Wiping data but keeping jailbreak / Cydia?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by adamsad1, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. adamsad1 macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2009
    I'm a little unclear--if I run settings-->general-->reset-->erase all content and settings, will I have to re-jailbreak my iPhone? If so, is there a way to delete my data without loosing my jailbreak?
  2. LeeTom macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    That should be fine, I believe it will stay jailbroken and just wipe your settings.
  3. kmiranda macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2009
    If you do a restore, you'll lose your jailbreak. Otherwise, you should be fine. good luck...
  4. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    No, no, no. Erase all Content and Settings will erase everything from your phone's NOR Flash memory, including your OS. For a 2G or 3G phone it will overwrite the entire memory with 0's, a process which can take a very long time; for a 3GS it will delete your phone's encryption key. In either case, your phone will stick at the boot logo and will have to be restored and you will lose your jailbreak.
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Correct. You will have to eventually restore it thus getting rid of your jailbreak in the process.

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