Using a jailbreak backup when restoring to a non-jailbroken iPhone?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Shipwrecked22, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. Shipwrecked22 macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2010
    I have a backup of my jailbroken 4th gen iPod Touch running 4.3.3. I ordered a iPhone 4S and am trying to figure out whether I can just restore from this backup when it arrives or whether I'd have to start fresh. (I figure it's gonna take a while before an untethered jailbreak of iOS 5 on a 4S is available... :p)

    And if so, would it be "clean" to do so? Like, would there be any lingering preference files, leftover permission issues, or other jailbreak files from before? I would like to preserve my data, but if it means that the filesystem will be messy then I'll just start completely fresh.

    Thanks :D
  2. Mystic Eddy macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2008
    Staffordshire, UK
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    You could use PKG backup to store your messages, contacts etc on Dropbox, so start from a fresh but then restore the backup from Dropbox when an untethered JB becomes available :)
  3. Shipwrecked22 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2010
    Yeah, I think that's what I'll end up doing. Thanks for mentioning Pkg backup, I haven't heard of it before and just used it. Love it.

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