Is there a way to update my iPhone to 2.0 using somebody else's computer?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by madmanmax3000, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. madmanmax3000 macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2008
    I am currently in Italy with my girlfriend and her laptop (MBP). I have a v. 1.1.1 iPhone which I would love to update to the new 2.0 software, but I am not sure what would happen if I tried to update my phone using her computer. Will my address book and email accounts be overwritten by hers automatically or is there a way to avoid it?

    Would making my own user account allow me to do what I want? Also, what will happen when I get home to my own computer?

    Lastly will I be able to activate the phone even though I am not on ATT's network because I'm in Italy?

    Thanks for the help,

  2. Siron macrumors 6502


    Feb 4, 2008
    North Carolina
    Not too sure about the first part of your question but updating to 2.0 is done over the data network (or WIFI which is preferable and cheaper).
  3. madmanmax3000 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2008
    Thanks for the help but I don't think that's right. The computer definitely needs to be present to update to the 2.0 software. The phone must be backed up before proceeding with the update.

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