Need to restore iOS 7 backup into a iOS 6 iPod

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by jeantaffin, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. jeantaffin macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2014
    Im posting because my iphone 5 has been stolen. i didnt have icloud configured with my notes neither the photo album.

    But i do have the BACKUP of all the iphone 5 with ios 7 in itunes.
    i have a ipod touch 4th gen with ios 6 on it and i really need to recover especially my notes and photos from my ITUNES BACKUP of the stolen iphone 5 with that data. I cannot restore via itunes because iTunes displays the alert "The backup [name] cannot be restored to this [iOS device] because the software on the [iOS device] is too old."

    So i hope theres i way to enter that data or restoring that into my ipod ios6 and then using iphoto and reading the notes in the ipod is enough..

    Appreciate the help on resolving this...
  2. saudor macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2011
  3. Yebubbleman macrumors 68030


    May 20, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    I don't know that it's a good idea to restore an iCloud back-up from one family of iOS device (i.e. iPod, iPhone, iPad) to another. If I'm wrong about this, then I recommend you buy a refurbished 16GB 5th Gen iPod touch here: that is currently your cheapest iOS 7 device.

    Otherwise if your fourth gen iPod touch with iOS 6.1.6 is telling you that it can't be done, then it can't be done (...unless you Jailbreak, but that might get messier than you initially wanted it to).
  4. headsh0t95 macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2013
    You need to use iBackupbot (PC) or iPhone Backup Extractor (Mac) to extract the backup to your computer, then you can sync back your photos using iTunes. To get the notes back, you'll have to jailbreak and put the notes database file at the right location (you can see where it goes in iBackupbot - follow the same directory structure).
  5. foranor macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2009

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