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    Default Restoring without upgrading
    I was on 5.01 software and my phone was jailbroken. I had a problem that caused to me restore and lost the jb because I had to upgrade to 5.1. I was having problems with my phone and just received a replacement phone from VZW that came with 5.01, so I am happy that I can jb again, but I am running into a problem. Before I activated my new phone, I backed up my old one and when I went to restore my new phone, it said that I first need to upgrade to the new software. Is there a way that I can get all my old settings on my new phone without upgrading because I want to jb it? Thanks

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    What old settings ya mean? Like to a restore from backup?

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    I think he wants to have his old things back in the new phone...the thread title is different from what the thread says IMO
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    Yes, I would like to restore from a backup of my old phone and get all my ringtones back on, apps in folders, alarms and other settings, but I don't want to upgrade to 5.1 because I want to be able to jailbreak it. Sorry if the title of the thread is misleading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeg679 View Post
    I was on 5.01 software and my phone was jailbroken. I had a problem that caused to me restore and lost the jb because I had to upgrade to 5.1. I was having problems with my phone and just received a replacement phone from VZW that came with 5.01, so I am happy that I can jb again, but I am running into a problem. Before I activated my new phone, I backed up my old one and when I went to restore my new phone, it said that I first need to upgrade to the new software. Is there a way that I can get all my old settings on my new phone without upgrading because I want to jb it? Thanks
    is it forcing you to update or allowing you the option to do so?

    can u post a screenshot of the issue?

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    When I click on restore it tells me that I have to upgrade the software in order to restore from a backup.

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    Not 100% sure if you will be successful, but you might try right clicking on your Phone in the left panel in iTunes and choose restore from back rather then clicking restore.

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    Follow what bo said that will work

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    I definitely have to take a look at what blkcadi said...some say it works some say it doesn't, so I dont know for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by celeron View Post
    I definitely have to take a look at what blkcadi said...some say it works some say it doesn't, so I dont know for sure.
    I've helped members with this issue, and it seems to work if it is the same model device (ie: iP4 to iP4 etc.) unless they have corrupted the OS and had done a sync.

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    Agree it does work with the same phones. Had this problem before and was scared that I would have to update to 5.1 but I didn't

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