Downgrade from Itunes 10.5 beta

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Sedrick, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. Sedrick macrumors 68030

    Sedrick

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    Anyone have any problems dumping this bug ridden sloth of a release back to a stable itunes? (yeah yeah, I know it's beta, but I had to have it to install iOS5 beta)

    Any problems UNinstalling it and installing the released version and not loosing any data?
     
  2. Kenndac macrumors 6502

    Kenndac

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    iTunes has never been able to open libraries that've been used with newer versions of iTunes, so any version less than 10.5 won't be able to open a library used with version 10.5.

    You may be able to delete the library file and rebuild by importing the XML file next to your old library.
     
  3. Sedrick thread starter macrumors 68030

    Sedrick

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    Oh well, I guess I'm stuck with it until September...
     
  4. fraggot macrumors 6502

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    You can export your playlist as an XML and then re-import it, but you'll lose some information in the process.
     
  5. BlindMellon macrumors 65816

    BlindMellon

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    Had the same issues with my iPhone and iPad. Very messy indeed.
     
  6. Jemi9OD macrumors regular

    Jemi9OD

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    I had the same issues. Took it as a learning moment. Went back to 10.3, then when I felt adventurous again, I installed iTunes 10.5 on a separate machine which I use now to do my iOS 5 updates. That way, I keep my "normal" iTunes library separate (since I haven't updated my iPhone, I keep it sync'd with the 10.3 iTunes, and only sync the iPad with 10.5.)
     
  7. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

    acfusion29

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    like what?

    this beta is annoying
     
  8. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

    Interstella5555

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    Which is probably why most people aren't using it on their primary machines.
     
  9. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

    acfusion29

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    i'm so sick of responses like that, just keep them to yourself. i know it's a beta, i know what machine i was installing it on, i knew all the risks.
     
  10. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

    Interstella5555

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    I'd be more fine with it if people didn't keep complaining about how buggy beta software is. If you knew the risks, it shouldn't be any surprise that the software isn't functioning exactly as expected. I mean, I have the Uncharted 3 beta on my PS3. Am I complaining to Sony or on the boards that all the matches aren't working perfectly? No, because that's the nature of the beast.
     
  11. iFiend macrumors 65816

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    I have downgraded and used my same library just fine afterword?
     
  12. blueroom macrumors 603

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    All betas are annoying. Patience is a virtue.
     

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