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Thread: 3GS 3.1.3 upgrade to either 3.2 or 4.3.3, will my jailbroken apps still work?

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    Default 3GS 3.1.3 upgrade to either 3.2 or 4.3.3, will my jailbroken apps still work?
    Well as the title says, I have a jailbroken 3GS with 3.1.3. I haven't really cared about new apps because I have what I use, but lately it seems so many apps that I'm trying at least require 3.2. I'm ready to upgrade but I just have questions. Will the cydia apps I have work with the updated firmware and new jailbreak? Will I lose anything during the process? How much will remain unchanged? etc.

    Basically I want to upgrade my 3GS and have my phone the same way it was jailbroken with the new firmware.

    Can it be done, and how would I go about doing it?

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    The short answer is maybe. The long answer is also ... maybe .

    Most have been updated and will work just fine. Not all, but most. It just depends upon what you're using. Even if they don't work, usually a replacement app/tweak works as good or better than the old one.

    A restore cleans house. Everything is gone and must be re-installed.

    BTW: Do you have SHSH blobs? No SHSH blobs = No restore

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    Well, i know a restore cleans house, I've looked into Aptbackup in hopes of saving my cydia apps and just sync for the apple apps. no blobs that i know of (im not sure where i would originally get them) unless the list of the ones in tinyumbrella are actually mine (wouldnt make sense since i havent updated since 3.1.3 and there are plenty from other fw)

    *oh and about the shsh, i read that "all about shsh" article *somewhat, i skimmed* and read the part about why i have those blobs
    Last edited by enigma1337; 2011-09-19 at 06:11 AM. Reason: i read some more

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    No SHSH blobs == no restores
    That's the first and most important thing to check !!!

    Use Tiny Umbrealla to discover what (if any) SHSH blobs are saved for your device.

    Also, please read All about SHSH and Tiny Umbrella Restores from the links in my signature.

    AptBackup creates a 'list' of installed apps. That 'list' of apps/tweaks may or may not be compatible with the new version. If you give me the list, I'll check what is compatible. But this is wasted time IF you don't have blobs. Use Tiny Umbrella and see what is available.

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    where can i find the list that it keeps, it just has two options; backup and restore

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    AptBackup creates 3 files in directory: /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/ (aka: /var/mobile/Library/Preferences)
    -- aptbackup_dpkg-packages.txt, aptbackup_cydiasources.tgz, and aptbackup_openssh.tgz

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    and how do i access this directory? (something i never bothered with before)

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    It's much easier to open Cydia, press the bottom button Manage, then Packages.
    Everything installed via Cydia is listed there. It's also the same as AptBackup

    While you're in Cydia. At the top of the primary Cydia page may be a green line starting with 'SHSH: ". The numbers after are your saved SHSH blobs
    Last edited by Mes; 2011-09-19 at 06:33 AM.

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    haha yeah i know i have a screen cap for all of them, i just got aptbackup cause it says it installs them automatically

    also didnt notice those were the shsh blobs i had, good to know

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    . Pls understand .. it 'will' install them again if they are compatible. That's the small but important difference.

    But really ... I wouldn't worry so much. Most apps have either been updated, or new ones released that provide the same more enhanced capabilities.

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    here goes The List:

    -Activator
    -Airplane SBSettings Toggle
    -AndroidLock
    -AptBackup (obviously)
    -Battery GlowLines Blue
    -BigBoss Icon Set
    -Black and Grey
    -Black Status Bar Theme
    -BlackBerry Storm Click
    -BlackDarkness
    -Data Toggle
    -Dock
    -Droid SMS Pack
    -dTunes
    -Five Icon Dock
    -Fontswap
    -Glasklart theme
    -Glasklart icons
    -iAndroid
    -iPicoTV
    -MakeItMine
    -Mobile Terminal
    -PdaNet
    -SBSettings
    -sbsettingstoggles
    -Tab+
    -WiFiFoFum
    -Winterboard

    screencapped my themes too cause i wasnt sure haha

    yeahhh i know, but i've just been happy with where my phone is at in terms of look and feel

    and i figured it would if theyre compatible, i just didnt know how to be sure
    Last edited by enigma1337; 2011-09-19 at 06:49 AM.

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    -Activator
    -Airplane SBSettings Toggle
    ** -AndroidLock
    -AptBackup (obviously)
    -Battery GlowLines Blue
    -BigBoss Icon Set
    ** -Black and Grey
    ** -Black Status Bar Theme
    ** -BlackBerry Storm Click
    ** -BlackDarkness
    -Data Toggle
    ** -Dock
    ** -Droid SMS Pack
    ** -dTunes
    -Five Icon Dock
    ** -Fontswap
    ** -Glasklart theme
    ** -Glasklart icons
    ** -iAndroid
    ** iPicoTV
    -MakeItMine
    -Mobile Terminal
    -PdaNet
    -SBSettings
    -sbsettingstoggles
    ** -Tab+
    -WiFiFoFum
    -Winterboard

    ** Themes may be compatible. Plus a couple others not 100% sure.

    Personally, if you're happy ..... stay put. It takes considerable time and effort to restore, re-sync, find-locate-and-install the updated or replacement apps.

    If you're not committed to the time --- stay put.

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    so are the ones without the ** not compatible at the moment?

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    No. The stars '**" are mostly themes. Themes are generally compatible ... I've not used them.

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    ohhh i see how you meant that, oh and I'm definitely committed to the time as long as I know what I'm doing, I just have to plan it out :]

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    Good. I'm very happy to hear that.

    Honestly, if you read 'all about shsh' and 'tiny umbrella restores' carefully ... it will be very clear.

    Simon is awesome ... he wrote them

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    rereading 'tiny umbrella restores' but which jb would you recommend?

    and whats this about basebands changing?

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    Those are links. Clink on them to reveal lots of information. Information you really want to know

    Baseband is the same as Settings / General / About / Modem firmware.
    If you're not an authorized carrier (AT&T in US) ... this is VERY IMPORTANT to you !!

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    oh well im authorized haha

    should i use redsn0w?

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    Well .......... maybe, maybe not !!

    You have not posted what SHSH blobs are available.

    No SHSH blobs == no restore.

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