Relatively urgent: iPod 2G with Windows

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by atodd, Jan 17, 2004.

  1. atodd macrumors member

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    OK, i have searched everywhere but all the documents I found were old. here goes.

    I have a 20GB second-gen iPod (touchwheel, no dock connector) and am looking to sell it. However, most of the people interested are Windows users.

    I have read that you can flash the firmware with this Apple-made updater. This supposedly brings the iPod to the Windows 1.3 version of the firmware. Also this 3rd-party one is available, but it's not an Apple one so I don't trust it so much.

    If I do one of these updates (please tell me if either one works, and which one is better, as I have not had the opportunity to try, only having a Mac myself), I assume that it will be compatible with Windows fully. Now, I have two questions that could make or break a deal.

    1. Will this flashed iPod work with iTunes for Windows?
    2. Will it still work as a FireWire HD under Windows?

    Thanks anybody who answers, it'd be great to hear about this.
     
  2. Wes macrumors 68020

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    I read a while back that using iTunes 4.1 for windows with the iPod converted to windows can stop it working or something along those lines.
     
  3. sparks9 macrumors 6502a

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  4. atodd thread starter macrumors member

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    Nobody can say that it definitely DOES work with iTunes? i've heard reports both for and against that.

    argh
     
  5. sparks9 macrumors 6502a

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    Well.... try it then. If it doesn't work just make it a macPod again. It's very easy.
     

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