iOS 4.0 Restore from backup, not firmware

Discussion in 'iOS Jailbreak & Cydia' started by DevourOfDarkness, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. DevourOfDarkness

    DevourOfDarkness Member

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    My ipod is stuck on the apple logo. Can I restore it from a backup WITHOUT restoring the firmware? Is this possible?
  2. rykah

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    Backups are composed of miscellaneous data you added to the iPod (pictures, contacts, wallpapers...)

    Firmware is the OS.

    As you might conclude, both are needed for a restore. If your iPod had only the backup on it, it would essentially perform as an inaccessible USB drive holding only that information.

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