I am using the newest firmware, and a little too late I realised that the old firmware 1.4 will allow the use of mic with the HW check on it (I think that is right). I tried to down grade my firmware but it gave me an error and then wiped out all of my songs on the touch. Any idea how to do this? I don't have the MCnally Ivoice III, but I heard other mics will work, so I am trying that - but I can't do anything until I downgrade. When I try using Fring or Skype now, it says "A mic needs to be plugged in"./ Will it say this with the downgrade as well?