Too Many restores?


macrumors 65816
Original poster
Jul 30, 2007
Sin City, NV
Hey i was wondering, is there a limit to how many times you should restore you iphone? Because i just finished installing voice recorder, NES, etc. and the iphone update came up. Now thanks to that new installer app i could restore my iphone and put all the apps back without a problem, but i was curious if after so many restores and holding the home and sleep button for 25 seconds and all that stuff if it starts to really mess with the iphone, because i have restored my iphone i would say tops 4 times and i dont have a problem doing it again, i just dont want to permanently hurt my $600 iphone. Any insights?


macrumors 6502
Oct 16, 2006
There is normally not a limit to how many times you can "hard" reset a device ( if there was i'm sure my freinds iRiver would be there by now). But i would go reseting every chance i get, if i were you.


macrumors 6502a
Jan 9, 2007
no worries man, you don't need to worried about how many. During my exploits with applecare over my phone problems I've reset it about 10 times so far.

The General

macrumors 601
Jul 7, 2006
I have yet to restore my iPhone once, so I don't know if there is a limit.

I also don't want to hurt my $600.00 phone, so I would not even chance modding or hacking it. It is not worth it in my opinion.
I hope you like Marimba. :rolleyes: