1. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    I am getting ready to jailbreak, but I need to know something first. How do I get my contacts and music back on the phone? Am I going to be able to sync my phone and still use the App Store? I looked all over for the answer to this question but could not find it.
    11-18-2009 09:23 AM
  2. andthenjensaid's Avatar
    All you have to do is "back up" your iPhone in iTunes -- when you plug your iPhone into your computer it should automatically sync, displaying "Sync In Progress" on your iPhone's screen.

    Then depending on what jailbreak tutorial you use, you should have pretty exact instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone successfully and then use the files from the "back up" to restore your iPhone.

    The tutorial I used from from iphonehacks.com

    Good luck and enjoy!

    PS -- Once your phone is jailbroken, download qTweeter from Cydia...BEST app I've downloaded thus far
    11-18-2009 10:37 AM
  3. BENGRIMM's Avatar
    After you jailbreak your music and contacts and all you apps will still be on your phone , nothing is taking off your phone when you JailBreak .
    11-18-2009 10:51 AM
  4. masterkjn's Avatar
    If you use pwnagetool to jailbreak, you will need to resynch all your apps and contacts back to your phone. If you use blackra1n, all you stuff remains untouched. You can still use itunes to synch contacts and app store apps like usual after being jailbroken. Only thing itunes wont backup is your jailbroken app you download from cydia.
    11-18-2009 03:54 PM
  5. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    So if I use Blackra1n then I do NOT have to restore?
    11-18-2009 11:59 PM
  6. Dipstix6996's Avatar
    So if I use Blackra1n then I do NOT have to restore?
    Nope! Just make it rain and you are good to go.
    11-19-2009 01:31 AM
  7. PwettyBird's Avatar
    I just jailbroke my iphone and wanted to know how to get the different backgrounds and keypads under the letters

    and also what else can I do now that my phone is jailbroken?
    11-19-2009 11:56 AM
  8. Ipheuria's Avatar
    To get backgrounds you need Winterboard, you can get it in Cydia. What else you can do search there are tons of threads with Jailbreak Apps, What can be done after JBing so I wont repeat what's already been written.
    11-19-2009 12:19 PM
  9. PwettyBird's Avatar
    To get backgrounds you need Winterboard, you can get it in Cydia. What else you can do search there are tons of threads with Jailbreak Apps, What can be done after JBing so I wont repeat what's already been written.
    I already downloaded blackra1n and the snow program, so I have to get Cydia also? are all of these free?
    11-19-2009 12:30 PM
  10. BLiNK's Avatar
    Rock! Rock! Rock!
    that is all.
    11-19-2009 12:57 PM
  11. PwettyBird's Avatar
    Rock! Rock! Rock!
    that is all.
    With Rock can I get the winterboard?
    11-19-2009 01:01 PM
  12. PwettyBird's Avatar
    I just downloaded Cydia and I opended it up to get the Who Are You pop-up. What should I click
    User (Graphical Only)
    Hacker(+Command Line)
    Developer (No Filters)
    11-19-2009 01:40 PM
  13. masterkjn's Avatar
    Its pretty self explanatory. You choose user unless you are a hacker and know how to code or an app developer.
    11-19-2009 02:03 PM
  14. PwettyBird's Avatar
    Thats what I thought but I just wanted to make sure.. I'm new to the iphone and the whole jailbreaking. Wanted to make sure I was doing it right before I clicked anything.
    11-19-2009 02:08 PM
  15. AarontheRed's Avatar
    You can also use BossPaper if you are just interested in customized backgrounds for your phone. Winterboard usually handles entire themes. It is also available in Cydia. Winterboard made my iPhone 3G run too slowly, so I started using BossPaper for wallpapers. I am using WinterBoard again now that I have a 3GS.
    11-20-2009 02:38 PM
  16. MustangLife's Avatar
    Gotta love BlackRa1n. This was the only reason I did jailbreak. Its as close to perfect as you can get.
    11-20-2009 02:51 PM
  17. Indygangsta's Avatar
    i used blackrain and everything was still there, just jailbroke it thats all
    11-20-2009 08:18 PM
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