1. Massie's Avatar
    So I'm thinking of getting the beta and have a question. After updating, can you still restore your data from a backup, or are you forced to set up as a new phone?
    06-08-2011 07:55 PM
  2. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    You can restore from back up but it is always recommend that you set up as a new phone since there are so many little things different between the os versions.
    06-08-2011 07:58 PM
  3. dsjr2006's Avatar
    It's better to setup as new, but I haven't seen issues so far restoring from backup the way I did with iOS 4 betas.
    06-08-2011 08:05 PM
  4. anon(4692575)'s Avatar
    The best way to do it if you don't want to lose any data is to sync calendars, contacts, notes, bookmarks etc in iTunes with the respective computer applications or with Google. App data can be backed up with AppBackup in Cydia if you're jailbroken. Just make sure you know how the backups work so you don't end up deleting important app data when restoring!
    06-08-2011 08:55 PM
  5. Alli's Avatar
    Ummm...enectrixx? Did you read the original post? AppBackup and Cydia - and jailbreak are moot when you're installing iOS 5.
    06-09-2011 12:06 AM
  6. BLiNK's Avatar
    wait.. Massie is gonna join the iOS 5 party??? i am beside myself right now..

    like others have mentioned it is fine either way. i chose to set up as new phone but i always do. what is it that you are wanting to bring over? maybe now is a good time to "start over"..?

    if i know you like i think i do then you have all your info backed up already so why not restore as new and you can always put your saved info on later if needed..
    06-09-2011 12:25 AM
  7. anon4705295's Avatar
    wait.. Massie is gonna join the iOS 5 party??? i am beside myself right now..

    like others have mentioned it is fine either way. i chose to set up as new phone but i always do. what is it that you are wanting to bring over? maybe now is a good time to "start over"..?

    if i know you like i think i do then you have all your info backed up already so why not restore as new and you can always put your saved info on later if needed..
    I want to start as new soooo bad But I cannot think of losing my progress in Tiny Wings LOL
    06-09-2011 12:28 AM
  8. anon4705295's Avatar
    On topic, I set up from a backup and have no more bugs than anyone else
    06-09-2011 12:28 AM
  9. Massie's Avatar
    Still on the fence a bit mostly because of Quick Compose in biteSMS, but almost all my most used jb tweaks are covered in iOS 5. (Lockscreen theming was a big one but now I'm not so sure I'll want to theme it with the new notification style.) Everything else I can do without, just need to decide...
    06-09-2011 12:53 AM
  10. BLiNK's Avatar
    i do miss bite A LOT but with every text composed on the native it's becoming 2nd nature and replying to a text with the Notification Center is leaps & bounds improved from the way it used to be

    other tweaks i miss are as follows:

    iFile, FullScreen for Safari, ScreenDimmer, RemindMeLater and Mywi
    (Pandora Hack, shhhh)
    06-09-2011 01:05 AM
  11. Massie's Avatar
    I guess it's good I don't use those...but I will miss Enhanced Tabs and SBSettings, as well as SpringFlash for when I'm trying to get to bed without waking anyone. We'll see!
    06-09-2011 01:45 AM
  12. Fausty82's Avatar
    i do miss bite A LOT but with every text composed on the native it's becoming 2nd nature and replying to a text with the Notification Center is leaps & bounds improved from the way it used to be
    +1. What HE ^^^ said.
    06-09-2011 01:59 AM
  13. Massie's Avatar
    I honestly don't think I'll miss Quick Reply at all thanks to the new implementation, just Quick Compose...the thought of having to constantly go to the Messages app to send a first text seems inconceivable after using bite for so long.
    06-09-2011 02:07 AM
  14. BLiNK's Avatar
    lol it's just something you will get used to, again? i remember when i first picked up my iPhone and how amazing it was.. even the texting process. sometimes i think we jailbreakers get spoiled by some of the awesome apps/tweaks out there, but we will survive haha

    i know the Purest of iPhone enthusiasts will be creaming their jeans once they get a hold of iOS 5, but we have been using similar software for a while (e.g. LockInfo)

    just do it, you'll get used to it and one day this will all be a memory (even more so if a untethered JB is never achieved!)
    06-09-2011 02:48 AM
  15. Massie's Avatar
    So it turns out I'm too lazy to do it...though this post also helped me decide: Do Not Install IOS5 Beta | iPhone News, Help and Guides

