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    Default Restore Phone, but keep settings?
    Hi,

    The last time I clicked on the "Restore" button in iTunes, it wiped my phone completely and I lost all of my contacts, sms logs, everything.

    Is there a way to do a clean wipe without losing all of this information?

    I had a jailbroken 1.1.1, and I upgraded to 1.1.3 via iTunes. I was using "SwapTunes" at the time and now there is 3.5 GB of space that I can't access. Since this time I have re-jailbroken my phone using ZiPhone, but still can't get to that partition taking up space.

    I just want to do a clean wipe so it gets rid of that space that I can't use, and I have all my contacts, call and sms logs on the phone as well. Would you recommend sticking with 1.1.3? Or 1.1.4? Is this possible to do?

    Thanks!

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    When you sync it makes a backup. So sync before you restore and when it finishes, don't set it up as a new iPhone. Make sure you select to set it up from the backup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doogee View Post
    When you sync it makes a backup. So sync before you restore and when it finishes, don't set it up as a new iPhone. Make sure you select to set it up from the backup.
    Ok, what now?

    Whenever I plug in my phone to the computer, it backs it up through iTunes.

    There is a way to select your backup phone? I never saw that option. Where is this option? Can you post a screenshot or something?

    Thanks for your help!

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    The iPhone ~/Library is backed up whenever you sync your iPhone, its all behind the scenes. When you plug in your iPhone after a fresh restore, you will be asked if you wish to "Restore from Backup".

    Caveat: Please note that restoring to 1.1.4 and restoring from backup has caused problems with both the Mail app and the Nullriver Installer.
    Get "iPod & iTunes for Dummies", it'll change your life.

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    So do you advise that I restore my phone considering the circumstances? Will it mess up the mail app and installer if I do a restore to 1.1.4, but then have a backup of information from a 1.1.3 phone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by th3gh05t View Post
    So do you advise that I restore my phone considering the circumstances? Will it mess up the mail app and installer if I do a restore to 1.1.4, but then have a backup of information from a 1.1.3 phone?
    That is exactly what causes the problem. You restore to 1.1.4 with fresh settings in place. Then you restore your 1.1.3 mail and installer settings/preferences which clash with the fresh install. And the problems start.
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    Ok, so I did the restore to 1.1.4. And now I have jailbroken my phone using Ziphone.

    Everything is going okay, but when I tried to receive a call, the ringtone didn't play, and when I answered, I couldn't hear the caller at all. The silent switch is turned off.

    Looks like the speakers or sounds aren't working! Help me!

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