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What happens when I want to sync my phone with iTunes after jailbreaking? How do I update my phone's operating system (iOS) when my phone is jailbroken?

asked 03 Sep '11, 20:10

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closed 29 Aug '14, 02:32

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The question has been closed for being "Solved" by spockers, 29 Aug '14, 02:32

you can sync with itunes as you normally would, as for updating the phones ios you do not want to do that, you will lose your jailbreak. If you dont mind losing your jailbreak and just want to update to stock 4.3.5 make sure to press the restore button not the update button, remember to back up your pphone before you do though


answered 03 Sep '11, 20:12

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So, what, I'm never allowed to update my iOS after I jailbreak?

(03 Sep '11, 22:07) christiangonzalez christiangonzalez's gravatar image

You're always allowed. If you update to a firmware that isn't jailbreakable you will of course not be able to jailbreak. It's up to you. Do this by using the Restore button though, using the Update button will have the same result, plus it will waste several hundred megs of space on the device in the process.

(03 Sep '11, 22:23) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

But when I update by hitting Restore will it restore from the last sync I made before the jailbreak or will it have all of the same information from my last sync regardless of when I jailbroke it minus the jailbroken apps?

(04 Sep '11, 01:22) christiangonzalez christiangonzalez's gravatar image

The second one.

Theres no point in upgrading though. You gain nothing and lose your jailbreak. If you are at 4.3.3 you already have the best. Apple updated to 4.3.4 specifically to KILL the jailbreak. 4.3.5 was for a security patch. You can install pdf patcher 2 and iSSLfix on 4.3.3 to remain jailbroken and be just as secure.

Recommendation: remain as-is until 5.0 is out and has a jailbreak available.

(04 Sep '11, 15:34) Pepper ♦ Pepper's gravatar image

You can sync like normal after jailbreaking.

Never update while jailbroken. Always click restore to go to the next firmware


answered 03 Sep '11, 20:12

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cybr1d ♦

And as therealcmac said below, updating/restoring to the next firmware will lose your jailbreak, so it's best to stay on your current firmware unless you feel like going through the process of jailbreaking again and reinstalling all of your jailbreak-only modifications from Cydia. Not a huge deal, but it can be a bit of a hassle.

(03 Sep '11, 20:21) britta britta's gravatar image

No, the restore will completely wipe your phone back to stock and update the ios to 4.3.5 currently, then you would have to do a restore from back up to get all your contacts and appstore apps put back onto your phone, Cydai and all cydia apps and tweaks will be gone and you would no longer be jailbroken


answered 04 Sep '11, 01:36

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