iPad jailbroken iPad updated to iOS6, now corrupt backup

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by devotionfrees, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. devotionfrees macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    I'm trying for hours now to find information on restoring the data on my iPad from an - allegedly - corrupt backup file.

    I've been updating my jailbroken iPad today to iOS 6 and made a backup before. Now after the upgrade was finished iTunes tells me that my data could not be restored because the backup-file was corrupted. I guess that's because the iPad was jailbroken? Are there maybe any Cydia-Apps that can corrupt the backup-files?

    Questions:
    - how can I restore the data from the 'corrupt' back-up? Any ideas?
    - if this is not possible then can I extract the data from the back-up files? is there a freeware app? all i found was 25USD and even the trial versions are crappy
    - if all fails: can I downgrade back to iOS 5 and jailbreak it again and restore all the data from the backup?

    Many thanks for your help...
     
  2. Dr Sam Beckett macrumors member

    Dr Sam Beckett

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    where is it backed up to. the cloud or locally?

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    if its locally there are various programs to get data from backups.. iphone explorer is the one i use..
     
  3. devotionfrees thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mr Beckett! Many thanks for responding!

    The backup file stored on my harddrive (macbook os x)

    If you know what to do: this would really make my day :)
     
  4. Dr Sam Beckett macrumors member

    Dr Sam Beckett

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    http://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/

    you're most welcome.
    download this! go to the back up tab on the left.



    what are you trying to retrieve? photos contacts?
     
  5. devotionfrees thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    ye: I guess this does not work. I have a lot of texts in apps like "iA Writer", Gigabytes of Comics in Comic-Readers, several hundred documents in PDF readers, etc...

    with these "retrieving apps" I only have access to my messages and all that stuff that I don't need to retrieve.

    Is there any way to re-install the "corrupt" backup onto my ipad?

    many thx...
     
  6. ross71 macrumors newbie

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    I had the exact same thing happen to both my jailbroken iPad 2 and a jailbroken 3GS. Seems a little fishy.
     

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