Not quite restored.

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  1. wearmaize

    wearmaize Active Member

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    i managed to stupidly freeze my ipod and nothing i could do to fix it. So i put it in recovery abd restored. Then i chose 1.1.1 and finally, restore from backup. What i noticed is that my carrier stayed the same as before (goblu) as did my wallpaper (which was previously in my "camera roll.") obviously a restore is not perfect!
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Well, when you backed up, what firmware was it?

    Also, keep track of what gets backed up.
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    OK, this is what I've seen so far; I was on 1.1.1 and restored to 1.1.1.
    - My carrier is modded
    - My wallpaper, which was in my ipod's "Camera roll" is the same, although I don't have a camera roll anyomre
    - When I installed 1.1.1 Mail, it was already set up for me. Messages downlaoded and all.
    - Weather (which IDK if it's a native 1.1.1 ipod touch app) had my two cities programmed in already.

    However, other things like ttr asked me to enter my name so it could publish scores online.

    The interesting thing is that you resotre completely first, and then choose "make this ipod a backup of 'ipodname?'" And it restores settings from 3rd party apps!

    I have previously been on all firmware versions, with the app pack.
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    the same thing happened to me I installer itransmogify from installer I restored my Ipod and still had every single bookmarklets, and the wallpaper I installer from installer was still on my screen..
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    and now touchpad pro remembers my vpn settings
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    dwonder3 Well-Known Member

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    When you restore it does not change your setting for other apps (ones from installer) and carrier images. It just changes the most important files
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    JustinCarpenter New Member

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    No, actually, it restores everything, making the iPod like it was when it came out of the box. But, before it restores, it saves a backup of key settings (language, wallpaper, contacts, etc.) and puts that all back on. So, it does change ALL files, it just puts back certain settings.
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    wearmaize Active Member

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    So if i restored there would still be jailbreak files on my computer?
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    iTunes backs up your personal data preferences from var/mobile/Library or var/root/Library depending on your firmware every time you sync the ipod, if jailbreak apps store their preferences in these locations then they will be backed up at the same time, and then when you restore put back in the relevant location. You would not know the files are there until you reinstall the application by Jailbreaking and then installing it from installer or manually adding it by ssh.

    Preferences of Jailbreak apps would be on your computer and ipod after restore from a jailbreak, but not the actual applications you installed after jailbreak.
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    That's interesting. Thanks for clearing stuff up.

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