Jailbreak - keeping current data / setup

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by VaatiKaiba, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. VaatiKaiba macrumors 6502

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    I'd love to jailbreak, just to get all the customization features, however I don't want to lose all my current data and setup (eg all the apps on my iPod, my mail accounts, etc, and game save data).

    I believe that before you jailbreak, that you have to restore the original firmware - is this true? And if it is, can I make a backup before jailbreaking, restore the backup after jailbreaking, and still have both the jailbreak and setup at the same time?

    Thanks!

    EDIT: How can I do the restore once I've jailbroken without wiping the iPod again?
     
  2. Krafty macrumors 601

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    Yes, the only thing you'll lose is your music & videos.
     
  3. VaatiKaiba thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But I can just re-sync the music and videos on again, can't I?

    I'm slightly (read: very) confused about this whole JB thing :s I want to jailbreak, but I don't want to lose all my data (email accounts, app info and game save data, for example). So, questions:

    1) Do I need to restore my iPod to factory settings before jailbreaking?

    2) If yes, can I restore my data from a backup without getting rid of the jailbreak?

    3) If no, can I jailbreak my iPod as-is, because it's on 3.0 (using RedSn0w)?

    4) Any other info?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  4. KoolStar macrumors demi-god

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    1. No you do not need to restore.
    2. You can jailbreak as is with redsn0w.
     
  5. VaatiKaiba thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Brilliant, one other question: when I'm jailbreaking and it asks for the ISPW, do I give my latest backup, or the original 3.0 one?
     
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Not sure what you mean by backup vs original. There's only one valid 3.0 IPSW for each device (iPod2,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw, iPod1,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw, etc), if you have multiple copies of the file, it shouldn't matter which one you use.
     

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