Setup iPhone 5 as new but keep messages, contacts, and photos?

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  1. iParis macrumors 68040

    iParis

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    I've been restoring all my iOS devices from backup for every single iOS update and device I've had. Since my 2nd gen iPod touch from 2.2.1 to 3.0 to my iPhone 4 on iOS 6. So basically my backup is about four years old! This time around I think I want to setup my iPhone 5 as a new device. There's just so much stuff on it and old jailbreak data. I've probably jailbroken a good four times at least and I'm sure there's old plist files and maybe even more beyond that. Hell, under location services there's even a weird option without an icon that says "AssistantServices.fra..."

    ANYWAY, to the point of this, is there anyway I could do a partial backup of sorts? I want to be able to keep all my text messages, photos in camera roll, and contacts. I heard that Photo Stream will help me with my pictures problem? But won't the pictures be in a folder titled "Photo Stream" and be deleted from my iPhone 5 once they're deleted from my iPhone 4 (in this case once my iPhone is restored and sold)? And onto the contacts, are they all stored in iCloud so if I setup as new I'd pull them all once I signed into my iCloud account?

    Please give your advice or any first hand experience or ideas. I don't even have anything to go on for the texts. Dx


    Thank you! - iParis
     
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  3. iParis thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'm sure there's at least some people on here with ideas or an answer to my iCloud contacts question.
     
  4. Peligroso macrumors member

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    Your best bet would probably be iBackupBot. With this you can extract any backup and transfer over what ever from the old backup to a fresh one. When transferring messages, photos/videos will not be present in the new backup.
     
  5. iParis thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ah, cool! Is this some freeware I can find from a quick Google search? And if I understand correctly, you're saying that pictures/videos in text message logs won't be carried over, correct? If so, that shouldn't be a problem.
     
  6. Peligroso macrumors member

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    When I used a year ago, the application does cost money but you can get a free trial version. If my memory serves me correctly, there were not any major limitations that were imposed. Yes, that is correct. Sorry if I wasn't clear enough.
     
  7. iParis thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Cool, I'll look into it! Thanks for getting back at me! Oh, and I think you're like the second or third person I've seen on here from New Mexico!
     
  8. Peligroso macrumors member

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    Hey, no problem! Let me know how it goes for you! Haha yeah, ABQ's where I'm at.
     
  9. iParis thread starter macrumors 68040

    iParis

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    I'm downloading it now! I really hope it works since I have 2GB of "Other!" :O
    And same here! Feel free to add me on Facebook if you want, just search "Andrew Guzzi." I don't know how old you are, but I get the feeling you're in your late teens or 20's?
     
  10. Peligroso macrumors member

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    2.3 Gb here haha! Will do, let's just say I'm somewhere in that age group.
     
  11. iParis thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Glad I was close! It'd be awkward if I just became friends with a 50 year old or something! You'll be my fifth friend from MacRumors. Hah!
     

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