Proper technique to restore IOS

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by GIZBUG, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. GIZBUG macrumors 65816

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    Want to revert back to IOS 8.3 from the 8.4 beta. I also want to not lose my pictures or text/iMessages.

    Would doing a restore within iTunes in my Mac, with the 8.3 ipsw file work? Or do I need to backup this phone running 8.4 beta 2, enter maintenance mode and do a wipe/restore.

    Basically don't want to run this beta anymore, want to run 8.3, and try to save/backup whatever I currently have
     
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  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    You'll only be able to restore messages up to the point you last backed up on 8.3
     
  4. GIZBUG thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Would their be any reason or point to perform backup with 8.4 beta 2 prior to wiping and clean installing 8.3?
     
  5. mgroot macrumors regular

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    Not really since you cannot use that backup in 8.3, but it doesn't hurt to have a full backup even of the beta I would say
     
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  7. J.gerbes macrumors 6502

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    My preferred approach is as follows:

    1) Backup all of your content
    2) Put your device in DFU mode
    3) Connect to iTunes
    4) Download old IPSW file
    5) Restore
     
  8. GIZBUG thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks
     
  9. J.gerbes macrumors 6502

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    No problem. I hope that is of some help to you
     
  10. GIZBUG thread starter macrumors 65816

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    worked as advertised
     

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