Restoring Iphone 4 Without Internet

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by bobbyroller, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

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    I was wondering if you can restore your iphone 4 without a internet connection? Is this Possible?

    Bobbyroller:apple:
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Sure.. you can restore the phone... however you will not be able to re-activate it... that's the issue.

    The restore itself does not require the internet... but to re-activate the phone after the restore is complete you would need the internet.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    you need internet to restore the phone as iTunes contacts apple servers to check eligibility of firmware update etc
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks that all I needed to know. I thought you could downgrade this was because I was wondering how all the people without Internet will be able to restore or "downgrade" their I4.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Just stroll to a wi-fi hotspot. If it's not a laptop, take it to a friend's house. You could also, in theory, restore it and activate it on another computer with iTunes.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    Apple changed the way you do firmware restores/updates etc where now you need to have an internet connection. I think they did this when the 3G came out. With the original iPhone you could just restore and/or upgrade from the file saved on your computer without internet connection. So, if you are on a trip somewhere and wont have access to a computer with internet access/iTunes try not to mess around too much to a point that a restore is needed cuz you'll end up with a brick until you can get to a computer with net access and iTunes.
     

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