Erase and Sync? Uhhh...

Discussion in 'iPod' started by ee99ee, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    So I just bought a new Macbook Pro (yes, it's very sexy) and sold my Macbook. I don't keep much music on my iPhone, so I manually manage it. Before I reformatted the old Macbook I exported my Podcast subscriptions in iTunes and was able to bring them back into iTunes on this system. That went well.

    However, now when I connect and click "Manually manage my music and videos" in iTunes like I always do, I am prompted to erase and sync my iPhone. I do NOT want to erase it as I have alot of data (apps, contacts, existing music/podcasts, etc.). Erasing is simply not an option.

    I found one workaround at the URL below, but I don't know the ID of the of the old iTunes Library ID.

    http://www.andrewgrant.org/2008/03/30/how-to-sync-an-iphone-with-two-or-more-computers.html

    Is there a way to pull this from the iPhone? Maybe put it in disk mode or something?

    Any help would be appreciated. I've looked on the forums and couldn't find a post that was this exact issue.

    -Chris
     
  2. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    jmann

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    Just use a program like Senuti to rip everything off your iPod and put it in your iTunes, and then you can erase everything without the fear of losing it all.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well it's not so much the music really... it's the apps. I don't want to have to re-download and install ALL my apps. What a pain!

    -Chris
     
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    jmann

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    If your phone is jailbroken you can SSH and take the apps off of the phone that way.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not jail broken. I just need to figure out the iTunes ID of my old computer (of which I've already formatted) and change it to be the same on my new computer, and I'll be set.

    Is this stored on the iPhone somewhere?

    -Chris
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    So what exactly happened? You forgot the email and password of the account on iTunes that you downloaded the Apps with?
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, I'm traveling and don't want to reload my entire iPhone. My connectivity is limited, plus it takes forever and is a pain to setup all my phone again.

    I just bought a new mac, reformatted and sold the old one, but forgot to get the old iTunes ID.

    -Chris
     
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    yetanotherdave

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    Why not just not manually manage music? Create a "iphone" playlist, and set that one only to sync.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'd love to. In fact, that's what I'm trying to do... but when I hit manually manage, it says I have to erase my entire iPhone!

    Really, all I care about are the Podcasts.

    -Chris
     

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