How to wipe ipod of all information

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Amnak, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Hey all i just sold my ipod touch and id like to know how to wipe it of all information like my name and the sync with my computer. I'd also like to be able to reset it to factory settings, but it's currently on firmware 3.1.2 can i reset it to stay on 3.1.2 and not reformat to 4.0
     
  2. celticpride678

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    You can restore it as a new device in iTunes, but that would make it upgrade to iOS 4.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i was pretty sure there was a way to make it the firmware i wanted i think it's something like download the firmware put it into that one mode were it must be connected to a computer and option click restore but im to nervous to do that
     
  4. celticpride678

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    You could have done that, but Apple is not signing iOS 3 anymore, so you can't
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    what does sighing mean?
     
  6. celticpride678

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    I'm not sure what "sighing" means, but "signing" is how Apple allows you to update to newer releases.

    One they stop signing an older OS, there's no way to go back (unless you're jailbroken).
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am jailbroken !
     
  8. celticpride678

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    Well, you never said that. :rolleyes:

    Download Tiny Umbrella, save your SHSH blobs and restore as a new device by pointing iTunes to the iOS 3.1.2
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know this sounds retarded but i can't fined i dlink for it? edit never mind im dumb.
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    Keep in mind you must already have saved your SHSH blobs for 3.1.2 since they aren't signing it anymore. If you saved your blobs (either via Cydia or TinyUmbrella) way back when they still were, then you are good.
     
  11. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well im on 3.1.2 now so will i be able to restore it if i save my blobs now
     
  12. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i wish someone else knew how to help me could i get someone elses signed 3.1.2?......p.s. i tried deleting some files and then i resprang my spring bored snd now the ipod is stuck on the apple screen any alements
     
  13. celticpride678

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    If it's stuck on the Apple screen, now you're going to have to restore. I don't understand what's wrong with upgrading to iOS 4 (especially since you sold it)
     
  14. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well it's because i sold it as 3.1.2 i guess i can restore and if he wants money back i'll give it back
     
  15. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok im going to restore but before i cant ssh any longer i know for a fact that when i restore the tag is going to say aaron because i had changed it to Aaron is there any way to change it back to iPod through ssh



    JUST restored thanks for all the help! :)
     

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