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  1. YoungJoe

    YoungJoe New Member

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    hi i have an iphone 3G and i was trying to update it but my computer smashed at home so i was doing it at my friends house and was wondering if there is a way of updating the iphone 3g without deleting the files on it
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    42395_skyline Community Development Staff Member

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    make a backup of the iphone.
  3. YoungJoe

    YoungJoe New Member

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    it wont delete any of the music of photos or apps when i restore it right?
    sorry im new to iphones so im not sure
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    cjschriver3 New Member

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    WRONG, if you restore you will lose ALL of that
  5. YoungJoe

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    yeah but thats only if you use the reatore i just wanted to make sure that if everything got deleted i could retore from the backup
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    Here's the process smoothed out on a board for you;

    - Plug iPhone in
    - iTunes pops up, click restore/update
    | If you update:
    - Downloads update, then installs on your iPhone and then comes back on updated and checks for new files in the iTunes Library
    | If restore:
    - Downloads restore, then install and wipes out your iPhone to the factory defaults (When you took it out of the box) Your then asked to leave it plugged in until it activates, then after activation you begin syncing. You can set it up as a new iPhone, or restore from the latest back-up. Restoring as a new iPhone is the best method if your troubleshooting issues or have any issues period- In my personal opinion.

    Best of luck,
    Brendan
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    SmexyPenguin18 Active Member

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    Just plug it in and click update instead of restore. It won't delete anything.
  8. jalexis4192

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    Wont help for 4.0 =p

    Then again, by time that comes out you' probably have a new comp and your music and such back lol.

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