So my stupid little brother...

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ej2zo, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. ej2zo macrumors member

    Jan 1, 2008
    ... accidently restored my friggin iPhone (while receiving several texts at that). I'm not too familiar with this "restore" tab on itunes... but could it have done harm to my iphone while it was receiving/processing sms? I know it deletes all the info on the phone itself but can it do any harm in general? If someone can enlighten me on this I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks!
  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    Hopefully, you did a backup on your iPhone recently, that would eliminate any concerns about losing data or accidentally deleting information on your iPhone. My understanding is that "restore" will return your iPhone to its' original settings, and delete everything else, but if you recently synced with iTunes then all your information should be available by syncing with iTunes. Is there anything you can do to ensure that your little brother can't contaminate the rest of the world's iPhones???

    LOL :D
  3. ej2zo thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 1, 2008
    ^ Thanks for the response but for anyone who has done a restore in the past... is there a preparation stage before the actual restoring (where the device is still functional) or does it immediately go into action?
  4. Templex macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    It starts pretty much immediately. Restoring doesn't do any harm, except maybe if you do it way too often. That might wear out the flash chip a bit.

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