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    Default Problem Free way to update iPhone
    Wasn't sure where to put this, so i put it in here.

    I've noticed people always having problems after they Update to a new firmware.

    This is because most of you guys just click update with a JailBroken iPhone. Or some guys Restore and Update, but then Restore from Back up. You will always have an issue with this method. I don't want to go into too much detail why you'll have problems. When you Back up a hacked phone, files and things get mixed up. Certain things arn't suppose to be there other things are. Its just a mess!

    So here is the method i use that works like a charm everytime! Hope this helps you guys!


    DownLoad -Funambol- from the AppStore. Its free and works! Set it up. Once your done with with the setup and sign in. Click settings and contacts. Make it says from phone to server! Confirm by going online to the site that your contacts are there!

    Now Delete Back Ups from iTunes because when you Back up a hacked phone stuff always goes wrong. No need for details, No need for back ups.

    Now RESTORE and Update your iPhone. NO back ups! After its done, Click Setup as new phone.

    Now Sync your Apps. Get on -Funambol- and sync contacts. Make sure the setting is on Server to phone. Done. Fresh iPhone with your contacts and apps. FRESH as it can get.

    The best part about this App is, lets say you go to the Apple store and they give you a new iPhone. You can DL the App and sync your contacts right there. Cant beat that..!

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    while I appreciate the tutorial, and it might help some people, I have to disappoint you in saying that restoring from backup is perfectly ok with an iphone, jailbroken or not. Since I know what files are stored in a backup I'm pretty sure of that ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackWolf View Post
    while I appreciate the tutorial, and it might help some people, I have to disappoint you in saying that restoring from backup is perfectly ok with an iphone, jailbroken or not. Since I know what files are stored in a backup I'm pretty sure of that ;-)
    I'd have to respectfully disagree. For example, if you used MiM (Make it Mine). Then backed up your phone, then Restored and Updated. Then loaded from the Backup, whatever it was that you wrote on MiM will still be on your phone. Now your kinda screwed if you take your iPhone in for a problem its having to the Apple store. And that Minor change that MiM did should not be there on after you restore and update. The whole point of Restoring and Updating is to have a fresh new FirmWare..

    That's just one small example...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Answer1o1 View Post
    I'd have to respectfully disagree. For example, if you used MiM (Make it Mine). Then backed up your phone, then Restored and Updated. Then loaded from the Backup, whatever it was that you wrote on MiM will still be on your phone. Now your kinda screwed if you take your iPhone in for a problem its having to the Apple store. And that Minor change that MiM did should not be there on after you restore and update. The whole point of Restoring and Updating is to have a fresh new FirmWare..

    That's just one small example...
    your firmware is fresh and new. restoring from backups copies onto your phones:
    - contacts
    - sms
    - notes
    - calender
    - app data
    - photos/videos from the camera roll
    - bookmarks
    - all your preferences which includes icon-arrangment, timers/alerts, known wifi networks, mail-accounts, stuff like that

    that's it. those are only .db or .plist files ... they can't actually harm you. I heard of some rare cases with corrupted files, but as of today I never saw someone who fixed a problem with his iphone by not restoring from backup.

    oh, and if you take your phone to apple and you were jailbroken, of course you shouldn't restore from backup, I agree with you on that one. while it won't bring back any jailbroken apps it WILL copy the preferences of the jailbreak-apps over ... and you never know what apple looks at

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    The carrier info (mim) is also backed up in iTunes and therefore can be restored. But, this has no effect on the installation.

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    Then why is it when people have categories installed and update there's missing apps? Even if they restore from back up?

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    Then why is it when people have categories installed and update there's missing apps? Even if they restore from back up?
    because you shouldn't use categories
    it's a problem with categories, not with restoring from backup in general. it's because when you restore from backup, the categories preferences are synced back to the iphone which causes problems with categories. that's why I don't use stuff like categories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackWolf View Post
    because you shouldn't use categories
    it's a problem with categories, not with restoring from backup in general. it's because when you restore from backup, the categories preferences are synced back to the iphone which causes problems with categories. that's why I don't use stuff like categories.
    Well for the people that do use categories like myself and many others. My way to restore and update works great. That's all i was trying to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Answer1o1 View Post
    Well for the people that do use categories like myself and many others. My way to restore and update works great. That's all i was trying to say.
    yeah, like I said some people might find it helpful and appreciate the tutorial. all I wanted to say is that there is no general problem with restoring from backup. there might be some bad apps out there though, sure, why not

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