DolphinxManiax23 said:Forget my last reply..seen the other post.
One more thing, when I wet to go back to ye phone itself instead of jailbrake how would I go back to itself again? Like how I is now. Before jailbrake?
How is it that people with an iPhone 4s all running 5.1.1 can get different results. I can understand this with Android since there are many makes, models and variations but it seems that it shouldn't happen with the iPhone.
DolphinxManiax23 said:After I restore my phone before installing jailbrake. Will I have any my contacts there when notthins on phone?
Does Itunes back up contacts also?
And after installing Jailbrake will my phone turn on like notthin will happen to it?
That is easy. If everyone jailbroke a fresh install of 5.1.1 and never restored an old backup then everyone would get the same results. But that is usually not the case. Some people jailbreak 5.1.1 with years of data in them. Some people jailbreak 5.1.1 with old jailbreak Info from the 4.x days still there. Some people jailbreak 5.1.1 and the try to restore old data that has issuse they don't realize will mess things up.
Then there is the whole issue with Cydia packages and installing the wrong version or installing conflicting items. Which lead to a whole new set of issues
Just want to note that while it's best to start clean after a jailbreak it's hardly necessary. I've restored successfully using iTunes going from jailbroken 4.3.3 to 5.1.1 Stock then jailbroke and restored to that.
I did not restore my cydia tweaks as I figured those could introduce instability as many are very specific to os.
Restoring from a stock iPhone same os should work.
The big difference is in the computers everyone uses. Some are Mac, windows xp, 2000, 2003, win7, 2008 etc etc with all different settings and firewall antivirus.
DroidConverted said:So if I jailbreak and back up in iTunes is my original back up of my unjailbroken system gone? Did I phrase that the right way?
Backups are not overwritten. Each time you backup to iTunes "another" backup file is created...and the old ones stay there. That way you can choose which backup you want to use.
Um, no. that's not quite right. When doing a restore, iTunes will create another backup when putting the new firmware back on. It will not overwrite the old backup. So that's good.
But, if you are using iTunes to backup regularly (nothing special, just doing a backup in iTunes), it will and does remove/overwrite the older backup.
Just a slight clarification ... backups done outside of a restore ARE overwritten.