Has a force restore ever failed in attempts to fix problems?

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  1. Ryuukumori

    Ryuukumori New Member

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    On this forum, I have noticed that the last resort with fixing problems with an iPod Touch (if a normal iTunes restore gets an error or doesn't work- typically a rare problem in a jailbreak) is a force restore. Have there been any issues before where a force restore actually DOESN'T work and/ or gives someone an error, thus the ultimate, yet somewhat risky attempt to recover from the issue is to send it to Apple?

    Just wondering.
  2. DerekVOF

    DerekVOF Active Member

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    Don't believe so. I've seen a few people say their force restore failed, but they just tried it again and it worked... I've yet to see a single person say "Yeah, jailbreak trashed my iPod Touch and the force restore failed entirely too - my iPod Touch is bricked" - NOT ONCE...
  3. skyline_-

    skyline_- New Member

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    Yeah, jailbreak trashed my iPod Touch and the force restore failed entirely too - my iPod Touch is bricked

    GOOD GAME
  4. AlexRADL

    AlexRADL Retired Moderator

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    Seeing that you just posted a thread about wanting an iPod touch this statement is false.

    I have never heard of anyone's iPod being completely 'bricked' due to a jailbreaking related issue.
  5. skyline_-

    skyline_- New Member

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    Sir - obviously my ipod got bricked so now I want a new one.
  6. Vision_Again

    Vision_Again New Member

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    i think it always works but could b rong
  7. AlexRADL

    AlexRADL Retired Moderator

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    OK, I get it now. I am pretty sure there is a way to fix your iPod, I wouldn't give up and just start looking for a new one.
  8. Danls92

    Danls92 Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    The hard reset (force restore) is hardwired into the iPod, it isn't based on a working firmware, therefore it is theoretically impossible for it to not work.

    Now sometimes it takes a couple of tries, but it will work.
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    mcballa7 New Member

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    im sorry to say this but my jailbrokwn itouch wont restore! at all, wont let me, even wont let me connect to the computer at alll , anyone has any solutions please reply
  10. romeboards

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    I would say that a force restore is always possible, unless in the case of a hardware problem.

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