Honestly confused about the update process..

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by KAB2010, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. KAB2010 macrumors 6502

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    I'm using the latest ios 7 beta. I know there are many threads on this but it still doesn't clear things up for me. Instead of just backing up then upgrading, people say I should set up as new or reset to factory settings, etc.

    Doesn't that mean me starting at square one and having to download everything again while losing my data? I only use iTunes through the PC as I dislike iCloud. Would it really be harmful to just handle it as any other update? Starting fresh is not an option for me.. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Backup your phone in iTunes. Set the iPhone to DUF restore mode and option click on restore, navigate to the .ipsw file and choose it. Restore using the backup you just made.
     
  3. KAB2010 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    You're welcome. Good luck.
     
  5. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    Stop! Update to what? The GM? If so you need iTunes 11.1 beta 2 which is not available to PC users. You will just get an error if you try to restore.
     
  6. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    You can UPDATE using an older version of iTunes, you just cannot RESTORE from a backup.
     
  7. g35 macrumors 6502a

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    Keep in mind that you can't restore from your backup without iTunes 11.1, which hasn't been released to the public yet. So you should backup to iCloud rather than your PC before you upgrade.
     
  8. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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    When you click shift-update for a phone running iOS 7 beta 6, does it update to GM retaining the data without restoring?
     
  9. g35 macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't tried it yet but this is my understanding and it's how the betas work. The effect is basically the same as an OTA update.
     

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