Note: You need itunes 7.4 or greater for FW versions 1.1.1 and 1.1.2. Note: If you intend to jailbreak to install 3rd party apps, prior to restoring, be sure that the firmware version you are using can be hacked.
Note: if you need to restore a specific version of firmware onto your device, rather than click restore, hold shift (PC) or option (MAC) and click restore.
Once the phone is connected you should automatically see it appear in the i Tunes application.
In the "Summary" tab you will be able to see all the necessary details about your i Phone.
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This article tells you how to update the operating system on any version of the following i Pod models: NOTE: A version of these instructions would apply to the i Pod mini, too, but since that device is so old that likely almost no one is using it, I'm not accounting for it here RELATED: Learn how to update the operating system on an i Pod touch In some (not very common) cases, you may need to restore your i Pod to factory settings before you can update its software.
Restoring your i Pod erases all of its data and settings and returns it to the state it was in when you first got it.
You can also perform software updates and backups over Wi-Fi, whereas older i Pods and i Pod touches still need a wired connection to i Tunes.
If you have important data on your i Phone, you're suggested to back them up first.
If your phone says “needs repair” and you tried to restore and got this error, you probably have a permanently damaged phone.