iPad Make a Clean Backup of JB iPad on Absinthe 2, Useable??

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by gigaguy, May 20, 2012.

  1. gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    Is there any advantage, and can it be done, to restore, rename, and make a fresh backup right after new JB with Absinthe 2 comes out?
    or does this backup not really keep the JB intact??
    and then, start all over, restore, rename, reJB to start using and tweaking the ipad.
    Is there any use or advantage to saving a jailbroken, ''virgin' backup??
     
  2. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    iTunes backup only saves your preferences, txt, contacts, photo's etc.
    It does backup your plist files for jailbroken apps, but not the jailbroken apps itself, you'll need pkgbackup or xbackup for that.

    Easiest ways is to make a itunes back-up, pkgbackup, than restore to 5.1.1, jailbreak and restore your back-ups, rename can be done anytime, just doubleclick on your device name in itunes on the left-pane.

    No use whatsoever to backup a virgin-backup.
     
  3. gigaguy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, I see backup does not do what I was thinking about.
    I was hoping there was a way, that later, if there was a glitch, or I sell the ipad, that I could go back to a clean JB state easily.
    Looks like Blobs, (if useable) is the only way to reinstall JB to it's orig. JB firmware., without restoring, upgrading iPad via iTunes.
     

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