Version too old...what next?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mike35150, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. mike35150 macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2008
    My 1st generation iPhone died yesterday, and I was given another 1st generation iPhone from the Apple store today. When I synced it for the first time, iTunes asked if I wanted to "restore the iPhone or was it a new iPhone?" I selected restore but I was told my iPhone’s version was too old and that I need to select new phone, update, and then restore. If I do select update, iTunes wants to backup the iPhone first like always. My question is when I update to 2.0 and then iTunes restores my backup will it restore my old backup from my first iPhone, or will it restore it from the backup from this new phone?

    If iTunes is going to restore the backup from the new phone, how do I get my old iPhone's backup?


  2. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    When you do a restore the second time, you'll be able to choose the backup from a drop down list. Just make sure you don't name the just-updated iPhone the same as your old one, or you'll overwrite your old backup.

    Once you've selected your old backup and restored from it, your iPhone can be named anything you want it to be named.
  3. mike35150 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2008
    scaredpoet- well....I did rename the new iPhone that same as the old one. Is there a way to rename my new iPhone before I update it?
  4. mike35150 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2008
    I figured out the name change, and it worked like you said. Thanks for your help!
  5. Dayron14 macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2008
    wait so how did ur iphone die?

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