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

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    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

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

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    All your contacts/calendar stuff should be in iCloud.
     
  4. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    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

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    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

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    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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