Are you going to clean install or upgrade?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Akira1980, Jun 16, 2009.

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Clean Install or Upgrade?

  1. Upgrade

    89 vote(s)
    39.9%
  2. Clean Install

    78 vote(s)
    35.0%
  3. Getting iPhone 3GS

    56 vote(s)
    25.1%
  1. Akira1980 macrumors 6502

    Akira1980

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    #1
    Curious to see how many people upgrade vs clean install to OS 3.0. :)


    Edit - Since so many people asked how to clean install, here is step by step.

    1) Download the OS 3.0.

    2) Sync your iPhone.

    3) Set it up as a new phone when asked.

    3a) If there is no option to "set it up as a new phone," hit "Restore."

    Now your iPhone is back to factory settings.

    4) Go to "Info" tab on iTunes. (Between Summary and Ringtones tab)

    5) Select your method to sync your contacts, calendar, mail, etc.

    6) Hit "Sync" on lower right corner.

    Now you are good to go.
     
  2. ajhaji macrumors regular

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    #2
    There have been enough changes to the OS between 2.2.1 and 3.0 that I'm going to do a restore'n'update.
     
  3. Khryz macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    Didn't I just read somewhere that people are recommending to Start from Clean phone instead of Restoring from Back-up? Or is that a different topic ..
     
  4. billyb1122 macrumors newbie

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    #4
    How do I do a clean install

    Someone asked in another thread how to do a clean install. Nobody answered. I'll ask again.
    Normally I plug in my iPHone and click "Check for Updates". I don't recall a choice at that time for a clean install. Am I just forgetting or is there another way to accomplish this?
    Also, does anyone know what time the update will be available?
    Thanks in advance..
    .bb.
     
  5. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

    BoxerGT2.5

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    #5
    How do you do a clean install? Sorry, I'm a moron.
     
  6. duelingdragons macrumors 65816

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    #6
    If I do a restore/upgrade, will that re-sync EVERYTHING?
     
  7. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

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    #7
    i didn't do a clean install but you can be sure that i'll be restoring sometime soon.
     
  8. Switz213 macrumors 6502

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    #8
    Upgrade once 3.0 is released. Then...

    Hit Restore. It will automatically erase everything and restore to the current firmware.
     
  9. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

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    only media. all text messages, settings, calendar events, contacts, etc. will be gone. make sure you backup your pictures before you do it too.
     
  10. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    #10
    What about contacts?
     
  11. Khryz macrumors 6502a

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    I don't understand -- if it's a brand new phone then won't iTunes just sync back your contacts from Address Book and iCal? Same with Mail -- only thing is Texts not syncing back over which I don't care about.

    Am I missing something or is there other stuff that won't come back after a clean install? Btw, I suppose this only applies if you have a Mac. :p
     
  12. newyorksole macrumors 68020

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    When you back up your iPhone it backs up EVERYTHING except media. Including texts, contacts, pictures etc etc.
     
  13. duelingdragons macrumors 65816

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    #13
    I'm just gonna upgrade, not worth all the trouble.
     
  14. Nikos macrumors 68000

    Nikos

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    #14
    3GS for me, update for the GF's and 3GS if she likes mine.
     
  15. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

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    #15
    oh yea i forgot about all that, sorry. i'm on windows and i don't use outlook so i have nothing to sync contacts, calendar events or anything like that. if your on a Mac then just backup your pictures taken with the iPhone camera.
     
  16. velvetelvis macrumors 6502

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    #16
    one of the joys of mobile me, all my contacts and calenders will be synced back. so, clean install.
     
  17. MistaBungle macrumors 6502a

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  18. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

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    #19
    yea but if you do a clean install that means you won't be putting the backup back on there. i made the mistake of putting the backup back on my iPod and it's all laggy now. i'm going to restore when a jailbreak comes out and not put the backup on there so it will run smoother.
     
  19. Akira1980 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #20
    Same here, I love the sync on mobile me. :)
     
  20. michael31986 macrumors 68030

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    #21
    wait if i do a restore and then put it as if its a new phone setting up. how would i get my contacts back onto it?
     
  21. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    #22
    I already did a restore, and it's working perfectly well. :)
     
  22. 22Hz macrumors member

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    #23
    Seriously. Would somebody take 30 seconds to answer the question posed near the top?

    HOW DO YOU DO A CLEAN INSTALL?

    Jesus, I've seen it asked at least 6-7 times with no answer. I want to know and obviously so do others.:mad:
     
  23. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    #24
    It's not rocket science... Just restore your iPhone when updating to 3.0:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  24. Akira1980 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Akira1980

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    #25
    1) Download the OS 3.0.

    2) Sync your iPhone.

    3) Set it up as a new phone when asked.

    3a) If there is no option to "set it up as a new phone," hit "Restore."

    Now your iPhone is back to factory settings. :)
     

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