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Currently: Iphone4 4.2.1 GP RC5 How can I restore to stock 4.2.1 , rejailbreak, AND reinstall my media/apps the easiest?

Do I restore, then restore from back up, then JB it? I have redsn0w and GP rc6 both are ready to go just need the best answer.

asked 28 Apr '11, 20:34

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Backup, restore to stock, jailbreak, restore from backup. Why are you wanting to start over anyway?

(28 Apr '11, 20:40) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

The video error has so far been unfixable for me. Doesnt restore after Jb unjailbreak?

(28 Apr '11, 20:46) Theonecalleddoc Theonecalleddoc's gravatar image

Oh, I thought you were going to update to 4.3.2?

(28 Apr '11, 20:48) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

I'm afraid some of my paid cydia apps wont work. Am i wrong to think this?

(28 Apr '11, 20:51) Theonecalleddoc Theonecalleddoc's gravatar image

Probably not. I'd check and see if they say they're compatible first.

(28 Apr '11, 20:54) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

all right you talked me into it :) the main ones are still functioning from what i read so i'm gonna do it. Ill report back when its done. Thanks for the help Spockers. You should mark your first post as the answer for the credit.

(28 Apr '11, 21:01) Theonecalleddoc Theonecalleddoc's gravatar image

Great... I'm a moron, i forgot to restore to stock first. That just means i lose like 500mb of space right?

Edit: Actually this is turning out in my favor! I just redownloaded some of my apps and the settings seem to be saved AND my videos work again. Finger crossed that it continues to go well.

(28 Apr '11, 21:09) Theonecalleddoc Theonecalleddoc's gravatar image

LOL, I was going to suggest just updating rather than restoring.

(28 Apr '11, 21:55) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

It worked and only one app isnt working on 4.3.2 out of like 20. Action Menu doesnt work yet.

(28 Apr '11, 22:40) Theonecalleddoc Theonecalleddoc's gravatar image

You can use iTunes to restore, I would use Google to find out how. Then, use redsn0w to jailbreak (also Google for instructions). Finally, use iTunes to restore a backup of your media and apps and re-download your apps from Cydia.


answered 06 May '11, 13:54

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to backup your cydia apps/sources use free aptbackup.


answered 06 May '11, 14:16

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I did it chpwns way by mistake at first. I thought at first it would save over the old info but it worked just fine. Thanks guys. The big thanks goes to spockers!


answered 06 May '11, 20:28

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