TIPS: How to force iTunes to restore a user data BACKUP.
Have you restored an iPhone recently or switch to a new phone or whatever?
I think many of you have experienced the pain after you accidentally selected "Setup as New Phone" on the iPhone home screen on iTunes.
Don't panic! Before you waste another 20 mins or so to restore the phone again, try this.
BSD Subsystem is required. SSH will be the easiest thing to do, although some odd people like me want to do it on MobileFinder. So you can use WinSCP with SSH or just MobileFinder.
Step 1 of 1 (:D): Connect to your phone with WinSCP or start browsing right away with MobileFinder, and delete /var/root/Media/iTunes_Control folder. Then restart the phone and connect to iTunes again.