Teetering on the edge...one last question before I jailbreak.
Searching and searching hasn't really led me to an answer on this.
I have an iPhone 4 with AT&T and iOS 4.2.1 and a Windows 7 laptop. I have greenpois0n downloaded and ready to go, but I have a hesitation.
My phone has been with me since it was unboxed in an AT&T store on September 24th, 2010. In that time, I have each menu tab, icon arrangement, app notification, wallpaper, tone, etc. set just the way I want it (as much as iOS will allow me to, anyway). I don't want all of these settings gone. Will a jailbreak, which will allow me that last little bit of control I want, erase all of that? I don't want to start over with an empty phone.
- 02-12-2011, 11:40 PM #2iMore Intermediate
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Nope it shouldn't. It didn't for me on my iPhone or my iPad. Back up your phone and that will save your settings and wallpaper/photos. Transfer your apps to your computer just in case, always good to do that regularly anyways. Worse comes to worse you would just have to rearrange your icons. But i jail broke my iPad and iPhone, and everything stayed the same with the addition of loader and Cydia
- 02-12-2011, 11:45 PM #3
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- 02-13-2011, 02:07 PM #7
You need to do it already, like everyone already told you do a backup, sync, and transfer purchases before the JB. You can find all of these options by right clicking on the phone in the left column of iTunes. When you do a restore through iTunes or using a pwnage tool ipsw it will prompt you if you want to restore from a backup. If you use Greenpois0n the phone should be the same after the JB process. If there was a problem you could right click again in iTunes to restore from your backup.
- 02-13-2011, 06:11 PM #8
Take the plunge my man. Everything went smoothly and I have some fantastic new applications and usability. The only thing that has happened was when I opened skype it said it was only supported for non modified iOS.... It still seems to be working just fine though.... You won't regret it, do it now!
- 02-13-2011, 06:39 PM #9
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- 02-16-2011, 07:36 PM #12
My first jailbreak erased everything off the phone, contacts, texts, apps you name it. Took me hours to get everything back. I was hesitant of jailbreaking today with greenpoison un teathered, but went for it....nothing was lost from my phone this time
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- 02-17-2011, 10:26 AM #14
Come on in, the water's fine..
- 02-17-2011, 06:17 PM #15