1. clealsgirl's Avatar
    I am currently using Windows but in a couple of weeks, I'll *finally* be on a MacBook Pro. I jailbroke my iPhone 4 and absolutely LOVE it but I'm wondering what will happen when it's times to sync my phone with my Mac. Will I have to restore and jailbreak all over again?
    02-06-2012 03:22 PM
  2. Eileen89's Avatar
    No. The only way you would lose the JB is by restoring your iPhone with the new computer. Simply, authorize the new computer with your iTunes account, sync and backup your iPhone.


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    02-06-2012 03:32 PM
  3. clealsgirl's Avatar
    Awesome! Thank you!
    02-06-2012 03:49 PM
  4. Eileen89's Avatar
    Awesome! Thank you!
    You're welcome.
    02-06-2012 03:53 PM
  5. Alli's Avatar
    You will not lose your jailbreak, but unless you copy your directories from the pc where you currently sync to your new Mac, you will lose everything else. You will be able to sync it all back, but be aware that it will all go.
    02-06-2012 06:07 PM
  6. Eileen89's Avatar
    You will not lose your jailbreak, but unless you copy your directories from the pc where you currently sync to your new Mac, you will lose everything else. You will be able to sync it all back, but be aware that it will all go.
    Are Macs any different than a Windows computer? Reason I ask is, I didn't lose anything when I synced my iPhone to a new computer.


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    02-06-2012 07:45 PM
  7. clealsgirl's Avatar
    You will not lose your jailbreak, but unless you copy your directories from the pc where you currently sync to your new Mac, you will lose everything else. You will be able to sync it all back, but be aware that it will all go.
    Unfortunately, I learned this lesson once when I was moving from on PC to another. Thanks for the reminder though - I probably would have forgotten in all the excitement of having a Mac.


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    02-06-2012 07:52 PM
  8. Alli's Avatar
    Are Macs any different than a Windows computer? Reason I ask is, I didn't lose anything when I synced my iPhone to a new computer.


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    Macs and pc's work the same - you will lose all your sync'd music (not purchased through iTunes) and all your photos (not taken from your iPhone). If you didn't lose those things, you either didn't have any to start with or you had copied the folder from your old computer to your new computer.
    02-06-2012 08:31 PM
  9. Eileen89's Avatar
    Macs and pc's work the same - you will lose all your sync'd music (not purchased through iTunes) and all your photos (not taken from your iPhone). If you didn't lose those things, you either didn't have any to start with or you had copied the folder from your old computer to your new computer.
    This explains it, because all 60 songs on my iPhone were purchased from iTunes and all 400+ photos were taken from my iPhone. My old computer totally died so I couldn't copy anything even if I wanted to. I only had to authorize the new computer with my iTunes account. No apps, music or pics were lost.


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    02-06-2012 08:47 PM
  10. Alli's Avatar
    You were really lucky then. Very little of my music was purchased from iTunes, and I have a GB or more of photos taken with various cameras over decades.
    02-06-2012 10:27 PM
  11. Garz's Avatar
    This is what I did. Backed up my windows iTunes to a external hard drive. Connect ext HD to Mac and just drug the folder over iTunes while opened and dropped. Woo lala every was now on my Mac iTunes.
    02-06-2012 10:30 PM
  12. Eileen89's Avatar
    You were really lucky then. Very little of my music was purchased from iTunes, and I have a GB or more of photos taken with various cameras over decades.
    I wasn't necessarily all that lucky. Because I lost hundreds of other pictures that were not stored on my iPhone when my computer died. I learned the hard way that all pictures on a computer should be backed up.


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    02-06-2012 10:54 PM
  13. Massie's Avatar
    This is what I did. Backed up my windows iTunes to a external hard drive. Connect ext HD to Mac and just drug the folder over iTunes while opened and dropped. Woo lala every was now on my Mac iTunes.
    Absolutely the way to go...I don't even keep my iTunes library on my actual computer anymore; it's all on an external for exactly this reason. When I need/want to change computers all I have to do is plug it in to the new one.
    02-06-2012 11:32 PM
  14. Alli's Avatar
    I wasn't necessarily all that lucky. Because I lost hundreds of other pictures that were not stored on my iPhone when my computer died. I learned the hard way that all pictures on a computer should be backed up.


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    This is why I use SafeSync. Keeps my everything backed up and I don't have to give it a thought.

    http://justanothergeeksite.com/2011/03/safesync/
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    02-07-2012 06:40 AM
  15. clealsgirl's Avatar
    Thankfully, everything on all three laptops in my home is backed up in at least two places. My husband and I are kinda neurotic about that stuff. We weren't careful that time things got lost but it's never happened again.


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    02-07-2012 07:20 AM
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