iPhone Re-Jaibreakin using Cydia Impactor

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by SNum7, Jul 25, 2015.

  1. SNum7 macrumors newbie

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    I'm currently running iOS 8.4 on my iPhone 6+, I want to use the new unjailbreak tool "Cydia Impactor", to get a fresh jailbroken device, my question is if I backup my phone and restore from the backup after the Impactor magic, will the jaibreak tweak settings be backed up and restored too? or only the stuck backup will be performed, as I remember when I restored my iPhone before using iTunes and re-jaibreak the iPhone again and install my previous tweaks the same settings will be applied automatically, the reason i'm asking is because I want to do all the tweaks settings from the beginning without restoring the tweaks settings
     
  2. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    That's not gonna happen.....it will clean your iPhone to the stock IOS and nothing else.....than you jailbreak again and install all your favorite tweaks again
     
  3. chambone macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, settings from Cydia tweaks will be backed up and restored. Coincidentally, this afternoon I cleaned out my prefs folder and ended up trashing 70 files, half of which from 2013.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, the itunes backup does not save your cydia hacks or sources.
    iOS 8.4 is still signed so its pointless to use impactor currently.
    Simple solution, Just plug it to itunes and restore it.
    Then JB it and install your hacks.
     
  5. SNum7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    and then how will i get my previous data(Contacts, apps, photos...etc)
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You can do it with itunes backup or icloud backup.
    But that backup like I told you above will not restore your cydia hacks or other JB items.
    It will restore your contacts, photos, appstore apps etc...
    Then you can JB it again and install your cydia packages again.
     
  7. SNum7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thnx I'll try that hopefully it will work
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Just to be clear here, a iTunes backup will backup jailbreak data including sources (a recent Saurik addition).

    That does NOT include, as AJ has mentioned more than once, your actual JB tweaks and apps. Just data, such as settings.

    I know this because I generally do not adhere to the admonishment to restore as new each time I jailbreak. I usually restore from a backup. I got all my settings from my previous tweaks restored to my iPhone 6+ when I restored from backup two months ago.

    Now, while it was still a PITA to reinstall tweaks one by one at least I did not have to go back and reset up all my tweak preferences.

    YMMV and note that again, restoring as new is the highly recommended procedure.
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Good info.
    Didnt know itunes backup now can restore cydia sources/repos from previous JB backup.
    Not like I restore from backups much but at least I know now:)
     
  10. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    LOL. No, you're one of the ones who highly recommend restoring from new. ROTFL!

    Can't expect you to change your spots now. :D :D
     
  11. bbrks, Jul 26, 2015
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    bbrks macrumors 65816

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    Even so....there is no better way to get a fresh jailbroaken iPhone...just setup as new and manually install all your tweaks back again, provided of course the tweaks have been updated...any previous backup could only ruin things...
     
  12. nwmtnbiker macrumors 68000

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    If you have the time and are organized set up as new. I take screenshots of icons layouts, tweaks and setups, repos and even speed dials lol...

    Much easier of course if you're a Mac user.
     
  13. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Right.

    I stress that nothing I said above should be construed as a recommendation for restoring from backup after jailbreaking. I am merely providing information.

    Restoring as new is always the best practice.
     
  14. eelw macrumors 6502a

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    YMWV, but I've restored from backup every time new version of Jailbreak came out since iOS 4. So through, Jailbreak.me, Limerain, Snowbreeze, Redsnow, Evadors, Pangu and Taig and occasionally stock with iOS 6 and 8 releases. Never had stability or compatibility issues stock or Jailbroken with restoring from same backup over all these years. But with that being said like above, best to restore as new and start from a clean slate to avoid any potential issues in the future.
     
  15. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    I do the same thing. Also when I got my Note 4 I took a screenshot of all the good tips that were on a tips and tricks thread on XDA
     
  16. 1984world macrumors 6502

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    I usually set up as new when jailbreaking a new ios version (ie. 6,7,8), but I also usually get a new phone so it just makes sense. As for incremental upgrades (ie. i recently went from 8.1 to 8.4 jailbreak) I usually just restore from a backup, and all the tweak preferences are automatically there after I reinstall sources, tweaks, apps,etc. I understand that recently the ability to have all the tweaks, repos, etc. automatically backed up in itunes has been given to us, and will make the smaller upgrades that we do much more palatable.

    But you can never go wrong with restore as new, just more work.
     

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