1. Sweet Vengeance's Avatar
    I tried jailbreaking for my first time, played around with it for a bit and i just didn't like it. I know that i need to restore from backup to get rid of jailbreak, but it leaves some jailbreak stuff in there. Is there a way to completely wipe out all jailbreak data? should i put iphone as new?
    01-22-2012 08:44 AM
  2. Brickman's Avatar
    Restoring the phone as "New" is the best way IMHO. It's a PITA because you lose all your Apps settings but it works.
    01-22-2012 09:18 AM
  3. Oliverg109's Avatar
    What kind of things does it leave behind? I have restored a couple of times after I have jail broken and I always install as new just so that there is nothing left behind.
    01-22-2012 09:18 AM
  4. Sweet Vengeance's Avatar
    What kind of things does it leave behind? I have restored a couple of times after I have jail broken and I always install as new just so that there is nothing left behind.
    I don't know, you tell me O.o
    01-22-2012 09:24 AM
  5. Sweet Vengeance's Avatar
    Restoring the phone as "New" is the best way IMHO. It's a PITA because you lose all your Apps settings but it works.
    Does that mean I'll have to re install my 2g apps? o.O, oh well i don't mind. Thanks
    01-22-2012 09:25 AM
  6. |-KGB-|CaptHowdy's Avatar
    All I did was click restore. Which then downloaded the file from apple. Erased and installed firmware. From there it asked if I wanted to restore from my previous backup. That I did and stored on another hard drive then placed back in the backup folder only because it automatically backed up after jail breaking so I had to delete that backup. So once I restored to my pre jailbreak backup it was as if nothing happened. All traces gone but all my apps back
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    01-22-2012 09:53 AM
  7. Sweet Vengeance's Avatar
    All I did was click restore. Which then downloaded the file from apple. Erased and installed firmware. From there it asked if I wanted to restore from my previous backup. That I did and stored on another hard drive then placed back in the backup folder only because it automatically backed up after jail breaking so I had to delete that backup. So once I restored to my pre jailbreak backup it was as if nothing happened. All traces gone but all my apps back
    Thank you so much, I really appreciate it. Still waiting on the apple software, 2 hours of staring at the comp T.T
    01-22-2012 09:56 AM
  8. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Some of you should get in the habit of backing up a pure before jailbreak. That way when you restore as new you can restore that pure backup before jailbreak and not lose your data and settings.
    01-22-2012 02:28 PM
  9. Oliverg109's Avatar
    I did that, I backup up on stock iOS and then jailbroke it and I haven't restored it yet, I'll leave the back there just in case anything crazy happens.
    01-22-2012 02:46 PM
  10. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I make sure that stock iOS backup is a computer backup. That way when I turn iCloud back on it can't be overwritten. Just in case some of you use iCloud for backups.
    01-22-2012 02:57 PM
  11. talonted91tsi's Avatar
    I would have to agree, restoring your device as a new device is the best way. Its time consuming but I would rather do it this way to get rid of all data related to jailbreak or even corrupted data...
    01-22-2012 03:03 PM
  12. |-KGB-|CaptHowdy's Avatar
    i must say i did jailbreak. But i am sick of screwing with phones after all my androids. So i took it back b/c the only real benefit for me was free apps. I figure if i cant afford it I dont need it so i took it back to stock. The phone works so well unjailbroken that i dont need to lol. there were always reasons with android to make something work better but really no need. Again this is just for me not everyone obviously
    01-22-2012 03:55 PM
  13. felface's Avatar
    Fully restore in iTunes then when it gives you the option choose set up as a new device or just use a backup from before you jail broke
    01-22-2012 05:24 PM
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