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Master Geek

Topic # 33107 29-Apr-2009 21:52
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I'm currently running jailbroken iPhone firmware 2.2
I want to upgrade to jailbroken 2.2.1 and still keep all my data - cydia, apps, videos, jailbroken apps etc...
I heard that updating firmware from iTunes will unjailbreak it.
So how do I upgrade my firmware and still keep it jailbroken?
Can someone please give a detailed process... I am a NOOB.
I'm running Mac OSX

Thank you so much.

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Ultimate Geek

  Reply # 210772 30-Apr-2009 07:46
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hmm i dont think u can keep ur apps,

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  Reply # 210781 30-Apr-2009 08:03
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djpaubes: hmm i dont think u can keep ur apps,

There is software available via Cydia to backup your Cydia sourced apps so that they can be reinstalled after jailbreaking again. More info here:  

Personally I don't bother. I just make a list of all the apps that are on my phone that are from the app store, and all the ones from Cydia. Just go into Cydia and Manage to find the apps/plugins you have installed.  

On Mac OSX download the latest PwnageTool from Use this to jailbreak the Apple firmware but also you can use it to pre-define the packages from Cydia that you want to be installed on the iPhone, and the sources they come from. If you don't want to pre-define the packages simply use PwnageTool to jailbreak the firmware.  

Once loaded on the iPhone go back into Cydia and spend 30 mins or so installing the packages manually. Sync the phone with your iTunes first though so that it gets set up properly in iTunes and there is a backup that you can revert to if you need to restore the phone.  

That should be all you need to do. There are other posts on this forum going into detail on how to do the jailbreak process with PwnageTool. A lot of people use QuickPwn but I don't generally advise to do so as I've heard stories of its success rate being pretty mixed across the hardware. I always use the full PwnageTool and it's never let me down.


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Ultimate Geek

  Reply # 210835 30-Apr-2009 10:30
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This guide is pretty nice, just pick the option that suits you

Didnt know about the app backup tool... nice! Cheers gehenna

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Master Geek

  Reply # 210967 30-Apr-2009 18:07
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Okay. Thanks for your replies. I will wait until a major update.

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