Restoring and You

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  1. spoonforknife

    spoonforknife Retired Moderator

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    Restoring

    You've probably heard about restoring. You've probably even seen it recommended, or you might've recommended it yourself. In fact, you've probably done it more than once, I know I have.

    What Restoring Is

    Restoring is a way to completely reset your device back to factory settings. It erases the information on your iPod and replaces it with the information from a stock firmware, which will fix anything to do with corruption of data in your device, because it replaces bad files.

    It is a last resort. It erases your music, your notes, you preferences, your videos, your themes, your skins, your apps, your everything.

    A restore will fix any software related problem with your device. If it is hardware related, then a restore cannot help you.

    What Restoring Is Not

    It is not something you want to do often, because restoring is not a desirable activity. It is time consuming, boring, and you have to set up your device again from scratch and set all of your preferences again. It doesn't feel like the same as the device you put into Recovery Mode.

    What You Should Know

    You should know how to restore.

    You should also know what a restore is and isn't.

    What You Should Do

    Do not recommend restoring at the tiniest issues like RenegadeKrogan/Salarian. That will give other users the idea that you think you know what you're talking about, but really don't. In short, it's not a good thing.

    If the volume doesn't work, don't instantly say Restore. Try a reset of all settings, reboot, respring, or something along those lines. Take time to research what the problem actually is rather than saying Restore.
  2. iPTF_BROWSER

    iPTF_BROWSER Active Member

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    Nice thread! This will definitely reduce the "OMG I BRICKED MY IPOD" posts!!

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  3. Meikura

    Meikura Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I doubt it, because the people who make the "OMG I BRICKED MY IPOD" threads are also the ones who don't search...

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  4. CurlyCarlos

    CurlyCarlos New Member

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    This is great for people who don't really know... but should this guide have something on DFU?
  5. Totally 1337

    Totally 1337 Active Member

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    good golly gosh gee wilickers!! this is already stickied!!

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    Spoony, do you have the ability to sticky your own threads?

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  6. iPTF_BROWSER

    iPTF_BROWSER Active Member

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    True, then I guess this thread is pointless. Sry spoon

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    BroadStBullies Well-Known Member

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    not if you restore from a backup.
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    Do lots (and lots) of full restores harm the touch in any way?
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    BroadStBullies Well-Known Member

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    I doubt it. If they did then it would be Apples fault. But if your restoring everyday then somethings wrong.

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