How can I update from 2.2.1 to 3.0 without losing any of my stuff?

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  1. Chuck67322

    Chuck67322 Member

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    Yes, even after a full year it's been out, I haven't upgraded. I know that there are other threads on this, but they have no information that seems valuable to me. Anyway, I was thinking of copying either the var folder, or just the mobile and root folders and putting it back in after I update it. Would this work or not?
    Thanks for the help!
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    Tkf1 Community Development Staff Member

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    Wait for 4.0 less then a week and update. Your going to lose your files anyways.
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    I don't want to do 4.0 right when it comes out, cause the jailbreak's gonna be all buggy, which is one of the reasons why I didn't update to 3.0 immediately. I just want 3.0 for now.
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    SSH backup all your stuff then update to 3.1.3 and jailbreak with Spirit and dwnload openssh again and ssh them back =] ...I think
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    I was wondering if that would even work...
    If I back up everything, even the system, then wouldn't that override the 3.0 OS with 2.2.1?
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    Copying the everything in /var might not work. I hear that 2.x and 3.x are completely different so it would have different files and such. Closest thing i think to a backup is to use aptbackup or pkgbackup.
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    Ooooooh I didn't mean literally EVERYTHING I just meant things like cydia packages....
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    oooooooohhhhh...
    but still, would it be different like what J-Phone said?

    Also, J-Phone, I tried aptbackup, and it doesn't necessarily backup everything, like the GBA games and repos I have.
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    O, for the roms go to /var/mobile/GBA/Roms then copy the roms to your computer

    Don't remember where the repo's are tho.
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    Well, the repos are important too.

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