jailbreak & restore question

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by dapitts08, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. dapitts08 macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2009
    sorry in advance if this has been asked before.

    so i am having battery drain issues on my jailbroken iphone 4s.

    i am planning to jaibreak again to see if i can fix the issue.

    here is my question: if i restore from a back up after the jailbreak did i defeat the purpose? would whatever is draining my battery just be back on my phone? i have a backup saved to my computer.

    i am assuming my issue is most likely related to a cydia tweak so if i only restore everything that is not cydia related should i be fine?

    after the restore i plan to add cydia stuff one by one and test to see what could be causing the drain.

    is this the right process?
  2. ZCherub macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2010
    GA, USA
    Yes - definetely restore Cydia tweaks one by one.

    Be aware that if your restore from a back up instead of "set up as new iPhone" during the restore that some of your previous JB data may make it's way back onto the device.

    This usually just results in wasted space, but there have been stories of issues. I've never had a problem, but if you want to be extra sure, set up as a new iPhone (use AppBackup, etc if you want to keep you app settings), and relaod apps and everything manually (you will lose your texts with this method, though).
  3. dapitts08 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2009

    that is my question. so it sounds like i should set up as a new phone. so, if i use app backup to restore my settings for my apps after the JB it won't defeat the purpose? meaning it shouldn't restore settings that could be my culprit?

    i am losing like 20% battery in an hour with light use. i have all push notifications turned off except one email account.

  4. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030


    Apr 11, 2012
    I just want to chime in to clarify one thing for you. AppBackup saves App Store app data like game saves, battery doctor full charge logs and settings, sparrow email settings, etc. It does nothing for jailbroken data. For me that works perfectly. Basically since almost all jailbroken apps are tweaks and modifications, you can install each tweak one by one and then manually set up each tweaks settings. There are utilities that exist which backup jailbroken tweaks data but I find it much easier to just set up each tweak manually like springtomize and lockinfo. Less is more for me.

    My process is as follows:
    1) backup app store app data via AppBackup and copy to my pc (I have a step by step guide if you want)
    2) restore as new
    3) jailbreak
    4) sync back my contacts and manually set up mail accounts
    5) install AppBackup from cydia
    6) install my favorite app store apps one by one and then use AppBackup to restore all mysave data and settings
    7) install my cydia tweaks one by one and set up manually

    Done! It's not as quick as using a one stop shop backup and restoral process, but I've never had a single battery related issue. The only "time consuming" part of the whole process is installing cydia tweaks one by one. But even those are fun to install ad set up and I do it over the course of a few days just to keep an eye on my phone's performance. But the actual AppBackup and copy to pc, restore as new, jailbreak, restore app store data takes all of 15 minutes.
  5. dapitts08 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2009

    thanks Bumpy.

    i'm going to go with your process.

    can you send me the steps to copy the appbackup to my computer?

    i have ifile.

  6. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030


    Apr 11, 2012
    I sent it to you. Good luck and let me know if you have questions. I know that entire process like the back of my hand lol

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