Restoring iOS from an iTunes backup

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by drakira, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. drakira macrumors newbie

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    How does it work? Does it entirely restore the OS or just the content & settings? I have iOS6 on my 4th generation iPod touch and was thinking about restoring iOS 5.1.1 from an iPhone4 backup. Would that work? Thanks.
     
  2. DefBref macrumors 6502

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    Restring from old Backup doesn't restore the iOS version, just the settings etc.
     
  3. drakira thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. So, it looks like there is no way to downgrade apart from jailbreaking the device... That's quite inconvenient, isn't it? Does anyone know what's the rationale behind this constraint?
     

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