Update to 3.1 from a different computer?

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  1. AuroraProject macrumors 65816

    AuroraProject

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    So my girlfriend really wants to update so she can mms. Trouble is her pc is a pos, and it crashes and errors out when she connects her phone to it. So I'm thinking I can just take my MBP over there and do it on my computer. Are there any issues with this? Is it going to sync all of my contacts and such? If so is there any other way to do it?
     
  2. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    you would have to have the 3.1 update linked to her account, then update and and then hook up to her computer to sync.
     
  3. AuroraProject thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So log in to iTunes on my Mac using her account, then update to 3.1?
     
  4. intrepid00 macrumors 6502

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    You do not need to have the phone sync. Just plug it in and hit update. Done it with 3 phones.
     
  5. seattle macrumors 6502

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    Me too. It works fine without syncing.
     
  6. AuroraProject thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Good, that's what I needed to know, thanks all!
     
  7. mikephillip17 macrumors newbie

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    I don't think you need any syncing. you simply have to get the 3.1 update linked to her account. Nothing else. Hope your girlfriend will get the solution and will be happy with you...
    Raleigh Computer Repair
     
  8. andylyon macrumors 6502a

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    Worked fine for me.

    I couldn't wait to get the update lol so I just signed into iTunes on an work iMac and the 3.1 download started.

    AnDy
     
  9. SDjames macrumors newbie

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    Forgive me for being an idiot here. But this means that you can log into itunes from any computer and get the update? You don't lose any info or music from your phone?
     
  10. andylyon macrumors 6502a

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    As far as I know correct yes!
     

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