Is it bad to keep restoring?

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  1. qpid360 macrumors 6502

    qpid360

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    I've been reading about people who keep attempting to downgrade, jailbreak, restore, etc... and do this multiple times because it doesn't always work successfully.

    Is it harmful to the phone, hardware/software-wise, to keep restoring, putting it in recovery or DFU mode, multiple times?

    When I had my 3G, I restored quite often when jailbroken apps caused issues, and I never really thought about the long term issues that may arise. Now that I have a 3GS and awaiting the Dev Team's JB, I'm curious to know of any damaging effects.

    Please shed some light. Thanks.
     
  2. Gamst macrumors regular

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    I'm guessing the memory that the operating system is on has a life span? There must be a maximum number of times it can be written over. Probably OK for thousands of rewrites :)
     
  3. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    I honestly don't think it's bad to keep restoring. Apple makes their devices' operating systems nearly flawless :) so don't worry about it!
     
  4. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    Nah, all things have a lifespan, hard drives and flash memory alike. But the device will be old and outdated by the time you reach that number.
     
  5. Captain Awesome macrumors regular

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    It is technically, but it will take tens of thousands of restored to get any effect :)
     
  6. qpid360 thread starter macrumors 6502

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