How can I best backup iPod Touch apps organized in folders before a iOS 4 restore?

P Wong November 12, 2010
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On my iPod Touch, how can I best save my apps folders before a iOS 4 restore? I don’t want to subsequent restore of the apps to eliminate the folders in which they are stored.

  1. Tom
    December 12, 2010 at 6:15 am

    I know this is a few weeks late but hopefully this'll help others with the same problem.

    connect your iPod and backup!
    in iTunes, download the new software
    install the new software - this will wipe your iPod clean unfortunately.
    once the new software is installed, right-click on your iPod under Devices in iTunes
    go to "Restore from Backup..." and select the backup you just made.
    All of your folders and (I think) apps should be back to where they were before but with the new software!

    It was a few weeks since I did this so I am not sure if this re-adds your apps but I do remember having to put all of my music back onto it. Hope this helps!

  2. Anonymous
    November 15, 2010 at 6:31 am

    Hi

    iPhone and iPod touch: About backups
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1766

    if you're willing to jailbreak your iPod touch, you can set up AFP for it and then have it appear on your desktop as an external drive. Then it's just a case of copying the contents to another directory/drive.

    or you can use an FTP client like cyberduck for macs or WinSCP (http://winscp.net/eng/index.php)for windows and do it that way. It still needs you to at least have installer and SSH installed on your iPod touch so that you can connect using http://FTP....

    ImTOO iPod Computer Transfer
    http://www.imtoo.com/ipod-computer-transfer.html

    AVCWare iPod to iPod/Computer/iTunes Transfer
    http://ipod-tool.com/ipod-software/backup-ipod-touch.html

    CopyTrans
    http://fr.copytrans.net/

    TouchCopy
    http://www.wideanglesoftware.com/touchcopy/index.php

    sharepod
    http://www.getsharepod.com/

    Yamipod
    http://www.yamipod.com/main/modules/home/

    It backup music, playlists, photos, videos and contacts. possible not purchased apps...