Just lost my backup of beta 6...

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  1. jafingi macrumors 65816

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    God.. Don't know if it's a bug, but I backed up my beta 6 install in iTunes before restoring, it said backing up, and I even clicked synchronize/backup two times. In iTunes, the box with "Backup to computer" was checked.

    But no.. Just installed iOS 7 GM, and latest backup I can choose is from July 30...

    Also MobileSync folder where the backups are stored is empty.

    Just a warning for you guys! Be 100000% sure it has backed up.
     
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  3. richard6r macrumors regular

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    His iCloud might be full, regardless it wasn't his fault. The same thing happened to me on a iPhone 4 upgrading to iOS 5. I made sure I made a backup and when I went to restore it was gone.

    Take precautionary measures everyone.
     
  4. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    iCloud doesn't back up everything...I do both.
     
  5. jafingi thread starter macrumors 65816

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    1) There's not enough space (also backing up my Mini).
    2) I don't often use iCloud with beta software, as I normally have my stable backup on that :)
    3) I have all my contacts on Google Contacts, and e-mail is all IMAP/Exchange, so they cannot be lost.

    Only thing is Photos, but I don't take many Photos, and backs them up every week to the computer.

    So I don't really loose any important data. It was simply a warning to you other guys doing GM installs right now :D
     
  6. taedouni macrumors 65816

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    Why would you want to install iOS 7 GM with a backup of beta 6?
    Clean install is the only way to go from beta to GM.
     
  7. jafingi thread starter macrumors 65816

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    To be able to extract old stuff.
     
  8. Ashin macrumors 6502a

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  9. jafingi thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Absolutely! And I am completely aware of that :)

    Was simply a reminder for the people in here to triple check that the backup is indeed made :D
     
  10. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    I backed up my iPhone 5 to both iTunes and iCloud just prior to installing the GM, and once I installed GM I also couldn't see either backup. However it let me restore from the backup prior to the most recent one.

    However, for my iPad mini it did see the backups i took just prior to installing the GM.

    Freaky.
     
  11. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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    Is there any way of installing the GM without restoring a backup? I'm at college and won't be home until the weekend. The computer that I sync to is at home.
     
  12. Bathplug macrumors 6502a

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    Best to start fresh anyway. I use ifunbox to manage app data etc
     
  13. richard6r macrumors regular

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    The GM isn't a beta but a pre-release version for developers. It's supposed to be an already ironed out release for iOS 7.
     
  14. Ashin macrumors 6502a

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    It's GM then :rolleyes: Wait for real release :rolleyes:
     
  15. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    This is the real release.
     
  16. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    I've found that iTunes does a REALLY poor job at restoring backups. I used iCloud because I ran into the exact same issue. iCloud restored my beta to GM no problems.

    USE iCLOUD!
     
  17. richard6r macrumors regular

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    What you see is basically what you're going to get on the 18th, 8 days from now.
     
  18. Ashin macrumors 6502a

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    But... it's GM :rolleyes:
     
  19. jafingi thread starter macrumors 65816

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    GM is what they put on the phones that are already being manufactured and shipped to stores. Bugs will be fixed in 7.0.1.

    Only time they've released a second golden master was with iOS 4.2 for iPad that had a serious WiFI issue. But that was just an update for existing devices, and was not being manufactured on new devices, so it was much easier for them to push a second GM.
     
  20. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    I'm not sure why you keep saying that.

    The 'Golden Master' is what they release to the public. It's what they call it.
     
  21. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Are you overlooking the sarcastic :rolleyes: smiley? The whole point of that kind of post it to point out how many people kept on putting down practically all issues as simply "it's a beta" thing, practically reassuring people that everything will be just perfect when GM is here...and of course there are still issues here and there with the GM. Thus the post to mock all of that "it's a beta" stuff.
     

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