Did not upgrade, but my "Other" in iTunes doubled

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  1. IJBrekke, Sep 22, 2012
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    IJBrekke macrumors 6502

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    Last night I received an OTA notification for iOS6 on my iPhone 4. I haven't upgraded because I would like for Apple to sort out this maps business first. I plugged my phone into the computer this morning, and my "other" in iTunes had increased from 1.4gb to 3.3gb.

    I would like to restore to try to get rid of it but if I do so it will also install iOS6. Anyone else have this happen to them? Is there a workaround?
     

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  2. Drich290195 macrumors 6502

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    If you have a copy of the 5.1.1 firmware you can manually restore to this as apple are still signing it. If you dont then iOS 6you need to act fast though as apple will stop signing soon.
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    That's because your iPhone downloaded the OTA update. If you restore to iOS 5.1.1, it'll just redownload it again.
     
  4. IJBrekke thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So I've lost almost 2gbs of space to an update just sitting on my phone that I don't want? That's not cool. Can I delete it?
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    It's only ~800MB. No you cannot delete it. At least be thankful that Apple hasn't made it a mandatory OTA update.
     
  6. IJBrekke thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's a ridiculous system. I appreciate all the great things Apple does but taking away functional space without my permission is not one of them.
     
  7. Intell macrumors P6

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    You gave them permission when you tapped "I agree".
     
  8. gotluck macrumors 603

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    you really cant delete it sitting in some folder with ifunbox or something?
     
  9. Intell macrumors P6

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    Yes, but only of jailbroken. But the phone will redownload it.
     
  10. gotluck macrumors 603

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    var/mobilesoftwareupdate ?
     
  11. Intell macrumors P6

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    I don't really remember, but that might be it. Just be ready to restore your device of it doesn't boot later.
     
  12. gotluck macrumors 603

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    fair enough, nothing is there at the moment, well a 680something byte file

    i've installed the no update tweak on cydia.. the badge in settings hadn't come up for me yet

    I'm hoping the tweak prevents the update from even downloading
     
  13. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    I had the same problem restoring to ios 5,I activated my iphone with itunes and wifi off and then jailbreak it and download cydia files with 3g and that's it,if you are jailbroken,you can't do an OTA update.
     
  14. TheRainKing macrumors 6502a

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    Apple actually force you to download the update even if you don't plan on using it? Are they crazy? :confused:
     
  15. Intell macrumors P6

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    Yes, when on WiFi the device will start to download it as soon as it shows the new iOS version popup.
     

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