Restore.. want my stuff back. no back up

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  1. korandot

    korandot New Member

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    iPod Touch 2g 2.2.1 - no backup

    I was doing the jailbreak and it failed on dfu mode, it was black won't turn on, i opened itunes and detected it and offered me the option to restore it. I restored it and it worked.. wait, where are all my contacts??? my apps and everything. I really need it back. I need help on this one!
  2. iptman

    iptman Active Member

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    They are gone...
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    LssThanThree Active Member

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    UHhmm. Sorry you can't.
  4. iBoss™

    iBoss™ Banned

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    Should'ove made a backup before you jailbroke.

    But, your iPod had to be in DFU Mode when iTunes recognized it.
    You DIDNT have to press that restore button, you could have used a trick to get your iPod OUT of DFU Mode and then it wouldóve booted normally, but... too late.
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    There are recovery tools for the PC or Mac that can recover files from FAT, FAT32, NTFS, HPFS, EXT2,3,4, etc. Why aren't there any for the iPod touch ?

    There are two partitions on it. A "root" partition for the operating system (500 MB or so) and a Media partition (7 GB+) for... well... media. Since there are tools that can access the root partition of a jailbroken device (such as DiskAid, iFunBox, etc) isn't there an application that can RESTORE the files ?


    I know Linux can access the Media partition. I wonder what Linux app can restore files from a HPFS filesystem... Hmmm... I think it can be done. You'd just have to look into it really hard and not install anything on it. It's easier to just start from scratch tho. Many apps may not function due to iTunes not recognizing them anymore (different database).
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    iBoss™ Banned

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    But you wouldove needed a backup in the first place...
    Also, there are ghost cloners out there that clone your whole iPod touch HDD.

    You cant magically recover files from a restored device...
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    nice. iCloner looks good.

    Carbon Copy Cloner, for MAC.


    korandot,

    sorry that happened to you. it is not obvious restore means something more like factory-fresh restore.
  8. iBoss™

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    Restoring is a b*tch, though.
  9. geekgrrl

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    I backup to iTunes and I have PkgBackup for apps from Cydia.

    I think cloning the iPhone/Touch is the best idea.

    It was really bad, for me, losing all my phone numbers (I have VoIP for Touch) and all my notes, with websites and stuff I wanted to check out. I had addresses of people, who had asked me to visit while travelling. Aargh! I can't remember all that stuff.

    I think every one of us, at one time or another, has shared that pain.

    I know I am grateful iAppleCentral mentioned there is cloning software for iPhone/Touch.

    I have a clone software, now.
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    AptBackup and AppBackup from Cydia are probably the best things you can get.

    EDIT: iSafeCopy costs money, but it works.

    It doesnt back up your whole hard drive, only the parts that you, well, access and change daily.
    And it actually restores simply.

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