Updating from Jailbroken 5.1.1 to iOS6

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by breakthecycle12, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. breakthecycle12 macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2012
    I have not been able to find a good answer to my question--- sorry if this has been answered on here somewhere. Updating to iOS6 is well worth losing my jailbroken OS (to me, anyway). So, will I be able to update straight to iOS 6 from my jailbroken iPhone without losing my contacts, photos and apps? Any help is greatly appreciated.
  2. Want300 macrumors 65816


    Oct 12, 2011
    St. Louis, MO
    Yea, I am pretty sure it will work just like that.

    The only time it is a problem that I know of... is if you modified the phone's baseband to unlock it. I had this problem when my girlfriend's brother unlocked my old iPhone 3G before he went to Spain for a semester abroad.
  3. breakthecycle12 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2012
    I hope you're right! Thanks for the response.
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Yes, all you do is restore or update using itunes.
    Then restore from backup and all your stuff will be there.
  5. breakthecycle12 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2012
    Awesome--- so I when I back up to Itunes (I know this works faster than iCloud for restoring) all the data will be backed up but ill just lose the custom interface and Cydia, eWIFI, etc..?
  6. MajesticNJ macrumors regular


    Jun 20, 2009
    Central NJ
    Correct. Just make sure you backup before you do the upgrade. Be sure you are backing up photos and stuff too or they will not restore. Also, music and apps are not backed up but instead are "sync'd". Do a full sync and make sure that what is on your phone is sync'd with your iTunes install on your Mac/PC.

    For what it's worth, there are also two packages that you may want to get and use beforehand. PKGBackup and AppBackup. PKGBackup will backup all your jailbroken settings and apps including your springboard settings. AppBackup will backup all of the settings for your AppStore apps so you don't lose them. That way if you jailbreak again you can technically restore your old setups assuming that they are compatible with iOS6.

    Good luck.
  7. breakthecycle12 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2012
    This is extremely helpful. I'm definitely going to check out AppBackup. Thanks!!
  8. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

    From A Buick 8

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
    If it was me i would go ahead and back up your phone now, restore it to 5.1.1 and then restore from your back up. That way you will be running 5.1.1 (no jailbreak).

    Then when iOS 6 is rolled out upgrade to iOS 6. it means that you will be using a not JB phone on iOS 5.1.1 for a while.
  9. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Just a note if you've used any custom status bar icons remove them before you back up. They tend to get carried over in the file regardless of jb status
  10. breakthecycle12 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2012
    All good to know-- I do use custom status bar icons and notifiers. To the previous reply-- reverting to 5.1.1 non jailbreak was my original plan. I wasn't sure how to revert tho--- so if I back up and restore then iTunes will restore to non--jb 5.1.1? I guess that's what I would be doing with iOS6-- so yea. You see, this is what I needed you all for. Haha. Thanks everyone.


    The reason I'm trying to figure this out now--- chances are good iOS 6 will be available tomorrow right? I figure tomorrow or on the iPhone 5 release date.

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