iPhone Safe to restore iPhone 5 with jailbroken backup?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Gonzox, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Gonzox macrumors newbie

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    I had been wondering whether it's safe to restore my iPhone 5 from a jailbroken backup. I just sold my iPhone 4s and backed it up recently while it was jailbroken.

    Has anyone successfully restored from a jailbroken backup on the iPhone 5 yet? Please let me know.
     
  2. ihav0frnds macrumors 6502

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  3. articulatefool macrumors regular

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    I did this too.

    Had to re-setup some apps, but everything is functional.

    Can't wait for the iPhone 5 Jailbreak!
     
  4. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    If you're bringing it in to apple, set up as new. They can detect traces of your jb.
     
  5. LaynieGorilla macrumors 6502

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    Can anyone else confirm if this is true?
     
  6. The New iPad macrumors regular

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    Anyone can detect this. Not just an Apple worker.
     
  7. LaynieGorilla macrumors 6502

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    I restored from a back up of my jb ip4 to my new ip5.. how would they detect that? all of tweaks and apps are gone
     
  8. gngan macrumors 68000

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    Some tweaks will carry over. I suggest restore as new if you are bring into Apple.
     
  9. LaynieGorilla macrumors 6502

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    ok thanks
     
  10. timmax macrumors member

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    What if I uninstall all JB tweaks & apps from my ip4 then perform backup with iTunes, will my backup data cleaner?

    Then when I receive my new ip5 and restore from the backup. Is this method safer?
     
  11. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Nope, it won't clean out the settings saved by iTunes
     
  12. timmax macrumors member

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    Any suggestion how to get cleaner backup data?
     
  13. seanwebb68 macrumors 6502

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    You would have to remove any plist files that are related to the jailbreak and packages and springboard plist for a start
     
  14. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    That is hardly workable.

    Setup as new and sync your contacts and pics, reinstall your apps manually.
    If you need your txt back there are some 3rd party programs which can backup and restore txt messages.

    But actually i don't see the problem in leaving those few plist files on the phone, they don't take up any space. Apple only cares about the a change in the file structure, not the few plist files.
    Also if service is needed, first restore and setup as new, NO trace wil be left if you turn it in like that
     
  15. seanwebb68 macrumors 6502

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    I didn't say it was easy I was just saying what you would need to do if you were going to remove all jailbreak information from a iOS backup.
     
  16. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    It's a new phone with a new OS, take a little extra time to set it up as new.
    You won't regret it.
     
  17. bmwhd macrumors 6502a

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    No issues at all here. Restored from 5.1.1 JB with many a tweak.
     
  18. LandonDonovan macrumors regular

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    If the plists are modified by restoring from a JB backup, how exactly are the iOS 6-compatible tweaks not working?
     
  19. leftyno9 macrumors regular

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    Used a back up from a JB iPhone 4 to a new iPhone 5 through iCloud had no problems. If I want 1 tweak back its infifolders. Why the F do apple restrict the number of apps you can put in folders???!!
     
  20. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    Yes, but "anyone" can't deny you warranty service.:rolleyes:
     
  21. noiceT macrumors 6502a

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    What tweaks will carry over? Certain jb tweaks can transfer to stock phone?
     
  22. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816

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    Any difference in these lingering plist files between an iTunes backup and an iCloud backup?
     
  23. Gonzox thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I would do that, but the only problem is I will not have my contacts, photos, settings etc.
     
  24. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    You can restore your content using the tabs in iTunes
     
  25. timmax macrumors member

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    Would like to know about this too, anyone knows?
     

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