Upgrade to 5.0.1 before re-jailbreak

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    I've edited this post to simplify the question and reduce word count. Hopefully someone will try to help me figure this out.

    I can no longer make backups through the sync process in iTunes. Will this issue affect the proceedure of upgrading from 4.3.3 to 5.0.1 when the times comes to do so?
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    Original post edited to simplify.
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    Have you tried to delete any backups in your computer? Both via iTunes' Edit > Preferences > Devices > "Delete backup" and by going to iTunes folder to verify any all backups are gone? Obviously, something has happened to corrupt your backups. Maybe if you delete the backups, then re-install iTunes (after a computer reboot)? Honestly, these are just guesses here, because I've not experienced a continual, multi-iDevice, backup problem.

    Also, AFAIK, a backup is not necessary to upgrade. You can always restore your device from new. Yeah, you'll lose all the data off your iDevice, but if you save it in other places, you can put it all back on or reset everthing. Note that I didn't say easily, but it can be done. Then, I should think that a newly restored device would have no trouble, going forward, in creating new backups.

    You can also choose to use that older, good, backup (providing you don't delete it in following the process in my first paragraph).

    I know, not much reassurance, but it may be that starting all over right from new is your best bet. Sorry I'm not of better use and good luck.

    Marilyn
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    Thanks, Marilyn,

    I done just that. I first removed the oldest backups, leaving one each for the phone and the pad - the latest in the set. Then I reinstalled iTunes, using a completely different install executable from the first go around. That didn't work, so then I moved those last two backup files out of their home directory, and tried it all again. Still no joy.

    My only concern, really, (and frankly, I don't know without giving it a try) is that the backup process seems to be part of any upgrade or restore. The verification is made, all data backed up, then the upgraded firmware installed, and backup restore. That's how I understand it - that is, the process as performed online. With a local .ipsw file or building a custom .ipsw file (as I did with the phone the first JB), I don't know about. Perhaps no backup attempts are automatically made with a "manual upgrade/firmware install.

    One way or another I'll find out. Loosing the JB on the pad isn't nearly as critical for me as loosing it on the iPhone. Enough said.
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    Issue resolved... successfully. It seems that the refusal to create a backup was fixed after the upgrade of the 5.0.1 .ipsw file which I had stored locally for both the phone and the pad. All is well.

    Brian - Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    Thanks for the update, Brian.

    I am sorry you had the troubles (and that we couldn't help) - but am very glad things are better now.

    Yay! :D

    Marilyn

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