Update/restore iOS devices using Acer Chromebook running ChrUbuntu?
March 15, 2013 11:13 AM   Subscribe

Long story short- I'm trying to make a go of it with an Acer C7 Chromebook as my main computer. I installed ChrUbuntu, and this is my first foray into the world of Linux. I like it so far, but it does beg the question of what to do with backing-up/restoring my iPhone 4s and iPad (original). Pretty soon I'm going to want to unlock my iPhone so I can switch to a prepaid plan, and I understand you need iTunes for that. Is there a Linux workaround that anyone knows about?
posted by letstrythis to Computers & Internet (1 answer total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Apparently some versions of iTunes for Windows can run with partial functionality on Wine. So I'd start by trying that out (but not with great expectations). For a one-off like unlocking an iPhone you could just find someone else's Windows or OS X machine to use. For day-to-day backing up, I'm afraid I don't know... but this page might be a good start. iDevices are a fast-moving target for third-party support, unfortunately.
posted by pont at 11:43 AM on March 15, 2013

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