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The reverse procedure of backup, to restore is to put information from a backup back onto the computer system.

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dfu-util (from xpwn) to install iOS 12.4.1 on iPhone XS?

I was wondering if I can safely use dfu-util from xpwn to install iOS 12.4.1 (from here) on an iPhone XS. In these dfu-util instructions, the syntax to use is listed as sudo ./dfu-util <custom....
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How can I restore an Application state from a cloned system?

I successfully restored my iMac after a hard drive failure, but the Time Machine backup was a bit old. I can access the "failed" hard drive as read only, which contains my most current files. I ...
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Where are back up restore app data guidelines?

I am amazed how apple smoothly handles backup & restore application data. Does apple have any guidelines for backup / restore principles? How does applications handle version compatibility of ...
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How can I format-erase my main disk through single user mode?

I cannot log into my computer anymore and internet recovery is extremely slow, how can i delete the partition and recover to factory stage with single user mode? Also would erasing it recover my macos ...
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Can I completely reset my Mac while it is attached to Time Machine? (I don't want to restore from a backup, just keep the backup)

For various reasons, I want to completely reset my iMac and reinstall everything from the ground up (that's easier than cleaning up by now). I have Time Machine running and I wanted to ask if all my ...
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How to transfer entire iTunes library from one iPhone to another?

I got a new iPhone, and restored it from a backup of my old iPhone. Then I noticed that the iTunes library was empty excluding the stock U2 tracks. If I move the entire "iTunes_Control" folder from ...
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Restore Time Machine Backup on an older OS

I have currently made a backup of my MacBook running with Catalina. I then reinstalled Mojave and am now trying to find out if there is a way to restore the data, which I have backed up without ...
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Cannot boot or restore iPad2

I have an old iPad2 which, I was using for a very long time. Recently it started to act weird. Not waking up, or acting much slower than it should (with iOS 9.3.4). I've wipe-restored it once, reduced ...
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iPhone iMessages iRestore

Preface I have an iPhone and am getting my own phone number. I have been warned that a factory reset will take place when installing the SIM card/phone number. I do not have a Mac computer, nor ...
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Restoring iOS without updating iOS in iTunes [duplicate]

I have this problem that when I'm trying to restore my iPhone 6 on iTunes it keeps me prompting me that restore and update when I'm just choose the restore option only, cause I don't want it to update ...
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Definitive restore method for cusp iOS

I want to upgrade to iOS 13 but just in case my CarPlay doesn't like it, I need to be able to revert. This will be before Apple stops signing iOS 12.4.1 which I imagine I'll have a few days to deal ...
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Restored iPhone from iTunes backup - where's all the iMessage storage that was previously used?

iPhone 7 Plus running iOS 12.4.1. Device showed the following iMessage statistics under iPhone Storage: I took encrypted backup using iTunes on Windows, then restored that backup (also to 12.4.1). ...
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How to restore an iPhone backup from an external hard drive (windows)

I backed up my phone on itunes and it took a lot of space on my laptop so I put the backup on an external drive, however, not knowing any better, I did not create any symlink. Is there any way I can ...
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After updating to the most recent OS, I can no longer restore ipsw

Yesterday I used Shift click on "Check for update" and selected an IPSW (version 12.4, which is still signed) and the update put my iPhone into recovery mode but failed to install. Later I tried shift ...
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Can I clone an ESD.dmg file to an external disk without having admin password?

I have one Mac running 10.7.5 and another running 10.6.8 that can be upgraded to 10.7.5. Unfortunately, I don't have an admin password for either, because the previous owner of the first died suddenly ...
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How can I copy an icon from a .icns file onto another folder or file?

I had to erase my hard drive and restore it from backups. The one thing I’m having trouble restoring is the drive’s custom icon. I have a Time Machine backup that includes the .VolumeIcon.icns file ...
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How to restore external hard drive from Time Machine backup the right way?

