes backup without dealing with the firmware. In your case though, a DFU restore is in order which will update the firmware.
     
  7. luisadastwin thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks.

    Bout You say "DFU restore is in order" because I want to restore from an iCloud backup and not from iTunes backup, is that it?


     
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    A DFU restore is required because you selected Erase All Content and Settings, which, on a jailbroken phone, puts you in an infinite boot loop. At this point, you must DFU restore to fully restore the firmware as new to get your phone running again. At that point, you may restore from a previous backup from iTunes or iCloud, but you will have lost the ability to be jailbroken.
     
  9. luisadastwin thread starter macrumors regular

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    :eek: Sorry! I wasn't completely explicit!

    Yes, my iPhone got stuck in a infinite spinning wheel, BUT after a soft reset (home+power for 10 seconds), I was able to put it in just fine! Like I never did anything. The only thing I tried again was to RESET SETTINGS in hope of getting the initial Wizard where I can restore from iCloud but with no luck after two "settings resets".

    So my iPhone is just fine... I just need the TEXTS (SMS) that are on my last iCloud backup from yesterday... Just that :s


    Thank You



     
  10. aj.ilover04, Apr 22, 2013
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    You can try this thing. Worked on my friend's 4S.
    If iCloud backup is ON in your iPhone then just go to Settings -> iCloud -> Storage & Backup and there should be an option of restoring.

    Hope it helps :)
     
  11. luisadastwin thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you for your reply!

    But I'm sorry because I didn't understand your solution :confused:

    I need to RESTORE iPhone FROM my last iCloud backup... just that... I do NOT which to backup again...


    Cheers!



     
  12. aj.ilover04 macrumors member

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    Sorry. My bad. I wanted to write RESTORE there. I have now edited it.
     
  13. luisadastwin thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've checked it.... But I can't seem to find any RESTORE option there...
    Are you sure you found this option in a iPhone 4S? :confused:



     
  14. aj.ilover04 macrumors member

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    Is the Storage & Backup option ON in iCloud?
     
  15. luisadastwin thread starter macrumors regular

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    YES,

    The only OPTION there when it's ON is precisely "Back Up Now".

    If your read Apple articles, they all say I must wipe out all DATA in iPhone to have an iCloud restore... :(



     
  16. aj.ilover04 macrumors member

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    Ohk. Sorry, I forgot that. Well then you have to decide whether your texts are more important or your JB.
    Sorry man!
     
  17. luisadastwin thread starter macrumors regular

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    YUP, exactly... That's a tough decision :s

    I wish there could be some sort of 3rd party software to connect to iCloud backup and extract data.... but that seems to me a little bit impossible... :(


    Thanks!




     
  18. insomniak50 macrumors newbie

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    luisadastwin--Same thing happened to me..did you find a solution?
     
  19. luisadastwin thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi there....

    Sorry... :(

    No solution yet... :(

    I stopped using iCloud and started using iTunes...
    And so, I have all the texts in the last iCloud backup, hoping someday, some 3rd party software can handle the backup and extract what I want..









     
  20. insomniak50 macrumors newbie

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    thats exactly what i did..lol.. i keep looking and looking hopefully something comes up quick..let me know if you find something and i;ll let you know if i come up with something..
     
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  22. boondaha macrumors newbie

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    So, for some reason my backup on iTunes has completely disappeared... I had one from earlier today, and yesterday and they have both gone.
     

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