Can any damage be done to an iPhone that is repeatedly restored/Jb/restored?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by OrangeDog, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. OrangeDog macrumors 6502

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    Can any damage be done to an iPhone that is repeatedly restored/Jailbroken/restored ad nauseam?
     
  2. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    I guess the only damage you could do is decrease the number of remaining re-writes to the solid-state drive. They can only be written to a certain number of times, but I wouldn't worry about it. I've restored my iPod touch countless times and it's still working fine. Most of the time I had to re-write 14GB of music back onto it too!

    My advise? Don't worry... Restore whenever you want.
     
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Not sure, but I did three JB on my 3G iPhone, to test the ability to restore/DFU mode and using the USB hub. No problem with 2.2.1 firmware whatsoever. These aren't scientific tests by any means, but I'm comfortable with the results...
     
  4. NT1440 macrumors G4

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  5. jgunn macrumors regular

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    Middle answer: nop
     
  6. calvy macrumors 65816

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    you found an iphone with ssd? this must be the new iphone model showing up in web logs
     
  7. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    Flash drives are solid state drives. There's no spinning parts... therefore, solid-state. That's all I meant by that.
     
  8. OrangeDog thread starter macrumors 6502

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    A thank you to the folks with the sensible replies.
     

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