Problem restoring iPhone help requested

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by cook.675, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. cook.675 macrumors member

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    I had an iPhone 3G and lost it. My wife has a 3GS, and today got a 4S, so she gave me her 3GS.

    I want to restore all my contacts to my 'new' 3GS. I have a backup that I did about a month ago with my 3G, and I can't restore from that since it was running iOS 4 at the time of the back up, and the 3GS is currently running iOS 5.

    How can I restore my old info that is backed up on iTunes under my 3G to my 'new' 3GS? I tried downgrading to iOS 4 on the 3GS to do the restore then upgrading, but this doesn't work.

    If I could just get all my old contacts and messages on this new 3GS I wouldn't care about restoring since everything else I needed I could put on their manually.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks
     
  2. cook.675 thread starter macrumors member

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    300+ views and not one reply?

    Could some one please help me?
     
  3. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    I don't personally have a 3G on iOS 4 (I do have a 3GS on iOS 5 though) so I can't replicate your scenario to help troubleshoot. Have you checked out Apple's support pages? It's the only suggestion I can personally provide. See here. Sorry if this isn't particularly helpful. Hopefully others will chime in who have an actual solution.
     
  4. vanforum macrumors newbie

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    try samsung galaxy 3. thats the only advice I can give..;)
     

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