Restore from Backup still showing Cydia

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Broph, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. Broph macrumors 6502


    Jun 23, 2010
    New Zealand

    Decided I'd try and jailbreak my iPhone 4s last night - so I made a backup in iTunes before I did so.

    Did the whole jailbreak thing... Didn't really like it so I went to restore it.

    Plugged iPhone in computer, right clicked and pressed 'restore from backup'.

    I selected the backup I made last night, and it did the whole restore thing.

    But, my phone still has the cydia icon and all the stuff that I installed while jailbroken.

    What's gone wrong?
  2. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    Can i ask yu why you didn't like the jailbreak after such a short time ?
  3. TriJetHero macrumors 601


    Oct 13, 2010
    Restore from backup doesnt undo jailbreak, you need to restore your firmware in itunes.

    After you have a clean install from your firmware than you can restore from your backup.
  4. Broph thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 23, 2010
    New Zealand
    I mainly just wanted to try a few themes. One was 'iSimple' on this page here:

    So I tried to find 'iSimple' on the themes list on Cydia, and it has different crap ones which are called 'iSimple', but aren't the same one in the link above.

    I tried the Glasskart HD theme, but some icons wouldn't go to that theme (music, video, facebook, most apps I've downloaded) would just have their normal icon.

    Also, having a look through some of the 'post your jailbroken screens' threads, I'd see some that I like, but then I didn't realise it required editing a lot of code etc to get it working.

    If I had more time, I would look in to it more, but from the short experience of themes not working, and not being able to remove some Cydia apps (because it says it's unsafe or something), I just thought 'stuff it, not worth the hassle' - I'll restore it. Which I thought should be a problem free process.


    Ah, right, I knew I had to restore, and I knew I had a backup (which I thought I could do in the one hit) - so I watched this video:

    Didn't realise I had to restore first, THEN restore from backup.

  5. Broph thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 23, 2010
    New Zealand
    Thanks for your help - it's worked.

    Just have to sync all the apps now (which is going to take a while).

  6. Mohammed hussain macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2017
    --- Post Merged, May 12, 2017 ---
    Actually i restored my iphone on itunes installing fresh ios after that cydia doesnt dhow but whenever i install some app it shows ur device is jailbroken
  7. Applejuiced, May 12, 2017
    Last edited: May 12, 2017

    Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    You're replying to a thread and posts back from 2012.
    Try posting a new thread and asking the questions you have instead.
  8. perwarg13 macrumors newbie


    May 10, 2017
    UK Southampton
    Restore doesn't necessarily means you restored it from being jailbroken. You need to patch the firmwares again.

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