What exactly does restore do in Itunes?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by shankar2, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. shankar2 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2009
    Hi, I managed to put 3.1.3 ios on the 2g ipod touch. I'd like to know what will be the ios version burnt on the ipod if I click on restore on itunes after the touch is synced ?

  2. tadad1 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2008
    Restore will always download and install the latest OS version from Apples server which at the moment is iOS4.0.

    If you want to restore to a previous version like 3.1.2\3.1.3 you need to download a copy of that version .ipsw file to your computer and then hold the shift key (PC) or command key (mac) when pressing the restore button.

    This will open a browser window for you to locate your downloaded .ipsw file and iTunes will use that to restore.
  3. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2009

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