Restore/Restoring

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by 8gigaPodTouch, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. 8gigaPodTouch macrumors member

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    frequent restoring of the iPod touch is this ok? nothing affects to its flash memory? any? :confused: tnx.
     
  2. FunkyMonkey macrumors 6502

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    I'm not an expert...but I think restoring won't hurt it as long as you do it right.
     
  3. 8gigaPodTouch thread starter macrumors member

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    well i did restore my iPod around more than 10 times, but seems there's no problem, just wondering if it is ok? (i always mess my iPod :D that's why)

    anymore?
     
  4. JHKL macrumors newbie

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    Well, in terms of its effect on flash memory, then no, it has no plausible negative consequences.

    But! Remember that each time you screw it up and need to re-flash, you're only increasing your odds that one of these days it will actually become bricked and not be able to get into a re-flashable state (although from what I've seen this is very, very rare).
     
  5. cmuench macrumors member

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    A restore is basically just a whole bunch of read/writes. Most flash drives(ipod tough has one) only have so many writes to them. However they are usually un the hundreds of thousands. You would have to move alot of data on the touch and restore it alot. chances are however that the ipod will break before the flash wears out.
     
  6. 8gigaPodTouch thread starter macrumors member

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    well tnx a lot all of u guys. from now on i'll extend my care on my iPod :)
     

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