iOS 3.1 How do you back up your ipod so you can restore with 3.1.3?

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  1. J-rad

    J-rad New Member

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    As I am sure many of you know, apple wont allow builds of any os below 4.0. I have heard people talk about ssh backups or something that allow you to restore earlier versions..but im not sure how this works. I pressed that button in cydia offering to make some kind of backup for MC models..and at the top of cydia it now says "This device has SHSHs on file for iPhone OS: 4.0" (even though its a ipod, but what ever).

    Is this what I need and want? Or do I need to do something else?
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    You must have SHSHs on file for 3.1.3 in order to restore
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    Umm, backing up your iPod is as simple as syncing your iPod to your computer. It automatically creates a backup when you sync it, and that is what you use to "restore" your iPod after you have downgraded.
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    Note also, however, that backups created through the use of iTunes only backup settings, contacts and whatnot. You will have to reinstall your applications (losing your saves in the process, unless you have used Appbackup, from Cydia, to backup these up) and your videos, music... Or you could manually backup using SSH.

    SSH backups will not allow you to restore to 3.1.3
    SHSH blobs will allow you to restore. They are two different things.

    EDIT, here's the SSH backup tut.
    http://www.ifans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=91365

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