Do we lose notes and bookmarks when we jailbreak?

SmartAlx

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We lose everything when we jailbreak, right? Do we lose all of our notes and bookmarks? Is there a way to back these up and retrieve them after the jailbreak?
 

Ace4261991

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correct me if im wrong but, why would you loose your notes and bookmarks? jailbreaking doesn't do anything to delete anything you arlready have. its just like a regular restore it will back up everything youve backed up prior to jailbreaking
 

SmartAlx

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But in the process to pwn your iPhone you choose a custom built IPSW file, and none* of the guides I've read (I've found 4 so far) talk about what to do when you have to decide between setting up the phone as new or from a backup. I thought you were supposed to set it up as new.

*Cheese! 9 months or so of jailbreaking and none of the guides have EVER EVER EVER discussed this issue.
 

Ace4261991

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ohh i see what your saying know.. man i have no idea thats why i haven't jumpped into the 2.0 jailbreak yet... at least till installer 4 comes out
 

blacksheep5

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When I updated from 1.1.4 to 2.0 and Jailbroke and Unlocked I lost my notes and bookmarks.

EDIT: Now I remember why I lost my stuff, my phone was synced to my desk top in the US and now I am in Iraq with a new laptop and it would not let me back up because it was synced to a different library.
 

dcom

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If you backup your phone with iTunes before jailbreaking it, you should be able to restore from that backup (not a Restore to update the firmware) and get your stuff back. I went from 1.1.4 to 2.0, then jailbroke 2.0, then ended up going BACK to 1.1.4, then got a 3G and through all of that, I still have my original Notes and Bookmarks on my new phone.

iTunes keeps a set of backups that you can restore from anytime you do anything like a firmware Restore or Update.
 

SmartAlx

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Cool. Seems to have worked. Although I thought I heard that you should set your phone up as new when you jailbreak it.

Also, cydia installations are taking FOREVER! Like 30 minutes!
 

ThunderBull4

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A simply back up before you integrate the jailbreak will keep your stuff saved.