My iPhone kept some j/b mods

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I decided to update my phone and lose my jailbreak for a bit. After updating to 8.3, I noticed I still retained a couple of tweaks. 'Hey Siri' still works with the phone unplugged from power, and TetherMe is still working. I love it!
 
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I'm sad to see you leave the jailbreak scene for possibly a while before a jailbreak is released again, but that's awesome a few tweaks somehow magically stayed. (y)
 
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I decided to update my phone and lose my jailbreak for a bit. After updating to 8.3, I noticed I still retained a couple of tweaks. 'Hey Siri' still works with the phone unplugged from power, and TetherMe is still working. I love it!
You restored from backup, didn't you?
 

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I look at it as magic. When I restore I always use backup. I've never had jailbreak tweaks etc get put back on phone though.
It's not magic. Restoring from backup isn't the only possibility here. They probably weren't even removed from his phone in the first place. He might have just hit the update button in iTunes. If you don't restore to factory, there will be traces of the jailbreak. This isn't always a bad thing. I typically just press the update button and don't bother restoring at all. I just disable or uninstall everything in Cydia first. Unless you are having problems or taking it in to Apple, restoring to factory is optional.
 

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It's not magic. Restoring from backup isn't the only possibility here. They probably weren't even removed from his phone in the first place. He might have just hit the update button in iTunes. If you don't restore to factory, there will be traces of the jailbreak. This isn't always a bad thing. I typically just press the update button and don't bother restoring at all. I just disable or uninstall everything in Cydia first. Unless you are having problems or taking it in to Apple, restoring to factory is optional.
The two tweaks that remained were two of my favorites, so I'm happy.
 

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I always first update via iTunes. Than I'll hit restore from backup after its back at stock.
I just do a regular update in iTunes. It's easiest. I don't see a point in restoring and then applying the backup when you can just update and have the same results. I only restore if I'm having any problems, in which case I restore to factory settings. Restoring from backup will put traces of the jailbreak back on it just as they will be left there if you just update. That's just my method, most people still restore.
 

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I just do a regular update in iTunes. It's easiest. I don't see a point in restoring and then applying the backup when you can just update and have the same results. I only restore if I'm having any problems, in which case I restore to factory settings. Restoring from backup will put traces of the jailbreak back on it just as they will be left there if you just update. That's just my method, most people still restore.
It's been awhile since I did this. Maybe that's what I do. I can't remember.
 

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It's been awhile since I did this. Maybe that's what I do. I can't remember.
One thing I forgot to mention earlier is that I uninstall my jailbreak tweaks before updating. That way they won't can't cause any problems later, stay applied on a stock device or take up space needlessly. You won't regain all of the free space from jailbreak files unless you do a full restore, but I've found that it's a minimal amount that's tied up with this method and I don't really care since I'm never pressed for space on my iPhones. I only install ten or fifteen things in Cydia, so uninstalling them only takes a few minutes.
 

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One thing I forgot to mention earlier is that I uninstall my jailbreak tweaks before updating. That way they won't can't cause any problems later, stay applied on a stock device or take up space needlessly. You won't regain all of the free space from jailbreak files unless you do a full restore, but I've found that it's a minimal amount that's tied up with this method and I don't really care since I'm never pressed for space on my iPhones. I only install ten or fifteen things in Cydia, so uninstalling them only takes a few minutes.
Never thought about that. I'll make sure I do that. I never thought jailbreak tweaks might remain after an update or restore.