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So my questions pretty simple and probably has an obvious answer but why can't devs write and update package that will work like the "root saver" application that patches the newest OTA update but keeps the Jailbreak? Newer fixes and such will be added but the jailbreak will be maintained and that annoying (1) will be GONE?

asked 01 Feb '13, 08:32

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I am not a developer familiar with all the internals but even I can come up with two plausible reasons that make this fall somewhere between "difficult" and "impossible."

1) As part of the jailbreak process, a number of files and folders are moved from the root partition to the data partition for space reasons. An OTA update would likely choke when these things aren't where it expects.

2) Once Apple stops signing the previous version, certain devices have no solid, reliable way of being downgraded to that previous version. Can you imagine the nightmare of testing something like this, especially if you only get one shot per device because once upgraded it can't go back?

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answered 01 Feb '13, 08:58

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edited 01 Feb '13, 08:59

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