Question on re-installing iOS 7 from scratch

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by paulgandersman, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. paulgandersman macrumors regular

    Jul 4, 2010
    hey all so i had to get my iphone 5 (verizon) replaced. i had ios7 beta 4 installed - had it since beta 1. the company that had my UDID registered is registering my new phone's UDID. my replaced iphone 5 currently has ios6. i have a backup of ios7 beta 4 that i would like to restore to.

    so that's the background, here is my question. once my UDID is registered, what exactly do i need to do? i can't just restore to the backup right? i need to install ios7 first? so, do i need to download the original beta 1 installer and upgrade to beta 4 over the air? or is there a beta 4 installer i can upgrade from ios 6 with?

    hope this all makes sense, appreciate any guidance!
  2. pottyvick macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2013
    You will need to install ios 7 beta 4. You can install beta 4 directly. I would recommend not restoring your backup but thats up to you...
  3. emckai macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2013
    Your new iPhone 5 is probably on the latest public firmware which is 6.1.4.
    If you already have the backup of iOS 7 Beta 4 then all you need to do is get your hands on the iOS 7 Beta 4 IPSW and restore to that then restore to the backup.

    There are places you can get iOS 7 Beta 4 IPSW, but I'm not sure where. I haven't looked.
  4. paulgandersman thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 4, 2010
    why wouldn't you recommend it? i got my iphone swapped for hardware reasons - my sleep/wake button had gone bad.
  5. pottyvick macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2013
    That's where some issues sometimes arise. You could restore the backup and if you have issues then restore it as new...
  6. lunaoso macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2012
    Boston, MA
    Because it's a beta. It's not meant to be used as a daily driver. It's meant to be used for developers to test their apps and the OS in general. Who knows what bugs you could encounter if you restore from a backup. Maybe none, maybe a ton of them. That's why it's a beta, for Apple to work out bugs so that people don't encounter problems.

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