Thinking of updating to ios5

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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.
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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.
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    Hazi! I moved you to the Hacking section. .
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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.
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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
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    Was my comprehensive list of instructions not good enough? ;)
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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
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    can i update to ios5 without losing jailbreak?
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    Nop.
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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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    Yes, it was more than good enough, I misread it and typed my reply, then realised and tried to edit my reply but it didn't work. Was doped up on my meds when I typed it. Lol.

    So, a belated thank you for your instructons.

    From Alison, sent from my iPad2 using IPF
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    Hahahahaha... That's a good one...
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    Upgraded to iOS 5.
    I will see how long it takes till I will miss the jailbreak. If it takes too long for the iOS 5 jailbreak te be released, I'll just drop back to 4.3.3. :)
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2011
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    I just updated last night, already missing the customisation options. Lol. Still, going to. Stick with it as long as I possibly can as I do like some of the new features, like the messaging app, drop down menu, the no more pop up window on notifications etc.

    From Alison, Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    I don't like it enough... Still too much limitation, for instance; the calendar in notifications only shows the upcoming events of the present day, none of the coming days. I don't like that, I miss LockInfo... :(

    But I'll stick with it too...
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    There are a few things I miss now but not enough to make me go back. One massive improvement is you no longer get annoying popups that interrupt what you're doing, you can see notifications at a glance in the top bar and finish what you are doing before actually dealing with them. I would miss that now if I went back.

    Am loving find my friends, only got one friend on it so far mind but it's good. Need more friends with iPads or iPhones now. Lol. Well, actually, not only that but need them to use the app. Lol.

    From Alison, Sent from my iPad using iPF

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