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

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  1. mshebi macrumors newbie

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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
     
  2. Manatlt macrumors 6502a

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    EDIT: Whoops misread. Nope, you cannot use a 10.2.1 backup on 10.2.
     
  3. mshebi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    is there really no way at all?
     
  4. Manatlt macrumors 6502a

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    There's no way unfortunately. You'll have to start again.
     
  5. mshebi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    don't tell me :oops::oops::oops:
     
  6. Manatlt macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  7. mshebi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  8. SumYoungGai macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  9. mshebi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh amazing

    I would love to do it

    Can you tell me more steps or any link where I can read the guide
     
  10. SumYoungGai macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  11. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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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.
     
  12. mshebi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Amazing

    It has been started

    Let's hope for the best

    Will update here when it completes
    --- Post Merged, Apr 4, 2017 ---
    Using PlistEdit Pro v1.85

    Thanks!
     
  13. mshebi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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
     
  14. SumYoungGai macrumors 6502a

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    No problem!! don't worry about the gift :) helping you out is good enough!
     
  15. mshebi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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 :)
     
  16. Johnluke91 macrumors member

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    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
     
  17. C DM macrumors Westmere

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  18. EvanTalos macrumors newbie

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    Perfect!!

    It is working in backup 10.3.3 to 10.3.1
     

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