Is it possible to update to 5.1 without losing JB apps?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by indypacer, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. indypacer macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I've been out of the loop for awhile. I have an iPhone 4 (Verizon) with a jailbroken iOS 5.0.1. I know that there's a jailbreak out now for 5.1, my question is this - is there a way to update from one to the other without losing my jailbreak tweaks and apps? Or what do I have to do in order to back up my JB stuff? I searched around a little bit and mostly just found blog spam, so I'm hoping someone here can give a direct answer.

    Thanks!
     
  2. barredfreak macrumors 6502

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    I don't think that's possible. Even though I barely mess around with jailbreaking, I believe that the only thing you can do is to save your SHSH blobs, so that you can downgrade your phone to a previous version of iOS, should you choose to.
     
  3. labman macrumors 604

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    pkgbackup and xbackup in cydia can backup and restore that is the easiest way always has been.
     
  4. ZCherub macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. Any sort of update or restore will undo the jailbreak. You can use Pkgbackup as Labman said for JB stuff, & AppBackup for your app settings & game saves, etc.
     
  5. indypacer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the clarification guys, you saved me a lot of time. I'll look into those apps and hopefully get updated to 5.1 tomorrow.
     
  6. dhlizard macrumors G4

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