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I'm doing a restore to 8.1 via iTunes so I can jailbreak After the restore is done do I check "Setup as new iPhone" or "Restore from this backup..."? I did create a backup earlier. C can download all my apps/games over again, not a big deal, I really only need my contacts saved. Which one do I choose b/c I chose the second option and it's saying I have to wait 20 minutes for the "restore iPhone from backup" to complete. I don't feel like waiting that long & like I mentioned I simply want to restore my contacts after I restore to 8.1. I stopped the restore iPhone from backup, pulled the USB out so it would stop. I'm now in iTunes again, I hit the "Restore" button and I'm going to but a clean 8.1 on my 5s again, I just need to know what to do after to just get my contacts back.

asked 07 Nov '14, 01:15

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edited 07 Nov '14, 01:17

You might have been able to just copy the contacts folder off the device before restoring and copy it back after. But by this point it's really best to wait for the backup to restore. It's not that long to wait, get a drink or play a game, etc.


answered 07 Nov '14, 01:18

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