iPod's Time is wrong, won't sync with a correct time or hold a manual setting

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Aero26, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. Aero26 macrumors regular

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    As above. Synced with a time that was 5 hours ahead. I've tried to go Settings-General-Time & Date, the time will change and revert back to the bad time within the minute. An automatic iTunes sync yields no results. World Clock is also thrown off so instead of using a New York clock to get true eastern time, I'm using one 5 hours behind in Anchorage. If I go into Facebook, updates made seconds ago will show as being posted 5 hours ago. And etc. Never had this problem on 3.12 or 4.0.

    Any fixes? The problem isn't widespread and as such, theres no widespread solution.

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  2. kelving525 macrumors regular

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    I believe you need to restore your device by going into iTunes. That should fix the problem.
     
  3. X2:M4c macrumors newbie

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    He is correct. I had the same problem on 2nd gen iPT once I upgraded to iOS 4. Back up your device, restore to factory settings, then restore from backup.
     
  4. battlekid macrumors regular

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    Just restore it. Also-- try doing a hard reset (hold down home+lock for 10sec, then let go).
     
  5. uunio macrumors newbie

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    Restore to fix the clock?!

    I love you geeks just as much as the next person who runs into a problem they can't systematically fix themselves, but a complete restore to fix the clock would take me at least two hours, not to mention it's a brand new computer and iTunes 10 likes to freeze up as soon as I click the apps tab. If anyone has a different kind of work around, because I really dont' want to have to restore, rejailbreak 4.0 on my 2nd gen 32 gig ipod touch using itunes 10, I would probably pay you real live cash.

    Thanks.

    jonathan mcelroy
    boy @ woh . rr . com
     
  6. kelving525 macrumors regular

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    Well, jailbreaking can now be done in two minutes by visiting a website, so it's not hard to jailbreak an iPod-- if you have iOS4.0 and below that is. However, you can restore your iPod when you go to sleep and just wake up a little early to check if it's fully restored. ;)
     
  7. uunio macrumors newbie

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    Yes thatwould be wonderful but alas that won't work for me either. Lets say for example, some of the saved game data that's spread out over my snes, nes, genesis and 64 along with all the native games origially downloaded from itunes, contain secret government documents that can't risk being destroyed through a wipe, restore or refresh.

    Just hypothetically speaking.
     
  8. Aero26 thread starter macrumors regular

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    You took the words out of my mouth. *sigh* I'm about to restore now. I knew it would be the likely fix...I just didn't feel like putting myself through it if there was even a chance of an alternative.

    Backup-Download 315MB iOS4 Firmware-Restore-Sync Music-Jailbreak-Sync Apps- Redownload Jailbreak Tweaks- = waste of 2 hours :(

    Edit: Error 3194. Apparently Apple is no longer allowing restores to 4.0 after 4.01's release. *sigh*. Guess I'll have to sit tight for SHAtter. Then again, If it's tethered, I'll have to sit tight with my 5 hours fast time...'cause I really can't go back to the awful Blackra1n days of tether.
     

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