Removal of Jailbreakme 2.0 Jailbreak

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by funy, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. funy macrumors member

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    Hi all.

    My understanding of Userland jailbreaks like this one is that they hang around in your backup files. For example if you factory restored your iphone and then loaded your backup back onto the phone the jailbreak would be restored.

    AFAIK Jailbreakme 2.0 is a userland exploit.

    The faq says just restore your iphone to get rid of it, but I assume that means dont use your backup file? Has anyone tried this yet??

    I would like to give it a go, but if it doesnt work out or gives me problems i dont want to have to lose all my app data to get rid of it, or go back to a really old backup file.

    In the past i've always used redsnow/pwnage tool so removal was only a wipe/restore backup away.

    Any help would be great,

    thanks
     
  2. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

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    ALL jailbreaks leave traces in the filesystem. They only differ in what exploit they use to gain read/write permission in the first place. So yea any backups created after a jailbreak will contain traces, but these traces are harmless.
     
  3. badgerman macrumors 6502a

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    Restore stock FW and set up as new phone. All gone.
     
  4. funy thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks,

    this is what i suspected.

    Its a shame you cant backup app data seperatly and restore to a non JB phone.
     
  5. xmlninja macrumors regular

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    Hi guys

    Today I first made a backup of my iPhone 4 in iTunes. Then I jailbroke it via jailbreakme.com and tested some apps from cydia and rock. Tried FaceTime over 3G etc. Then I decided I didn't want to go the jailbreak road so I restore my device in iTunes and applied the backup I did before jailbreak. Now that my phone is back into non-jailbreak state. Are there any traces of the jb? I don't ask because of security. Just don't want unused stuff laying around.

    Thanks
     
  6. chargit macrumors 6502a

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    you should always backup your iPhone in iTunes before doing any jailbreak. remember these jailbreaks are hacks and while most times you have no issues there is always a chance you will lose data when you do this. comex himself said to backup your iPhone before you use jailbreakme.modmyi.com. then you will always have a clean backup if you ever need it.
     
  7. outphase macrumors 65816

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    Even if you restore to a backup made while jailbroken, it won't re-jailbreak your phone. It'll just put some plist files and other traces of jailbreaking back.
     
  8. xmlninja macrumors regular

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    I dont know if you guys got me right but as i said i did my backup before jbreak and this is the pne i restored so is my root partion or not? Thanks
     
  9. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    if you wiped the phone and restored from backup which was done before jailbreak.... why are you concerned about jailbreak being left behind when you restore from the pre-jailbreak backup? you cant restore what isn't there :p
     
  10. noobinator macrumors 601

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    If I restore and set up as new phone, will it load my contacts once I sync or are contacts not saved in itunes?
     
  11. thizzinG macrumors member

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    Download iDrive Lite from the AppStore to backup your contacts and restore them to any iDevice :p
     
  12. noobinator macrumors 601

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    I just set up as new phone and did sync and my contacts are still there....
    Makes me wonder if I totally got rid of the jailbreak or not.
     
  13. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    you could always setup a google account and sync contacts via itunes or fork out money an pay apple for mobileme an do the same
     
  14. NoStopN macrumors 6502

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    Your info in iTunes that was saved before the jailbreak is clean. This will keep track of all of the apps & contacts & etc. at that time. If you jailbreak & decide to restore from the save in iTunes, it will restore to a non-jailbroken state. Any of the data that the JB put in should be removed or overwritten by the stock firmware. I had a JB app that wasn't working properly, so I removed it. Then, it wouldn't download correctly. Figuring that there was some sort of error, I decided to restore & rejailbreak. I decided to upgrade to 4.0.1 instead of back to 4.0. The JB & everything else I had from Cydia was gone. I then jailbroke again, & I'm back with fewer add-ons. The app I wanted doesn't work with 4.0.1, but I figured that might happen.

    To make a long story short, if you decide to get rid of the JB, the Apple firmware will make any little lines of JB code inoperable.
     
  15. xmlninja macrumors regular

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    Sigh. I'm not trying to restore something that's not there. I ask if the restore formats or wipes everything so that there are not files from the jb laying around doing nothing because being it my phone or MacBook I hate when there's stuff left that I don't use. So my concern is about my valuable diskspace
     

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