Should I start fresh on the 5 or restore old backup?

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    SDAVE

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    I have a backup that goes back to the 3G and have been using that on all iPhones. During that time I even jailbroke some of the iDevices and still am using that backup.


    Just wondering if it's worth starting from scratch? I have thousands of photos, If I use iCloud (I have photo backup off) I can just get the phone numbers back and calendar. I can just take the photos and put it on a hard drive for future use.

    Any thoughts appreciated. Is it safe to restore from an old backup that had been jailbroken along the way?
     
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    Applejuiced

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    I always start fresh on a new iPhone and new iOS.
    I wouldn't restore from a 4 year old backup cause of bugs or old issues you might inherit.
    Up to you.
     
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    SDAVE

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    Thanks!

    Is there a way to just sync photos and calendar/contacts? My iCloud doesn't have that much space for photos.
     
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    Applejuiced

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    I'm not sure about calendar.
    Just sync that back with iCloud.
    The rest you can copy on your computer and sync them back after. The pics under albums and contacts too.
     
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    SDAVE

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    Thanks much!
     
  6. macrumors 601

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    Your call to make. Have you been having problems?
     
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    bandofbrothers

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    I recently used a back up from iCloud to update all my data onto my iPhone 5 with no issues whatsoever.
     
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    Jordan921

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    I've been restoring from backup on my 4, 4S and now 5 without issues.
     
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    mattopotamus

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    I also always restore w/o issues. That is one of the most important features to me
     
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    chrislaw

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    This has never even crossed my mind. I just restore from backups.... Well now I'm going to continue to think about starting my phone from scratch... damn.
     
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    pooleman

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    Always start fresh.
     
  12. macrumors member

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    I always start fresh with every new product.
     
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    MVRL

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    You definitely would want to start fresh with the 5 just to be safe, because I have heard some problems that are caused by restoring from backup such as battery issues..etc.
     

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