Showing posts with label backup-restore. Show all posts
Showing posts with label backup-restore. Show all posts

Sunday, March 18, 2012

How To Backup Your iPhone Contacts, Pictures And Game Data On iTunes


How To Backup Your iPhone Contacts, Pictures And Game Data On iTunes

This short guide will help you with iPhone back up and to restore iphone via itunes.You can save your iPhone contacts, game data, pictures , music and iphone application data using itunes back up. You can restore from itunes back up anytime in furture. Restoring iPhone from a back up is also covered in this tutorial. 
iphone sms backup

Steps to Back up your iPhone:

Step 1: Connect your iOS device to iTunes via the connection cable and launch iTunes.

Step 2: Wait for iTunes to show your device details then right click on your device name and select back up my iPhone option. iTunes will now backup your iphone contacts, recent call logs, messages, photos, application data, music and everything.

Your iPhone data is now backed up in iTunes and you can restore it anytime.

You can follow this method before performing jailbreak or updating to any new firmware upgrade like iOS 5.1

If you rely on ultrasn0w software unlock then you might have to upgrade you iPhone without updating your baseband. Complete tutorial of upgrading iPhone with out updating the baseband has already been discussed here.

Restoring from backup:


After installing or updating your iPhone, follow the steps to restore from iTunes back up.


iphone file transfer

back up contacts iphone

backup iphone contacts



Here, instead of selecting the option Set Up as new iPhone, select Restore from iTunes.

backing up ipod

Once you select the option Restore from iTunes, your screen should appear like the screen shot below. Connect your iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes and the restore process will begin.

backup iphone apps

Once iTunes finishes restoring the content of your iPhone, you'll see the following on your screen. You may now select Start Using iPhone and your iPhone will be updated to the latest iOS 5.1 with your files successfully restored.


restore backup iphone

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How To Upgrade Your iPhone On iOS 5.1 Without Updating Your Baseband

How To Upgrade Your iPhone On iOS 5.1 Without Updating Your Baseband - Complete Guide


Earlier this month, Apple released the new iPad along with iOS 5.1 update for iPhones , iPads and iPod touch 3rd and 4th generation. You can download and install the latest iOS 5.1 on your Apple device either by OTA update or by connecting your iPhone-iPad-iPod to iTunes and launching update. Some features of iOS 5.1 include Siri in Japanese language and some other minor performance updates. What's not good about directly updating your iOS device to 5.1 is that your baseband gets upgrated too. If you rely on Ultrasn0w unlock then you should never directly update your iPhone via iTunes. In this section we'll take you though the process of updaing an iPhone without updating the baseband so that it can be unlocked.

updating iPhone to ios 5.1 using redsn0w
If you want to create a backup of your iPhone data before upgrading to iOS 5.1 then follow this guide. 

Before we begin with the guide make sure you download and save the following on your desktop.

  • Latest version of Redsn0w : Download link :  http://tinyurl.com/43ne8or
  • iOS 5.1 : Download link :  http://tinyurl.com/5ad5rm
Once you have downloaded Redsn0w and iOS 5.1, place them in one folder for your convenience. Extract the redsn0w archive and you should be able to see 5 extracted files from that archive like the below screenshot.

how to update iphone without upgrading baseband using redsn0w

Launch Redsn0w in Administrator mode by righ clicking on redsn0w and selecting Run as administrator. Once redsn0w is launched, select the second option Extras. In the Extras menu, select custom iPSW and point redsn0w towards the download iOS 5.1 firmware. Check the screenshots below

update your iphone on lates ios 5.1 using redsn0w

how to save baseband and upgrade iphone to ios 5.1

how to upgrade iPhone 4 to ios 5.1



Now redsn0w will cook a custom iPSW file for your iPhone which will prevent your baseband from getting upgraded. This process usually takes some time so sit back and relax until the cumtom iPSW is ready.

how to update iphone to 5.1 using redsn0w

redsn0w can update your iphone without upgrading your baseband



Once the custom iPSW is ready, you can proceed with updating your iPhone with the following methods.
In the extras menu, select Pwned DFU. This step is very IMP and should be done exactly as mentioned. Its very important to get an iPhone into Pwned DFU mode to install cumtom iPSW. Follow the on screen instructions carefully.

Instructions For Getting Into DFU Mode

  • Switch off your iPhone
  • Hold the power button for 3 seconds
  • Now, without releasing the power button also press and hold the home button for 10 seconds.
  • Without releasing the home button, release the power button but continue holding the home button until your device enters DFU mode and you redsn0w automatically detects it.

update iphone to 5.1 using redsn0w by saving your baseband

software update iphone

updating my iphone software

iphone 4 untethered jailbreak ios 5.1

Now redsn0w will use limera1n to get your iPhone into Pwned DFU mode. 

software update for iphone

software update for iphone 3gs


Once done, launch iTunes to install the custom iPSW that we just created using redsn0w. As soon as you launch iTunes, a pop-up alert saying - "iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode" would appear. This is supposed to happen so don't panic :) Select your iPhone and then hold down the shift key and click restore and select the firmware that we created using Redsno0w : NO_BB custom IPSW. Your iPhone will now be updated to latest iOS 5.1 without your baseband getting upgraded.

update for iphone

how to update software on iphone



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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Updating Your iPhone, iPad On iOS 5.1 Without Losing Data

How To Update Your iPhone, iPad To iOS 5.1 Without Losing Your Data

Apple released the new version of iOS i.e., 5.1 earlier this month along with The New iPad. The new iOS 5.1 doesn't really bring any new feature but it contains patches for the vulnerabilities that were existing in the existing iOS 5.0.1. The new update basically patches the exploits used by the jailbreak community in developing the jailbreak. Having said that, you can now download and install the latest version of the iOS on your iPhone or iPad or iPod touch. We'll guide you through the entire process of updating iOS device and restoring through  the backup so that you don't lose your data.
updating iphone on iOS 5.1

IMP : If you rely on ultrasn0w unlock and jailbreak, follow the tutorial posted here. 

Follow the below steps to update your device to iOS 5.1

Step 1: Connect your iOS device to iTunes via the connection cable and launch iTunes.

Step 2: Wait for iTunes to show your device details then right click on your device name and select back up my iPhone option. iTunes will now backup your device contacts, recent call logs, messages, photos, application data, music and everything.

Step 3: Now from the help menu in the iTunes, select check for updates and iTunes will check for the updates and alert you that there is an update iOS 5.1 for your device and will ask you if you'd like to download and install it. Select Yes and the download will begin.

Step 4: Once the download is complete, iTunes will automatically start updating your device. Once done, your device will reboot and you'll be taken to the start up screen which should look like these:

how to update iPhone,ipad on iOS 5.1

updating ipod to 5.1 using itunes

how to backup and restore iphone to 5.1



Here, instead of selecting the option Set Up as new iPhone, select Restore from iTunes.

how to update to iOS 5.1 without losing data using itunes backup

Once you select the option Restore from iTunes, your screen should appear like the screen shot below. Connect your iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes and the restore process will begin.

iOS 5.1 update for iphone, ipad, ipod touch

Once iTunes finishes restoring the content of your iPhone, you'll see the following on your screen. You may now select Start Using iPhone and your iPhone will be updated to the latest iOS 5.1 with your files successfully restored.


guide to update apple iphone, ipod, iPad on 5.1

Feel free to post any comment in case you come across any errors while restoring.

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