iPhone Possible to Restore Jailbroken iPhone?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by martinmartin, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. martinmartin macrumors 6502

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    I have a jailbroken iPhone 5 running iOS 6.1.

    Unfortunately my [32gb] phone has filled up with 9gb of 'Other.'

    I've tried unsuccessfully to bring this 9gb down.

    So my 2 questions:

    • If I restore from backup, will I lose the jailbreak (because it will force me to upgrade to 6.1.4)?
    • Assuming that doesn't bring the 'Other' down, if I restore as new, will I lose the jailbreak (because it will force me to upgrade to 6.1.4)?

    Thank you
     
  2. rabidz7 macrumors 65816

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  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, if you restore you will have to go up to the latest 6.1.4 and obviously lose your JB.
    You cant restore and stay at 6.1
     
  4. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    Do you happen to use bit torrent on your device?
     
  5. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    Some of the "other" is JB tweaks and apps.

    You can try iCleaner Pro to get rid of some junk.
     
  6. martinmartin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've tried iCleaner - got rid of a few hundred MBs.

    Don't use bittorrent.

    I have text message chains from and emails from the past, maybe, 3 years. I wonder if a lot of the 'other' is data (pictures) from messages/emails...
     
  7. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Yes a lot of it can be from messages.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, years of texts and mms pic messages can take up a lot of room.
    I usually do a clean up of my text conversations every month or so. No need to go back years ago to view anything.
     
  9. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    Do you use any kind of browser downloader? Or an app like protube? I'm quite certain that 9GB of other is several huge files and not thousands of smaller files. I can't imagine MMS taking up that much space unless its all iMessage (which as far as I'm aware of isn't downsized)
     
  10. taylob macrumors newbie

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    this is likely being caused by a glitch in iOS 6.1.

    It causes your phone to save all of the attachments (pics/vid) from your text messages.

    I had 6 gigs of other and was able to use a program (cant remember what it was called right now. maybe ifile?), to clear them all out, freeing up 6 gigs.
     
  11. TNT93 macrumors newbie

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    It could be this ^

    also add http://rpetri.ch/repo and install respringcachefix if you haven't already, then respring a few times, this may clear some up aswell.
     
  12. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    If the above is the case, install ifile from cydia and browse to /var/mobile/Library/SMS/Attachments

    And delete all the folders inside

    This will essentially delete all pictures/videos via text message or iMessage. If you want to save your text messages, this is the best way. If you don't mind saving the text messages, just delete the entire conversation from messages app
     

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