1. gilbyrocks's Avatar
    I've always struggled with this when setting up a new iphone. I usually have my previous model jailbroken, as is the case with my iPhone 4 now.

    Now, I'm always concerned about setting up the new generation iPhone from a backup due to jailbroken fragments that may be associated with the backup and how that might affect the new phone. Should I have those concerns?

    If I choose new phone, I'll have to manually sync music, photos, apps, mail settings, etc. and can get contacts and cals from the cloud. Just tedious/time consuming.

    Which is the best option? How do you set yours up?
    09-21-2012 12:42 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Personally, I would not risk transferring things from a previous device onto a new device. For me, the choice is easy. Set up your NEW device as, well, new!
    09-21-2012 12:47 PM
  3. v1nn1e's Avatar
    Much against the advice of others, I'm still going to restore my iPhone 5 from my jailbroken iPhone 4 backup.
    jonmark likes this.
    09-21-2012 12:48 PM
  4. jonmark's Avatar
    I had a jailbroken iPhone 4, and synced my new iPhone 5 from backup from that iPhone 4 - synced everything within a couple mins (apps, photos, settings, contacts, etc) and I experienced absolutely no problems. Saved me a lot of work.
    09-21-2012 12:49 PM
  5. gilbyrocks's Avatar
    I always forget how I did it for the previous generation. I'm still weighing the options! This time, whatever I'll choose I'll make a note for the next gen..
    09-21-2012 12:58 PM
  6. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Just restore from the backup. If you start to have issues then you can always just restore as new. Not a big deal.
    09-21-2012 02:19 PM

Tags for this Thread