Will I lose data while updating to iOS 6 on iPod touch?

Gigabyte / M61pme-s2p
September 27, 2012 at 14:49:08
Specs: iOS 4.3, 2.712 GHz / 2047 MB
I use a 4th Gen iPod touch which is jailbroken. If I update it to the latest firmware (iOS 6), will I lose all my apps, songs, videos? Is there a way to backup the data so it can be re-installed after the update?
What if after the update the iPod stops working properly? I am not concerned if the jailbreak is removed but am worried about the stored data.

Could anyone please advise on what should I do?


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#1
September 27, 2012 at 15:05:26
Backup your iPod in iTunes. Plug you iPod into your computer, iTunes should launch, right click on your device and choose Backup. This will store all your data in case it gets wiped.

Whether or not it wipes it is hit and miss. I've done iOS upgrades in the past, some went perfect, some wiped out most of my data. And that was on a non-jailbroken iPhone. A restore brought everything back.
It's harder to say how your iPod will react since it is jailbroken so backing up is definitely something you should do first.


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#2
January 25, 2013 at 07:47:34
Essentially, there is no worries about the update. As long as you have 2.4GB available on your Ipod touch, the software can be downloaded and installed from Wifi, or through a Mac or PC. I updated to IOS 6 and it is working fine.
As you know, we can backup all iPod apps, songs, videos to computer at first. Then you start to update the iOS 6.0.
If you are Mac user, refer this page about How to Transfer Files Between iPod and Mac.

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#3
January 25, 2013 at 08:11:12
You do realize your answering a 4 month old post, don't you?

Chances are the OP has made the upgrade by now.


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