Updating a jailbroken iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by crazy$hark, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. crazy$hark macrumors regular


    Mar 24, 2011
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    If I want to update my jailbroken iPhone 4, should I uninstall all the Cydia apps (like winterboard and appsync) and reinstall them again after jailbreaking my updated iPhone?

    And if I dont will it ruin my iPhone in some way, for example slowing it down more or taking up a lot of memory?
  2. digitard macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2004
    Gilbert, AZ
    When you update it backs up your content via sync, loads a new version of the OS, and then loads your content back.

    So basically you'll lose your JB, etc, regardless and have to re-jailbreak your device. Your other data, though, will be fine.

    You'll need to make sure, though, that a new jailbreak is available for the version you're updating to. Otherwise you'll need to go stock OS until they release it.

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