Will this work, or am I just stupid?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Jimmy Guphanti, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. Jimmy Guphanti macrumors 6502

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    If instead of re-jailbreaking and re-syncing my apps and music and stuff after restoring, if I saved everything in the "/" folder, and pasted it back in there, would that put my device back to how I had it?
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Nope, do it the correct way
     
  3. HiDEF macrumors 68000

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    You can try this but I must warn you, it takes a one-time clean install.

    1. go to Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/ Windows: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup or C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup and delete your backups.
    2. Restore phone as a new device
    3. Setup new phone with all your apps and settings
    4. sync
    5. return to /MobileSync/Backup and copy the backup to your desktop or somewhere safe where you're not going to lose it.
    6. Jailbreak

    Whenever you want to JB and/or a clean install, you can always go back to your /MobileSync/Backup, delete the backups that are currently in that folder and drag the one you copied into /MobileSync/Backup. Hit restore, and select the backup you dragged into /MobileSync/Backup! That simple.

    This should cut the hassle of installing and setting up the phone every time you want to JB or clean install.

    Note: I typed this at work so the instructions were rushed. Let me know if you need me to clarify anything. :)
     
  4. iFiend macrumors 65816

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    I need clarification.

    I don't think that this solves anything for the OP. This is the normal way in which one restores from a backup, which is the very thing that the OP is trying not to have to do.

    Am I missing something?
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  6. HiDEF macrumors 68000

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    So the OP should try using PkgBackup, no? Or am I still not getting it?
     
  7. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    PkgBackup is for Cydia apps and hacks.
    The thread starter seemed to be more concerned with AppStore apps and content (as I read it).
     

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