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I have a jailbroken iphone 5 on ios 6.1.2. that I'm about to be done using. I have many JB apps, etc, with data in them. Music, recordings, etc from the JB apps.

I just got a new iphone 6, which is on 8.0.2 out of the box... I want to know the easier way to get back setup on my Iphone 6 with all the stuff I have on my iphone 5?

I know I can backup the iphone 5 in itunes and restore it to the iphone 6. Do I leave Cydia, etc. on it before I do this? I don't want to lose all the data in the cydia apps. Will they all come back with the restore? I have many other JB apps with info in them. Just haven't had to go from one JB device to a new device and don't want to loose app data from JB apps. Any help would be great.

And if you says I should remove cydia first, do all the apps delete themselves off my device and the data? I need that data so they come back with the restore. Thanks, just dont' want to mess it up.

asked 13 Feb '15, 21:36

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closed 14 Feb '15, 03:53

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The question has been closed for being "Solved" by Tilerone, 14 Feb '15, 03:53

No need to remove cydia. Just do an iTunes backup of your iPhone 5 and restore the backup to your jailbroken iPhone 6 then manually install cydia tweaks. Without knowing which cydia tweaks you have, I have no way of knowing if you will lose app data. Not all cydia tweaks from your iPhone 5 may be compatible with your iPhone 6 so make sure to check tweak compatibility first before installing.


answered 13 Feb '15, 22:03

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justinred ♦

I want to try what you said, but someone else told me not to do that. They said "You should never restore from a backup of a jailbroken phone, as it has the potential to cause tons of problems. iOS 6 and iOS 8 are very different, and chances are most tweaks you have on the 5 will not be available on the 6. Since the iOS versions you're on are so different, I don't think you'll really be able to transfer settings, except manually."

I hope that isn't true? I'd like to try it your way. There's gotta be someone that has tried to do what I'm doing?

(13 Feb '15, 23:18) jackie1 jackie1's gravatar image

That someone is wrong. End of story.

(13 Feb '15, 23:27) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image

I think your biggest problem will be iOS 8.0.2, not the backup of iOS 6. 8.0.2 is buggy as hell. If only you'd decided to do all this before Tuesday. :D

(13 Feb '15, 23:33) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

So you think I should wait and not Jailbreak the iphone ^ on Ios 8.0.2? Is it that bad? And any info on when new Jailbreak is coming?

(03 Mar '15, 21:37) jackie1 jackie1's gravatar image

8.0.2 is that bad jailbroken or not

(03 Mar '15, 22:32) theiphoneguy ♦ theiphoneguy's gravatar image

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