    Looking forward to the fall!
    06-12-2011 11:55 AM
  16. BLiNK's Avatar
    damnit, Massie, you always ruin the fun!
    ... thinking of downgrading
    06-12-2011 12:03 PM
  17. Massie's Avatar
    damnit, Massie, you always ruin the fun!
    ... thinking of downgrading
    .
    06-12-2011 12:46 PM
  18. BLiNK's Avatar
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    LMAO!! i did it. i am back on 4.3.3 and jailbroke. iOS 5 is gonna be great but there were too many imperfections, rightfully so, for me

    cannot wait for fall!!
    06-12-2011 03:27 PM
  19. anon4705295's Avatar
    LMAO!! i did it. i am back on 4.3.3 and jailbroke. iOS 5 is gonna be great but there were too many imperfections, rightfully so, for me

    cannot wait for fall!!
    LMAO I downgraded too! Spellcheck stopped letting me cancel it, and after 10+ attempts to type "hell" I gave up... back on 4.2.8 XD Now I'm running into problems with iTunes beta not recognizing my Custom restore for my JB... and I can't downgrade my iTunes (gives me crap about not being able to read the library or something).

    I was cool with waiting until fall while being JB... but if I have to be Pure... these will be a LONG 3+ months......
    06-12-2011 05:07 PM
  20. BLiNK's Avatar
    LMAO I downgraded too! Spellcheck stopped letting me cancel it, and after 10+ attempts to type "hell" I gave up... back on 4.2.8 XD Now I'm running into problems with iTunes beta not recognizing my Custom restore for my JB... and I can't downgrade my iTunes (gives me crap about not being able to read the library or something).

    I was cool with waiting until fall while being JB... but if I have to be Pure... these will be a LONG 3+ months......
    OMG, SAME!!1!!.. i definitely had the issue with spell check cancelling on top of incorrect typing on the keyboard.. that was the final straw. however, i am not mad, i knew what i was getting into. i am glad that i got see to it first handed and will make the jump again at a later beta or final release

    i was getting the iTunes error also so i just put 10.5 back on and did the shift-click-restore and all went well. dont forget to restart your computer after you uninstall/install iTunes. i hope you get it worked out
    06-12-2011 05:42 PM
  21. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Massie way to go brother BLiNK Welcome back to the light side!!!! glad you found your way out of the darkness that is Team Pure. I'm running iOS 5 on my iPad 2 which can't be JBen anyway so I have the best of both worlds. I know Apple will never allow me to customize the phone the way I want and until that day JB 4 Lyfe lol.
    06-13-2011 12:09 AM
  22. BLiNK's Avatar
    haha, well the sickening part of this is.. a part of me wants to reload iOS 5b1

    yes, i have a problem.
    06-13-2011 04:48 PM
  23. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Everyone welcome to iOS Anonymous, this is brother BLiNK and he has admitted his problem. BLiNK please introduce yourself and tell us a little about when it all started?
    06-14-2011 07:10 AM
  24. BLiNK's Avatar
    haha "iOS anonymous" i like the sounds of that. if there were such a thing i would have to check in--pronto!

    i guess i will not be truly satisfied until i am jailbroken (untethered) on iOS 5, which seems like a very long time from now
    06-14-2011 04:34 PM
  25. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Tell me about it lol I'm waiting too Hmmmm maybe I need to buy that domain lol then Apple can pay me millions one day.
    06-14-2011 05:47 PM
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