Just one last noobish question and I'll shut up ;)

Discussion in 'iPhone, iPod & iPad' started by AC/DS, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. AC/DS
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    Member AC/DS GBAtemp Regular

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    Is it true that iTunes backs up also some Jailbreak data in the process of backing up?
    So that, if I want to remove JB, after restoring my device's firmware, if I restore data from my backup, are there some files from jailbreak that are moved back to my device?
    Which are those and is not a security hazard to have them in my device while using iTunes?
    Again, thx for any input, you guys have been very helpful.
     
  2. Dialexio

    Member Dialexio GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Correct. When you make a backup with iTunes, it will also back up some parts of the jailbreak (for the most part, it's just preference files for apps from Cydia). These remnants will not pose a security threat, but may (probably won't, though) make the device act a bit funny.
     
  3. metamaster

    Member metamaster GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I think certain documents are backed up. But those alone don't actually do anything, except to use up some space.

    EDIT: Dialexio beat me to it. His explanation is more detailed anyway [​IMG]
     

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