Just got the iPhone 3G (finally) need help please!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by newyorksole, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. newyorksole macrumors 68020

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    Ok well I just hooked it up to iTunes and set up the phone and chose to restore it from a previous backup. Well as it was restoring I touched the phone and the restore stopped on the phone, but was still going in iTunes.

    Now I don't know how to restore it from the backup again, I plug it in and choose to sync, but it starts to back up and I don't want it to overwrite my previous backup.

    I choose to restore and it installs software 2.0 for some reason.

    So basically I just want to restore from my previous back up, can anyone help me?
     
  2. ubersalad macrumors 6502a

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    You can only restore to your "latest" full back-up. So if you messed up your first restore, make sure you select the previous restore file that is saved on your itunes.
     
  3. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    The restore will install the software from scratch as well as give you the opportunity to restore from backup. Go ahead and do that, and you should be fine.
     
  4. newyorksole thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thank you, I backed up my original iPhone last night and that back up is saved in iTunes. So I hope restoring my new iPhone will allow me to restore from last night's backup like you said. Here's hoping.
     
  5. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    You know, chances are that just letting the iPhone complete its sync will restore everything. The backup really only stores the phone's settings, identity and activation info. The rest of your content (music, video, contacts, calendar, etc.) are synced.

    If the phone isn't asking which backup you want to restore from, then the core set of things it needs to operate have already been restored. The sync just needs to finish.
     
  6. ubersalad macrumors 6502a

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    If you try to store from a failed backup, it will fail. I know from experience.
     
  7. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    The OP doesn't have a failed backup. He canceled in the middle of a restore.
     
  8. ubersalad macrumors 6502a

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    Just restore to the newest and most complete backup, it's that simple...
     
  9. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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