hacking a Beta backup to restore to iOS7?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by ben824, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. ben824 macrumors regular

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    Ok so I thought I remembered reading a while back where someone hacked a Beta backup to use to restore to the latest public version of iOS. Something like changing the identifier or something? Anyone remember this?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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  4. johnparjr macrumors 6502a

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    There's nothing to hack to go back to iOS 7 and use a backup;) unless your trying to keep the is data but why
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    People haven't been able to do it?
     
  6. chekz0414 macrumors 6502a

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    I tried to hack the .plist and iTunes told me the backup was corrupt. After I had restored to iOS 7. However the other method worked as I did an opt. Click update to 7.1.2 from 8.0 beta 2. I was kind of surprised it had worked
     
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  8. saudor macrumors 6502

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    There is a way. Using ibackupbot and selectively pulling data off and changing a few plists. I've done it before.

    By this I mean restoring an ios8 backup on an ios7 device
     
  9. ipooed macrumors 6502a

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  10. nordique macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think so

    If there was a way to do it, it would be relatively well known about on the net and people would have tried to do it
     

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