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    Do i need to perform a back up first?

    Sorry for the post but I've searched in a few different forums and could not find a confirmed answer.

    I have a Jailbroken 4.2.1 ipad. I want to upgrade to a jailbroken 4.3.2. Do i need to perform any sort of backup before i run the new snowbreeze 2.6?

    Thanks for your answers!

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    Well, it depends on what you are wanting to achieve.

    But the first golden rule of doing anything with your iPad is.... backup! At least that way if something goes wrong you should be able to get back to where you were. Just complete a full sync in iTunes and you will have a backup available.

    If you are going to use sn0wbreeze, this will restore a custom firmware, therefore you end up with a fresh jailbroken copy of 4.3.2 on it when it is done.
    Form here, the first time you plug it into iTunes it will ask you if you want to set up as new or restore from backup. This is where you make the choice about restoring your previous apps & settings.

    Hope that helps!
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    That's exactly what i needed to know.

    I have lots of apps and settings and etc that I would like to retain after I perform the snowbreeze update.

    I'll perform the sync with itunes first.

    Is there another backup program I should look into in order to retain my current settings and etc?

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    No, iTunes does all your apps and settings (saved games etc.) EXCEPT jailbroken apps. I am assuming you are not jailbroken yet? If you are, and you have lots of Cydia apps already installed you may want to look into PkgBackup which helps with this.

    If you are not already jailbroken, you are good to go with iTunes only.
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    Thank you for pointing that out.

    i am current jailbroken using 4.2.1 from greenpoison.

    I'll check into the application you suggested.

    Thanks again! I really appreciate it

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    I have also 4.2.1 greenp0ison on my ipad. What is it if I go with redsn0w?
    Firstly upgrade via itunes to 4.3.2 and than JB and than restore?

    I am ablo to backup save data via SCP, than copy them back later on.
    I have 2 or 3 test application, all other are from app store, and I have some free apps from cydia, like default ones and the sshd..
    Ipad 1 16GB Wifi + 3G
    untethered JB, greenpois0n 4.2.1

    Ipad 4 32GB WiFi only
    iOS 6.0

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    I performed the redsnow update last night and I am now on a JB 4.3.2 IOS.

    I really appreciate everyone's help and assistance with my questions above.

    During the process I ran into some minor issues but nothing that I couldn't figure out on my own.

    The only issue i current have is that I forgot to backup my safari bookmarks so I had to import bookmarks from an older backup (not a big deal other than having to re-arrange and delete a few of my outdated links)

    If anyone needs help or assistance, I'd be happy to give back to the community and answer anyone's questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gmehenge
    I performed the redsnow update last night and I am now on a JB 4.3.2 IOS.
    Very pleased to hear you completed your JB. Enjoy...
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    Not only do I owe you a thanks for your help but more importantly thanks for your QUICK responses too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gmehenge
    Not only do I owe you a thanks for your help but more importantly thanks for your QUICK responses too!
    I always try to be helpful, but can't promise to always be quick... You're welcome.
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