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Old Aug 6, 2011, 07:20 AM   #1
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Can I upgrade Ipt gen2 (2.1.1) to iOS4?

I have Ipod touch 2nd gen 16gb (2.1.1) and I am planning to upgrade it to newer version. Here I have some questions to ask.

1. Can I still upgrade this old version to iOS4?
if yes, which version of iOS4 can I upgrade to? (4.1?4.2?)
How can I do that with itunes?
2. Will my ipod touch get slower after the upgrade? I am not sure if it can still work smoothly/properly after the upgrade.
3. If there was problem, can I downgrade back to 2.1.1?

Thanks, I need your help!

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Old Aug 6, 2011, 07:22 AM   #2
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No. Only iPod touches of the third generation or later are compatible.

http://www.apple.com/ios/
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Old Aug 6, 2011, 07:23 AM   #3
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You can update straight to iOS 4 .You can choose any version till the iOS 4.2.1
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Old Aug 6, 2011, 07:25 AM   #4
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No. Only iPod touches of the third generation or later are compatible.

http://www.apple.com/ios/
Thanks.
So there is no chance to make the upgrade even to 4.1 or 4.2?
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Old Aug 6, 2011, 07:26 AM   #5
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You can update straight to iOS 4 .You can choose any version till the iOS 4.2.1
thx, how can I do that? do I need to download the firmware of 4.2.1 first from somewhere online and make the update via itunes?
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Thanks.
So there is no chance to make the upgrade even to 4.1 or 4.2?
No you can. You can't update to 4.3 and later.The 2nd iPod touch is compatible till the iOS 4.2.1 after this version the support is dropped
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thx, how can I do that? do I need to download the firmware of 4.2.1 first from somewhere online and make the update via itunes?
Exactly! And something else.Download the latest iTunes version
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No. Only iPod touches of the third generation or later are compatible.

http://www.apple.com/ios/
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Old Aug 7, 2011, 10:17 AM   #9
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Here is a download link to iOS 4.2.1. http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/06...8_Restore.ipsw
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Here is a download link to iOS 4.2.1. http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/06...8_Restore.ipsw
or the OP can just plug in their iPod touch to iTunes and click on the Update button, iTunes will download the latest available software for that device.
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