Can I connect 3GS on iSO6 to iMac G5

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Drewcole81, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. Drewcole81 macrumors newbie

    Drewcole81

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    Hello all,

    I ahve just managed to get, with the help of my brother! my iMac G5 (A1058) up and running again by installing the software, I think it might be running Tiger at the moment.

    I do plan on installing Leapard or Snow Leapard on it when I find the best place to get a copy, I've been told not to go for the grey discs...?

    The imediate trouble I have is, I stupidly upgraded my 3GS to the new iSO6... am now unable to sync my phone with the iTunes on the G5.

    Is there a way without having upgrade the OS that I can do this?

    I've been readin gup on ways to downgrade back to 5.1.1 on the phone but without the SHSH Blobs I won't be able to do this, which I haven't got!

    Any pointers or advice would be great.

    Drew.
     
  2. GreatDrok macrumors 6502a

    GreatDrok

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    Any PPC Mac can only be upgraded to Leopard. Snow Leopard is Intel only. The latest release of iTunes (to support the iPhone 5 and new iPod Touch) is also Intel only. I don't think you'll have a problem connecting an earlier iPhone, even one running iOS 6, to the last version of iTunes (10.6 I believe) that worked on PPC but you will definitely need to upgrade to Leopard to run it since it isn't available on Tiger.

    I just retired my old G4 iTunes server and migrated my library over to iTunes on my Win 7 desktop because they stopped providing updates to all pre-Intel machines.
     
  3. Drewcole81 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Drewcole81

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    Ah I thought as much.... So I need Leapard and the lastest iTunes.

    Right.... where is the best place to get a copy of Leapard?
     
  4. GreatDrok macrumors 6502a

    GreatDrok

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    Can't get it from Apple any more so your best bet is to try finding it second hand such as eBay. I did a quick search and there seem to be a fair number of Leopard installers - make sure it is the retail one and not one shipped with a specific machine.
     

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