Reinstalling Leopard - iPod Touch software update OK?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Oroak, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. Oroak macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2008

    I need to reinstall Leopard on my iMac. I am doing an erase & install, so I am working on backing up all my files and information.

    One thing I was worried about was the iPod Touch software update I bought. I am having iTunes backup my library to a couple DVDs, but I am not sure if that has anything to do with this. Once I reformat, am I going to sync my iPod and find the unlocked applications to be removed? Does anyone have any experiences with this? Once you update your iPod, is it permanent?

    I also see a few weird files that I assume have to do with the iPod:
    ~/Library/Lockdown/Some plist file here
    ~/Library/iTunes/Mobile Applications/iPod Touch App Pack ####.ipa (Used # because I'm not sure if the number in the file name is a serial number or something)

    Should I backup these?

    Thanks for any help in advance :)
  2. zaney macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2008
    Middle of a field, UK
    I would imagine the update is tied to your iTunes account and your iPod Touch, so it shouldn't affect it (otherwise people would lose their update after buying a new mac - not a good marketing strategy).
    I don't have one myself (I have an iPhone), but you shouldn't have any problems.

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