Install every Beta as New

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Armen, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. Armen macrumors 604

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    I'm seeing a lot of posts/threads about how buggy Beta 3 is compared to beta 2. I can almost guarantee you if you install Beta 3 as a NEW install 90% of the issues will go away. I'm talking out of experience. The following issues I've had in previous betas went away with a NEW Install

    - Battery draining fast
    - iMessages not working properly
    - phone running hot
    - random crashes in settings, wallpapers and other places.

    All of these issues were resolved by installing the beta as NEW. Once I download the full IPSW for Beta 3 believe me I'm going to blow out this OTA update and install everything new.

    Try this first before posting things like "omg beta 3 is worse!".
     
  2. aimee.elizabeth macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I'm going to do this as soon as I get my hands on the IPSW. I'm gonna restore from backup though, cba starting anew again :(
     
  3. shenfrey macrumors 68000

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  4. aimee.elizabeth macrumors 6502

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    It's released already in dev center
     
  5. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

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    I don't trust the OTA updates at all. I will continue to install every beta as new from IPSW.
     
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  7. Knockoutjosie macrumors 6502

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    if you do new install then how will you get your old texts back?
     
  8. aimee.elizabeth macrumors 6502

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    He just meant fresh reinstall of the OS, you can still use a backup to get all your info back.
     
  9. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    The problem is that 99% of users will simply update OTA when iOS 7 becomes available to the masses, so the notion that fresh installs solve all problems is irrelevant. If the software cannot be stable following an OTA update, then it needs work. It is not sufficient to tell hundreds of millions of customers that they need to wipe their phone and start over again.
     
  10. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

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    It has a Beta label for a reason. You should accept/prepare that there may be data loss so have backups just in case. Personally, I haven't even installed half the apps I use because I'm ready to wipe/install at any given time.
     
  11. DDustiNN macrumors 65816

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    You are wasting a lot of time and convenience.

    I always do OTA and have zero problems. Beta 2 was a drastic improvement over beta 1, and beta 3 has been perfectly fine so far but only time will tell.
     
  12. grockk macrumors 6502

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    Reset All Settings has basically the same effect.

    Only major corruption errors need a full reinstall and setup as new.

    Further, Reset All Content and Settings is exactly the same as reloading the ipsw (except in the case of major corruption)
     
  13. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

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    Beta 2 OTA was a disaster for me. iMessages was stuck between enabled/disabled making the OS freeze up. The battery was running hot and I was seeing a lot of crashes. installing Beta 2 fresh fixed all the issues.
     
  14. freemini macrumors regular

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    I did OTA of b2 and didn't have any issues.
     
  15. TheKrs1 macrumors 6502

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    I have had nothing but good luck with the beta's, and I have been doing the OTA delta updates on my iPhone 5.
     
  16. Knockoutjosie macrumors 6502

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    reset all settings also works. my cousins ip5 was draining fast and after a settings reset, everything worked out fine.
     
  17. shenfrey macrumors 68000

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    Beta 3 seems to be the second most unstable OS since the first release. I get constant crashes in the photos app, the settings app and even the camera app.

    Still a LOT more work to do.
     
  18. zmagik macrumors regular

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    Would it still run smoothly if I restore iOS 6 put my back up on ios 6 again then update
     
  19. WeegieMac Guest

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    None of those issues for me. Beta 3 is superb on the 4S.
     
  20. shenfrey macrumors 68000

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    So it must be my phone, I'll return it asap :rolleyes:
     
  21. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Same here. That, plus massive (5-10 second) keyboard lag and I'm getting ready to restore to 6.1.4. :(
     
  22. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    The important thing is that you're getting a chance to see how your app is working in the new environment. As a developer, you know how important that is.
     
  23. Decimotox macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, same. I just downloaded B3 OTA and haven't had any issues
     
  24. mavis macrumors 68040

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    After doing a second Reset All Settings my keyboard lag is gone and things seem to be going well. Keeping my fingers crossed :)
     
  25. WeegieMac, Jul 8, 2013
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    You're doing something wrong, so you can ram your rolleyes smiley.

    Beta 2 - Camera bug: would launch first time, if you returned to the home screen and relaunched it would reboot your phone.

    FIXED. Camera app works as normal.

    Beta 2 - Settings bug: occasionally when scrolling quickly, app would throw you back to the home screen.

    FIXED.

    Beta 3 IS more stable than beta 2. It's your phone or your install. Deal with it.
     

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