Can restoring damage my iPT?

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  1. BigAl

    BigAl New Member

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    I've restored my iPod Touch about 5 times in the last week and I was wondering if it could damage my Ipod in any way. Does anyone know?
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    frisbeefanatic New Member

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    not that i know of
  3. ChrisL

    ChrisL Well-Known Member

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    Nope, it's basically just resetting your iPod to factory settings, no damage being done.
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    What if there is a power shortage or if the iPod gets disconnected for any resaon. Can that be harmful?
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    Tkf1 Community Development Staff Member

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    A bit. But you can just restore it again. DFU mode because iTunes won't detect it for sure.
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    iTouchTheiPhone Active Member

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    thasts happened to me. just plug it back in, and itunes takes core of it.
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    Only if you do it a few thousand times because the internal memory is flash based and they do have a write limit. Even those USB sticks or MicroSD, MS Pro Duo, etc. have a limit.

    I remember there was a method to get more RAM on the iDevices. It basically used a swap/pagefile to write to and it doubled, tripled your memory but it also came with a big fat warning that it will eventually cause bad blocks.

    As long as there aren't any hardware problems it's pretty much impossible to brick an iDevice via software. You can always restore it back from iTunes.

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