Loading a backup on a new iPod?

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  1. Burton

    Burton Well-Known Member

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    I'm getting the new iPod touch and I was just wondering if it was possible to load a backup from my old iPod onto my new one so that I don't lose all of my game progress.

    Does anyone know if this is possible?
     
  2. d1

    d1 Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2009
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    Of course its possible, that's the point of the system ;)
     
  3. Delusionaltool

    Delusionaltool Well-Known Member

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    hah i had the same question, do we authorize the device in itunes then just do a sync to put the software / games on my new 4g....i was not sure how that worked...
     
  4. wootbean

    wootbean Well-Known Member

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    iTunes will ask you when you first connect it..to set up as new or restore from backup
     
  5. Delusionaltool

    Delusionaltool Well-Known Member

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    ya but the ipods come with 4.1 already on them its not gonna load the old os on there is it?

    and if choose to set it up as a new , the games i have stored in itunes i can just sync to the ipod correct? then rather re-dl stuff i already bought?
     
  6. acrotran

    acrotran Well-Known Member

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    I guess the question is: Can we do a restore without reloading the OS, or will a sync be enough to put everything back the way it was?
     
  7. d1

    d1 Well-Known Member

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    Ohh my brain just made the connection with what's being asked..

    If you restore from a backup; no, the old OS will not overwrite the latest firmware.

    And for future reference, if you want to restore without updating to the latest firmware, you'll have to download the .ipsw from somewhere on the web [do a Google search, not hard to find the file along with instructions of how to do it].
     

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