Upgrading to iOS 5 (once it's released) from jailbroken 4.3.3?
What is the best way to upgrade from my current jailbroken state with 4.3.3 to iOS 5 on the 12th, when it's released? I've been doing Internet searches for an hour now, and I can't seem to find the best way. I don't want to restore and start totally fresh, because I have had this phone for over a year, and the task of redownloading what apps I want and what songs I want and reentering my contacts just sounds extremely daunting.
Can I just plug into iTunes and let it ugprade me to 5? Or will that cause problems? Should I restore to my pre-jailbreak backup of 4.3.3 and then go to 5?
- 10-04-2011, 01:25 PM #2iMore Expert
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All of your non jailbroken stuff is saved in Itunes after you sync and backup. Contacts,Media, Ringtones, Movies, etc etc. Your non jailbroken stuff will have to be redownloaded when the ios5 jailbreak comes out and you go that route. But theres a few jailbroken apps that make that part easier for you. Jailbroken apps that you payed for can also be retrieved without having to pay again. You will sign into Cydia with your Amazon or Google Log In.
In simplest terms when you upgrade software you lose your jailbreak and jailbreak apps everything else is on Itunes when you upgrade contacts, etc will all be back on phone.
A good useful trick I do. Is go to your Cydia packages and take a screen shot of all your Cydia apps. Than when everything is finished upgraded to Ios5 and jailbroken you can go to your pictures and see what you had downloaded.
Hope this all helps.
- 10-04-2011, 04:31 PM #4
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- 10-05-2011, 03:54 PM #10
All you have to do is go to cydia and download pkgbackup then run a backup on your jb stuff with the pkgbackup app and it will tell you to be sure to backup in itunes (depending on where you store the files) PKGBackup will store the backup files either in your contacts or dropbox (your choice). As far as ios5, when you install it, itunes will do a back up for you automatically and restore everything minus the jailbreak and pirated apps (obviously) then when you jailbreak it again just put pkgbackup on it again and run a restore (using the pkgbackup app) to put your jb stuff back. This is how I did my stuff when I upgraded to 4.3
I guess you COULD run a RESTORE before upgrading to ios5 just to be safe but it will take longer and you should be fine
- 10-05-2011, 03:55 PM #11
- 10-05-2011, 04:20 PM #12
I'm kinda lost by the OP's question. Do you want to upgrade to iOS5 when it comes ou and un-Jailbreak your phone? or are you wanting to go to iOS5 Jailbroken?
If you just want to un-Jailbreak and go to iOS5 you hav lots of ways to do it. You just backup the phone before you do the upgrade. Yes it will backup fine it just wont backup your JB stuff. Once you'v backed up you can just hit upgrade and the phone will be upgraded with all your data intact and your JB be gone. You could also just click restore and after the upgrade to iOS5 just hit restore from backup to put all your data back.
If you want to go to iOS5 JBen then you could wait for Greenpois0n like JB tools which would allow you to go to iOS5 and JB without reloading but you will lose your current JB in the process. There are ways to save apps etc. but I've never bothered to do that. Ther is a way to save your theme, sound, ringtones setup though through OpenSSH. If you want to know about that PM me.
I backed up the phone, upgraded it to 4.3.5, and then restored from backup. Had some issues with iTunes not wanting to re-sync from my backup, and that kept me up until 4:00 A.M. trying to fix. But, eventually, everything worked. I can tell that no jailbreak data was leftover, because the phone's "other" space went from .75 gb on the jailbreak to .34, and .34 was where it was with non-jailbroken 4.3.3.
So, only a week of 4.3.5 before I can grab iOS 5 from iTunes. Yay!
- 10-12-2011, 12:30 AM #15iPhone Nanite
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Indeed, the real question is if you really need to do a restore before upgrading from a jailbroken state to iOS5. So if you do not will there be old jb stuff sitting on your phone that you can't see but take up space. Another thing is, will there be enough space on the system partition of your phone when you do not restore first ?
- 10-12-2011, 12:33 AM #16iPhone Nanite
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- 10-12-2011, 06:30 AM #17iPhone Nanite
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I think everyone's lost track of the original question, so maybe I could try and restate it and see if there is a straight-forward, simple answer.
If I have a jailbroken phone and want to upgrade to a non-jailbroken phone running IOS5, do I just let iTunes run the upgrade? I realize I'll lose my existing apps from Cydia, but with the new features of IOS5, I may no longer need them. As an example, I jail-broke my specifically to get Bluetooth support for Skype, but with its newest release, I no longer need it.
Thanks in advance for the help!
- 10-12-2011, 07:15 AM #18
Every time I try to restore or update it gives me an error telling me my iPhone is not eligible for the update. I'm not really sure what to do about that because I'm afraid Apple marked my phone as a jailbroken iPhone... I'm trying to manually erase all the content and settings on my iPhone on the iPhone itself and hope that iTunes lets me use a backup. I'll be really upset if it doesn't let me restore from a backup...
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