iPhone Is there a first time/beginner guide to jailbreaking?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by eroxx, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. eroxx macrumors 6502a

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    I'd like to know:

    a) How to do a complete backup of my iPhone (and how to access it if something goes bad)

    b) Is the cydia store completely working? I know there were some issues when it first came out for iOS 7 ...

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    just jailbreak it, it is nowhere near as complex as you're making it out to be, if you want to be super duper safe just back up your phone, restore it (unless you have a 5s) and then jailbreak and restore from backup.
     
  3. Tmlfan3 macrumors regular

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    You can just do a regular backup of your phone. Connect it to you computer and select backup in iTunes.

    To use it again, click restore in iTunes and you will get the option to restore from backup. Pick your latest backup and you're good to go.

    As for Cydia, it's working just fine. You may have some issues caused by bugs or issues with specific tweaks, but the store is fine
     
  4. eroxx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My only issue is with the backup ... I know there are some 3rd party apps where you can back up your phone .. I'd rather do that, unless there's a way iTunes can handle multiple backups? IOW, I'm worried that I'll backup now, and then in 4 months I'll backup the "new" jailbroken phone, but that will lose the older pre-jailbreak backup ???

    Thanks for your help!!!
     
  5. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    just back up to iCloud then or rename your phone lol
     
  6. eroxx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  8. eroxx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not trying to be dense, honest ... but the issue (as I see it, tell me if I'm wrong) is that once I backup the jailbroken phone, my PRE-jailbroken backup will be overwritten ... And if there's an issue, a jailbroken restore may not work
     
  9. Nyy8 macrumors 6502a

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    :confused:

    It will be overwritten. Correct.

    But I've never heard of a backup "failing" to restore. I've heard of small parts and files from cydia/tweaks being left over but that's it.
     
  10. eroxx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, no problem - I'll trust you.

    But now im having a new problem.

    i just spent about 2 hours backing up my iPhone to iTunes, and when i did the restore (because jailbreak doesn't allow OTA updates of iOS), i got an error that over 100 apps can't be found ...?

    if i restore from iCloud backup will that be ok?
     
  11. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    Browse to where the backup is located (google to find the location) and make a copy of it on your desktop or something

    And if you want to restore from that backup, you just place it back to where all the backups were originally at

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    Did you transfer purchases, make a backup, and sync before you restored?

    It's saying 100 apps cannot be found because you don't have those apps in your iTunes library

    Restoring from iCloud backup should be fine. It'll probably just redownload your apps from the AppStore and install them
     

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