Hello all. I'm finally getting my Ipot tomorrow! Yipee! Ok, before jailbreaking it, I have a few questions: As I'm only buying it tomorrow, I assume that the firmware version is 1.1.4 (unless that I'm so unlucky that I'm getting an old Ipot which was kept in the storeroom since it was newly released). From Ipodtouchmaster's videos, it seems that I will need to downgrade it to 1.1.1 before jailbreaking it. So, my question is - when I downgrade it to 1.1.1, will I lose the 5 applications (maps, notes, etc.)? Is jailbreaking some sort of "formatting"? When I restore my Ipot (for whatever reason), will my Ipot be restored to 1.1.4 (with the 5 apps returned)? Assuming that my Ipot is 1.1.2 when I restore it, how does ITunes know that my Ipot was originally 1.1.4? Are there some codes in my Ipot that tells Itunes when it was manufactured, and what was its original firmware version? Yes, I've searched for these answers, but without success. And although this is my first post, that doesn't mean that I'm new here. I've been a member of this forum since January , and had been checking this forum almost everyday. The only reason that I am still puzzled about a few things is because I do not own an Ipot then. So, merely reading posts doesn't really make me know more about Ipot easily. Well, that's all. Thanks.