Upgrading the iDevice (jailbroken or not) to iOS 4.1 without losing savegames!

Hey there folks! Just a quick note that as promised in my limera1n tutorial yesterday, I’ve updated the very first JBnator Article on how to properly upgrade your iDevice to the latest and greatest iOS version without carrying over any bugs from the older ones. Like what bugs you might ask? Well for example, an update from iOS 3.x to 4.0 and restoring from a backup, it’s possible that users will experience vastly reduced battery life on the iPhones 3G/3GS/4, which is only fixed by setting it up as a new phone in iTunes. Enjoy!

The JBnator Diaries – Upgrading your jailbroken phone WITHOUT losing app information and savegames! (Updated for iOS 4.x)

  • XorKaya

    Grammer nazi alert: losing… not loosing.

  • XorKaya

    Ha! in the time it took me to write this it was fixed. Needed a refresh nazi.

  • Louis

    great minds think alike? just as you were leaving the comment, I’d spotted the error. Thanks!

  • Eric Pankoke

    I think the title of this post is a bit misleading. I thought you were going to tell me how to update to 4.1 without losing my saves or jailbreaking :( Oh well, guess I’m sticking with 3.x after all…

  • Hi Eric,

    Well, since it’s part of ofthe JBnator Diaries series it’s kind of implied it requires jailbreaking. Thing is, there’s no way to put the stuff back unless you jailbreak, since Apple doesn’t allow access to the individual app folders.

    Sorry if it confused you. But if you’re not jailbroken you could try the default way by just restoring the 3.x backup on first setting up the phone after the upgrade.

  • Eric Pankoke

    I got the whole JBnator thing once I clicked into the article, but when all you see is the title you wouldn’t know that. It’s not really a big deal, of course, I was just a bit disappointed because more than a cure for upgrading, I was hoping it would be a cure for keeping save game files in general. I will most likely not bother updating the OS on my current device since my poor old 2G is getting way out of date anyway. Just gotta save the pennies until I can get a “modern” device :)

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