Jailbreak surviving the firmware upgrade?

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  1. Rishabh

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    Hey,

    I've been reading that an iPad firmware upgrade is imminent (sometime in November).

    My iPad is jailbroken and I have installed a few applications through Cydia and *******.

    Is there a way in which I will be able to upgrade my firmware (I want to) without causing any problems (ie. maintaining all my applications and the jailbreak status)?

    Thanks a lot in advance.
     
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  2. Tinman

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    Absolutely not. You will have to jailbreak again when it is updated.

    Right now there is a way to jailbreak 4.2 but only on iOS devices that ran 4.1--so that leaves the iPad out. Doesn't matter anyway since most all cydia apps don't work on 4.2.

    So you would have to wait for a proper iPad 4.2 jaibreak and possibly the updating of any jailbreak apps to work with 4.2 Last I checked even Cydia itself didn't work on 4.2.



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  3. Rishabh

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    Thanks for the clarification Michael!
     
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    your jailbreak status would be remove when you upgrade.
    so you have to re-jailbreak it using that firmware.
    that is why, you have to wait for the current firmware's jailbreak
    before doing any upgarde.
     
  5. Rishabh

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    Sorry for asking this question, but I am a newbie!
    When I do upgrade to 4.2 (ie. when thereis a jailbreak available) will I have all my current apps and documents intact? Even those I got from Cydia? Or will I have to install all of it again after jailbreaking the iPad again?
     
  6. Tinman

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    You will have to reinstall those apps. However there are a few Cydia apps whose entire purpose is to make that job easier. I use pkgbackup... so I run that before jailbreaking to record/backup all of my apps. After jailbreaking I install pkgbackup first and use it to bring back my other cydia apps.



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  7. gentlefury

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    They need to just release the damn thing already! I liked 4.2 normal way better than 3.2 jb.
     
  8. Rishabh

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    I justplugged in my iPad to my laptop (after ages) and as expected it took a while to sync. But at the end of it I navigated to the "Apps" folder on my iPad through iTunes and checked the "Sync Apps" option, and then clicked "apply". iTunes then asked me if I really want to sync apps because it would amount to deleting 10 apps including "Dictionary" (an app I recently installed on my iPad). So I eventually couldn't sync my iPad apps!

    Any clue why this is happening?
     
  9. gentlefury

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    Sadly the way iTunes works is if you didnt set syncing the first time you plugged it in you basically have to start over if you want to start syncing....its pretty dumb like that.
     
  10. DaveSt

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    Welcome to Apple's definition of "sync". Most people define syncing as a two-way operation but it doesn't work that way in Appleland.

    If you want to backup your applications from your iPad to your PC, don't use the sync function. Right click on your device in the Itunes tree and select "transfer purchases". This will transfer your purchased apps to your computer. You can then drag those apps back to your device in the future. This dos not work with Cydia apps however.
     

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