1. dvigue's Avatar
    any of you do that? any benefit to it? just was curious if i should or not before i jailbreak when its released...

    thanks!
    05-22-2012 07:19 AM
  2. 1982ollie's Avatar
    No you don't have to. Some people do, to have fresh software on there phone before running a jailbreak. But in your case it is not needed.

    The main need to restore is if you are experincing problems.
    05-22-2012 09:00 AM
  3. BLiNK's Avatar
    yes i do. i feel like getting a fresh start prevents potential issues. even for peace of mind alone is worth it, imo
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    05-22-2012 09:06 AM
  4. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I have done both and so far I have not had issues.
    05-22-2012 09:13 AM
  5. Tanbam's Avatar
    I've done it before on my wife's phone "because I can't loose anything" and had problems. Little annoyances, like not being able to see new pictures that have been taken, even though they are indeed on the phone, and similar issues. This was back in the 3.x days, though.

    Now, I always start fresh.
    05-22-2012 09:32 AM
  6. Mossberg's Avatar
    I always do a full restore to factory settings and then restore and update to the latest iOS through iTunes. Then I jailbreak.

    This is a pain in the *** though, since I have so much music that needs to be down-converted to 128k bitrate to fit my 32gig iPhone 4. That part of the process takes FOREVER.

    I may just update mine without restoring this time. I can always wipe it and start fresh if I experience problems.
    05-22-2012 09:46 AM
  7. BLiNK's Avatar
    the good thing is i just restored as new over the weekend in anticipation of Absinthe 2.0

    so i am ready!
    05-22-2012 10:11 AM
  8. 1982ollie's Avatar
    the good thing is i just restored as new over the weekend in anticipation of Absinthe 2.0

    so i am ready!
    So you are defiantly jailbreaking then Blink.
    05-22-2012 10:27 AM
  9. xkon's Avatar
    Having battery issues so I updated too.. Gonna run stock for a bit to compare, if still crap I'm ok.. knowing there's a jailbreak for my replacement.
    05-22-2012 11:04 AM
  10. BLiNK's Avatar
    So you are defiantly jailbreaking then Blink.
    yes, i always do.. until i feel like my device gets a little wonky with whatever tweak that is causing an issue at the time. then i get frustrated and go back to stock since stability is my first priority. then i often get bored with stock and i will jailbreak again haha, it really is a vicious circle for me
    05-22-2012 01:06 PM
  11. BLiNK's Avatar
    Having battery issues so I updated too.. Gonna run stock for a bit to compare, if still crap I'm ok.. knowing there's a jailbreak for my replacement.
    if you set up as new phone when you restored you should see a significant change in battery performance
    05-22-2012 01:08 PM
  12. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    yes, i always do.. until i feel like my device gets a little wonky with whatever tweak that is causing an issue at the time. then i get frustrated and go back to stock since stability is my first priority. then i often get bored with stock and i will jailbreak again haha, it really is a vicious circle for me
    This is pretty much my position.
    05-22-2012 01:36 PM
  13. zwoof's Avatar
    I always do a restore to factory. I'd rather have a clean system to start with.
    05-22-2012 08:22 PM
  14. joe_fresh's Avatar
    Been running redsn0ws' tethered version for a couple of weeks haven't had any issues with it. but i will say i am waiting very patiently for absinthe 2.0 to drop
    05-22-2012 09:42 PM
  15. j7469's Avatar
    I've jailbroken multiple phones on various versions of software and only restore if I'm updating to a newer software version to immediately do another jailbreak (4.3.3 to 5.0 for example). I've never had an issues, but it couldn't hurt.
    05-22-2012 09:43 PM
  16. redbeard's Avatar
    if you set up as new phone when you restored you should see a significant change in battery performance
    One thing I've always wondered, if you do that, what about all your settings and contacts? I usually restore from a backup so I don't lose anything important. Is there a way to set it up as new and still retain all the important stuff?
    05-22-2012 11:58 PM
  17. BLiNK's Avatar
    One thing I've always wondered, if you do that, what about all your settings and contacts? I usually restore from a backup so I don't lose anything important. Is there a way to set it up as new and still retain all the important stuff?
    personally i use google for all of my contacts/calendars but you can use iCloud as well. when using iCloud you cannot restore from backup when setting up the device but do it manually after you have set it up. you'll want to avoid the Documents & Data feature, i believe this is where all previous jailbreak info is stored

    it can be a PIA especially if you have a lot of email accounts. make sure to get all of the pertinent info for those before restoring

    obviously you can sync apps, music, photos, videos etc just fine

    then once you are setup completely i would make sure to make a clean backup, before jailbreaking, so you can reuse that specific one in the future
    05-23-2012 01:18 AM
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