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Hello. So, I had recently jail broke my 3gs just this December. I've done the back up, saved my blobs, and I've even manually transferred some programs with iExplorer, just in case.

So, what I'm asking is, since we are recommended to start with a totally clean iPhone, will the settings and tweaks made be saved? I had a theme on my phone that, as you can imagine, did not mesh 100% with the phone due to icon names and things like that, so there was a lot of tweaking on my part to get that theme to work "properly." Will that all disappear?

And how do you reupload/restore your previous settings once you've jailbroken (Like themes, tweaks, etc)? Will Cydia remember the tweaks/apps I had installed (I'm sure they'll remember the one I paired for, hopefully)? Will Winterboard tweaks follow through? I get how to save things and get the new jail break, but I'm unsure of how to carry that information to the new jail break.

Sorry for the long awkward question and thank you for your time.

asked 03 Feb '13, 17:49

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When you restore, your jailbreak and all your tweaks will be wiped out. So before restoring, it's best to save a backup copy of any custom themes and write down a list of the packages you have installed. After you jailbreak, you have to reinstall everything manually. This is actually good because a lot of packages compatible with iOS 5.x might not be compatible with iOS 6.x - you have to check them all and make sure to only install compatible packages. It's likely that you'll have to modify your theme again to get it to work fully, since filenames change a lot from iOS version to iOS version.

If you've purchased products in Cydia, you'll be able to reinstall them (without paying again) by tapping "Manage Account" on the Cydia homepage and logging in.


answered 03 Feb '13, 18:43

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Thank you! :)


answered 03 Feb '13, 19:50

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