Jailbreaking and backups.

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Amnesia87, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. Amnesia87 macrumors 6502

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    Ok, so i just recently Jailbroke my iP4 with iOS 4.1 using limera1n.

    Since I have been hesitant to allow itunes to run a backup on my phone.

    Basically I'm scared to let it overwrite my last backup from before jailbreaking, and I'm not sure what would happen if I restored my iPhone with a backup created while the phone was jailbroken.

    So my question is if I let iTunes backup my phone, and then I restored to stock 4.1, would that backup work?
     
  2. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    The backup after the JB will work but there is always a danger it could carry forward problems and it is always recommended you restore as new when you JB.

    You can rename the Backup before the JB and let Itunes do a new one. Of course it will soon be out of date.
     
  3. outphase macrumors 65816

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    You can generally restore a jailbroken backup on a jailed iPhone. The only thing is that some plist or other settings files get orphaned and cannot be deleted without being jailbroken again.
     
  4. Amnesia87 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    where are the backups located?

    also, what about restoring as new, THEN loading the backup?
     
  5. outphase macrumors 65816

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    Windows: C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup
    Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup

    Restoring as new then loading the backup is the exact same as restoring from the backup except with the added step of restoring as new. Usually anything that is corruptible is not stored in the backup area. Be careful when hiding app icons though as those are stored in the backup area.
     
  6. Amnesia87 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    are there any apps known to cause issues with backups?
     
  7. gnychis macrumors 6502

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    i have used PkgBackup (jailbreak app) to backup everything
     
  8. Amnesia87 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    isn't that mainly for backing up jailbreak apps and etc?
     
  9. outphase macrumors 65816

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    libhide. If you hide an app's icon from the springboard, it'll remain hidden even if you restore. The only way to unhide it is to rejailbreak and undo what you did.

    Yes. Your Apple + App Store apps are already managed in iTunes
     
  10. Amnesia87 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so the only way the backup will probably be really corrupted is if you do some serious mods?

    like all ive really done is use typophone4 for winterboard (id assume id probably want to turn off the clock hider thing for backups though?)

    my3g
    mywi 4.0
    ifile
    activator
    safari download manager

    none of that should affect backups i hope? lol
     

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