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rohan 12-27-2010 06:46 PM

some advice for breaking back into the jail.
so the iphone 4 i just got (love it) was already jail broken & had some games like angry birds on it (not legit of course)

now since i was in testing mode i tried out everything i could on it...but i would at some point to restore everything to normal & update the os.

now i have a few questions related to this.. i need to manually delete anything...or with "restore" wipe everything automatically?

2..if i backup..will it backup all changes i made? (like the wallpapers & settings for the phone etc.)?

3..will it also backup the jail broken apps? because that would sort of defeat the purpose in a way

4..what will happen to my scores & game centre data? if i now buy angry birds or something from the app store..will all my game data be gone?

hope someone who had used the backup/restore or gone back to jail can help me with this. thanks :)

Buzzard2010 12-27-2010 07:17 PM

OK for starters when it comes to jailbroken iphones no matter which one you have, when you restore/ backup you can pretty much forget anything being saved except for the completely legit stuff so...

1: No you do not have to manually delete anything, the restore will wipe it clean and re-insert the OS

2: It will save contact, messages etc etc, any changes you made with the proper OS and anything that apple has on there legitimately will be saved including wallpapers and settings.

3: It will NOT backup anything installed via the jailbreak methods only apps and app data saved by apps purchased/ downloaded via the app store.

4: Game center data will be saved

hope this clears everything up

- Simon

Weiser878 12-28-2010 01:43 AM

Just manually delete the stuff you don't want.
The current untethered jailbreak is a beta riddled with issues, so if you want it jailbroken, keep it like it is.

If you want to return it to stock, do the restore

rohan 12-28-2010 04:12 PM

yea...i really dont have any productive use for any of the stuff that is jailbreak installed...just some games & there are some apps i really dont use like sbsettings

i'd rather have the official os update...

unless there is something really useful for which i need to have my phone jailbroken

are there any apps that you think really enhance functionality? i mean in general...

what do you guys usually jailbreak/stay jailbroken for?

Buzzard2010 12-28-2010 06:02 PM

To be honest I used to jailbreak my iphone more for the fun of it when I got bored. In my experience (and I have jailbroken most os updates) it is quite over-rated, and not much point in it unless you want to get pirated apps and games that have been cracked of course but I can't see much point in that either.

- Simon

rohan 12-28-2010 08:09 PM thing that i would jailbreak for is to get rid of those darm admob & adsense is such a pain in some ways...grrr

roflitskyle 12-31-2010 05:47 AM

There are a lot of useful jailbroken apps. I think MyWi is one of the best apps ever. I stay jailbroken mostly for using themes on my phone. I am not too big on cracked apps, so I usually stay away from Installous. Also Sbsettings is very helpful. I updated my iPhone to 4.0 and I missed Sbsettings so much I re-jailbroke it.

rohan 01-10-2011 12:48 PM is there on my phone but i almost never use it...
MyWi is for sharing internet from phone to laptop right?? in my case i do it the other way phone uses the internet via my laptop...this is supported by default...

IvanLasston 01-10-2011 06:37 PM

SBSettings I use all the time - but I travel a lot so I have to turn radios on and off frequently.
Five Icon dock - why this isn't the default I have no idea.
Veency - actually control your iphone from your computer through VNC. This includes being able to send texts with your keyboard and mouse. (Peoople have been asking for a way to do this via bluetooth)
ssh - able to connect to the phone through ssh - and through sftp/scp - so you can move data onto and off your iphone.
Intelliscreen - costs money but a summary screen when your iphone is locked - this should be standard. I think Cydget is a free/semi-free version.

Note Veency and ssh as well as mobile terminal have security implications so know what you are doing before installing these. (Change passwords and make them strong)

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