Tricking the OS into thinking its connected via firewire??

Discussion in 'iPod' started by hishat, Aug 26, 2011.

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    hishat

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    Hi i have a ipod 3rd generation, i would like to restore....However the only way to restore according to itunes is via firewire? is there a way around this??

    Any response will be appreciated

    Regards.
     
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    killerrobot

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    hishat

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    its the 3rd GEN. with the 4 buttons at the top, i tried the steps and it didnt work unfortunately.

    any other suggestions??
     
  4. killerrobot, Aug 26, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2011

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    killerrobot

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    I couldn't find the page from apple for the 3rd gen.
    Usually just holding the menu and play button together for 5-10 seconds does a factory restore.
    From what I've read online, the 3rd gen should only sync to iTunes using a USB cable. Is there a way to try that?

    EDIT: Found the original user manual. It says to toggle the hold switch before holding the menu and play button. http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/iPodDockConnectorUserGuide.PDF
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    i experienced the same problem and solved it that way:

    1. connect the ipod to your itunes by usb.
    2. deselect "enable use as harddrive"
    3. restore using usb without getting told otherwise.

    cheers.
     
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    Darth.Titan

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    Umm... no. That in no way does a factory restore. What you're describing basically does a forced reboot, or a Reset.
     

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