Q: worth doing a clean install?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by ifruitfly, May 2, 2010.

  1. ifruitfly macrumors member

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    title says it all. this is for a new 3gs on 3.1.3 not JBed? is it worth it or a waist of timwe?

    for the spirit JB that is....
     
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  4. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Spirit only works with a clean install, so the question should be...do I want to JB with Spirit ?
     
  5. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    The question is also, why would you want to JB with Spirit? :p

    I'm amazed at the people doing this. I mean, how much easy can it be than Redsn0w or PwnageTool?
     
  6. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Probably getting rid of tethered jailbreak on newer 3GS

    And it's quicker than Redsn0w and very much quicker than PT.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, and all the people with 3GS models on 3.1.3 pretty much have no other choice :)
     
  8. ifruitfly thread starter macrumors member

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    had an untethered JB, had to get the phone replaced. it was too late to back up the 3.1.2 with cydia. so then had a tethered JB but screwed up my calendar with SSH and after "fixing" the calendar with ifile...i was forced to restore >>> 3.1.3....

    BTW
    i lost my backup that i created before restoring. have you guys ever heard of itunes losing a backup folder?? i posted a separate thread, but no replies as of yet...
     
  9. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Did you change the name on the phone ?
     
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  11. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Probably why you can't see the backup you need now.
     
  12. ifruitfly thread starter macrumors member

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    so thats the problem. is there a solution?

    have these files been overwritten? any way to undo that? i did a system restore (for windows xp) to before the time they were written, but that did not change the date in properties.
     
  13. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Spirit allows an untethered jailbreak even of new-bootrom devices. It is also the only jailbreak that works on a 3GS that's stuck at 3.1.3.

    I don't think it has to be a 100% clean install. I believe it just has to not have been previously jailbroken with another tool. Please correct me if I am wrong.
     
  14. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    I think all backups are saved in iTunes.
    Go to the comments section of Spiritjb.
    There was a discussion involving backups and restoring pictures to iPhone removed by Spirit. Perhaps you will find an answer there.

    I know in the past I have fiddled around and once pulled up all the backups for my phone (even those under a different name) but I don't remember exactly how I did it.
     
  15. marcoVU macrumors newbie

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    You sir are correct. I tested this yesterday on a phone I had updated to 4.0 Beta 2 a little more than a week ago and then did a factory restore to 3.1.3 that day. Used it since and then used Spirit yesterday with no problems. Downloaded MyWi and other apps with no issues.

    I think someone mentioned previously mentioned that a clean restore may be needed for people who used blackra1n and may be upgrading to this untethered jailbreak or 3.1.3 jailbreak.
     

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