ON vacation without usb cord, want to restore Have questions

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  1. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

    ajohnson253

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    Right now I am in Maui Hawaii visiting some family and I forgot my USB cable to plug into my Mac. I am charging it with an incase dual wall/car charger so I didn't bring my USB cable. I didn't think I would need it.

    So here it goes, my iPhone is jailbroken on 3.1.2 and I just want to restore it because it keeps freezing it's irritating me and my battery is draining like crazy and I know it is because my phone is jailbroken and I use backgrounder and kirake mainly. I would like to restore it back to normal.

    Any way possible I can do this without plugging it in to my computer since I don't have a USB with me?

    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. lozanoj83 macrumors 6502a

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    how about you erase all content and settings on the iPhone (this way if im correct, it deletes or hides the jailbrokeness of the phone). You go into an Apple store and ask them if they can restore it for you, they do and there you go.
     
  3. ajohnson253 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    that's the problem, no Apple store near where I am at, at all.:(
     
  4. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    not even a Electronic store? I would think any type would have some sort of iPod Charger cable.
     
  5. ajohnson253 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I just deleted my backgrounder and kirake. Maybe my battery will do a lot better now? Are there any other certain apps while jailbroken that can make the battery die quicker that I should know about so I can delete them in Cydia?
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    at that point, why not buy the cable?
     
  7. ajohnson253 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    because it isn't that serious to where I need to buy a cable I'm only here for another 2 days and I have a cable at home. But I am just sick of my battery dying so quickly. If there is no other option, I can wait or just delete apps that drain battery quickly.
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    But it's serious enough to take it to an apple store and have them reload the os? I mean that was the comment I was addressing to:cool:

    Surely, Hawaii has a walmart?

    But then again, if it's not that serious, then wait the 2 days to do it
     
  9. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    There's a couple AT&T stores in Maui, they should carry the cable. There's also a apple store in Honolulu if you're going there at any point.
     
  10. ajohnson253 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Still looking for an answer for what apps drain the battery on jailbroken apps. I only use themes really now and different fonts since I just deleted backgrounder and kirake.
     
  11. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    *Edit

    In that case, just wait. There's not OTA way to do this without a cable. Just a hint as well, it's never a bad idea to have a spare that you just keep in your bag for situations like this.
     
  12. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    aka winterboard? thats the culprit my friend. uninstall winterboard.
     
  13. ajohnson253 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    thanks a lot man
     
  14. ajohnson253 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    anything else besides winterboard and backgrounder guy?

    Appreciate the help, and you guys are right definitely right about carrying an extra cable. :eek: I'll keep that in mind next time. I had a feeling I would need it.
     
  15. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    Not trying to be sarcastic, but....

    You're in Hawaii...paradise to some...put the phone in a box, go have fun and enjoy yourself for the few days remaining. The phone can wait, life doesn't.
     
  16. ajohnson253 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    haha u got that right I hear you on that. I'm so used to checking my emails and check up on business I need to relax a bit. :cool:
     
  17. ajohnson253 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Nevermind guys, Just deleted cydia and winterboard. I'm good now :rolleyes: thanks to youtube. Wish I would have looked a while ago.
     
  18. ajohnson253 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I deleted cydia but my fontswap app is still on my phone and works. Does that mean cydia isn't actually deleted?
     

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