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    Im about to downgrade the software on my 3G from 4.1 to 3.1.3 and was wondering that if before I do it should I take my apps out of folders? Also is there anything else I need to do before I start? Thanks!

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    no need for any of that stuff since downgrading wipes it clean....and u wont have to worry about baseband....downgrade and have fun

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    Will I have to re-enter all of my contacts?

    Okay so I keep getting an error when trying this downgrade, then in itunes it says it detects a iPhone in recovery mode. Can anyone help?
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    Use iRecboot to kick the phone out of recovery mode. If that doesn't work, try kicking it out with TinyUmbrella.


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    Run iReb during the restore to bypass errors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyetattoo View Post
    Will I have to re-enter all of my contacts?

    Okay so I keep getting an error when trying this downgrade, then in itunes it says it detects a iPhone in recovery mode. Can anyone help?
    You guys should understand the contacts are retrieved from your Microsoft Outlook through itunes if Outlook is your default contacts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeow202 View Post
    You guys should understand the contacts are retrieved from your Microsoft Outlook through itunes if Outlook is your default contacts.
    If Outlook isnt the default where would the contacts be?

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    On windows you can sync them to outlook or windows contacts. Either will work fine for syncing them back after. Just make sure you do that first before you downgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x98car View Post
    On windows you can sync them to outlook or windows contacts. Either will work fine for syncing them back after. Just make sure you do that first before you downgrade.
    Would have been good to know that before I started, lol. If I restore back to 4.1 will it load back the contacts? If so Ill do that, then back up the contacts then re-downgrade.

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    If you have a recent backup you should be able to do that yes.

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    Good thing I backed it up right before I started the download. Thanks!

    Where are all the old backups typically saved?
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    On windows 7 they are at Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

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    Quote Originally Posted by x98car View Post
    On windows 7 they are at UsersUSERNAMEAppDataRoamingApple ComputerMobileSyncBackup
    Dumb question, I cant find these folders. Is there any other place it could be?

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    Appdata is hidden by default. You need to go into folder options and select view hidden files to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x98car View Post
    Appdata is hidden by default. You need to go into folder options and select view hidden files to see it.
    And how do you do that? Sorry for the 20 questions.....

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    Go to your start menu and start typing folder and you should see folder options pop up. From here you should be able to find that setting I said. Not near my pc right now so can't check exactly where it is but it is there. Not much you can do with your backup though unless you use a tool like backup extractor to read it.

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    Ok, ill see if I can find it.

    Found the view all folders option, but still no sign of appdata.....
    Last edited by Eyetattoo; 2010-11-06 at 04:48 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Okay now we are moving.....whats a good backup extractor to use?

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    iPhone backup extractor should be fine on windows. I have never used it myself but heard it works fine. I use juicephone on Mac.

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