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Backup Your iPhone Or iPod Touch

http://emovilpro.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/iphone.jpgIf you want to upgrade your firmware you must create a backup of your iPhone or iPod before you do something else. So here are the steps you have to follow according to Apple.

Creating a Backup

Backups can be created in the following ways:

  • If you have configured your iPhone or iPod touch to automatically sync with iTunes on a specific computer, iTunes will back up the iPhone or iPod touch after you connect it to that computer and sync with iTunes. iTunes will not automatically back up an iPhone or iPod touch that is not configured to sync with that computer. iTunes only makes one backup each time you connect, even if you sync multiple times before disconnecting.
  • If you choose to update the software, iTunes will back up the iPhone and iPod touch automatically.
  • If you choose to restore the software to factory settings, iTunes will ask you if you want to back up the iPhone and iPod touch. The backup created when you restore a device is separate from the one create when the device is synced. The backup created prior to a restore is marked in the syncing preferences of iTunes with the date and time when the backup was created.

Restoring from a Backup

To restore information from a backup:

  1. Connect the iPhone to the computer you normally sync with.
  2. In iTunes, select the Summary tab and click Restore (this erases all data on iPhone). When prompted, select the option to restore your settings.
    Notes:
    • Information you can sync from the computer (e.g., photos, videos, songs) that are not stored in the back up will need to be resynced. Photos you take with iPhone are included in the backup with iPhone software 1.1 and later.
    • Your passwords will need to be entered again if your restore your backup to a different device.
    • If you restored to a different iPhone, you will need to reactivate Visual Voicemail.

Deleting a Backup

If you want to delete a backup created by iTunes, follow these steps in iTunes 7.5 or later:

  1. Open iTunes Preferences:
    Windows: Choose Edit > Preferences.
    Mac: Choose iTunes > Preferences.
  2. Click Syncing (iPhone or iPod touch does not need to be connected).
  3. Select the backup you want to remove and click Remove Backup.
  4. Confirm you wish to remove the selected backup by clicking Remove Backup.
  5. Click OK to close the iTunes Preferences Window.


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Install iPhone/iPod Touch 2.0 and Jailbreak It

 

UPDATE (08/14/08)

Just a few minutes ago (1:25 pm CT) I upgraded my 1.1.4 firmware to 2.0.1 following these steps and the iPhone works really fine. I have a 1st generation iPhone and I live in San Luis Potosi, Mexico so the phone is working without problems. I can access to Apple Store and install more applications as well I can install applications with Cydia and Installer 4.0.

So you have just purchased an iPhone(or maybe even an iPod Touch) and now you want to get some cool applications and games on there. Here we will go through the steps you need to go through to ‘jailbreak‘ your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Note - This guide has been updated for the 2.0.1 firmware.

Windows

1 - Download and Install the WinPwn application.
WinPwn Ver 2.0.0.4 (24994 KB)

2 - Get Your IPSW File Ready
a) 2g iPhones - 3g iPhones - iPod Touch 1.1.5
b) iPod Touch owners that have already purchased the 2.0 update can browse to “c:\Documents and Settings\USER\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates\”.
Note ‘USER’ is the login name for your windows installation. Like for me, USER is Doug. . .since when I setup my computer I used Doug as the user account. This will be different for everyone

3 - Open WinPwn and click the ‘Browse .ipsw’ button and locate either the IPSW file you are ‘pwning’.

4 - Once WinPwn recognizes the ipsw file you just selected, now click the ‘IPSW Builder’ button.

5 - In the Applications tab click the box for Cydia and Installer(or whichever one you like better), and click the ‘YouTube Activation Fix’ box if you’re not on the AT&T network(iPod Touch owners do not have to worry about the YouTube Fix).

6 - You can set a custom image or a custom payload, but neither is required to jailbreak.

7 - Click the ‘build .ipsw’ button at the bottom left and it will ask you where you want to save it. Save this new IPSW file anywhere you want(I recommend the Desktop so you can delete it easily afterwards).

8 - After it creates your custom firmware it is time to Pwn iTunes. Click the ‘iPwner’ button and you should be told that ‘iTunes has been Pwned’

9 - Now you can close WinPwn and put your iPhone/iPod Touch into DFU mode. Click here if you need help with DFU mode.

10 - Now open iTunes, hold the ‘Shift’ key on your keyboard and then left click on the ‘Restore’ button in iTunes.

11 - Browse to your desktop(or where ever you saved it), and select the custom firmware that we just created.

12 - Let iTunes do it’s then, and in a minute or two you should see a dialog box telling you that iTunes just restarted your device and it everything is complete.

13 - That’s it, once your iPhone or iPod Touch reboots you should see both the App Store and the Cydia icons.

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