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    jonesyvoor's Avatar
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    Default Quick Jailbreak question - please help

    Sorry if this has been covered before but i've been away from the forums awhile (I was serving overseas).

    Anyway, I am currently JB on 3.01. I want to upgrade to 3.12 and JB with Blackra1n.

    It seems pretty easy but will I lose any of my previous JB programs or settings if I do so?

    Thanks in advance.
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    From what I've read from other posts, Rock will backup your jailbroken apps and restore them after you re-jailbreak. You do this by opening Rock and going to the Manage menu. From there you will have to create and i.d. and sign in. From within Manage, click Settings and scroll down to App Backup. You should now see settings to Save Packages or Restore From Backup.

    Hope this helps a little bit.
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    Download an app from Cydia called "AptBackup". Open it, and click "Backup". Now, VERY IMPORTANT, when it asks you to upgrade, say NO. Sync your iPhone to iTunes. Create a backup.

    NOW, after you're done with that, disconnect from your computer, then RECONNECT to your CPU, and when iTunes asks you to upgrade, SAY YES.


    Don't download any firmwares from any sites. There's no need to even use PwnageTool right now either. Connect your 3G[s] to iTunes. (Hopefully, you're running the newest version of iTunes) When it asks you if you want to update your iPhone, SAY YES. This will erase any an all jailbreak and unlocks previously there. DON'T PANIC.

    Download and install the official firmware, 3.1.2 from iTunes.

    Go to blackra1n.com and download blackra1n.

    Now, after you restore from iTunes, when everything is about 98% done, it will ask you to insert the SIM card that came with your phone from AT&T. If you have AT&T, great. If you don't, a/k/a T-Mobile, INSERT THAT SIM CARD, and then follow these instructions.

    Open up blackra1n on your PC, and then click "Make it rain" and jailbreak your phone. This will also 'hacktivate' your phone with your alternate SIM card. (Note: follow directions at the end of this post to fix Push Notifications, YouTube and Wi•Fi for hacktivated iPhones)

    YOU MAY NEED TO ATTEMPT THIS MULTIPLE TIMES FOR IT TO WORK CORRECTLY. Sometimes there are minor errors. Let it do it's thing. It is okay and even somewhat expected.

    VERY IMPORTANT, once you're done restoring, it will ask you if you want to restore from a previously created backup or if you want it to be setup as a new iPhone. Choose to restore it from the backup you just created.

    Once blackra1n.app is installed to your springboard (a/k/a iPhone home screen), choose to install "sn0w"( a/k/a blacksn0w) from your iPhone. Once again, make sure it that you connect to Wi•Fi first. It will be the only way you can install Cydia/Rock if you're not on AT&T.

    1) Open up the "blackra1n.app" on your iPhone.
    2) Tap on "sn0w" until a green check mark appears next to it.
    3) Tap "install".
    4) Watch for the splash screen telling you that it was successful.
    5) Turn your iPhone off.
    6) Insert your SIM card.
    7) Turn the iPhone back on.

    After installing sn0w, install Cydia.

    1) Open up the "blackra1n.app" on your iPhone.
    2) Tap on "Cydia" until a green check mark appears next to it.
    3) Tap "install".

    Cydia will ask you questions, and to update. Select "Graphical User", and "Update All". Let it restart and reboot. Once it does it's thing...

    If you have data or MMS problems with ANY carrier, you may want to google or wikipedia "iPhone APN Settings" to find a way to fix those issues. However, if the plan for the cell carrier SIM card you've inserted does not include data, then your Internet/e-Mail/maps/gps etc won't work. You will have to add data/MMS to that SIM cards plan for them to officially work.

    Voilà. You're updated, jailbroken, and unlocked on the newest OS.

    For some, the new blackra1n HACKTIVATED jailbreak was causing problems with Wi-Fi, YouTube, and Push Notifications. Here is a quick guide on how to fix these problems.

    1. Go to Settings>General>Reset>Reset Network Settings, then click "OK"
    2. Reboot your iPhone, when it comes back on Wi•Fi should be fixed, but next time you reboot you have to do this again.

    YouTube and Push Notifications for "hacktivated" iPhones.

    1. Go to Cydia
    2. Tap Manage at the bottom
    3. Tap Sources
    4. Tap edit in the right hand corner
    5. Tap add.
    6. Type cydia.iphoneil.net
    7. Tap done
    8. Search for "PushFix" and tap on the first result
    9. Install then confirm
    10. Reboot your iPhone.

    NOW, go into Cydia, and download "AptBackup" again.

    Open it again. Tap on "Restore", and WALK AWAY FROM THE PHONE. It will take anywhere from 5-10 minutes. It will reboot on it's own, that's all normal.

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