If we eventually just upgrade into the iOS 7 GM, will there be remnants?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Bobby Corwen, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    Im assuming we will just upgrade until we upgrade out of beta and into a final GM right?

    But akin to how sometimes its recomended to do a fresh install, do you guys think in theory a fresh install of iOS 7 GM vs a progressive update from iOS 6, to Betas 1/2/3/4/5/6 and finally to GM would be any performance difference?

    However slight...
     
  2. thegrants82 macrumors 6502a

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    yes.
     
  3. Bobby Corwen thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Then I will do a fresh install when GM comes out.
     
  4. cynics macrumors G3

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    I think it would be in your best interest to have a full install of the GM. Certainly wont hurt.
     
  5. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Apple always highly recommends doing a clean install of the GM.
     
  6. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    I've been doing OTA updates since beta 1, but I will be doing a fresh install of the GM.
     
  7. cookies! macrumors 6502

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    ditto. it's a piece of software that I'll have on the phone for a long time, and I want it to work right :p
     
  8. Carlanga macrumors 603

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    clean install of any GM new iOS release is always the best way possible to enjoy your new OS.
     
  9. Defender2010 macrumors 68020

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    Since when? Source please.
     
  10. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    I remember seeing it awhile back. They don't do the GM as an OTA. Even though you can update with the .ipsw in iTunes, it probably means they'd prefer you restore than update.
     
  11. Defender2010 macrumors 68020

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    Everyone on iOS 6 can use OTA to update..."probably means" is not the same as "highly recommend".
     
  12. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    What are you talking about? I'm saying you can't OTA from the final beta to the GM. I'm sure there's a reason for that...
     
  13. KdParker macrumors 601

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    no. There never has been any for me in the past.
     
  14. venividivigor macrumors 6502

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    If you do a clean restore and revert to your backup, would there still be remnants?
     
  15. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Yes if the backup is of an earlier beta. You're putting on what you took off.
     
  16. C DM macrumors Penryn

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    Could likely simply be because the final beta is still a beta and the GM is essentially a regular public release, so essentially to separate the two. There can be other implications perhaps, but it can mostly be simply to differentiate the beta process from the regular release process.
     

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