How to re-import data to new iphone??

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by wacki, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. wacki macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2011
    So, long story short i dropped my iphone 3gs in the pool, and its not working now, so my friend gave me his jailbroken (and possible unlocked) 3gs.

    My question is, how can i go about using his phone?? I assume i can just drop in my SIM card and make/receive calls and texts, but I would like to have the phone import the contacts and data from the restore i have in itunes...

    How can I accomplish this?? Sorry, i am very new to jailbreaking and did not have it done on my old phone that is now broken...

    Any help is appreciated.

  2. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    You use your iTunes backup. Restore your contacts apps etc. You will loose his btw. You will also need to renal break. Maybe reunlock.
  3. wacki thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2011
    So i dont need to worry about anything when plugging in the phone to itunes??

    Thanks for the help, I appreciate it...
  4. wacki thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2011
    So I tried to do the restore and it gives me an error 3194...

    "The Iphone XXXXX could not be restored. An unknown error occured (3194)."

    Any ideas on how to go around this?? I really just want it restored to original, i'll redo the jailbreak, etc. later...
  5. megamanbnmaster macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2008
    His phone might have been unlocked using the iPad baseband, which prevents official restores.

    If you just want to restore your contacts and such, just right click on the iPhone in iTunes and restore from backup, and choose your old phone.

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