Full Restore

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by gco212, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. gco212 macrumors 6502

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    Hi all,

    I wanted to do a full restore as my phone is suffering a bit on 4.1 and hasn't had a full restore in a couple of years. I searched, but all the guides were about two years old and I was wondering if anything had changed. Does anyone know of a good guide for this, particularly saving my contacts and thus my ability to use aptbackup to restore those files.

    Thanks a lot.
     
  2. maturola macrumors 68040

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    Not much have change, itunes will backup your contacts, SMS and pics and such, and APTgetbackup will backup your JB apps. Them use each for their respective restores ;)
     
  3. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    Run, don't walk, away from AptBackup. It is evil. Use PkgBackup instead.

    S-
     
  4. doodude macrumors regular

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    What's happened to 'apt backup'? It used to be the backup prgm to go to & ive used it a couple of times successfully.

    Is it just outdated for today's FW or was I just lucky it worked for me?

    I'll be going to 'pkgbackup' based on recommendations here but I was just curious...
     
  5. LinMac macrumors 65816

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    I've just seen a few threads about massive problems associated with it. It might work fine, but even one thread is enough to make me back away slowly.
     
  6. TorontoLRT macrumors 6502

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    Also, make sure you back up immediately before a restore, or you might never see your data again.
     
  7. Grayburn macrumors 68000

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    I backed up with PkgBackup and it won't restore so i'd write down everything you have in case this happens to you, luckily i did.
     
  8. gco212 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay, but how do I move my contacts on to the phone. I don't want to set it up as my old phone because, as I understand it, that basically is just the same as restoring to backup. Am I mistaken, or is moving the contacts from phone to phone easy enough.
     

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