iPhone Restore to Factory After Jailbreak and Keep Contacts/Calendar

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by nhartline1, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. nhartline1 macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2013
    I jailbroke my iphone 5 and quickly had problems with apps crashing, both Cydia and native apps. I installed an app to monitor my memory being used and noticed that even after I force quit apps, most of my memory was still being used. I eventually had to make the habit of hard resetting my phone, which became very annoying. The memory app told me that many cydia processes were still running and using a lot of memory.

    I decided to get rid of the jailbreak and restored to a backup, but unfortunately that backup was after the jailbreak...so, many of the jailbreak remnants (processes) were transferred over. Which I found out is one way Apple can tell if you have ever jailbroke your device. Now I have the same memory issue and apps crash (usually after letting me know that memory is low and that the app may crash).

    I know I can restore to factory settings and set the phone up as a new device - and not restore to a previous backup...BUT I want to keep contacts and calendar entries.

    Is this possible?
  2. TriJetHero macrumors 601


    Oct 13, 2010
    confirm that you did a firmware restore not a restore from an itunes backup?
  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    All your contacts/calendar stuff should be in iCloud.
  4. darricksailo macrumors 601


    Dec 18, 2012
    you can backup your contacts and calendar to icloud. however, doing a restore will cause you to give up your jailbreak as you can only restore to iOS 6.1.3 which is not jailbreakable
  5. nhartline1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2013
    Giving up my jailbreak ability to jailbreak is ok. So just to make sure I am understanding...I should...

    (1) Backup to iCloud
    (2) Restore iPhone to factory settings
    (3) Setup as New Device - without backup

    ...then the part I'm not sure about...
    (4) Transfer contacts, calendar, etc from iCloud back to phone

  6. ~Ks383~ macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2011
    If you have backed up your contacts and calendar in iCloud and you set up the device with the same iCloud account those things should transfer back over automatically.

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