How do I clean install iOS 7?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by rekhyt, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. rekhyt macrumors 65816

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    I've got a 8GB iPhone 4 and I'm running low on space - only got 1.2GB left. iOS 7 needs 2.6GB free in order to download.

    How do I do a clean install of iOS 7?

    Thanks in advance.

    R.
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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  3. triptolemus macrumors 6502

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    Short answer... Grab the ipsw file, put the device into DFU mode, opt-click restore device, when prompted, point iTunes at the iOS 7 ipsw file, done.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Why DFU and why using an IPSW, why not just restore and that's it?
     
  5. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Maybe he forgot that iOS 7 was released to the public today. ;)
     
  6. kingtheus macrumors newbie

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    I believe restore won't do as clean as DFU mode
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Why? What's the actual difference?
     
  8. PaulOBrain macrumors regular

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    There's no difference.
     
  9. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    The best selection is set up as new, do not restore to backup for most pure, trouble-free setup
     

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