Can I wipe my iPhone, then do absinthe, then restore it while Jailbroken?

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Ive been trying to jailbreak my 4S since saturday using absinthe (windows) with no luck, it keeps crashing at the "sending data" part, I heard that it if wipe the iPhone and start fresh it will jailbreak it, but can I rstore my backup using my icloud while jailbroken? I just wanna be sure first.

Any other tips using absinthe on windows? ALWAYS crashes...
 

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Yes, that's fine.

You don't have a passcode set, do you? That can stop the jailbreak from completing.
 

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Yes, that's fine.

You don't have a passcode set, do you? That can stop the jailbreak from completing.
Nope, I heard that one too, Im not sure why it wont work...
 

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I actually couldnt get the jailbreak to work without wiping it clean first. After wiping, the jailbreak worked on the 1st try.
 

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I actually couldnt get the jailbreak to work without wiping it clean first. After wiping, the jailbreak worked on the 1st try.
Ok cool, but after its jailbroken can I just restore from my icloud backup fine? Thanks.
 

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Ok cool, but after its jailbroken can I just restore from my icloud backup fine? Thanks.
Yes! Thats what I did. I didn't want to set up everything from scratch.

After you wipe your phone, just go through the set up real quick and say its a new phone. Then jailbreak. When you are jailbroken, restore from your latest backup.
 

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Yes! Thats what I did. I didn't want to set up everything from scratch.

After you wipe your phone, just go through the set up real quick and say its a new phone. Then jailbreak. When you are jailbroken, restore from your latest backup.
awesome! Thanks a lot, I'll let you guys know if it worked.
 

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LOL wow! I backed up to icloud, restored, then ran abisihine and worked quick on the first try, funny.Now all I gotta do is restore it and get backup, restoring wont delete cydia though right?
 

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LOL wow! I backed up to icloud, restored, then ran abisihine and worked quick on the first try, funny.Now all I gotta do is restore it and get backup, restoring wont delete cydia though right?
Nice! Right! Restore from backup and off you go like nothing ever happened. Except you have Cydia now. :)
 

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Nice! Right! Restore from backup and off you go like nothing ever happened. Except you have Cydia now. :)
Ah ok I thought if I restored it using the "restore all settings and media" one it would delete cydia.
 

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Ah ok I thought if I restored it using the "restore all settings and media" one it would delete cydia.
You're doing it through iTunes right? Right click on your iPhone in the left panel and click "restore from backup".
 

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hmm...so I pressed restore all content and settings on the phone and it seems to be taking a while....froze?
 

mmamanx

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yup. all I see is the loading circle and nothing is happening....
 

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Unfortunately I am not familiar with restoring from the cloud. Give it a while. It may take some time.
 

mmamanx

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ok, held down the power and home and now im back to the home screen, still how can I restore my icloud now?