Restore your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch Firmware

Warning: Following this method will erase all your data – including Contacts & Photos


  1. First you need to download your iPhone/iPod Touch firmware. Click “here” to download the firmware.
  2. Once the download has been completed – Open iTunes
  3. Click on your iPhone/iPod Touch (if using older version of itunes – on the left if not it is top right)
  4. Hold down SHIFT and left click the Restore button.
  5. A Browse for dialog will open – locate and select the downloaded iPhone/iPod firmware.
  6. Click Open
  7. iTunes will now verify the consistency and authenticity of the firmware file to verify it is a valid Apple firmware. Then start the restore process.
  8. Once completed your iPhone/iPod Touch should restart and you should now have a freshly reset iPhone/iPod Touch.

iPhone/iPod – App Store is in Chinese

  1. Launch App Store
  2. Select Featured (left most option – down bottom)
  3. Scroll to the bottom and select your account (the button is centered and long)
  4. Here you can change your Account country.

If the above doesn’t work – you need to either create a new iTunes account temporarily or borrow someone’s.

  1. On the iPhone/iPod go to Settings
  2. Select iTunes & App Store
  3. Log in with an English apple account.
  4. Open App Store


The App Store will switch to English – you can now logout of the English account and the iPhone/iPod will retain its language setting.

How to install Appsync on a Jailbroken iOS Device

  1. Open Cydia
  2. Select Manage
  3. Select Sources
  4. Select Edit
  5. Select Add
  6. Now enter the source:
  7. Select Add Source
  8. Cydia will now run a repository update and check for latest packages etc
  9. Once update has completed search for AppSync in Cydia
  10. Install the latest version
  11. It will then patch the necessary files to be able to utilize iTunes compatibility.