iPhone Upgrading to iOS 6 from a JB'ed 4.3.3...

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by awadeee, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. awadeee macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2011
    Viper City
    So it's been a while since I've been active on here, mostly because of work/traveling but I just had a quick question. I haven't updated my iPhone 4 since I bought it in May of 2011 and it's currently jailbroken. I tried earlier this month to simply update to iOS 5 and basically got an error (presumably because I'm jailbroken) which leads me to believe that I'll need to completely restore in order to upgrade.

    I guess my biggest concern is: Will I be able to restore from my 4.3.3 backup when I upgrade to iOS 6? I've got over 300 contacts and about 1500 pictures that I absolutely cannot lose. I've never had a problem with restoring from a backup before but we all know assumption can be a huge mistake. Thanks to all for any input.

  2. Netherscourge, Sep 19, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2012

    Netherscourge macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2011
    Your settings, contact lists, configurations, preferences, network configurations, etc.. will all be backed up via iTunes. Basically, all the "text-file" stuff will be backed up with your Backup file.

    However, to Upgrade from a Jailbreak, you need to do a BACKUP + RESTORE + UPDATE, which will probably wipe all your Movies/Music/Videos/Pictures/Apps...

    None of your Jailbreak apps or settings will be saved.

    (Not 100% positive, but your pics might be saved in your backup too - I never checked to be honest) I STRONGLY RECOMMEND JUST BACKING UP YOUR PHOTOS/VIDEOS UP YOURSELF - Just drag them out of your iPhone media folder via the USB connection to a local folder on your PC/MAC.

    But everything else will be wiped.

    Oh, and be prepared to edit your Hosts file and Restore from DFU mode - I had to do that to get my 4S updated to iOS 6 for JB 5.1.1.

    If you see ERROR 3194 pop-up during the Upgrade or Restore, check the following guides:

    Refer to these two guides for more on that:




    Hope this helps!
  3. awadeee thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2011
    Viper City
    Thanks so much! When I get the time I'll give it a shot. I was reading around and I guess there's the normal hard backup which is Right Click > Backup and then you can also back certain things up directly in iTunes on the iPhone tab so I think I may do both as kind of a safety net.

    Do you think I'll have to go into DFU to restore?
  4. KiwiLee macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2008
    Wellington, NZ

    Same error as OP here, tried tinuumbrella, manually changed hosts file, DFU a dozen times. Even tried "erase all" on phone.

    NOTHING, my iphone 4 is still stuck on 5.1.1 Jailbroken?!? someone help me out here

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