Jailbreaking and restoring issues

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Macgirl1978, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. Macgirl1978 macrumors newbie

    Nov 26, 2010

    New - sorry if this is somewhere else. :D

    1. I have a second hand iphone 3gs and had successfully jailbroken it and changed one of the message tones to a personal one. Very happy bunny.
    2. Yesterday i noticed the tone was back to the normal horrible chimes one that i had replaced.- I don't know if it's because i updated the os to 4.1.2 but it's gone.
    So 3. I tried to jailbreak again but for some reason i had to restore the phone and i lost ALL my music and apps. Which i thought would be okay because i backed the phone up. But it didn't work. All my music and apps were gone AND the jailbreak had been unsuccessful. So i don't have my personalised tone anymore. - Gutted.


    Also 4. I have put a new OS on my MBP and forgot to save the itunes files so when iphone and ipod are in it wants to delete. Now i know that you can back up files and save it all (i've found that on here) but because the restore didn't work on my phone last night i'm very reluctant to plug my ipod in and risk losing masses of music (some of which I don't have elsewhere!) and all the apps.

    PLEASE HELP - as i have an app on the ipod that i want on the iphone that isn't on the app store anymore!!!! (Its itools free)

    Many thanks

  2. Mliii macrumors 65816


    Jan 28, 2006
    Southern California
    If I understand what you are saying, you updated to the official Apple 4.2.1 ios. If that is the case, you have lost your jailbreak until there is an updated jailbreak for 4.21. I know that is being worked on as we speak and should be available relatively soon. If I were you, I'd wait till the untethered version of the jailbreak is available. I think there is only a semi-tethered version out now. (untethered will mean that you don't need to connect to your computer every time you restart your phone to retain the jailbreak).
    A number of people have had the missing music problem with the 4.2.1 update. If you connect your iPhone to your computer and look at your phone, can you still see the music in your playlists under your phone heading?
    If so, try this:
    first, play a song from your iPhone through your computer. Just a few seconds will work.
    Then, try syncing your phone. In most cases, your music should reappear.
    With respect to your apps, you should be able to re-install them from your Mac.
    Hope that helps a bit and works for you.

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