WARNING: Sync before Applying Update

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by CybrMike, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. CybrMike macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2006
    May be common sense to some but do a sync before trying to apply the update. I hadn't synced mine in a week and lost a bunch of stuff because the update forced a total restore due to the custom ringtones I installed.

    Weird that I got NONE of my SMS messages back on restore :(
  2. n00basaur macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2007
    I hadn't sycn'd mine in days and it synced it first and then downloaded and installed the updated. Perhaps your "Automatically sync when this iPhone is connected" option is not checked.
  3. badtzmaru macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2007
    i synced before the update to make sure everything got saved. I had to do a restore since i used jailbreak and iphoneinterface to install ringtones. everything came back fine after the update EXCEPT my camera roll was gone.

    so i would also advise people to save your camera roll!

    i thought itunes kept a backup on my computer but i couldnt find one. does anyone know where it might be?
  4. Malamutt macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2007
    Even with a sync I lost

    All Mailbox settings
    All WIFI connection settings

    My phoen reverted back to the infant it was on 6/29 @ 6:01pm.

  5. Malamutt macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2007
    And does anyone think this was a warning shot from Apple?

  6. ~J~ macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2007
    3rd Rock from the sun
    I didnt lose anything after the update... all my SMS, emails, settings, etc are all same as before. I did notice that it wouldnt do the update thro my phone dock w/ the :apple: BT headset... had to use the original iPhone dock... but I'm not sure there is any correlation to be drawn from that. Wish I could tell you guys why... just applied the update and it restarted with no probs.
  7. ~J~ macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2007
    3rd Rock from the sun
    Warning for what?
  8. chrissurra macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2005
    You can still add ringtones and mod after the update
  9. Canuck4 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 31, 2007
    I doubt it, most likelly they did it just for the security issues.
    I dont think they really care about people moddin their phones.
    Probably the percentage of people using hack tools to modify their phone is very low.

  10. chiefillini macrumors regular

    Oct 28, 2006
    Chicago, IL.
    Thanks for the reminder, had to restore since used ifuntastic
  11. Sobe macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2007
    Wash DC suburbs
    Cool thing about not hacking my iPhone #42: not caring if I synch before updating.
  12. semperfimarine2 macrumors regular


    Apr 2, 2007
    Austin Texas
    ive done a couple of restores, due to messing with my phone and hacking through it, but after everytime i restore it, i lose all my text messages and some contact editation (is that a word). how do i back these up?
  13. chiefillini macrumors regular

    Oct 28, 2006
    Chicago, IL.
    I did a sync before restore/update and than after that got done, instead of setting up a new account in itunes again I just had it restore from the previous one I had setup. All text messages came back but not email or wifi settings.
  14. medea macrumors 68030


    Aug 4, 2002
    Madison, Wi
    ****, I lost all my photos and my most recent bookmarks but it kept all my sms messages.
  15. nfocus design macrumors regular

    nfocus design

    Aug 3, 2004
    I put mine in the dock, it synced it and then installed the update. Didn't lose any photos, sms or anything.
  16. wickedsteve macrumors member

    Jan 26, 2006
    I am guessing that you have not modded or hacked your iPhone, right?
  17. Joshua8o8 macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2007
    Honolulu, Hawai'i
    i really hope not. i really like my mods i did to my iphone, i hope i wont have to do them everytime there is an update. And i hope apple wont eventually brick the iphones that have been hacked, nah they wouldnt...
  18. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2006
    Yeah, I don't think Apple is like Sony with the PSP. Sony just keeps churning out updates to block the exploits in running homebrew software.
  19. Bressler macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2007
    Perhaps I am lucky, but I did not lose anything with the update. However, now when I connect the iPhone to my (windows) computer, it complains that Outlook is not the default mail program. Actually it complains twice. In fact, Outlook is NOT my default mail program, nor do I want it to be. Just another annoyance to live with, I guess.
  20. hexonxonx macrumors 601

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
    I didn't sync before the update and I didn't have a modded phone and I didn't have sync when iPhone is connected checked either.

    I didn't lose a thing after the update, all contacts, SMS, notes and everything that was there before the update was there after and it never did a restore.
  21. Goldenbear macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Well, I haven't hacked my iPhone, but I was still forced to do a restore.

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