Restoring iPhone without Backup?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by darbyclash34, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. darbyclash34 macrumors regular

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    Hey all,

    The backup I have of my phone I feel has traces of being jailbroken in it, and would like to start completely fresh. Can I restore the phone, elect to not restore it from backup, and then sync the phone to put all my apps back on it? I use mobile me, so all my contacts etc will be fine. Will this work?
     
  2. MM07 macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, it will work.

    I just did this a little while ago.

    Maybe others will confirm as well.
     
  3. darbyclash34 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thats awesome, thanks man! Did you think it worked better after doing so?
     
  4. MM07 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah. It felt "fresher." It seemed as if the quirks were gone. I had slowness issues and some unresponsiveness issues that went away.
     
  5. dvanwinkle macrumors newbie

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    Yes, this will for sure work. You will be missing some of your settings, but only minor things. I would still make a backup before restoring just in case you lose something you didn't want to. If you want to know how to make a manual backup, Apple had detailed how to do so in a KB article.

    -Dan
     
  6. darbyclash34 thread starter macrumors regular

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    One last question. Do you select Setup as New iPhone when you're trying to do this?

    Thanks!
     

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