Restoring multiple times may damage?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by imHappy, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. imHappy macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2011
    Guys so i had restored for maybe more than 10 times now for some issues i had and hopefully were solved.

    I want to know if by factory restoring/resetting it could damage the OS?
  2. batting1000 macrumors 604

    Sep 4, 2011
    Why would you think that? All a restore does is extract the OS and replace it with a fresh install of the latest OS version. No damaging takes place whatsoever.
  3. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    I'm curious what the issues were. There might be a less instrusive fix.
  4. B777Forevar macrumors 6502a


    Jul 25, 2011
    Chicago, IL
    Throughout my 4 years of owning iDevices I have probably restored more than 50+ times and it has never caused any from of "damage" to them.
  5. Delighted macrumors 6502


    Feb 25, 2012
    No, No, No, Nope. Very safe to keep restoring. Restore all day if you like.
  6. imHappy thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2011
  7. imHappy thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2011
    Btw, u restore for more than 50 times with different devices or from a single one? Heheh just asking
  8. LiesForTheLiars macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2011
    Restoring is quite safe, sir or madam . You're good. ;)
  9. imHappy thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2011
    guys, today while playing where is my water(addicting game) i noticed that the phone become quite hot. I don't remember my phone to get that hot after playing that game for like 15 minutes. hmm this is quite rare haha.

    Any comments about it?
  10. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Excessive battery consumption, for the most part completely normal.

    Restoring wont hurt anything but there is the rare chance the os can be corrupted. Usually another restore will fix it. I've only read one time when the device is bricked.

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