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after using snowbreeze and creating a custom ipsw itunes is telling me it will erase and restore my iphone to the jailbroken 4.3.1

i imagine this will delete all of my data (contacts, music, photos, apps) this is obviously a problem

i didnt lose any data when i previously jailbroke with greenpoison so do i have to wait for the new greenpoison to jailbreak properly?

asked 04 Apr '11, 12:42

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In my opinion, the best way to apply any jailbreak is with a custom-built IPSW (that you make yourself, not one you download from the Internet). Programs like greenpois0n have the chance of failing (just take a look at the many, many pages on this site with people asking for help with a failed jailbreak), but a custom-built IPSW usually works without issue.

The (simplified) process for installing the IPSW:

1) Backup in iTunes

2) Install the IPSW

3) Restore from Backup in iTunes

All of your settings, applications, application saved data, photos, and everything else will be restored to your device.


answered 04 Apr '11, 14:10

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edited 04 Apr '11, 14:11

That's great thanks a lot

(04 Apr '11, 14:50) toofew toofew's gravatar image

Just make sure you WRITE DOWN everything you've downloaded in Cydia. iTunes will back up the settings from what you downloaded in Cydia, but it will not back up or restore the programs themselves you downloaded from Cydia.

(04 Apr '11, 17:12) Xenomorph Xenomorph's gravatar image

Make sure you have a backup and full sync in iTunes, then after restoring the iOS, iTunes will let you restore the backup. At that point you should be back exactly as before, minus any Cydia apps/tweaks.


answered 04 Apr '11, 13:02

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answered 04 Apr '11, 15:32

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