How to Disable iPod Touch/ iPhone Backup System on iTunes

How many of you are completely annoyed by the backing up system of your iPod Touch/ iPhone with iTunes. I am and when I went to restore last time, all my backups were corrupt any ways. Erza from iPod Touch Fans has found a way to disable the backup system. Heres how to do it,

‘Disabling the slow iTunes Backup on Windows is a little more tricky, but it works. First of all close ITunes and then follow these steps:

1. Locate your iTunesPrefs.xml file. It’s usually located in C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes or C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes.

Hint: If the folder Application Data does not show up, make sure that hidden files are visible in the Windows Explorer
2. Backup your iTunesPrefs.xml file
3. Open iTunesPrefs.xml using a capable text-editor (e.g. Notepad++, Ultraedit, but not MS Notepad)
4. Search for a section called User Preferences and paste the following snipped into the User Preferences Section after the first <dict>:

<key>DeviceBackupsDisabled</key>
<data>
dHJ1ZQ==
</data>

5. Save the file and restart iTunes. Backups should now be disabled. To enable backups again delete the XML Snippet from iTunesPrefs.xml file.”

Via iPod Touch Fans

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