Help with iPhones and Ubuntu

Dave Woyciesjes woyciesjes at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jun 29 20:30:59 UTC 2015


On 06/29/2015 04:06 PM, Scott Ehrlich wrote:
> Please advise on the right place for this question if this is the
> wrong place for it -
>
> I changed from an iPhone 4 (iOS 7.1.2) backed up via iCloud, to an
> iPhone 5S (iOS 8.1.3) with data restored from my iCloud account.
>
> I have learned that once an account (iTunes backup/restore or iCloud
> backup/restore) becomes involved with a device with a newer iOS, it
> prevents you from restoring to the older device.
>
> I prefer to revert from my iPhone 5 back to my iPhone 4, but due to
> Apple's restriction, this is not possible.   The iPhone 5 has newer
> information, just recreating the phone book on it would not suffice.
>
> Both phones are seen by my Ubuntu systems (Mac Mini reformatted with
> 14.04 and a Dell Vostro 1520 also with 14.04).
>
> Is there any tool/method (non root/hack) that will at least let me
> transfer the data from the 5 to the 4?
>
> I also have a Mac, if that helps.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Scott
>

	TO confirm, you do have a 4, and not a newer 4S (which can get up to 
iOS 8.1.3...) I assume you have your 4 updated as far as possible.

What data specifically do you need to transfer back?

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