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    Green Apple gimpymoses's Avatar
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    Default Setup as a new phone ??
    I see this mentioned in alot of posts after advise given after you restore a phone . What is done to setup the i-phone again as a new phone they mention it is pretty inportant too do after any restore and rejailbreaking.Is this done before or after the restore ?? Thanks

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    Only set it up as a new phone if you haven't made a backup in itunes. A backup is made every time you sync. If you have a backup, restore it to get all of your personal data like contacts etc. back.

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    Livin the iPhone Life Eurisko's Avatar
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    Once you've restored, etc. The first time you sync with iTunes, you'll get the prompt "Do you want to restore from backup?". If you say no, you're creating a library as a "new iphone".
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    Livin the iPhone Life desepticon's Avatar
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    Restoring from backup can cause some problems. Best to start as a new phone and just re-sync afterwards.
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    having a jailbroken iphone i have always had problems restoring to a backup. it could just be me but I just do new iphone anytime I restore.

    Kind of sucks cause I have to redo everything again each time I restore.

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    The backups have always worked for me. Sometimes there are issues if the backup is from a different firmware version.

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