iTunes backup file

will1286

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Where do i find my iTunes backup file on windows xp so i can jailbreak my phone and not ruin my good backup file?
Thanks, Will
 

Europa

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Back ups are located in iTunes -> Edit -> Preferences ->Devices.

But I don't recommend restoring from a backup file once you have jailbroken. It will leave traces of the jailbreak. After restoring as a new device, just sync your media back on in iTunes and contacts back on through a yahoo or google acct.
 

wsrydah33

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New to the forum...was able to jailbreak my 3G iPhone and everything works. Just a question though, when connected to iTunes and i sync my calendar, apps, etc. it automatically backs up. Europa indicated that the backup of a jailbroken iPhone will leave traces of the jb, but will that give me problems if i update with the new 3.0 coming out in the summer? Obviously, i would do the restore function, so would i be restoring to a new phone or the jailbroken one?

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Just let it do back ups as it normally does. But when it comes time to do the Apple FW 3.0 update, restore as a new device (to factory settings) instead of restoring from a back up. After that sync your media back on and then rejailbreak. The back ups themselves don't leave traces of the JB, it's restoring from a saved back up that does that. You can't restore "to a jailbroken phone". The two options are, as new device or from a back up. Both methods will erase the JB apps, but restoring as a new device is safer because it doesn't leave the traces behind that can cause problems.
 

wsrydah33

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Just let it do back ups as it normally does. But when it comes time to do the Apple FW 3.0 update, restore as a new device (to factory settings) instead of restoring from a back up. After that sync your media back on and then rejailbreak. The back ups themselves don't leave traces of the JB, it's restoring from a saved back up that does that. You can't restore "to a jailbroken phone". The two options are, as new device or from a back up. Both methods will erase the JB apps, but restoring as a new device is safer because it doesn't leave the traces behind that can cause problems.
thanks! makes sense now.

op - my bad for going off from your post.