backing up jailbroken ipad before trying ios5

Posted on 2011-10-13
Last Modified: 2012-06-21

1. how do i backup my jailbroken ios 4.3.3 ipad 2?

2. is it possible to restore my ipad as it was (with all data including media, apps, cydia apps) after i upgraded 4.3.3 to ios 5?

thank you in advance.
Question by:chainfear
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    Expert Comment

    STOP .... There is no jailbreak for iPAD 2.
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    Expert Comment

    When a jailbreak exists you would right click on the device in iTunes and click back-up.

    Author Comment

    what do u mean by there is no jailbreak for ipad 2? im using jailbroken ipad 2.

    doing what u suggested wont back up apps and media data...
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    Expert Comment

    Connect the iPad to your PC/MAC and open iTunes.
    Do not let it sync, however instead right click on device in iTunes and select "Transfer Purchases"
    Then it will sync all of the apps and then you can back it up without losing any apps/data.
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    Accepted Solution

    Well, to add to this, there is no benefit to upgrade to v 5 unless you want to lose your apps.
    It will not transfer those apps on an unjailbroken iPad.
    So, therefore you will lose those apps until an exploit is found.
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    Assisted Solution

    1. To back up your iPad fully (and not just transfer apps) you right click on the device on iTunes and choose backup. This backup will do everything. It will mean that if you plug a brand new iPhone into your iTunes and restore it from the backup that the iPhone will have everything on it that the backed up iPhone had.

    2. iOS5 has no jailbreak for iPad2.

    Do you know what SHSH are and did you let Cydia or do you have tiny umbrella get them for 4.3.3. If NO I would suggest you stay away from iOS5.

    I am making no comment on why you have a jailbroken iOS.

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