Would jailbreaking your Ipod delete everything?

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by rofljeff, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. rofljeff macrumors newbie

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    Would all the things like music, videos, apps, etc get deleted from my ipod if i jailbreak it?
     
  2. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    Well, sort of. If you jailbreak correctly (I didn't), your music and videos will be temporarily wiped, along with apps. However, I think app save files are stored in the iPod firmware, so you should keep saved games if you use one of your recent backups to jailbreak.

    This is speculation, and I can't vouch for it's accuracy, but it seems right. Maybe someone else here knows more?
     
  3. rofljeff thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for answering.
     
  4. NeoMayhem macrumors 6502a

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    If you use QuickPwn then nothing will get deleted at all. Everything will be exactly the same, but you will have cydia.

    If you use PwnageTool, you will lose everything, because you need to restore your phone to apply the jailbreak.
     
  5. Munix88 macrumors member

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    If you are planning on jailbreaking the iPod Touch 2G then I'm pretty sure you have to use the PwnageTool which does in fact wipe your iPod clean.

    I think it's worth it though for the themes, etc. and not too big a problem if you have your apps and music backed up in iTunes.
     
  6. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    Yes, this is true. When I restored my iPod, I used a blank ipsw (downloaded from apple) and it erased all my save files. I don't think this would happen if you used a backed up ipsw instead.
     
  7. chanhuff macrumors newbie

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    How do you create a backed up ispw. I have my iPod backed up but in this folder C:\Users\****\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\ there is just a bunch of files for the backup.
     
  8. aznkid25 macrumors 6502

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    Assuming that you are running Windows and have a 2nd Gen ipod touch, use this program called QuickFreedom. If you are using a Mac, try it in running windows in boot camp or parallels. I'm not sure if I am allowed to post rapidshare links. So PM me for the link.
     
  9. senter(left) macrumors newbie

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    hey guys, i just jailbroke using quick freedom, and it restored the ipod with the custom firmware, now itunes detected a new ipod and is asking me if i want to start a new one or restore from back up. i want all my old stuff and i backed it up right before i jailbroke, but im just wondering if doing this messes up the jailbreak. thanks =]
     
  10. TMC2k1 macrumors member

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    I put restore from backup and my iPod was EXACTLY the way it was(settings everything) before I jailbroke. Along with cydia and installer of course :)
     
  11. senter(left) macrumors newbie

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    thanks! :D
     
  12. TMC2k1 macrumors member

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    Dont worry when it says restoring in the beginning. I got pissed because at first it looks like its going to restore your firmware back to the original and you would have to jailbreak it again. Thankfully, I chose the right option and it was just "restoring" the old ipod settings etc.
     

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