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last time i had a bad experience of a white cydia icon and cydia cannot launch after jailbreaking 4.3.2 with redsn0w and need to do a full restore before apply the jailbreak for 4.3.2 with redsn0w again by following this procedure

jailbroken 4.3.1 -> update to 4.3.2 by itunes -> jailbreak 4.3.2 by redsn0w -> white cydia icon and cydia cannot launch -> restore to 4.3.2 by itunes -> jailbreak 4.3.2 by redsn0w -> everything work

this took a very long time.

this time i have a jailbroken 4.3.2, do i need to do a full restore to 4.3.3 by itunes first before applying redsn0w 0.9.6rc15? thanks.

(i am using iphone 3gs, new bootrom, windows xp)

asked 07 May '11, 07:00

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You should always kill your current jailbreak before going to another firmware version to jailbreak again, updating while jailbroken does not kill it and will also rob you of @500mb in space, rectified only by a restore. So always hit the restore button, itunes will also autoupdate you in the process as well, then rejailbreak with Redsn0w

Of course if you're preserving baseband then the process is different, but it still involves a restore that will kill current jailbreak.


answered 07 May '11, 07:06

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thanks. last time when i use Greenpois0n and LimeRa1n i just overwrote the existing jailbreak and it works. it seems it is not a good practice then.

so does it mean that, every time a new firmware and jailbreak come out, i will need to sync all the songs again? it does take quite a long time to sync all the songs...

(07 May '11, 07:27) yyiinn yyiinn's gravatar image

Afraid so, better than losing @500mb of space everytime you update, do it twice that's gig gone.


answered 07 May '11, 07:32

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