General iOS upgrade from a jailbroken device (iOS 6.1.2)

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  1. lazybump91 macrumors member

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    Hi all,

    I don't know does this topic discuss before or not, I just can't find the thread regarding this topic so i decide to post a new thread.


    What's the exact way to upgrade a jailbroken iDevice? What i know is

    1. Backup your iDevice
    2. Restore it

    So, what's next ? Press set up as new iphone then jailbreak it?
     
  2. sagar4995 macrumors 6502a

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    backup your device using itunes
    restore as new (this will install the latest iOS)
    backup using itunes (to put all ur apps back in your phone)
    go to evasi0n.com website and follow on screen instructions
     
  3. lazybump91 thread starter macrumors member

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    sadly, i did this and all my apps gone >.< even the orignal apps and my PDF file inside my iBook gone.
     
  4. sagar4995 macrumors 6502a

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    i faced the same scare last week when i tried to do this.
    however, i opened up itunes, and checked my "last backup" date and time... it was clearly before i did the restore, so i was sure that my device was indeeded backed up... but somehow the backup didnt get transferred to my phone and i panicked for about 15 mins...
    i read somewhere that this has happened to few others and that for some, all they had to do was click on "backup device" again... wait for a few mins and then it works fine.. all my apps came back.
    just try it again n give it a few mins... it shud come to u.
     
  5. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    Be careful what you advise!

    It's not
    Backup in itunes
    Restore as new
    backup using itunes

    This is the correct way:
    Backup in itunes
    Restore firmware and setup as new
    Jailbreak wit evasi0n
    restore previous backup in itunes

    If you select backup in itunes again like you said you will overwrite your old backup and will loose all your apps, txt , settings, etc
     
  6. lazybump91 thread starter macrumors member

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    Do you mean you back up your device again after all the apps are gone? I tried to restore from backup after re-jailbreak my device but it still same, no luck :(


    Vote up for this one :D
     
  7. Evilmonkee42 macrumors member

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    When it comes to most advice, especially on the net, never trust a single source. Gotta do your research and make sure things check out from multiple sources.
     
  8. sagar4995 macrumors 6502a

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    is it? cos thats the way i did it... backup in itunes, restore & setup as new (so SHSH blobs are saved), restored previous backup... and LAST step was jailbreak. nothing went wrong.. or maybe i got lucky... :eek:
    all's well that ends well. :D

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    i agree.
     
  9. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    Re-read your original post. What you were suggesting was:

    Back up the jailbroken iPhone
    Restore
    Set up as new
    Back up again (i.e. back up the fresh, untouched copy of iOS)

    I don't know how you were able to get your settings etc from your pre-restore backup by creating another backup from your fresh copy of iOS.
     
  10. sagar4995 macrumors 6502a

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    sorry for the english... here's what i meant to say...

    Step 1: Back up the jailbroken iPhone
    Step 2: Restore & setup as new
    Step 3: Back up FROM itunes (i meant get the stuff back, which was originally backed up in step 1.)
    Step 4: Jailbreak
     
  11. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    I think what you mean to say is restore previous backup ;)
     
  12. sagar4995 macrumors 6502a

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    hahaha... yes. that is what i meant to say all along. :D
    no wonder my wife keeps making fun of my english & vocab. :(
     
  13. lazybump91 thread starter macrumors member

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    Unfortunately, I tried your way and my apps gone. I tried to use "find my iphone" from iCloud just now, it still able to be search although no apps is inside the device :eek:
     
  14. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    That is why you need to be careful what you post, people might loose important info, it's nothing to laugh about.

    @OP

    Try and see if you hit restore from backup if you can select older backups, try scrolling in the box.
     
  15. lazybump91 thread starter macrumors member

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    unfortunately I only have 1 backup for that iPad which is the latest. I will try to restore it again, and then jailbreak it again after that do restore from backup. Hope I can get everything right this time :(
     
  16. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    Better and quicker to do the jailbreak first, than do the restore from backup.

    Evasi0n use part of the backup/restore function in itunes, with a large backup that might interfere with a good jailbreak
     
  17. lazybump91 thread starter macrumors member

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    Does full iTunes manual backup backup the apps? Or I need to transfer purchase then the apps are backed up?
     
  18. Supra Mac macrumors regular

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    Yes transfer purchases.

    How I do it:

    Transfer Purchases, copy photos (extra step just in case)
    Backup to iTunes
    DFU mode restore and set up as new phone
    Jailbreak eligible device/OS set up cydia
    Restore backup from iTunes
    Resync missing apps and media
    Install tweaks
     
  19. lazybump91 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you! I think i missed the transfer purchase step that's why i lost all my apps :(
     

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