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my friend jb his iphone using ios 5. His phone crashed one day just all of a sudden and when he went to put all his music, contacts, etc. onto his phone through itunes, nothing happened even though he had been backing up his phone for months. Itunes didn't seem to actually be backing it this because of the jailbreak? is there a chance this could happen if I jb my phone for ios 6? I'm worried now of whether or not to do it...


asked 02 Feb '13, 13:54

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iv been jailbreak my phones since iphone 3g on 3.0 and iv never had this happen to me but when i connect it to itunes i do a manuel back up and a transfer of apps to make sure its all backed up


answered 02 Feb '13, 14:19

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so was my friend's problem just a rare case? or was it actually due to the jailbreak because he had backed up manually to iTunes for months after he jailbroke but when he went to restore from backup after his phone crashed that day, it turned out that itunes hadn't been backing up for some reason...

(02 Feb '13, 16:38) jimbus jimbus's gravatar image
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Asked: 02 Feb '13, 13:54

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