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iPod needs to be restored after update

09-08-2010, 08:33 PM
#1
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 288
iPod needs to be restored after update

I'm sure there exists another topic of this sort, but I just updated to 4.1 on an ipod touch 3rd gen not j/b and everything was working fine. I updated like three apps and then opened up Super Quickhook to check out Openfeint because my friend added me on there earlier. It didn't seem to be working so I exited, reset the wifi, and then tried again but it wasn't connecting to Openfeint (tried again with the OF app too).

So I restarted my ipod as it was still connected to the computer through the usb cable. After that, my ipod came back up in recovery mode. itunes is telling me to restore to factory settings and delete everything. Of course I'm a little wary of this...

Is there anyway to restore my ipod as it was before from a back up? Or does it do it automatically through the restore that itunes is asking me to do?

I have a lot of save files on here and I like the way my apps are arranged and I have a few pics I don't want to lose help?
09-08-2010, 09:31 PM
#2
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 288
Sorry about bumping so soon, but I've never had to do a restore and I'm a tad worried. itunes did back up my ipod before it updated if that helps at all.

Should I just restore it? Is there any way to restart it from the backup I did before I updated?
09-08-2010, 09:53 PM
#3
I would restore to the file it saved before the update. It usually has everything intact and has for me when I have had to restore. Then try a new update - maybe there was something in the update that got messed up - just make sure to back up first again!
09-08-2010, 10:16 PM
#4
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 288
Aw... I restored it and then updated it to my previous back up that itunes did and my pics are still here but... All my apps are gone (about 22gbs worth), all of my folders, all of my videos and music are gone. Sigh... I know I can download them all again for free, but all of the folders and my organization >.<
09-08-2010, 11:58 PM
#5
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 742
All of your apps should already be on your PC or Mac, so you should be able to put them back on your iPod by doing a sync (I think. I mean I haven't done it yet myself, but that's how it should work).
09-09-2010, 12:26 AM
#6
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 288
Yeah but... but... all of my save data's gone ;_;