2nd generation update?

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  1. CBillups1 macrumors 6502a

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    when i plug my brothers 2nd gen ipod touch its on some old software. 2.0? how do i get 4 or 5 on it?
     
  2. Liquinn Suspended

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    What software? iOs?
     
  3. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    You can't get iOS 5 on it, the last update for the second gens is 4.2.1.

    Just plug it in to a computer running iTunes, select the iPod on the left hand side and click update.
     
  5. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i clicked update but it says 2.2.1 is the current software.

    and damn i wanted to download an app but on the iphone it requires 4.3 so im guessing it wont work :(

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    actually i think it might be first generation lol
     
  6. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    Then 3.1.3 is as high as you can go.
     
  7. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  8. yanmoyiie macrumors newbie

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    Just plug it in to a computer running iTunes, select the iPod on the left hand side and click update.
     
  9. NZed macrumors 65816

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  10. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    ITunes won't let you go past what it will support. Just try.
     
  11. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    whats white door? i mean i just want to download an app, i dont really care if its slow.
     
  12. NZed macrumors 65816

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    then never mind.
     
  13. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    um i already tried downloading it. it wont let me download an app from the store?
     
  14. nickn macrumors 6502

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    What generation is the iPod? The first gen does not have a speaker and is limited to 3.1.3. You can get that through a paid upgrade. The 2nd gen does have a speaker, and is limited to 4.2.1. Please post a definite answer to what you have.
     
  15. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    How to distinguish between a 1st and 2nd gen iPod touch:

    1st gen:

    [​IMG]

    Black aluminum border at the very edge of the screen
    No speaker (just a clicker that plays basic sound effects for locking/unlocking)
    Backplate is completely flat
    Wi-fi antenna is rectangular, in very corner of device
    No volume buttons

    2nd gen:

    [​IMG]

    Curved backplate that curves around to the front of the screen
    In-built speaker
    Wi-fi antenna is a stretched oval, located near the corner of the device
    Volume buttons
     
  16. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    WhitedOOr is custom firmware for the first and second generation iPod touch (as well as the iPhone 2G/3G) that gives you many of the features available in newer iOS releases. However from what I understand it won't let a first generation run apps which require iOS 4.0 or later.
     

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