iPhone What happens to jailbreak apps if device accidentally updated?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Retired Cat, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

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    I've been reading about jail breaking, and I was wondering about this scenario:

    Suppose I have an iPhone on iOS 6.1.2 that is jail broken and has non-app store stuff obtained through Cydia installed.

    What happens to the apps obtained through Cydia, if the iPhone is accidentally updated to iOS 6.1.4, which wipes out the jail break? Do the apps continue to work? Or are they disabled?
     
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  3. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    What happens to jailbreak apps if device accidentally updated?

    As you install a new firmware they are erased just like appstore apps.

    In your itunes or icloud backup the settings will be saved but the actual apps are lost
     
  4. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    They simply won't work. The jailbreak is what allows unsigned code to run. Without it, they just won't do anything.

    When you update, not restore, apps are not erased.
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    They are either removed or don't work anymore. Once updated, the jailbreak is removed. In most cases, if the update button is clicked in iTunes and the device is jailbroken, a restore is needed to get the device back in a usable state as it may not boot once updated from a jailbroken OS.
     
  6. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    Really? I've never had this happen to me. I have an iPhone 4, so I don't worry about not being able to downgrade since I have the limerain exploit. I always try out the new OS'es with a simple update, and have never needed to restore because of it.
     
  7. Intell macrumors P6

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    Depending on how the update is done and between which versions, a restore maybe needed.
     
  8. Retired Cat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for explaining. I was thinking about buying a used iPhone to jailbreak for fun.

    If I do this I will have to remember not to hit any update buttons, because it sounds like all the effort put into customizing a jailbreak phone could be wiped out all too easily.
     
  9. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    I have reached the point that my iPhone never sees iTunes, and while jailbroken OTA updating is disabled. Chrome Download Manager combined with Bridge means I can download pretty much anything(music, videos, e-books, etc) and import it into the appropriate app on my iPhone without ever needing to touch a computer.
     
  10. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    The update button's on the phone can be disabled with a jailbreak tweak, itunes restore needs confirmation so the chances of doing it are not that big if you are a bit careful.
     

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