Thinking of updating to ios5

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  1. hazi1610

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    Did a search but couldn't find what I am looking for.

    I am considering trying ios5 but am unsure what I need to do. I am currently on 4.3.3, jailbroken, ipad 2, wifi only.

    My blobs are saved on Cydia and Tiny Umbrella. I just tried ISHSIT to save the blobs to the ipad and mail them to myself as extra back up but it gave a message saying it couldn't retrieve any blobs. Weird. So, I know I need to make sure I can get to them with TU before attempting a thing.

    What I need to know is, before I update the firmware, do I first need to restore the ipad or can I just plug into itunes and it will do everything for me?

    I think that's all I need to know.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. f4780y

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    You can rest easy if Cydia has your blobs, but if you really want them downloaded to your PC, use our tutorial here - http://www.ipadforums.net/jailbreak...01-how-save-your-shsh-blobs-tinyumbrella.html

    Since you are already JB, your best course of action is as follows (if you want to try IOS5)...

    1) Sync with iTunes - That will do a complete backup.
    2) Download IOS5 firmware for your device from here - http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-hacking/24939-official-apple-ios-firmware-download-links-ipad.html
    3) Get your iPad into DFU mode - See here for help - http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-hacking/27489-dfu-mode-dummies.html
    4) Open iTunes and shift-restore (windows) / option-restore (osx) and point to the firmware you just downloaded in step 2.
    5) When the restore is complete, choose to restore from a backup in iTunes... Let the restore complete and then iTunes will resync all your stuff on automatically after a reboot. Just make sure you don't unplug the iPad until iTunes has finished all its business.

    Hope that helps.
     
    #2 f4780y, Oct 12, 2011
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  3. SweetPoison

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    Hazi! I moved you to the Hacking section. .
     
  4. hazi1610

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    Yes, have used TU before, just wanted that extra back up, call me paranoid. Lol.

    It's whether I need to restore the ipad prior to doing the update that I am a bit u sure of so if anybody can confirm what I need to do, it will be very much appreciated.

    I see that alot of people are having trouble with updating, am assuming that is because the servers are jam packed right now. Will wait it out a little while before I attempt it. Lol.
     
  5. hazi1610

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    Oops, tried to edit my post, went wrong. Lol. Not with it tonight.

    From Alison. Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
  6. f4780y

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    Was my comprehensive list of instructions not good enough? ;)
     
  7. hazi1610

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    Oops, sorry, I really am all over the place tonight. Thanks for moving.

    From Alison. Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
  8. stingray1059

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    can i update to ios5 without losing jailbreak?
     
  9. RudyL90

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    Nop.
     
  10. LawPad2

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    Excellent, thank you. Although I love my current set-up, waiting for iOS 5 jailbreak is like a 5 year-old kids on Christmas morning about to piss his pants from excitement.
     

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