Unjailbreaking my iPhone - Do not want to sync jailbroken apps data back in

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Simplicated, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. Simplicated macrumors 65816

    Simplicated

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    #1
    Hello, I decided to unjailbreak my iPhone 3GS.

    However before I do this I want to know if iTunes syncs all jailbroken apps data back into the phone when I choose to restore from a backup. I have some App Store apps data that are truly important to me (well, also game saves :rolleyes:).

    If it does sync those jailbroken data, is there a way to not let iTunes do that?

    Thanks!
     
  2. zvandiver macrumors member

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    #2
    A restore through iTunes will only restore official App Store apps. All of your jailbreak apps and settings will be gone.
     
  3. bytethese macrumors 68030

    bytethese

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    #3
    This is incorrect.

    While apps will not sync over, certain settings will come back in a restore. For example if you changed your provider name, used Categories, etc.

    If you don't want jailbroken settings to come in a backup, remove as much as you are able, restoresettings back to the way they were before the jailbreak, or justset your phone up as new. :)
     
  4. dread macrumors 6502a

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    Is it possible to remove categories before removing the jailbreak so it doesn't show up once restored from backup
     
  5. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    Yes, I recommend that because if you restore from a backup to a nonjailbroken iPhone, you will not see certain app icons.
     

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