1. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    Is this needed? I do not want the jailbreak to take forever. I have always restored, and really don't know why it is needed or if it is. Please help and let me know if you jailbroke without restoring.
    02-20-2011 12:35 AM
  2. JasonG's Avatar
    You don't have to restore
    02-20-2011 12:47 AM
  3. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    Awesome! Thanks! And you're positive?
    02-20-2011 12:52 AM
  4. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Yes like he/she said you don't need to restore. If you're already on 4.2 then run Greenpois0n and it JBs without reloading your firmware.
    02-20-2011 01:21 AM
  5. BLiNK's Avatar
    honestly, i would "restore as new" and then jailbreak with GP. yes it takes a little more time and other than having to add all your email accounts you can sync your music, videos, photos, apps etc.. back onto the device

    in the past i've had bugs carry over from restoring from a back up. it's just always a good idea to begin with a fresh start. plus it has helped eliminate any battery issues for me as well

    i'm not saying you have to do it but peace of mind can go a long way
    02-20-2011 05:22 AM
  6. iRandom's Avatar
    You don't have to restore to use GP. I used it right over my redsn0w tethered.
    02-20-2011 08:07 PM
  7. Ipheuria's Avatar
    lol now you have both sides of the argument. The reason some people like to restore before a JB is because with the restore and setting up as new you know the firmware is completely new with no problems. If you end up with problems you don't have to guess if maybe it's caused by JBing over an altered firmware or restoring altered files. So really it's up to you it can be done either way and I'm sure you'll find people for each side who haven't had any problems with their method.
    02-21-2011 02:22 AM