remove JB remnants from 3GS

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  1. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    I got my 3GS on Friday and restored it using a backup of my jailbroken 3G. As you can see from the screenshot below, I have 2 battery meters (% and regular battery meter) and I assume that is because I had SBSettings installed on my jb 3G. Also, I am having a problem with certain apps displaying an incorrect icon (Air Sharing is displaying the icon for Zagat - Bloomberg and a few other apps were also displaying an incorrect icon but I managed to fix them on my own). Is there any way to remove whatever JB remnants remain on my 3GS without restoring my 3GS back to factory settings? I don't want to restore it back to factory because I will lose my application data and settings and I don't feel like starting from scratch. The reason I restored from my 3G backup is because I had originally planned on using Apt Backup to restore my jailbreak apps when/if the 3GS can be jailbroken; however, I can easily just reinstall all of my jb apps from scratch and I prefer to do it that way when the time comes.
     

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  2. iPhone Addict macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure about the other things you mention, but the battery percentage and battery meter are a new feature in 3.0. If you go into your Settings, you'll find somewhere that there's an option to turn off the battery percentage from showing. It is normal for them to appear side by side when you have the percentage meter turned on and it has nothing to do with SBSettings, but I can totally understand why you would think that.

    Good luck with the rest!
     
  3. FCzenit macrumors member

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    Well first of all the 3G S comes with an option to display the battery percentage so that has nothing to do with jailbreaking. But to get rid of any traces of jailbreaking you need to restore your phone, but what you can do is back it up through itunes first, right click on the iphone icon and click transfer purchases so all your apps are backed up and then right click again and click back up. All your settings and any settings and/or game saves you have in your apps will be backed up.

    I hope this helps
     
  4. FCzenit macrumors member

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    battery percentage is only a new feature if you have a 3G S, an iPhone 3G with OS 3.0 installed on it will not give you the option to display battery percentage....unfortunately:(
     
  5. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    Unfortunately you'll need to set up your iPhone as a new device. I too had the same idea you had with restoring my jailbroken 3G backup to my 3Gs and waiting for the Pwnage Tool to be updated. While I don't have the icon issue, at least my carrier shows "w00t!" now like it used to. :)
     
  6. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Well, without being harsh, and I don't mean to be, seems like mixing 3G and 3GS was a bad idea just as the Dev Team told us.

    Had you restored your 3G back to unjailbroken state, then synced and used that backup, you might have avoided these issues.

    Good luck.
     
  7. psywzrd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I appreciate the responses here but something still doesn't make sense to me. I understand that there is now an option to display the battery life as a percentage; however, on my 3GS it doesn't matter if I turn that option on or off - either way I have both battery meters displayed. That is why I assume that this is some kind of remnant from SBSettings and the percentage battery meter. How else can you explain both battery meters being displayed even though I have "Battery Percentage" set to off under usage?
     
  8. mcdj macrumors 604

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    If you can't turn it off, there's your answer...it's a JB leftover. Wipe your phone and start fresh or live with it.

    As for the icons, others are reporting the same issue on the main iPhone forum, but it's not clear if they were previously jailbroken. Some are calling it a 3.0 bug.
     
  9. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    If that is the only holdout from restoring with a JB ipsw, you are probably lucky.
     
  10. psywzrd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    That's all I can see but I guess there could be more. You mentioned earlier that the Dev Team said that restoring a jailbroken 3G backup to a 3GS was a bad idea. Where exactly did they say that? I've been looking on the Dev Team's website and I can't find that.
     
  11. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Let me be more specific. The Dev Team cautioned us that the 3GS has different hardware and software than a 3G. They also stressed not to try running Pwanage, redsn0w or Ultrasn0w on 3GS.

    So it follows that importing 3G software into a 3GS is not a good idea.

    Sorry if I gave a different spin on this.

    Hope you get it fixed.
     
  12. psywzrd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ok - I understand what you mean. Thank you.

    Earlier in this thread FCzenit mentioned that if you transfer your purchases from your iphone back to your computer using the "transfer purchases" option in itunes, all of your data and settings within your apps will be saved. Is that accurate? I thought that the only way to save your application data and settings is by doing a backup and then restoring from a backup.
     
  13. FCzenit macrumors member

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    well what i meant was if you have any apps on your phone that you bought from the app store in your phone then before doing anything you should transfer them over. What you said about the back up is true, that is the only way to save your application data and settings.
     
  14. psywzrd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    That's what I thought. I guess I'm going to have to just live with this issue then since I don't want to lose all of my app settings and data. I'm sure that when/if the 3GS can be jailbroken, I will be able to fix this battery meter problem. The other issue with the icons sounds like it could be a 3.0 bug and it's only affecting Air Sharing for me right now anyway, so not that big a deal. I just figured that there might be a way to clean out whatever jb info transferred over without screwing up anything else. Guess not though.
     
  15. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    You're wrong. That's how it's supposed to look. You will have both the battery icon AND the percent meter. That is not a hold out from a jailbreak.
     
  16. FCzenit macrumors member

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    I still dont understand why you wont just back it up and restore to the back up. I do that all the time and i get a clean phone with all my data backed up(including app settings/saves). Then when i rejailbreak it, I transfer all my cracked app store apps back from itunes and all the settings and save files in them are preserved as they were.
     
  17. psywzrd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Well something is not right because I have 2 battery meters no matter what. Surely if I turn the battery percentage option to off, I shouldn't be seeing the % meter - that's why think a jb remnant is the culprit.
     
  18. psywzrd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    If I just back it up and restore to the backup, I'll be right back to where I am now. My backups contain the jb remnants that are backed up when you do a backup in itunes. Also, none of my apps are cracks - they are all legitimate itunes apps that I have purchased over the last year or so. My concern is that many of these apps have data within them (favorites within radio apps, etc., favorites in Grocery IQ, high scores from games, etc.). I don't want to have to re-enter all of that info and also lose all of the other app data that I have accumulated over the past year.
     
  19. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    ohhhh so even when you turn the percent thing off it's still there in the corner?
     
  20. FCzenit macrumors member

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    Well now the only thing i can think of is for you to SSH into your phone and then find the Application folder. Each app will have a folder with a very weird long name. ex. "00D72899-027A-4640-A007-7C465E1E8B6C" is the name of the folder where Tap Tap is. That folder contains all the save data for that app, so just copy and paste it to your hard drive and then when a jailbreak for 3G S comes out you just SSH back into it and replace the existing folder with what you already have
     
  21. psywzrd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Exactly - both meters are there no matter what I do. I bet that there's a way to somehow manually edit the backup and remove everything related to the jb; however, I sure as heck don't know how to do it. If I could somehow find a way to do it, I could then restore from that backup and have all jb remnants removed. I know that it's my own fault for restoring my 3GS from a backup of my jailbroken 3G, but I have to imagine that there's a way to fix it without starting over. I'm going to keep looking.
     
  22. psywzrd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    If only there was a way to SSH into a 3GS right now...:)
     
  23. moniquetx macrumors member

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    WTF am I the only one here who thinks that the battery meter % and number actually looks really cool :) ?
     
  24. psywzrd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I love the % battery meter too - I just don't need two battery meters displaying on my iphone at once!:D
     
  25. andyblila macrumors 65816

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    I'm confused. I look at your pic and see only one. That's how they all look!
     

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