Will jailbreaking my iPod touch wipe all data?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Craig Snyder, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Craig Snyder macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2011
    I have an iPod touch (3rd generation) with a little over $200 worth of apps and content that I've paid for. I am wanting to jailbreak my iPod (preferably with redsn0w, iLiberty+, or jailbreakme.com) but I am cautious because I am unaware if I will lose any functionality, applications, or data that already exist on my device. I am trying to jailbreak just to use the Veency application through Cydia so that I can remotely access my iPod via my PC. Will my device be at risk of bricking? Will I have to rejailbreak often? Will I lose ANYTHING?
  2. soco macrumors 68030


    Dec 14, 2009
    Yardley, PA
    Jailbreaking of any sort always runs the risk of losing data. Just remember the tried and true mantra: Backup, backup, backup!

    You'll be fine.
  3. AdrianK macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
    Apps can be re-downloaded if they're deleted at no additional charge from iTunes, however you'd need to do this one by one. They should be on your computer anyway, so it would just be a case of re-syncing.

    Music is your responsibility, you can't redownload it for free, it should be on your computer anyway.

    What firmware is your device on? (Settings > General > About > Version)

    Depending on the firmware, you may have to restore your iPod in iTunes, so it will be wiped of all data. As I said you can just re-eync afterwards. If you do a 'backup' in iTunes first, all your settings and app data will be backed up too so it can be restored after 'restoring' the iPod in iTunes. However, backups might not stick sometimes, so be aware that you might lose your app data.

    You will not lose any functionality, except maybe game centre... (?)

    You can't brick your device.
    Every time you update your device you will lose the jailbreak, so you'd have to wait for a new jailbreak to be released for the latest firmware to be jailbroken before you could jailbreak it again, if you updated.
  4. Craig Snyder thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2011
    Thanks both of you. What's the best way to backup, just within iTunes or is there some external 3rd party application?

    I'm on a 3G iTouch so I'm on 4.3.3. What jailbreak tool is best for this version, redsn0w? PwnageTool?

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