nnoying restore

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Madalin7, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Madalin7 macrumors newbie

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    I'm having an odd problem. I have an Iphone 6s new with ios 9.0 on it and I've tried to put my Iphone 4s backup on it and i'm stuck at "swipe to upgrade". I want to restore the phone to ios 9.0 without updating to 9.2.1 so I can keep my jailbreak options open. It's possible?
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    No it is not possible. You can only restore to a version Apple is signing and right now that's 9.2.1.
     
  3. iRetired macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, explain like I'm five. Why would anyone attempt to install a 4S 32 bit backup onto a 6S 64-bit device? Besides the screen resolution differences, isn't that like trying to install a Ford Pinto rear seat into a Ford F-150 Crew Cab pickup?
     
  4. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    To restore messages, photos, app data, settings, etc.
     
  5. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Your backup isn't restoring anything that's specific to the old phone hardware, it's just the user's data.
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    ^^^Exactly. Firmware (iOS version) is separate from user data, which is the only thing a backup stores.
     

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