Is there anyway to restore latest 10.2.1 iTunes Backup on 10.2 JailBroken version

mshebi

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Apr 4, 2017
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Is there anyway to restore latest 10.2.1 iTunes Backup on 10.2 JailBroken version?

my old iPhone 6+ is on 10.2.1

and I have bought iPhone 6S+ which is on 10.2 JailBroken

iTunes is not allowing me to restore previous version with latest backup

I have tried several third party softwares like Wondershare Dr.Fone, iBackupBot, AnyTrans by iMobie and iMazing by DiskAid

Eagerly waiting for your help
 

Manatlt

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Aug 26, 2013
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don't tell me :oops::oops::oops:
I mean the only way to use the 10.2.1 backup on your 6s+ is... to lose the jailbreak and upgrade to 10.2.1/10.3/10.3.1.
But you wouldn't want that I'm sure. So yeah you're stuck. Always backup the iTunes backup (lol) before upgrading.
 

mshebi

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Original poster
Apr 4, 2017
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I mean the only way to use the 10.2.1 backup on your 6s+ is... to lose the jailbreak and upgrade to 10.2.1/10.3/10.3.1.
But you wouldn't want that I'm sure. So yeah you're stuck. Always backup the iTunes backup (lol) before upgrading.
Actually my iPhone got stucked in Recovery mode due to bad cable and I did'nt have any choice other than upgrading it to latest version to save my data.
 

SumYoungGai

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Jun 11, 2013
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You can go into the iTunes backup and edit the .plist file. Download Notepad++ to open the plist file and edit the iOS version number.

A minute of Googling would've turned this up, and it causes no issues.
 

mshebi

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Original poster
Apr 4, 2017
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You can go into the iTunes backup and edit the .plist file. Download Notepad++ to open the plist file and edit the iOS version number.

A minute of Googling would've turned this up, and it causes no issues.
oh amazing

I would love to do it

Can you tell me more steps or any link where I can read the guide
 

SumYoungGai

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Jun 11, 2013
703
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SF Bay Area, CA
Use iTunes to backup your device. The backup must have all the data that you want to restore.

Find the backup. Windows is "C:/Documents and Settings/[USERNAME]/Application Data/Apple Computer/MobileSync/Backup", for Mac it's "~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup".

Open the latest backup, and find the info.plist file. Use Notepad++ and look for <Key>Product Version</key> and change 10.2.1 to 10.2.

Save & restore using iTunes.
 

Shirasaki

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May 16, 2015
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Use iTunes to backup your device. The backup must have all the data that you want to restore.

Find the backup. Windows is "C:/Documents and Settings/[USERNAME]/Application Data/Apple Computer/MobileSync/Backup", for Mac it's "~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup".

Open the latest backup, and find the info.plist file. Use Notepad++ and look for <Key>Product Version</key> and change 10.2.1 to 10.2.

Save & restore using iTunes.
As a catch up, under mac, just use TextEdit or could download another text editor like Atom since Notepad++ is windows only.
 

mshebi

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 4, 2017
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Use iTunes to backup your device. The backup must have all the data that you want to restore.

Find the backup. Windows is "C:/Documents and Settings/[USERNAME]/Application Data/Apple Computer/MobileSync/Backup", for Mac it's "~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup".

Open the latest backup, and find the info.plist file. Use Notepad++ and look for <Key>Product Version</key> and change 10.2.1 to 10.2.

Save & restore using iTunes.
Amazing

It has been started

Let's hope for the best

Will update here when it completes
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As a catch up, under mac, just use TextEdit or could download another text editor like Atom since Notepad++ is windows only.
Using PlistEdit Pro v1.85

Thanks!
 

mshebi

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 4, 2017
9
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Use iTunes to backup your device. The backup must have all the data that you want to restore.

Find the backup. Windows is "C:/Documents and Settings/[USERNAME]/Application Data/Apple Computer/MobileSync/Backup", for Mac it's "~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup".

Open the latest backup, and find the info.plist file. Use Notepad++ and look for <Key>Product Version</key> and change 10.2.1 to 10.2.

Save & restore using iTunes.
Hurrah!

Restore Done!

Now applications are being downloaded. I hope everything will go smoothly.

Extremely thankful to SumYoungGai

I wish I could gift you something
 

mshebi

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 4, 2017
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No problem!! don't worry about the gift :) helping you out is good enough!
I was doing the same 8-years ago when I had enough time and I was moderator of TLF (eastgame) if you ever heard it and was enjoying helping people all day and night.

I was searching for this solution since 15-days and getting mad. I don't know how I missed it on google.

Anyways! I am extremely happy and thankful to you for your time and efforts.

See ya around :)
 

Johnluke91

macrumors member
Jul 9, 2016
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Italy
I was doing the same 8-years ago when I had enough time and I was moderator of TLF (eastgame) if you ever heard it and was enjoying helping people all day and night.

I was searching for this solution since 15-days and getting mad. I don't know how I missed it on google.

Anyways! I am extremely happy and thankful to you for your time and efforts.

See ya around :)
I have to do something like that, can you explain me the steps? I found the iTunes backup, to edit the plist file should I open it using notepad++? I have windows. Thank you
 
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