Newbie question - upgrading from iOS 3.2.2 to 4.2.1

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Dazd, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. Dazd macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2010
    Hi all
    Got a question, I'd like to install iOS4.2.1GM, if I go for a restore up to 4.2.1 will I lose all of my apps? Do I get an option to upgrade rather than restore? And can I do it via iTunes 10.1 on Windows 7?

    Thanks for taking the time to read

  2. Saberon macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2008
    If you restore, everything will be taken off your iPad and then put back on via iTunes. I think an upgrade will keep your data in tact
  3. HelveticaNeue, Nov 19, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2010

    HelveticaNeue macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2010
    Yes, do an upgrade not restore to keep your data. Just open iTunes, hold down the left Shift button (or ALT on a Mac) and click Check For Upgrades. It will open a window where you can browse for the 4.2.1 file you downloaded.

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