Once your contacts are synced to your computer you will need to follow this tutorial for backing up your music off your i Device (of course if you have your music in your i Tunes library you can ignore this step).
The last thing you will need to do is obviously backup your photos which can be done manually by going into your i Phone, i Pod Touch or i Pad’s filesystem.
A hard backup is not necessarily the best way to go about backing up your i Device because it also restores Jailbroken content which will just sit on your i Device and not be used.
The next method of backing up your i Phone, i Pod Touch or i Pad is a soft backup – where you simply backup your contacts through i Tunes and then your music through an application called Sharepod, and finally any images.
If your i Phone 3GS reboots itself every 2-3 minutes after you tried flashing it with an i Pad baseband, this is definitely a hardware issue.
Over its useful product life, the i Phone 3GS experienced 2 major i OS updates, from the factory-released i OS 3 to the present i OS 5.
Troubleshooting If you are receiving errors updating to the official i OS 5 firmware you can try these troubleshooting steps (Try them one at a time…
Are you experiencing this weird issue after updating your i Phone 3GS to i OS 5.0.1? See the email below which we received from a customer to understand better: “It was fine when I was using i OS 5, but it started restarting itself every 2 minutes after a few weeks of i OS 5.0.1. Remember to use custom firmware to preserve your baseband if you rely on an unlock.
Select the firmware file now and your i Phone, i Pod Touch or i Pad will begin being restored.
DO NOT touch your i Phone, i Pod Touch or i Pad during the restore process and DO NOT use your computer.
As the i OS 5 firmware is a significant update we recommend that all of you update to the i OS 5 firmware.
Like always, however, if you are looking for a helping hand in upgrading to i OS 5 i has your back.
To actually restore your content back to your i Phone, i Pod Touch or i Pad when you are running the i OS 5 firmware, simply re-sync your contacts and transfer over your media through i Tunes.