To All Of Those Who Prescribe Restoring As A Fix-All Solution...

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  1. DarkWrath

    DarkWrath Active Member

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    I have come across a countless threads where restoring is seen as a solution for everything. Restoring should be used as a last-resort to fall back on. Before telling anyone to restore, please read spoonforknife's Restoring and You (linked to later in this post) to realise all the implications of a restore.

    If in doubt of the solution, let others which know deal with it.
    (or at least not prescribe a restore)

    Please be aware the restoring in most peoples cases can be a very inconvenient solution for something that in most cases can be fixed with a bit of know how.

    Alternatives To Prescribing Restoring:


    A quick look at the iPod Touch Tech Help section can do wonders, there are many articles that can guide you to making the right decision with a product that is functioning incorrectly. Here are a few resources with info/solutions you can link to (or quote) when you help someone:

    A quick look around the forums can work wonders, this is a large community, if someone encountered a problem, the likelihood is that someone else has. Looking at a sub-forum that is related to the problem is the best place to look when finding a solution for someone/yourself. If you have come across a solution, by all means link to that page.

  2. Shawa

    Shawa Super Moderator

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    I'll keep that in mind.
  3. DaveL

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    Very in lighting, would you care to elaborate?

    I agree that Restore is over prescribed, but it would have been nice if you gave some helpful advice on ways to avoid having to use restore, maybe even links to articles that detail these methods.
  4. sambalayne

    sambalayne Banned

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    imo its like when you get a virus i windows even if your anti virus say that it removed it you still want to do a clean install right? i mean heck when my ipod crashes and goes into recovery mode there are way to get it out but i dont no what th e f*** extension caused the problem and so it might happen again so preform to do a dfu restore over any thing else
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  6. DarkWrath

    DarkWrath Active Member

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    Please try to refrain from passing comments that could cause confrontation.

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    Sorry but it's true...
  8. angryporkchop

    angryporkchop New Member

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    You were a mistake...however we don't go around saying it.
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    DarkWrath Active Member

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    Please, I don't want this thread turning into a flame war. I was hoping that there would be more constructive discussions.
  10. MuseFan288

    MuseFan288 New Member

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    good thread but i still restore to fix all or cuz im bored

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