Originally Posted by taming
I get an option to skip the sync when I connect to the desktop when doing a factory reset or activating a new reader. I don't use the desktop for anything else.
You're lucky, then. I couldn't avoid the sync when I first set up my Touch and whenever I factory reset it (of course, its factory default is like 1.9.10 or something - bought May '11 - and my last factory reset was 1.9.14. Maybe it changed in Touches factory loaded with later firmwares...)