Firmware 2.0 versions

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by orpheusmyth, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. orpheusmyth macrumors member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2008
    #1
    Hi there. I'm posting this because everyone is talking about the two versions of the firmware. The payed one, that was available only today, and the other one that was on the link posted by someone. Both of them seem to have the same version number, but I'm really curious about the differences.
     
  2. nish123456 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    #2
    One's legal, one isn't. Also the illegal one will take a LONG time to download.
     
  3. orpheusmyth thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2008
    #3
    Yeah but besides that whats the difference?
     
  4. Barbapapa macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2008
    #4
    I want to know this too. Because it took a while to get the firmware up I installed 5a347 (@ 222,6 MB). But today the firmware went up (I started buying apps two days ago and wanted to test them).

    So now I clicked on BUY and then it doesnt download anything or install anything. When I click BUY again it said you already purchased this item: download again for free? I did that. Nothing happens.
    Click on 'check for update: 'This is the current version!'

    Do I have a good firmware on my iPod, or a bad one. It's the 5a347 from Apple's own direct link and I did legally purchase the release version but nothing's happening.
     
  5. andybno1 macrumors 68040

    andybno1

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2007
    Location:
    Liverpool, UK
    #5
    I dont think theres any difference to be honest I think the only difference is you can download the firmware directly and not pay or go through iTunes and pay to download......... just me guessing btw just looking at the version checker xml as I believe iTunes downloads using the link in the xml and I guess itunes downloads via this url after u pay I think.

    Unless your refering to the last beta to the official firmware
     
  6. Barbapapa macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2008
    #6

    No no not the beta. The direct Apple link. So if iTunes charged me, and I did not download, I still have the latest version, and I wont have done anything illigal or bad.

    Ok. Well that's taken care of then.
    (After I downloaded Super Monkey Ball, a favorite of mine, I HAD to try it and the firmware was taking longer than expected and then the links didnt work and then the servers were all messy).
     
  7. Miami0 macrumors newbie

    Miami0

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2008
    #7
    Ive got the earlier downloaded one and i havnt noticed any difference whatsoever, its functioning properly, and its great! :cool:
     
  8. drumpat01 macrumors 6502

    drumpat01

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2004
    Location:
    Denton, TX
    #8
    I too have the earlier one and it works fine for me. I haven't noticed any problems related to being an early adopter. In my opinion, its the exact same build. :cool:
     
  9. sharp65 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
    #9
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5A347 Safari/525.20)

    there is no difference since it's the exact same version.
     
  10. GUILTIE macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
  11. andybno1 macrumors 68040

    andybno1

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2007
    Location:
    Liverpool, UK
    #11
    yeh
     
  12. whiteness macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2008
  13. Slip macrumors 6502a

    Slip

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2007
    Location:
    Wiltshire, England
    #13
    The only difference is the one through iTunes you have to pay for before downloading. The one on the torrent sites (as long as it's the same version number ie. 5A347) is exactly the same. It's the same file, just different methods of obtaining it.
     
  14. andybno1 macrumors 68040

    andybno1

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2007
    Location:
    Liverpool, UK
    #14
    theres also a direct download link from apple's servers which u can simply download and update to and not have to pay
     
  15. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    #15
    I hate to say this, but those who do said method do not deserve the update even if you end up paying for it later; you task the servers like everyone else, but no one gets compensated and the paying people have to suffer from crashing servers and an unresponsive iTunes store.
     
  16. andybno1 macrumors 68040

    andybno1

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2007
    Location:
    Liverpool, UK
    #16
    I never said i condoned it just there was a bunch of threads yesterday posting links to the server file and i was just commenting
     
  17. myuserid08 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2008
    #17
    Apple has now access protected the link, obviously wasn't supposed to be an open link!
    Bad scripting whoever did it.
     
  18. tompon1923 macrumors 6502

    tompon1923

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2008
    Location:
    15°35'30.45S 54°31'22.17E
    #18
  19. THE BG 86 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2008
    #19
    I have 5a345 installed on my iPod. It seems to function properly but is there any problems you know of with this version?
     
  20. psocket macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2007
    #20
    Md5?

    Anyone have the "from apple" 2.0 firmware to run an md5 sum on? If so, you could compare it to these two "other" ones. And, btw, 5a345 and 5a347 are not identical, even though their sizes appear to be.

    a0f58188d1acac2cbfc7b97ec6f327d4 iPod1,1_2.0_5A345_Restore.ipsw

    a0d9d56fe4b7e24a5155050fe9fc3f27 iPod1,1_2.0_5A347_Restore.ipsw
     
  21. orpheusmyth thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2008
    #21
    Please don't post links like that. Edit your post. Torrents are illegal. I'm not against them but the forum as rules.
     
  22. ref26 macrumors 6502a

    ref26

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    #22
    I have 5A345 and it's working great, no issues. Is there any reason to upgrade to 5A347?
     
  23. Slip macrumors 6502a

    Slip

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2007
    Location:
    Wiltshire, England
    #23
    Not really, it's just the Golden Master release so's a bit more stable but if it's working, I don't see why you should. :)
     
  24. whiteness macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2008
    #24
    i think the illegal one is lil slow n prob
    n now im downloading the legal one
     
  25. mrfrosty macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2005
    #25
    Torrents are not illegal.
     

Share This Page