iPhone How to safely update to iOS 7.0.4 from 5.1.1 without losing anything ?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by rak007, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. rak007 macrumors 6502a

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    I am on iOS 5.1.1 (jailbroken if that matters) and want to update to iOS 7.0.4.
    Now which would be safest way for me to go about this so that i do not lose anything like SMS, Contacts and hopefully whatsapp chat history.
    I tried in morning with my iPad and it gave me some error when i tried updating in iTunes (using IPSW, shift + update) and then my iPad went into recovery and then i had to use shift+restore with downloaded ipsw and then restored the backup but seems some apps did not restore back, no idea why.

    Please suggest.

    PS: I will be downloading IPSW of iPhone 4S because i do not have good internet and many a times iTunes update gets interrupted and starts all over again wasting too much time.
     
  2. WB2Colorado macrumors regular

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    If you're jailbroken you should always restore to the latest version of iOS, restore from backup, and then rejailbreak the device.
     
  3. rak007 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you mean to say that in iTunes instead of doing UPDATE, i should instead do RESTORE (shift+restore since i am using IPSW) and it will automatically update iOS 7.0.4 and it will be sort of clean install and then restore my backup (which i would have taken before restoring to iOS 7.0.4) and that should ensure that i do not lose anything ?

    Can i do an OTA update of 7.0.4 and once that is done, i am hoping that my data and everything remains intact and then take a backup in iTunes and then restore again to 7.0.4 using iTunes so that in future jailbreak.
     
  4. WB2Colorado macrumors regular

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    Yes, exactly.
     
  5. rak007 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for your help. Really appreciate it.
     
  6. matt94gt, Oct 9, 2014
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    matt94gt macrumors member

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    Help

    Sorry for pulling up an old thread. But I'm in the same situation.

    I have an iPad 1, the highest iOS I can put on it is iOS 5.1.1, I have jailbroken it hoping to update to iOS7, but after further reading this is not possible, right?

    Is there anyway to get iOS7 on a old iPad thats stuck on iOS 5.1.1?

    I did find this link:
    http://thenghui.com/blog/?p=1155

    Thanks,
    Matt
     
  7. chrfr macrumors 603

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    You're correct, there's no way to put anything later than 5.1.1 on an iPad 1.
     

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