Restoring ipod touch without updating software
This tutorial demonstrates a user-friendly method to make full-featured i Phone backup and restore on PC without i Tunes.
Backups include apps and app documents, preferences, contacts, calendars, messages and more.
This is often a more reliable way to get an i OS update immediately, sometimes i Tunes will time out during the download when an i OS update has just been released, this is probably due to server overload.
Frankly, it’s often faster to just download the update files directly from Apple since they are delivered through a CDN they tend to go at or near your maximum download speeds.
For most, that option simply won’t work and others have reported experiencing battery life problems and activation issues when updating on top of a jailbreak.
At the time of writing, that’s 7.1.2 and it’s already been jailbroken – but that doesn’t mean you can simply upgrade using the option in .We will cover both methods of obtaining i OS software without using i Tunes to download it, we’ll start with the easiest method of using the device itself to get the i OS update. Thanks to OTA (standing for Over The Air) updates, you can also download updates to i OS directly on an i Phone, i Pad, or i Pod touch without even using i Tunes.There is a caveat here though, and that is the device must be running system software later than version i OS 5.0, so older hardware may be left out.In any case, if you are running i OS 5 or later, you can use OTA to update i OS with no attachment to a computer or PC whatsoever.
If an update is available, tapping on Download and Install will finish the process for you with no attachment to a computer and no i Tunes at all. This is by far the easiest way to get the i OS update installed onto a device and requires no computer at all, the whole thing is completed on the i Phone or i Pad.
Here's some of them: THE GROUND REALITY OF RESTORING WITHOUT A BACKUP If you have never backed up your i Device in i Tunes, it will not let you backup the device when it's locked.