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Reclaim drive space by deleting iPod/iPhone firmware
Authored by: schifrin on Feb 12, '09 10:03:32AM

Deleting the files has a side benefit, as well.

As a matter of course, I delete them all. Having gotten an iPod Touch stuck in a "restore" endless loop, and finding that part of the problem causing the loop was the software's inability to properly recognize already-downloaded updaters, I've found that it's far simpler (although a little more time-consuming) to have iTunes go through the process of downloading and using the latest firm/software updates when restoring a Touch.

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