can I format/restore my ipod touch 3rd gen without itunes

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by kiddk1, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I just sold my ipod 3rd gen but dont have my laptop that it is synced to, I am trying to restore it to factory condition in order to ship it, can I do this manyually? thanks
     
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    r.j.s

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    No, you need iTunes, but it doesn't have to be your iTunes, any will work.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks, I do have access to other pc's
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    There is a way to do it without iTunes. You have to format it to fat32 and then load the firmware.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Why would you bump a 7 month old thread?
     
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    Intell

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    And bump it with incorrect information.
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    It's really funny how he used "FAT32"... :)
     

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