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Old Feb 6, 2013, 07:46 AM   #1
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How to sync an iPhone to a new iTunes Library

Hello,
I just got my computer back from repair and it was completely wiped. I backed up the computer using Time Machine but when I tried to restore I realized that the backup got corrupted! I lost my entire iTunes library!! My only chance to restore it back is that it is still on my iPhone and I am looking for a way to sync my phone back to iTunes without having iTunes wipe all of my music/playlist/audiobooks and etc. I have a jailbroken phone so if there is an app that I can download from Cydia/Windows/OSX which can help me to do so, that would be a huge.

Thanks for your advice!
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 09:23 AM   #2
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Hello,
I just got my computer back from repair and it was completely wiped. I backed up the computer using Time Machine but when I tried to restore I realized that the backup got corrupted! I lost my entire iTunes library!! My only chance to restore it back is that it is still on my iPhone and I am looking for a way to sync my phone back to iTunes without having iTunes wipe all of my music/playlist/audiobooks and etc. I have a jailbroken phone so if there is an app that I can download from Cydia/Windows/OSX which can help me to do so, that would be a huge.

Thanks for your advice!
I thought jailbreak could do everything, but generally the only way to do this is to move your old iTunes data files and associated backup to the new machine, you don't have any iCloud backups around?
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 09:25 AM   #3
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I do have an icloud backup but majority of my music is from CDs.
How can I associate my iPhone to the current iTunes library, which it sees as a new library.
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I do have an icloud backup but majority of my music is from CDs.
How can I associate my iPhone to the current iTunes library, which it sees as a new library.
You'll probably need something like Senuti to grab what you want off the phone, make a iCloud backup, plug into the computer, set up as new, restore from the backup then load the media that you extracted from Senuti (or program of choice).
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 01:31 PM   #5
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I wish that there was a thing in Cydia that will have itunes believe that my phone was synced before to this library.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 03:09 PM   #6
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All I can think of is using a program to copy your music and such from your iPhone to the computer and then syncing it back via iTunes.
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