2.0 XML Download... Is it legal? (NO LINKS)

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by tsice19, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. tsice19 macrumors 6502a

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    I was just wondering if the 2.0 download from Apple's XML is legal. And, if it is legal, what is the big deal with links?

    And if I do download and install it, is there a catch? Will I have to pay for it? Will everything work?


    I do NOT condone piracy. I'm just trying to figure out this messy situation.

    And remember, so I don't get in trouble by MacRumors or Apple NO LINKS!
     
  2. pisces03x macrumors regular

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    I believe the 2.0 firmware off of Apple's website does not work with the iPod touch.

    They should have released all this stuff well in advance so that their servers are not dying from a) all the people with 1st gen iPhones using the firmware on Apple's site, b) all the people downloading iTunes 7.7, and c) all the people registering new iPhones.

    My guess is that it will be a while before we see the 2.0 firmware being "officially" released
     
  3. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    No, it isn't legal. The legal way to get it will be through iTunes by paying for it.
     
  4. tsice19 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, there is a version on their site called "iPod1,1_2.0_5A347_Restore.ipsw"
     
  5. PMB macrumors 65816

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    i can vouch that the XML 2.0 actually works, and when the flood to buy 2.0 dies out, i WILL buy it, it is just a tide over for a few days
     
  6. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Now, if they'd only allow us to do that...

    BTW, the direct download file is named "iPod1,1_2.0..." so I suspect it works on the iPod touch.
     
  7. tsice19 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    To the people who have it installed:

    How does it work?

    ___________________

    Also, will you get in trouble if you download it directly?
     
  8. taru91 macrumors regular

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  9. nish123456 macrumors member

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    PMB, was the file you used called "iPod1,1_2.0_5A347_Restore.ipsw"? Because I've seen some other ones on different sites.
     
  10. OMG MasterChief macrumors newbie

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    i think its just the free iphone update renamed an reworked for the ipod touch.
     
  11. PMB macrumors 65816

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    no, it was the iPod1,1_2.0_5A345_Restore.ipsw, 5A345, and 5A347 are the same, essentially
     
  12. taru91 macrumors regular

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    anyone who bought 2.0 today, what number is the version that appears in about?

    is it 2.0 (5A345) ?
     
  13. myuserid08 macrumors 6502

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    No one has bought it yet, 2.0 hasn't been released.
     
  14. PMB macrumors 65816

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    yes it has :rolleyes:

    it would be 5A347
     
  15. taru91 macrumors regular

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  16. myuserid08 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, but they haven't "bought" it ;)
     
  17. PMB macrumors 65816

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    it is the current version realeses on 3G iphones, it is "golden master" so it is not a beta, just a lover version, and one that has been hacked already
     
  18. nish123456 macrumors member

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    I heard the iPhone version shouldn't be used with iPod Touches... does yours work perfectly?
     
  19. shrimpdesign macrumors 6502a

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    My iPhone was having problems yesterday (no cellular signal and battery on the fritz). I updated it yesterday with the 2.0 found in the iTunes XML file.

    I don't think I got in trouble since I made a good case about the 2.0 software being available on Apple's own server, but they couldn't help me because they didn't have the 2.0 software (they couldn't restore my iPhone to verify it was a hardware problem).
     
  20. sharpshutter macrumors newbie

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    Apple has no problem accepting money for the apps

    I bought two apps already for my Ipod Touch. Interesting that they have no site problems when it comes to collecting money.
     
  21. PMB macrumors 65816

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    it is the pro bono ipod firmware, not iphone, and it rocks!

    for being jailbroken since day 1, it is like a whole new world, and done apple atyls, which rocks!
     
  22. iZac macrumors 68000

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    Any issue with installing this .ipsw file onto 1.1.4 pwnaged iPod Touches?

    just curious ...
     
  23. Maxamillious Suspended

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    Nope. I spent 2hr's downloading it and it bricked my iPod Touch when I installed it. I'm not sure what it is but it seems that only iPhone users have had success installing early releases of the 2.0 firmware.


    In essence they do. The 2.0 firmware for the iPod Touch is $9.99 USD and Apple hasn't had much success with that thus far. I wouldn't believe that Apple is prioritizing in maintaining their revenue generating services first. All of Apple's services are equally as important to the experience that Apple want's to deliver to it's customers via the new iPhone 3G and 2.0 firmware for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
     
  24. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Well we're certainly getting mixed messages on this. I guess waiting for the bone fide method is the way to go, assuming Apple gives us one soon. iTunes is now back to saying that 1.1.4 is the current version, so it doesn't look good.
     

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