Quick question with iPhone restoring...

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by chadrob30, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. chadrob30 macrumors 6502

    chadrob30

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    Hey gang, my buddy runs a Windoze PC and for whatever reason it won't let him restore his iPhone via iTunes...he wants to come over and try it on my much more reliable Mac :)D) and I don't think it will work, he isn't looking to restore from a backup, he just needs to make the phone "new" again. Will it work? :confused:
     
  2. PhightinPhils26 macrumors 6502a

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    It's worth a shot, make sure you setup a profile or have him use the guest account on your mac so this way he doesnt sync with your stuff.
     
  3. kornyboy macrumors 68000

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A400 Safari/528.16)

    It should. iTunes is going to tell you that the phone has been synced with another iTunes library when you plug it in but you are erasing the data anyway so you're not going to care about the Apps and such that are on there. I did this with an old iPhone before I sold it. It was originally synced to my MB and I restored it on my powermac. Worked like a charm.
     
  4. chadrob30 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK thanks. I'll let you know how it turns out.
     

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