Quick question on iOS 7

ebaydan777

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Sep 9, 2007
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Hey guys, quick question

I am not a developer but am thinking about it and ios7 may have made me open my wallet to give it a go.

Problem is, I have an iPhone 5 that I dearly love and will only be testing small things I can start making and dont want to ruin the phone or brick it.

Can I backup my current settings on this phone through iTunes, iOS 6 and all, and install the new iOS 7, go on my merry way, and if something goes wrong or I don't like the iOS, can I simply just recover on that backup I made in iTunes without a worry, or is it not backwards recoverable, as in once iOS 7 is installed, my previous backup of ios 6 and all its settings arent recoverable, or they are?
 

Diastro

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Should be no problem, you can always revert. Best do it with iTunes on your Mac.

But here's an idea, why don't you make a new Apple ID, and sign up to the dev program with that? It will completely separate your personal and dev adventures. ;)

Good luck!
 

ebaydan777

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Sep 9, 2007
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Should be no problem, you can always revert. Best do it with iTunes on your Mac.

But here's an idea, why don't you make a new Apple ID, and sign up to the dev program with that? It will completely separate your personal and dev adventures. ;)

Good luck!
Ah yes, this is a good point. But how come many people out there are saying you CAN NOT downgrade? why is this, and is this true? I saw this on a few download links, as well as an Apple Genius that I messaged and just got back to me.

And also what are the risks with the $5 UDID shops out there on the net? Any issues of being paperweight'd?
 

Paddle1

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Ah yes, this is a good point. But how come many people out there are saying you CAN NOT downgrade? why is this, and is this true? I saw this on a few download links, as well as an Apple Genius that I messaged and just got back to me.

And also what are the risks with the $5 UDID shops out there on the net? Any issues of being paperweight'd?
You can't downgrade from Beta versions.
 

ebaydan777

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Sep 9, 2007
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What if I do pay the $100 and I crap my phone out doing something stupid. If I take it to apple will they replace my phone or is that something that definitely look out for, even if you are a developer?

I want to make the switch but I am afraid that if I lose everything on my phone (since I cant afford to buy 2 just to mess around with) that I wont be able to fix or replace it?

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But you could factory reset, right? And then restore a backup?
ya what he said^^?