iPhone Is It True?!?!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by kevintech, May 28, 2015.

  1. kevintech macrumors 6502

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    I got my hands on an iPhone 6 on iOS 8.1.2 but I cannot restore the backup from my iOS 8.3 phone? It says my iOS version on the new phone is TOO old.

    Is there any way around this??
     
  2. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    Not sure. It wouldn't work for me so I started new.
     
  3. HenryLong macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately true. You can't restore a backup to a lower iOS version.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  6. rpetunderclass macrumors regular

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    Theres some file you can edit and it will allow you to restore that backup to a old firmware, just Google it, and be careful make sure you make a copy of it incase it's get corrupted or anything.
     
  7. KoolStar macrumors demi-god

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    It is sadly true, but if it is a newer restore you could take a snapshot of the older os and merge data from one restore to the other and then restore using the older os restore data. I have done this when I wanted to save my message database.
     
  8. navodwickra macrumors 6502

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    If you are trying with an iTunes backup rather than iCloud then you can. I am not sure which file to edit but you can easily open up a settings file in the back to update the iOS version. Google it!
     
  9. kevintech thread starter macrumors 6502

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