How often do you restore?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ozzyman500, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

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    I find myself restoring at least every two weeks. I don't know why, just like to keep it fresh. I always delete the software and download a new copy too. What's your process like?
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Seriously, I never have. I dread the day that I ever have some of the problems people have on here.

    Oh, of course I restored for the upgrade to OS 3.0.
     
  3. jmann macrumors 604

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    I only restore, when I upgrade to the next firmware/rejailbreak.
     
  4. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    I do the same thing..... At least once a month
     
  5. normwood macrumors 6502a

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    I have owned my 3g since July 18th, 2008 and have NEVER restored it.

    Knock on wood!

    Steve
     
  6. davyreins macrumors 6502

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    I never do it on a regular basis, just when I seem to have some problems with the phone. I've done it once so far with my current 3G, not counting the other three 3Gs I've had though....
     
  7. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    I restore when the new beta is released and if I've experienced more than five crashes.
     
  8. ZBoater macrumors G3

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  9. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    same here, my friend. haven't really ran into an error where i've had to restore
     
  10. theonekcrow macrumors 6502a

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    I usually restore only when I have major problems. I sync about 2 times a week too.
     
  11. TMar macrumors 68000

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    Never. I don't understand why so many people have "problems". I never restored my 3g or the 3gs. I've only ever shutdown and restarted the 3gs once since I've gotten it. I think I had to shutdown and restart the 3g three times in the year I had it.
     
  12. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    I only restore when i get my phone swapped. Which has only been once.

    Oh and for 3.0
     
  13. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Three times in less than one year on this phone. I try not to really.
     
  14. iArrudaG macrumors regular

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    Only for new firmware updates or if im experiencing major problems. I try to avoid it as much as possible. ;)
     
  15. theonekcrow macrumors 6502a

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    The only time I really have any "problems" is when something is crashing every few minutes, or if my iPhone is running slow.
     
  16. TMar macrumors 68000

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    Well, see that kind of proves my point. My phone never crashes things every few minutes and is never running slow. I still don't see how some people manage so many "problems".
     
  17. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    I only do it when problems necessitate it.

    ETA: I have had to shutdown/restart a couple of times in the month I've had my 3GS, once or twice when my mail was no longer being pushed, and once when Visual Dial refused to let me add my brother's phone number. In all instances, the restart solved the issue, or at least made it go away. :)
     
  18. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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  19. Excellerator macrumors 6502a

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    Not since Apple came out with iPhone OS 2.1. Before that, it seems liked everyday. :D
     
  20. Etnies419 macrumors 6502

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    I only restore for 3 reasons.

    1. If a new update comes out, because I jailbreak it.
    2. If I install a bad Cydia app, or something from jailbreaking causes the phone to not start (rarely happens).
    3. If I get a problem with the phone, like WiFi being grayed out (hasn't happened to me, but I couldn't think of other examples).
     
  21. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    Trust me, your phone runs slow. If you restore it now you will see a difference, it just happens gradually over time. If you don't restore from a backup you will see a pretty big difference. Other software issues are rare and are usually caused by user actions.
     
  22. organsoup macrumors member

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    I 'erase all contents and settings' then restore with each new firmware, including betas. Probably overkill and the 2 hour wipe sucks, but I like to know that I'm in the cleanest possible state when rolling out new versions.
     
  23. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    I restore when I want to upgrade or downgrade my firmware.

    I also restore when I want to jailbreak and then I usually don't like the jailbreak after a week and I restore back to official firmware.

    That's about it. I don't restore just for the heck of it.
     
  24. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    It's called putting it in DFU mode. Why do you have to erase the iPhone first? When you restore, it completely erases the iPhone and writes a brand new OS to it. The only time you get your data back is when you restore to a previous backup.

    That's not true. If you do not jailbreak your iPhone, it will not slow down over time. You can't install anything harmful using an official firmware. I've had 2.2.1 on my iPhone for 6 months and never had a single slow down. Trust me, I know the iPhone quite well.
     

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