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    OK I fit for this. Have the old bootrom, on jailbroken 3GS not thru Spirit... SO... I'm ready to go...

    I've read instructions online that say you should sync before you do this. Is that just so you have a good back up just in case OR is it because you will loose all your apps and contacts once 4.0 is installed and then you have to put them back on?

    IF it is the later (installs clean 4.0 with nothing and you have to re-sync all apps) then my main concern is, what about all my data saved in my apps? For example I use some note taking apps, will those notes be gone in those apps?

    Also will upgrading to 4.0 this way get rid of all my Cydia packages and applications? I heard you should buy some program that backs up your packages? Is this necessary? For example, I bought and paid for MyWi, will I need to repurchase and install this after the upgrade to 4.0? How about other cool apps from Cydia like Installous? I guess since 4.0 has a ton of new features I won't need things like Categories, Winterboard and Backgrounder.... should I loose these and not worry about it?

    Thanks so much for anyone who can help with these VERY BASIC questions, anything else I should know?

    Thanks! Alexa
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red5ive View Post
    OK I fit for this. Have the old bootrom, on jailbroken 3GS not thru Spirit... SO... I'm ready to go...

    I've read instructions online that say you should sync before you do this. Is that just so you have a good back up just in case OR is it because you will loose all your apps and contacts once 4.0 is installed and then you have to put them back on?

    IF it is the later (installs clean 4.0 with nothing and you have to re-sync all apps) then my main concern is, what about all my data saved in my apps? For example I use some note taking apps, will those notes be gone in those apps?

    Also will upgrading to 4.0 this way get rid of all my Cydia packages and applications? I heard you should buy some program that backs up your packages? Is this necessary? For example, I bought and paid for MyWi, will I need to repurchase and install this after the upgrade to 4.0? How about other cool apps from Cydia like Installous? I guess since 4.0 has a ton of new features I won't need things like Categories, Winterboard and Backgrounder.... should I loose these and not worry about it?

    Thanks so much for anyone who can help with these VERY BASIC questions, anything else I should know?
    Okay.. rules on hackint0sh are clear.. warez/piracy not welcome. Installous is not cool, it is piracy.

    We generally don't help pirates here. No help with installulous. I really should not help you with any of this. But you do mention you bought some Cydia apps.. so take this as a warning to stop ripping off the scene that supports the jailbreak and unlock.

    The stuff you paid for.. you will be able to reinstall without repurchasing (unless the author has decided that 4.0 required a major rewrite of their hack/app and they have decided to charge existing users to upgrade to the 4.0 compatible version)

    An in-place upgrade is not recommended and generally won't work for you. So you will need to back up your iPhone via iTunes before you start. This done when you "sync" with iTunes but you can also manually trigger it.

    The rest is documented in many existing threads. I don't have time to help every person who is slow to update (hope you have already saved your 3.1.x and 4.0.x SHSH with Cydia)
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    THX!! understood and sorry about mention of installous... i buy a ton of apps so i feel i pay into the system... sorry for mentioning that and thanks so much for helping anyways.

    i did not already save my 3.1.x and 4.0.x SHSH with Cydia and don't know how or why i need to. i have heard you need to do this and i'm sure instructions are somewhere on this. what you are suppose to do with this SHSH once saved is beyond me... sure i bet you are right, these questions are already asked but i did look before posting and could not see them. sorry for the trouble.

    with regards to the apps that i paid for and need to reinstalled, will those notes in the note taker app still be there? or will the reinstall get rid of app data? saved files etc?

    also how do i answer this question in pwnage "do you have a contact that would activate normally through itunes." ?? thx!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red5ive View Post
    THX!! understood and sorry about mention of installous... i buy a ton of apps so i feel i pay into the system... sorry for mentioning that and thanks so much for helping anyways.

    i did not already save my 3.1.x and 4.0.x SHSH with Cydia and don't know how or why i need to. i have heard you need to do this and i'm sure instructions are somewhere on this. what you are suppose to do with this SHSH once saved is beyond me... sure i bet you are right, these questions are already asked but i did look before posting and could not see them. sorry for the trouble.

    with regards to the apps that i paid for and need to reinstalled, will those notes in the note taker app still be there? or will the reinstall get rid of app data? saved files etc?

    also how do i answer this question in pwnage "do you have a contact that would activate normally through itunes." ?? thx!!
    Please start reading up on SHSH - you run a much greater risk of losing jailbreak and unlock (if you use unlock) maybe forever by not saving SHSH.

    Start here Caching Apple's Signature Server - Jay Freeman (saurik) and use Tiny Umbrella to get started asap (you can only save 4.0.2 SHSH now)

    Without SHSH your only option is to restore with pwnagetool custom IPSW (stay on the pwnagetrain). Pwnagetool does not support "update" only "restore". This means your iPhone is wiped clean during the "restore"

    After the restore, you can choose "restore from iTunes backup" that will restore your legit iTunes apps and their data, plus your settings/preferences. Saved SMS, calling history etc.

    This can restore too much on jailbroken phones, some preferences and settings should not be restored but are. This can cause system instabilty and bad battery life. It is up to you to determine if you want to take the risk.

    Cydia apps need to be reinstalled, there are programs that can backup and restore your cydia apps, but I recommend you avoid this as some of your existing apps might not yet be 4.0 compatible.

    Contract that activates normally through iTunes. This means.. Do you still have the SIM card that came with your iPhone? Did you activate the service on this SIM card (it's okay if you later cancelled it). Or do you have an offically / factory unlocked iPhone.

    If you can answer yes to either of those questions, put the right sim card in before you restore and say yes when pwnagetool asks if you have a contract that can activate the iPhone normally in iTunes.

    Otherwise, pwnagetool will patch lockdownd and you will be hacktivated. You will not get proper unique push certificates and you will need to use pushdoctor or pushfix to get a proper push notification certificate (or fully disable push notifications)

    All of this has been answered before. Please research before doing anything (except backing up SHSH, do that asap).
    Please read the stickies & search forum before posting!
    How to report an iTunes restore/update fail in a useful manner
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