Reinstall ONLY the firmware

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by scouser75, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. scouser75 macrumors 6502a

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    Guys, I'm having far too many problems with my phone.

    I want to reinstall the firmware but not loose all my data from the phone - contacts, calendar, photo's etc.

    What's the best way to do this?

    I know I can do a restore from a past sync but this would defeat the purpose of a fresh firmware reload, would it not?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    If you are not on the latest firmware you can try the Update button in iTunes. If not a restore is the only way.

    Note: Don't do this if you are jailbroken.
     
  3. Pattycerts macrumors 6502

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    settings-general-reset-reset all settings

    If that doesnt work then a full restore will have to do
     
  4. iUser4Lyfe macrumors 6502

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    BEst way to resolve software issue is to do a CLEAN restore and setup as a new phone
    However, if you are dead set on keeping everything on the phone you can backup, then restore from that backup. There is a chance any issues you are having will sync back onto the phone with this method.

    Also take note that even if you do restore from a back up, some in-app data will be erased
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    That is the complete opposite of what he wants to do.
     
  6. scouser75 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks guys. Will try a restore from backup first. If that doesn't work a fresh restore it'll have to be :(
     
  7. Pattycerts macrumors 6502

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    ^Try what I posted earlier first

    RESET ALL SETTINGS not 'ERASE ALL CONTENT AND SETTINGS'
     

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