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Thread: Restoring a Jailbroken iPhone made Painless (relatively)

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    Hello, I followed all the steps in the guide and it worked but on my newly restored phone im having more problems than before. Whenever i respring and it loads back to the home screen i cant click on any icons, i have to enable voice control then cancel and enter my passcode and it works then. Also my email resets itself often so it goes from nothing to all my emails unread. And i cant email pictures they dont show up. A
    Any ideas on what i can do to fix this?
    Thanks

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    What method did you use to jailbreak? Sounds like a problem related to the jailbreak or unlock process itself.


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    I used redsn0w to jailbreak and my phone is not unlocked Iam on Rogers in Canada.

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    You did restore as a new iPhone? Which Cydia apps are you running? Anything like Intelliscreen?


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    Yes i restored as new on 3.0. I am not using intelliscreen. Just things like winterboard, categories, & tweaks like 5 collum springboard.

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    I have bought iphone 3gs version 3.0.1 from UK last month, but i live in Oman,i tired to unlock the phone here, but after jailbreak the phone doesnt boot at all, what should do, do i need to restore the phone,please explain how ro restore. and if any other methods that i can use my phone here in oman, some people said that if you unlock the phone u will burn the iphone modem is that right?. please help me

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    Try using iRecovery or Rock your Phone app on mac to force the phone to boot
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    BHZ,

    I understand that your method obviously works. What I want to know is why is it with all the programming geniuses, why can't we just have a program just to back up the phone. Why is it we must boot, reboot, sync, copy, blah, blah, blah.

    I am not a programmer by any means but when I had my HTC touch HD, you could use one program, one button to back up and one to restore.

    It was great, you could mod your phone and if you ever had a problem, I could restore in less than 2 minutes.

    I don't get it, why does the iphone have to be so difficult?

    Thanks,

    Mark


    Quote Originally Posted by bhz1 View Post
    One of the most sure-fire ways to fix a myriad of problems with an Iphone is to restore the firmware in iTunes. One of the most dreadded tasks apparently is the need to restore a modded and jailbroken iPhone. I have come up with a process that is realitvely simple and painless. Many people want to restore from backup- but this generally only causes problems in the long run from carrying forward corrupted data so always restore as "new".

    This process assumes a jailbroken, modded iPhone with both Cydia and AppStore apps installed, 2G or 3G on 2.x firmware.

    1. If you do not already have installed, install AppBackup and Chronus from Cydia. Note on these apps, if you installed apps after installing Chronus, you may want to reinstall so that the new apps show up in the list.

    1a. Purchase and install PkgBackup form Cydia. It is well worth the cost as a time saver in reinstalling Cydia apps. Backup your packages and then dont forget to sync in iTunes before you restore.

    2. Use those apps to backup whatever apps you want data saved for.

    3. Using SSH (WinSCP, for XP/Vista or Fugu or Cyberduck on OS X) copy the following to your computer:
    a. /var/Stash/Themes<random characters>
    b. /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/TimeCapsule
    c. /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/com.apple.mobilephone.speeddial.plist (if you have favorites saved in your phone app)
    d. /var/mobile/Library/AppBackup
    e. /var/mobile/Library/YouTube (if you have bookmarks saved- Chronus does not copy the VideoCache)
    f. /var/mobile/Library/MxTube (if you have that app and have downloaded videos saved- Chronus does not save the VideoLibrary.plist).
    g. if you want to backup sms history, call history, cache, bookmarks and contacts (besides using itunes) then copy the folders of the same name in User/Library folder

    Note: If you have a Mac, you can simply SSH the Themes folder , skip steps b-f and then SSH the entire var/mobile/Library folder to your desktop.

    4. Sync iPhone in iTunes.

    5. Restore firmware in itunes - restore iPhone as NEW.

    6. After new firmware is installed and phone is activated, uncheck the box that says automatically sync iPhone when connected

    7. Jailbreak with your preferred jailbreak method.

    8. Open Cydia, do all the upgrades

    9. Install Open SSH from Cydia (always good to have when installing apps in case something goes wrong)

    9a. Install PkgBackup from Cydia. You will NOT have to repurchase it.


    10. Reboot phone

    11. Resync iPhone, This next part is crucial, If you sync contact, email, bookmarks and calendars before you click sync, make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the Info screen and check off the box that says replace info on iPhone this sync only" (not exact wording) I believe many people lose their info this way, since the iphone at this point is blank, if you do not do this step your sync will erase your data on the computer. Reboot iPhone.

    12. Once all your apps both Cydia and AppStore ones are installed, install Chronus and AppBackup from Cydia.
    Note: If you theme with Winterboard, or use Categories folders, you may install those apps but do not do anything with them yet

    13. SSH all the files and folders you previously saved to your computer back to their appropriate locations on your iPhone.

