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"I recommend this order:

Make up a backup with iTunes.

Restore the device with iTunes.

Select "Set up as new device" on the device itself during the setup process after the device is restored. Do not select "Set up as new iPhone" or "Restore from this backup" on iTunes yet.

Jailbreak your device. Open up Cydia for the first time to allow it to "prepare the filesystem". Wait for the respring to happen.

Start iTunes again and select "Restore from this backup" to get everything back on there.

The main problem with using iCloud is that I can't figure out a way to trigger an iCloud restore after you get past the initial setup screen if you decide not to restore from a backup on the setup screen. After you restore from the iTunes backup, your device will continue to back up to iCloud anyway as well."

asked 03 Feb '13, 11:19

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Yup. I coulda told ya that. That is always the ideal method. ;P

(03 Feb '13, 11:20) cybr1d ♦ cybr1d's gravatar image

Just thought it would be a good tutorial for those who haven't jailbroken before. Sorry that it isn't a question.

(03 Feb '13, 11:23) Kriggo15 Kriggo15's gravatar image

I voted it up regardless. it is good info. Not sure who wouldve downvoted it though..

(03 Feb '13, 11:28) cybr1d ♦ cybr1d's gravatar image

Thank you

(03 Feb '13, 15:12) gizmo001i gizmo001i's gravatar image

During the Restore, if I am running 6.0 (have never upgraded on Iphone 5 from original waiting for jailbreak), is it best to upgrade to 6.1 then jailbreak??


answered 03 Feb '13, 12:39

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Yes, it is better due to the fact that 6.1 contains bug fixes and minor improvements.

(03 Feb '13, 15:05) Kriggo15 Kriggo15's gravatar image

Is restore mandatory for the jailbreak?


answered 03 Feb '13, 15:10

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The King

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