My Time Machine backup (6 TB USB-HDD) contains the data from my Mac's internal hard drive (2 TB) and from an external hard drive (USB 4 TB, Mac OS Extended, FileVault Encrypted) that I always keep ...
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How to restore system from SynologyRouter Time Machine?

I want to restore my system from a Time Machine backup which is on a SynologyRouter Time Machine network drive. When I restart in recovery (Cmd-Opt-R) and try to restore from Time Machine backup, no ...
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How long does it take to restore from an iCloud backup?

I have 12.8gb worth of photos and videos and I remember shooting videos in particular that was 1 hour long and another 30 minute one. Last night it didn't take long for the 5,000 photos (inc. short ...
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Switching back to iOS12.3 from iOS 13 beta 3

I want to switch back to iOS12.3 from iOS 13. For this apple support says that It can be done by restoring backup from iTunes: But iTunes is not installed on my Ubuntu computer. so How to switch ...
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Restore previous-released OS version(mojave) from catalina public beta

I followed this article. Now I'm on 10.15 Beta (19A512f), which I think it is beta 4, I'm trying to restore a timemachine backup of mojave(10.14.5). My question is do I have to erase my entire disk ...
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Restoring to another iPhone

Do I need to reset my iPhone before restoring a backup of a different phone? Eg swapping phones with partner. I have done both backups but not sure if I need to restore each phone first
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Time Machine alternatives to clone one mac book to another

Due to nature of how Time Machine works, backing up or restoring large backups is incredibly slow, even with a USB disk instead of a network attached backup unit. As a result, I am looking for a ...
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iTunes: How to find backup corresponding to a particular version of iOS?

I have an iPhone 8 Plus, which I upgraded to iOS 12.3.2. iOS 12.3.2 was a special bug fix release which is available only for iPhone 8 Plus models. I want to downgrade it to iOS 12.3.1, but I think I ...
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Move photos to a new iPhone without iCloud

I've got 24GB of photos on an iPhone 8 Plus that I'd like to move to an iPhone X. Normally, I believe I can just backup on iTunes and restore to the new device. Unfortunately, I am on iOS 12.3.2, ...
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iPad 2017 unable to restore/update

I'm having issues restoring my daughter's iPad to working order, and I'm wondering what options I have. She changed her passcode on it and then forgot it, so now it's permanently disabled. I'm ...
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Time Machine backup will not restore to my internal HDD drive

I had a major hard drive failure, so I have replaced the HDD on my MacBook mid 2012 13" model with another 1TB. I was running latest version of "Mojave" MacOS. I go to restore from the time machine (...
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How to completely reset or remove and restore Safari in Mojave

Safari is bugged in my macbook. It's a macbook air 2019 with mojave 10.14.5 The problem is I can't delete bookmarks nor save new ones on it because it ask to keep or remove firefox bookmarks, which ...
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Transmac error while restoring with dmg

I was trying to create an mac os bootable drive using transmac , I converted the it into GPT partition , but while going into the option of restoring with disk image , I get an error as - The disk may ...
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Restoring iPhone 5

I have an iPhone 5 that I tried to restore iOS 10.3.3 to. I have made sure that the .ipsw file matches the phone, and have updated iTunes. In iTunes, I get this error when I try to restore or update (...
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Pulling out WhatsApp from backup - without restoring iPhone

I have Mac (now Pro, then Air)- and iPhone backup regularly using TimeMachine. Is there a way restoring only backed-up text from WhatsApp without restoring entire iPhone?
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After Security Update 2019-003, OpenLDAP is corrupted. How can I recover?

I installed the Security Update 2019-003 this morning. The update went awry, and produced on (postgres) induced panic on the host, a second attempt succeeded. After the update, slapd will not launch ...
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Login and Finder problems after Time Machine restore

Following a keyboard problem on a MacBook Pro (2017 I think), I created 3 separate Time Machine backup (yes, I'm that paranoid) on 3 separate USB 3.0 drives. After keyboard replacement I restored ...
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Requirements for restoring a Time Machine backup from a sparsebundle?

