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Would jailbreaking an iPhone 4 use more data on my carrier? Will the apps that really make jailbreaking worth it use data?

Also, if I'm jailbroken, how do I sync the phone? If I sync it, won't I lose the ability to revert? If not, won't I at least lose my pictures, etc., when I want to revert?

asked 03 May '12, 19:30

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Jailbreaking alone won't affect your data usage. In fact, it will give you more control over your data usage as there are tweaks which can block certain communications which you normally would not even be aware were occurring. Just as when you are unjailbroken, it really comes down to what you install and how you use your device. Jailbreaking will have no effect on your ability to sync any of your data, pictures etc. Again, if anything, it will allow you more control over and ways to backup your data. =D


answered 03 May '12, 19:52

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edited 03 May '12, 19:56

How about when I sync when my devise is jailbroken and then I restore. Will I have those pictures, apps, etc., that I had when jailbroken when I restore?

Thanks again!

(03 May '12, 19:54) batmang404 batmang404's gravatar image

Yes! As long as you perform a backup (right click device name in iTunes and choose backup) and sync you will preserve your data to be restored again, whether you are jailbroken or not. ;)

(03 May '12, 19:58) iphpwn4 ♦ iphpwn4's gravatar image


(03 May '12, 20:13) batmang404 batmang404's gravatar image

No worries.

(03 May '12, 20:19) iphpwn4 ♦ iphpwn4's gravatar image
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