Installed BETA, forgot to backup files (photos etc)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by WiiMarioHacker, May 20, 2010.

  1. WiiMarioHacker macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2010
    So, now I know on a computer when you delete something, it doesn't get deleted, I am wondering if there is anyway to recover the photos etc. I will jailbreak my iPhone if I need to.

  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Well didn't it back itself up within itunes?

    when ever I sync my phone, it always creates a backup.

    If there's no backup and you installed the new OS, then everything is gone. Its not deleted, but removed from the flash ram. There's no mechanism on the iPhone to use some sort of trash basket. When you install an OS, on the phone it wipes everything out.

    Its like formatting a hard drive and installing a new version of OSX. you lose everything unless you have a backup
  3. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3GS (OS4.0b3): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A274b Safari/6531.22.7)

    Time Machine. Just grab your iPhone backup files from yesterday in Time Machine. ;)

Share This Page