Jailbreak and iCloud?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by definitive, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. definitive macrumors 68000


    Aug 4, 2008
    Does one affect the other, especially when backing up to the iCloud?
  2. Alveezy macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2011
  3. Kyotoma macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2010
    Carnegie and Ontario
  4. eye4ni macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2011
    So, correct me if I am wrong, but backing up and restoring via iCloud when jailbroken is actually better than before icloud, where your backups would contain jailbreak files etc and cause issues when restoring using these backups?

    I am wondering the same thing about the possibility of wiping/restoring from icloud after jailbreaking. So backups will continue just as they always have, all of my contacts, messages, app data etc. will continue to get backed up every night via icloud, while I enjoy a jailbroken phone. And a month or two down the road, I could wipe the phone, and restore from icloud to a completely "pure" iphone, with all of my most recent data?

    If this is correct, I am pretty stoked. Pretty sure I will be jailbreaking tonight.
  5. hardsc02 macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2008
    I am also interested in this. Is that correct? Did you do it?
  6. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    Thats correct. iCloud backups are not affected by jailbreak. Everything will be backed up as usual. Jailbreak items will not be backed up however, once you restore your phone and use iCloud to restore all your info it will be a "pure" like you said..... There are programs like xbackup or pkgbackup that will backup your jailbreak information as well, so when you restore and jailbreak again all your sources and tweaks can be restored... But again that's all seperate from Apple's iCloud.

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