1. isaac65's Avatar
    Ok, so I synced my iPhone 4 with 4.0.1 then I restored it as a new iPhone in order to jailbreak. I read that doing this would prevent the mms and facetime error. The problem is that after I restored as a new iPhone, my old backup is gone...
    Was that supposed to happen? I was under the impression that I could restore as a new iPhone then later apply a previous backup...
    08-02-2010 02:57 PM
  2. swooshme's Avatar
    When you right click on the phone in itunes do you have the option to restore from backup? If so it might list other backups in there.
    08-02-2010 03:50 PM
  3. isaac65's Avatar
    It didn't list them there and they are not listed when I go to Edit>Preferences>Devices.
    08-02-2010 04:06 PM
  4. touchyphone's Avatar
    When you update, you back up. But when you instal a new update, you actually back up a clean install(cuz you just did that) so technically i believe you newbed it and did it all wrong, and now your backup is of a backup of a stock 4.0.1 not your 4.0 backup....
    08-02-2010 04:18 PM
  5. iVenom's Avatar
    cart before horse
    08-02-2010 11:39 PM
  6. BuddhistGirafe's Avatar
    Yea dude. As Touchyphone stated. Its gone bra.
    08-03-2010 12:26 AM
  7. isaac65's Avatar
    Lame... oh well. Maybe this post will keep someone else from making the same mistake.
    08-03-2010 08:03 AM
  8. Watcher's Avatar
    It's always good practice to manually back up your phone before updating or jailbreaking. I would even go so far as to "back up" your back up files on an external hard drive just in case something like this happens so you can restore it to a previous, more stable build.
    08-03-2010 08:13 AM
  9. macharborguy's Avatar
    this is why i use Time Machine on my Mac. I accidentally did the same thing, but Time Machine saved my *** with a 4 hour old backup of the iPhone backup.
    08-03-2010 11:15 AM