Question on re-installing iOS 7 from scratch

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

  1. paulgandersman macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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