iPhone w/3.0 replaced by iPhone 2/2.2 can I restore from backup w/o installing 3

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by I'm a Mac, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2007
    My iPhone 2G, which had 3.0 b3 on it was broken so I got it replaced today. I don't want to put 3.0 on this phone but I still want to restore some non-synced data that I can only do through restore from backup (e.g. notes, texts, etc.) Can I choose restore from backup even though this phone only has 2.2.1 on it?
  2. macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2008
    to the best of my knowledge, 3.0 backups are incompatible with the 2.x os. If you have a 2.x backup saved on your machine itunes should automatically attempt to transfer that to your device, but i don't believe there is a way to use the 3.0 backup.

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