What would happen if I delete all data through FTP connection?

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by 129930, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. 129930 Guest

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    Just wondering,
    I thought of erasing everything from ftp then hard reset -> restore

    does it make any difference?
     
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  4. tm1000 macrumors member

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    considering its an operating system I don't think you could delete everything because some applications are in a runnning state. However it would completely fudge it up.

    I wonder if a restore would work in this deleted state?
     
  5. MagicWok macrumors 6502a

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    I don't even think it would be able to sync it you tried deleting everything. Meaning that you would be really really screwed LOL.

    I do hope the OP didn't decide to just give it a go...:eek:
     
  6. REBELinBLUE macrumors regular

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    Surely the recovery mode is part of the firmware not the operating system? So in theory you should still be able to put it into recovery mode.

    I don't believe the jailbreak gives you access to the firmware files, just the OS files.
     
  7. AppleMatt389 macrumors regular

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    You sound correct to me.

    Still, what is the difference between firmware and operating system? Like they call it "firmware 1.1.1" for the iPod but isn't it "operating system 1.1.1"? And in what language would the firmware be written? Like, is it completely different to the operating system?

    :apple:Matt
     
  8. tm1000 macrumors member

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    It depends on the system. My MacBook Pro has Firmware AND OSX. If I deleted the WHOLE hard drive the firmware is still there to get me up to boot (but not into the removed OS)
     

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