1. fterh's Avatar
    If I am running a jailbroken iOS 5.1.1 and I sync with iTunes, I know jailbroken apps are NOT synced, but what about settings and configuration files of Cydia apps?

    I'm only asking because I want to start my iPhone 5 clean (that means I don't want to restore from a backup which potentially carries with it jailbreak data), but I want my messages (text and WhatsApp) transferred. My messages mean a lot to me!

    Any ideas?
    09-22-2012 05:31 AM
  2. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Back up ur message using iCloud and the restore them from there instead of a previous back up. No jb data to worry about
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    09-22-2012 12:17 PM
  3. fterh's Avatar
    Back up ur message using iCloud and the restore them from there instead of a previous back up. No jb data to worry about
    So it's not a regular backup (like syncing with iTunes), but a specific messages-only backup?

    So does this mean that iCloud backup will NOT include any jailbreak data, while iTunes sync backup will transfer some jailbreak data over?
    Last edited by fterh; 09-23-2012 at 03:32 AM.
    09-23-2012 03:27 AM
  4. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    It's not just messages. Here is a list of what iCloud saves:

    iCloud: Backup and restore overview
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    09-23-2012 10:40 AM
  5. fterh's Avatar
    It's not just messages. Here is a list of what iCloud saves:

    iCloud: Backup and restore overview
    Thanks, I think this is what I'm looking for. If it works (from what I read), my messages (in addition to other standard non-optional stuff like device settings, home screen and app organization, etc.) will get backed up, and I can opt to backup my WhatsApp app data as well.

    I'll then set up my iPhone 5 as a new phone and then restore from this iCloud backup to import my messages (regular and WhatsApp) as well as settings and stuff.

    Thanks given! To both posts!
    09-23-2012 11:30 AM
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