iOS 4.2.1 -- Update -vs- Fresh Install ??

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by JimTDI, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. JimTDI macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2010
    Which is better to do? I have backed up my iPad, I think I want to do a fresh install...

    Does the "restore from backup" bring the old OS 3.2.2 back too, or does it just bring my apps/settings back.

    I have the 4.2.1 release on a flash drive - so I know I need to shift-update to point my iPad to the update.

    I'm not sure how to do a fresh install. Is there a link or help page that someone can point me to?

    Thank you all!
  2. JimTDI thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2010
    figured it out... !!

    I did not see the "Restore" button in iTunes because the screen on my Eee PC where I run iTunes from is so small, I just hadn't scrolled down far enough. It appears a <Shift-Restore> does a fresh install. Gonna go try it... :)
  3. mudslag macrumors regular


    Oct 18, 2010

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