I have a Time Machine sparsebundle backup on an NTFS volume on a USB drive. When I wanted to restore from it I connected it and the volume was mounted as read-only, but I was unable to mount the ...
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Restoring CCC or TimeCapsule from MacBookPro (2017) to new (2018)

I had a MacBook Pro 2017 stolen. Luckily I have 2 backups: Time capsule (day old) Carbon Copy Cloner USB hard drive (30 days old) MacBook Pro 2017 was running Sierra (or High Sierra?) now I forgot ...
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iPad 4 is Disabled Error 3600 iOS 10.3.3

I have an iPad 4 that I haven't used for so long that I forgot the PIN. After too many tries now my iPad is disabled and now it requires iTunes to fix. (Error Showing: iPad is Disabled Connect to ...
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Restoring data deleted from Directory Utility

When trying to rearrange user accounts, I deleted some data using the Directory Utility (data on a user account under "Users" in the Node "Local/Default"). I would like to restore this data. I have ...
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Is it possible to temporarily skip media restore in WhatsApp?

I use WhatsApp on an iPhone X. I have chat history and media backed up on my iCloud. The total size of the backup is around 6 GB. I had to send in the iPhone X for repair, and I’m using a temporarily ...
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Upgrade then restore, or the other way around?

I'm in a situation where I simply cannot upgrade my Mac – the installer says that my disk cannot be used as a startup disk. This probably has to do with me installing dual-boot partitions, but I'm not ...
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How to prevent browser from redirecting AT ALL using terminal

I have a very limited knowledge of this stuff so I hope this explanation makes sense.... My parents have somehow got on my MacBook, and made it so that they can change any setting and view/modify my ...
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iOS 12.1.4 - Photos stuck on uploading after iTunes restore

I restored my iPhone XS using the iTunes Backup I had saved on my Mac. Everything went back in place and also the pictures showed as being all there but, at the bottom of the Photos Library there was ...
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What’s the point of iTunes backup restoring?

I have just substituted my iPhone XS due to a camera fault and restored it from iTunes backup. My phone is 256gb in storage and therefore I use to have all my Photos library (about 12.000 elements) ...
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Safari won't load pages after system restore

I hope someone can advise please... A few days ago I had to restore my whole system from Time Machine backup after a power outage stopped my Mac from booting up. Everything seems fine, except for ...
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Want to Restore Android Backup to iPhone [closed]

I backed up my android phone (lg g7) to google, then sold the phone. I no longer have it in my possession. I now have a new iphone xr and wish to restore that backup to my iPhone - call history, sms,...
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can't shrink the system partition in order to clone and swap disk

I wanted to swap my 1TB old iMac HDD to a 1TB SSD but apparently it's not that easy with diskutil under mojave recovery system. From a disk to disk it's impossible since the disc is complaining to not ...
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Can’t restore from Time Machine on Mojave

I’m on the latest Mojave. Tried full restore from the backup and caught an error. (“error: -5000” while the restore process was copying a _MASReceipt/receipt file from one of the apps.) Tried ...
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I forgot a password for iPhone 5C, error 4013 if try to restore

I was not using my iPhone 5C for a long time and forgot a password for it. How to use it now? I left it for some time without a power and the only thing it forgot was time, so now it writes that next ...
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Restore Backup can this still be done after choosing setup as new?

I want to Restore my iPad, I have already created a backup on my Windows 7 PC using iTunes. When I restore my Ipad, as far as I remember from some tutorials online, you will have to choose to restore ...
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How can I restore macOS on a MacBook if all the data on the hard drive is wiped/corrupted?

I want to be secure against a worst-case scenario because I'm about to start tinkering with my SSD (going to try installing Linux). What backup methods would allow me to perform a clean reinstall (I'm ...
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How to make a bootable USB drive from a dmg containing multiple partitions

I have a USB flash drive of the Mojave installer from which I created a dmg containing two partitions: the installer partition and a custom EFI partition. The drive booted and installed fine. How do ...