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    Default How do you uninstall iOS7 and then reinstall via iTunes?

    I originally downloaded via WiFi. Have had really buggy experience. I reset to factory settings. Still have issues. How do you uninstall and then reinstall via iTunes?
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    Default Re: How do you uninstall iOS7 and then reinstall via iTunes?

    Quote Originally Posted by bmartin3191 View Post
    I originally downloaded via WiFi. Have had really buggy experience. I reset to factory settings. Still have issues. How do you uninstall and then reinstall via iTunes?
    Restore through iTunes then set up as new to see if your experience is better.


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    Default Re: How do you uninstall iOS7 and then reinstall via iTunes?

    DFU mode will do the trick.
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    Default Re: How do you uninstall iOS7 and then reinstall via iTunes?

    Before you do ANYTHING, create an iCloud backup (if you have an iCloud account) and an iTunes backup.

    1. locate the ipsw file (iOS) on your computer and move it to the trash bin.
    2. Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed.
    3. Put your device in DFU mode (Nothing will show on your device's display when in DFU mode) and connect your device via USB to your computer and initiate the computer's iTunes app.
    4. iTunes should detect that your device is in recovery and ask if you want to restore and update. Of course, do so.
    5. iTunes will then download and install a fresh copy of the latest iOS version.
    6. When complete, I recommend that you set it up as a new device, and not restore it from a backup. However, I understand that time can be of the essence and some people may need to get their device up and running as quickly as possible. If that's you, then restore from your last backup.
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    Default Re: How do you uninstall iOS7 and then reinstall via iTunes?

    If I set it up as a new device, when would I sync to my iCloud for my contacts, calendars, apps, etc?

    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    Before you do ANYTHING, create an iCloud backup (if you have an iCloud account) and an iTunes backup.

    1. locate the ipsw file (iOS) on your computer and move it to the trash bin.
    2. Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed.
    3. Put your device in DFU mode (Nothing will show on your device's display when in DFU mode) and connect your device via USB to your computer and initiate the computer's iTunes app.
    4. iTunes should detect that your device is in recovery and ask if you want to restore and update. Of course, do so.
    5. iTunes will then download and install a fresh copy of the latest iOS version.
    6. When complete, I recommend that you set it up as a new device, and not restore it from a backup. However, I understand that time can be of the essence and some people may need to get their device up and running as quickly as possible. If that's you, then restore from your last backup.
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    Default Re: How do you uninstall iOS7 and then reinstall via iTunes?

    Where do I find the ipsw file on my MacBook Pro?

    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    Before you do ANYTHING, create an iCloud backup (if you have an iCloud account) and an iTunes backup.

    1. locate the ipsw file (iOS) on your computer and move it to the trash bin.
    2. Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed.
    3. Put your device in DFU mode (Nothing will show on your device's display when in DFU mode) and connect your device via USB to your computer and initiate the computer's iTunes app.
    4. iTunes should detect that your device is in recovery and ask if you want to restore and update. Of course, do so.
    5. iTunes will then download and install a fresh copy of the latest iOS version.
    6. When complete, I recommend that you set it up as a new device, and not restore it from a backup. However, I understand that time can be of the essence and some people may need to get their device up and running as quickly as possible. If that's you, then restore from your last backup.
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    Default Re: How do you uninstall iOS7 and then reinstall via iTunes?

    Quote Originally Posted by bmartin3191 View Post
    If I set it up as a new device, when would I sync to my iCloud for my contacts, calendars, apps, etc?
    you'll get promoted to do so during the beginning of the setup
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    Default Re: How do you uninstall iOS7 and then reinstall via iTunes?

    Quote Originally Posted by bmartin3191 View Post
    Where do I find the ipsw file on my MacBook Pro?
    Via Finder, go to: ~/Library/iTunes/iPhone Software Updates/ while holding down the option key
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    Default Re: How do you uninstall iOS7 and then reinstall via iTunes?

    Does anyone know if I install it as new will I lose my google exchange calendar/contacts functionality? I heard that no longer exists for new phones.
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    Default Re: How do you uninstall iOS7 and then reinstall via iTunes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Z View Post
    Does anyone know if I install it as new will I lose my google exchange calendar/contacts functionality? I heard that no longer exists for new phones.
    Yes you will.

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