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Old Nov 22, 2012, 01:20 AM   #1
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Should I start fresh on the 5 or restore old backup?

I have a backup that goes back to the 3G and have been using that on all iPhones. During that time I even jailbroke some of the iDevices and still am using that backup.


Just wondering if it's worth starting from scratch? I have thousands of photos, If I use iCloud (I have photo backup off) I can just get the phone numbers back and calendar. I can just take the photos and put it on a hard drive for future use.

Any thoughts appreciated. Is it safe to restore from an old backup that had been jailbroken along the way?
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 01:29 AM   #2
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I wouldn't restore from a 4 year old backup cause of bugs or old issues you might inherit.
Up to you.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 01:30 AM   #3
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Thanks!

Is there a way to just sync photos and calendar/contacts? My iCloud doesn't have that much space for photos.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 01:38 AM   #4
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I'm not sure about calendar.
Just sync that back with iCloud.
The rest you can copy on your computer and sync them back after. The pics under albums and contacts too.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 01:46 AM   #5
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:54 AM   #6
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Your call to make. Have you been having problems?
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 12:01 PM   #7
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I recently used a back up from iCloud to update all my data onto my iPhone 5 with no issues whatsoever.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 12:14 PM   #8
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I've been restoring from backup on my 4, 4S and now 5 without issues.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 12:47 PM   #9
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I also always restore w/o issues. That is one of the most important features to me
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 08:00 PM   #10
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This has never even crossed my mind. I just restore from backups.... Well now I'm going to continue to think about starting my phone from scratch... damn.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 08:31 PM   #11
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Always start fresh.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 08:33 PM   #12
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 09:50 PM   #13
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You definitely would want to start fresh with the 5 just to be safe, because I have heard some problems that are caused by restoring from backup such as battery issues..etc.
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