    13a. You will probably have to fix file wonership on teh AppBackup and TimeCapsule Library folders in order to restore the data you saved. Using Putty on Windows or Terminal on a Mac type the following commands hitting enter after each command:
    chown -R mobile:mobile /var/mobile/Library/AppBackup/
    chown -R mobile:mobile /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/TimeCapsule


    13b. You may also need to change permissions on the com.apple.mobilephone.speeddial.plist to 600 to get the phone favorites to show up. This you can do with WinSCP (Windows) or Cyberduck or Fugu (Mac)


    14. Open up Chronus and select the apps you want data restored from.

    15. Open up AppBackup and restore app data for your selected apps.

    16. Now you may apply your Winterboard theme and create your Categories folders.

    17. Reboot iPhone for good measure.

    Enjoy.

    This entire process takes no more than about an hour and I have about 60 apps installed. Most of that hour is spent restoring the firmware and resyncing. reinstalling Cydia apps is not a terrible process. I usually just scroll through the list of apps and methodically install as i come up on an app i use. However, using PkgBackup greatly reduces the time involved in reinstalling the Cydia apps. PkgBackup will not reinstall any of the apps that are not compatible with your firmware or hardware. I used it when I upgraded from a 3G to a 3GS and it worked flawlessly.

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    OrangeCrush: the closest thing we jailbreakers have to that would be iPhone PC Suite. While it's far from perfect (trust me) it's certainly worth a shot. It's certainly a step in the right direction as far as a decent desktop program for the backup/restore of a jailbroken iPhone. I think the website name is pandaapp.com or something like that. Google it.

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    Thanks Cory,

    I had installed it a while ago and somewhere with the upgrades, I never reinstalled it.

    Having said that, I'm just not able to understand how with all the great programmers we have, why it's not possible to have such an easy copy program like in window's mobile.

    Thanks,

    Mark



    Quote Originally Posted by Cory Gillmore View Post
    OrangeCrush: the closest thing we jailbreakers have to that would be iPhone PC Suite. While it's far from perfect (trust me) it's certainly worth a shot. It's certainly a step in the right direction as far as a decent desktop program for the backup/restore of a jailbroken iPhone. I think the website name is pandaapp.com or something like that. Google it.

  11. #71
    O know how you feel OC. I've been wondering this ever since I first realized how dreadful it would be whenever I had to restore over technical problems or a FW update. I've only been jailbroken since early July and it didn't take me a week to start asking around for a program to manage a JBn iPhone. I would pay upwards of $20 for such a program as long as it was dependable. iPhone PC Suite, while free, is very sketchy. I think it would help if ALL the text in the program were written in English! And if it didn't delete my contacts from my phone whenever I connected it!

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    hi im new to all this, my iphone broke and i had it repaired and i had the option of having it jailbroke, so i did , loved all the apps you can get for it etc, however for some reason everytime i try to open cydia it closes and goes back to home screen,
    is this an easy fix?

  13. #73
    Default great info!! one day too late.. maybe you can still help?
    i posted a new thread ( HELP!! conplex, cannot restore jailbreak, DFU failed, error ). problem is, i cannot restore, itunes returns an error (9) half way though at the point when it says "waiting for phone". i'm desperate and a newbie (4 days with a JB). once i get my phone working again, im going to do EXACTLY what you wrote, but i need to get my out of reboot mode and restored... please help!!
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  14. #74
    Unhappy is this ok also with 3G 3.0 iphone ?
    does anyone knows how to restore a jailbroken 3g 3.0.

    thanks a lot
    L

  15. #75
    Plug into itunes, press Restore.
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    can someone come up with a try for 3.1.2 as we cant restore via itunes on a 3gs 2gipt or 3gipt

  18. #77
    I recently upgraded my jailbroken, unlocked 3GS iPhone from 3.1.2 to 3.13. I noticed that my iPhone does not automatically to WiFi sites even though it is enabled to do so. Is there a software fix or a setting for the phone to automatically connect to a wireless site? Can someone please help? I cannot even connect to my wireless network unless I go to other and manually enter the information and password for my network.

  19. #78
    Good guide
    Keithsta

  20. #79
    Just use Chronus - the end.

  21. #80
    Ok i ave an iphone 3gs and its unlocked with blackrain now i use cydia and i downloaded springvibe it resprung but got stuck now its looping respring over and over i cant access my screen i can see some calls but its constantly respring im trying to delete the cydia app spring vibe but now that i downloaded your software and see my phone how can i view cydia aps using iphone explorer

    Ok i ave an iphone 3gs and its unlocked with blackrain now i use cydia and i downloaded springvibe it resprung but got stuck now its looping respring over and over i cant access my screen i can see some calls but its constantly respring im trying to delete the cydia app spring vibe but now that i downloaded your software and see my phone how can i view cydia aps using iphone explorer can someone please help i dnt want to restore to 3.13
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