quick question before I JB

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by dudeitsvan, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. dudeitsvan macrumors newbie

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    If I jailbreak my 3G using pwnagetool will I lose all my pictures, contacts, ect? If so is there a way to jailbreak and keep all of my info with out having to re input it on the phone? Thanks.
     
  2. D3lta macrumors 6502a

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    No, everything is kept just the way it is. Create a back up in iTunes before doing the jailbreak, just in case something goes wrong during the jailbreak.
     
  3. dudeitsvan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just JB my phone for the 1st time! Lost all the apps though.
     
  4. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    Just connect your phone to iTunes and restore from backup--right click on your phone and you should see that option. End result is everyone on your phone at last backup is restores and you also have a jailbroken device.
     
  5. dudeitsvan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did a restore, and got my contacts, txts, pics, ect. everything except the apps I had DLed. I guess those don't get backed up?
     
  6. Macgic macrumors 6502

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    Even if they didn't get added via backup. Just do a normal sync and you will get them back.
     
  7. Howardchief macrumors regular

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    this might be dumb..

    do jailbroken phones access the app store?
     
  8. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    No, however there is a JB app called AppSync which you might check out. Available via Cydia after you add the source.
     
  9. Macgic macrumors 6502

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    Ya you can still access the app store..the only thing that jailbreaking does is add apps that apple doesn't allow in the app store.
     
  10. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    yes

    dont listen to this guy, you can still access the app store
     
  11. Howardchief macrumors regular

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    Ok. I won't ha ha.

    Should I use a specific jailbreaking service? I like my AT&T but I'm giving my first gen iphone to my mom and she's on a local network (cincinnati bell)

    She won't do it without the app store.
     
  12. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    I misread his question, thought he was asking if he would lose JB apps. Sorry for mis-info.
     
  13. Howardchief macrumors regular

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    No worries. Could you answer my last question? Do you know if I have to use a certain jb service? Or is there one you recommend?
     
  14. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    I recommend redsn0w .0.8, it's new and will work for everything including 3GS. Also just install Cydia, not Icy as posters report it causes problems when installed thru redsn0w (they may have fixed that with this version) If you want Icy, you can get it after JB using Cydia.

    Get a tutorial, step by step, iClarified has a good one.

    Make sure you back up your photos (like with iPhoto). Not sure if a regular backup saves those as I have always used iPhoto to back them up.
     

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