iPod Data Recovery

Restore Jailbroken iPod Touch

Can I backup my iPod Touch before restore from jailbreak?

How to restore ipod Touch 4g after Jailbreak? And how to backup all data on my iPod Touch to avoid losing?

Hi, about a week ago I jailbroke my iPod Touch 5th generation. However recently weird things have happened like when I sync it says iTunes cannot recognise iPhone and things. Most of the time it works though. I don’t want to risk anything going wrong and also I don’t really use the jailbreak anyway.

I was about to restore it via iTunes and need help. I also worried about the photos and videos on my iPod Touch. Is there a way to backup my iPod Touch before restoring from jailbreak? Thanks for your time.

restore jailbroken iPod Touch

Apple does not support for jailbroken iDevice. So when you stuck in restoring from jailbroken iPod Touch or iPhone, you have to get advice from forums or blogs. This guide will give you a full instruction about how to restore iPod Touch from jailbroken and how to backup before restoring.

How to Backup and Restore Jailbroken iPod Touch?

TunesGo iOS Manager is a third-party software that can backup and transfer your music, video, playlists, photos, contacts, and more from your iPod, iPhone and iPad to your computer for backup. This step is necessary if you want to keep the data before restore iPod Touch to its factory setting.

TunesGo iOS management software provides both Windows and Mac version. You can download the free trial version from the below download link. For Windows PC users, download the TunesGo for iOS Windows version, for Mac users, download Mac version.

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Backup iPod Touch Data with TunesGo iOS Manager:

This iOS Management software supports all types iPod Touch including iPod Touch 5, iPod Touch 4, iPod Touch 3, iPod Nano, iPod Classic, iPod Shuffle, as well as any type of iPhone, iPad.

Step1. Connect your iPod Touch to the computer

Run the program and connect your iPod Touch with a USB cable(s). This iPod backup tool will detect your iPod Touch and show it on the main interface as follows:

connect iPod Touch

Step 2. Export Media Files to Computer

To backup music, videos, TV shows, music videos, podcasts, iTunes U, and Audiobooks, simply click on Media in the left column, then select the music, video, etc. and click the Export button on the menu bar. You can directly export media files to your computer or iTunes library, and even your other iDevices. Here select backup to your computer.

backup media files

Step 3. Backup Photos of iPod Touch

Click 'Photos' in the left column of the home page, and then open a album. In this album, select the photos you want to export and then click the button 'Export' to transfer photos to your computer.

export photos to computer

After the simple backup process, it’s safe for restoring iPod Touch 4 /5 from jailbreak.

Note: Restoring your device will erase all data from your iPod Touch or iPhone, including songs, videos, contacts, photos, calendar information, and any other data. All iPhone or iPod Touch settings are restored to their factory condition. So backup! TunesGo for iOS will also help you transfer the media files back to iPod Touch later.

Restoring Jailbroken iPod Touch:

Step 1. Plug in your iPod Touch to computer

Step 2. Open iTunes

Step 3. Get your iPod Touch into DFU Mode

  1. Turn off your iPod touch
  2. Hold the home and power button for about 10 seconds
  3. Release only the power button
  4. Continue holding the home button until iTunes recognizes an iPod in recovery mode.

Step 4. Go to Summary tab and press Restore

You will now be prompted with a screen that asks if you wish to back up your iPod Touch before restoring. Select 'Don’t Back Up

to continue. *If you are jailbroken, it is my personal opinion never to use a backup when restoring.

backup option

Select the Restore option when iTunes prompts you.

restoring jailbroken ipod touch

Once the restore process has completed your iPod Touch will restart and the Apple logo will appear while booting up.

restart iPod Touch automatically

Step 5. Connect to Activate

After the restore is complete and your iPod Touch restarts you will see the 'Connect to Activate' screen. You must continue to keep your iDevice connected to complete activation.


Step 6. Restore iPod Touch from Backup

Turn to TunesGo – iOS Manager, transfer the videos, songs, photos we have backed up in part 1 to iTunes or directly to your iPod Touch.

Why I say FULL at the beginning of the guide. Because this guide gives you the whole solution of restoring iPod Touch from jailbreak without any data loss.

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