DFU mode & wipe the pre-installed iOS 8 on our iPhone 6's?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Dizzy714, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. Dizzy714 macrumors member

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    Question guys:

    I'll be loading my iOS 7 backup onto my i6 when it arrives Friday. Is it still recommended to put the newly opened iPhone 6 with iOS 8 pre-installed into DFU mode and manually re-load the iOS 8 firmware onto it, and then restore my iOS 7 backup onto the phone? Or is it cool to just pop that fresh phone into iTunes and load my previous backup right onto it? I think I remember it was recommended to wipe the pre-install'd OS back in the day, but I could be wrong. Let me know guys! Thanks.
     
  2. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    doing that will do absolutely nothing, they come with a clean install of the os, this isnt android with their bloatware
     
  3. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    If you're restoring a backup then doing that is pointless. So, not necessary. :)
     
  4. Dizzy714 thread starter macrumors member

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    Gotcha! Awesome. Just for a reminder, when is that whole DFU mode & manual firmware load necessary?
     
  5. Mabus51 macrumors 6502a

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    Generally you really only need to do a DFU restore if you're beta testing iOS. Or if you want to roll back to a previous version of iOS before Apple stops signing them.
     
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  7. Dizzy714 thread starter macrumors member

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    Alright guys, thanks a lot. Last question I suppose, should it matter any if I update to iOS 8 OTA right now, sync an updated backup as an iOS 8 backup and then when the i6 comes in on Friday load that backup. Or just sync this iOS 7 backup, wait another day, and load that on the new phone? Or does none of this matter whatsoever?

    Also should mention when I say sync a backup I mean on the computer not in the cloud. Only thing I use the cloud for is contacts, notes, and iCloud mail. So restoring my backup will be from within iTunes.
     
  8. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    You would only want to restore from a factory install if you plan on jail breaking.
     
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  10. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    iPhone 6 won't roll back to 7.1.2 ... iPhone 6 Base OS is 8
     
  11. sundog925 macrumors 6502a

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    IM talking about iPhone 5S. 6 isn't even out yet lol
     
  12. Dizzy714 thread starter macrumors member

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    So update to iOS 8 on my 5S an update my backup, or just wait it out and load my direct 5S iOS 7 backup onto the iPhone 6 on iOS 8?
     

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