Can I restore (completely) without iTunes?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by nlivo, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2007
    Ballarat, Australia
    my ipod touch is stuffing up. Well, it isn't but I can't connect it to the computer. Whenever I connect it, it doesn't really say "Syncing" on the screen and iTunes freezes (im on a mac by the way). is there a way i can restore it without using iTunes?? Like maybe use disk utility? Thanks.
  2. macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2007
    Try putting it into restore mode (hold the two buttons for a long time until the "connect to computer" icon shows up on the screen. iTunes shouldn't try to sync it, and will just let you restore, I think.
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2007
    Ballarat, Australia
    Can that be done? I did it and it showed the apple logo and I kept holding but nothing came up.
  4. macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Liverpool, UK

    download the 1.1.1 official firmware, save it to a place you will remember.

    if your touch isn't already in recovery mode as already instructed plug touch into pc/mac load itunes up and then hold down the lock/wake button and home key keep them held down eventually your touch will shut off, keep the buttons held down and when you see the apple logo let go of the lock/wake key ONLY leaving the home key pressed down and eventually you should get the itunes logo with pic of the usb wire.

    iTunes should now say its detected an ipod in recovery mode click ok, now depending what system your using for windows hold the shift key down or for mac options key then press restore and point iTunes to the ipsw file and click open, iTunes should start restoring your touch to 1.1.1. When its done point the touch's safari to, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on install AppSnapp and soon after safari will "crash" if you wait yout touch will start to auto jailbreak, if memory serves me once the install has complete reboot your touch and your jailbroken.

    to upgrade to 1.1.2 first step, go to installer then scroll down to 1.1.1 tweaks and install oktoprep. Once installed plug ipod in to pc/mac and update to 1.1.2. When updated grab the 1.1.2 jailbreak program and extract to a folder. If you are running windows then run windows.bat if mac then the osx file, tick install ssh and click the jailbreak button. When this has finised doing its thing power off your touch then turn it back on, your touch will reboot when loaded up (this is normal) when its rebooted you will then have a jailbroken 1.1.2
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2007
    Ballarat, Australia
    god bless you.
  6. millerbell, May 21, 2013
    Last edited: May 28, 2013

    macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2013
    You will need to connect to a PC/Mac to start the RESTORE process. Once it is done you will then be able to restore from the cloud.

    Make sure you have your iPhone plugged into your Computer (via iTunes) or you are on a WiFi network otherwise, it won't complete the reset until you are connected.

    Once iTunes detects the phone, select RESTORE iPhone Backup.

    During the reset, "everything" is erased, settings are set back to factory defaults and iOS is reinstalled.
    When the phone restarts, set it up as new and follow the prompts or restore from your most recent backup within iTunes or from iCloud.
    Then reinstall all of your apps, music, setup iCloud to sync your Contacts, Reminders, Calendar, Notes, etc.

  7. macrumors regular

    May 15, 2013
    Way to bump a six year old thread. Also, in 2007, there was no Reminders, iCloud or apps (no App Store). iOS wasn't even called iOS.
  8. macrumors 65816

    Dec 16, 2010
    Makes me laugh that this was bumped but if you are running iOS 6 you can do a restore from the iPod touch with out using a computer. Go to settings> general > rest. Granted the iPod in question probably wouldn't be compatible with iOS 6. I know that this thread was from 2007 just felt like beating a douche lol:)
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2012
    If the device is jailbroken do NOT do a Factory Reset. This will make the device unbootable and force you to do a restore via iTunes.
  10. macrumors 65816

    Dec 16, 2010

    I don't think that the post had anything to do with a jail rocket iPod touch plus this thread is like a million years old lol. I was just being a douche by replying.
  11. Kristical, Aug 31, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2015

    macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2015
    I want to use it to restore my iPad mini. Because I will not use iTunes, so I want to know how to restore iPad without iTunes clearly, I found many answer and I did try some of them. But I don't think they are helpful.

    Here is a method that I used:
    How to Restore iPad without iTunes
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    Can't you just reset all content and setting?

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