Restoring ipod without updating software
Using this tool i OS users can ‘semi-restore’ their device without actually updating to i OS 7.1, thus retaining their device’s jailbreak state.What Semi Restore does is it removes all the tweaks and hacks you had downloaded from Cydia, fix permissions and erase user data among other things.
Currently it is only available for Windows operating system. The restore process should now begin on your connected device.However if your device has a software problem, which makes it inevitable for you to restore it then you will lose your jailbreak if you do it through i Tunes.To help users who are having such a problem a tool called Semi Restore 7 has been released.In this way, you can restore stock firmware on your i Device and then can jailbreak it using tools like Redsn0w, Green Pois0n, Limera1n, Jailbreak Me or Spirit.According to i H8sn0w, he will be integrate this feature in his Sn0wbreeze tool which will then allow you to create custom signed IPSW for your i Device.Mac and Linux versions are still under development. It takes a few minutes for this process to complete.
In order to use this method you will need to have Open SSH installed on your device. If you can then make sure you back up your device before using this tool. Connect your device to the computer using the USB cable and make sure i Tunes is not running. Do not disconnect or use your device during the process.
Many people use i Pod touch to do lot of stuffs in their daily life, such as taking notes and calendar events.
Also, i Pod touch is good for listening to music and using apps.
Please note that we take no responsibility of any damages this process might cause to your device. When the process is complete you will see the ‘Semi Restore Complete’ message. Now you will have to set up your i OS device just like you have to do after normal restoration process.
Connect it to i Tunes and simply restore the back up on it.
Now you can create signed IPSW for your i Device using i H8sn0w's i Faith tool (aka SHSH Dumper).