GET 2.0.1 For Free!!!!

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by frotomerket, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. frotomerket macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2008
    i have figured out how to get the latest software for ipod touch without paying for it. you have to make sure you back up what ever is on your ipod touch!!! heres the instructions.....

    before you begin, go to your computer itunes files and delete the firmware ispw file from your computer!! you have to do this or this hack wont work!!

    1. go to settings-->general-->reset-->erase all content and setting
    2. now the ipod will start erasing the files, in the middle of the process, restart the ipod by pressing on the sleep/wake button and the home button simultaneously for few seconds.
    3. when the ipod restarts, it will say connect to itunes
    4. when you connect to itunes you will notice it is in recovery mode, and you will have two options update ipod, and restore ipod
    5. hit restore ipod, and it will ask you if you want to update and restore. hit yes and it will offer you to download 2.0.1
    6. hit accept and download the software and it will install it on to your ipod, and ur done.
  2. georgeoommen macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2007
    what version were u using previously?? 2.0 or 1.1.5?
  3. frotomerket thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2008
    i was using 1.1.4
  4. benfilan macrumors 6502


    Dec 21, 2006
    wow, this would be awesome if it actually works. I'll await others reviews ....;)
  5. Arisian macrumors 68000


    Sep 14, 2007
    sounds like someone is trying to mess with us...

    i figured out how to turn my ipod into a ping pong paddle...
  6. mkaake macrumors 65816

    Apr 10, 2003
    there's an easier way, without downloading anything or erasing anything from your HD, but the update is really worth $10, so I'd recommend doing that instead.
  7. mixmacface macrumors regular


    Jun 8, 2008
    in the 7th layer of hell.
    i think i'll stick with 2.0. . i paid 10 dollars for it, and it's staying for a while.
  8. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Somewhere in the confusion of July 11, I got my 2.0 upgrade for free. Now that I've got it on my Touch, I wasn't asked to pay when I updated to 2.0.1.

    Just saying.
  9. itzdemo macrumors regular


    Jul 12, 2008
    Austin Texas
    Google ?

    you can find the 2.0 alot of places if you look on google. just restore in DUF using that and after itunes will download 2.0.1..

    i started with 1.1.4. got the 2.0 restore online "thanks to GOOGLE" restored to that and now itunes just downloaded the 2.0.1 restore file.

    but from what i hear there is no changes in the 2.0 - 2.0.1 and it seems to have just as many bugs..

    so i'll stay with 2.0 mine works NICE :D
  10. Domenic182 macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2008
    Is a Jailbroken iPhone/iPod Touch with installer on it better than one with 2.0 on it? I know this is opinion, but what do most think?
  11. MagicWok macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2006
    I managed to used the leaked 2.0 to get the free updates and apps - though now I have paid for a fair few extra in the App Store.

    Jailbreaking days are done for me I think - though I still stand by my decision not to pay for those Apple apps that should be free in the first place. My money does go to the many developers on the App store though :)

    You can still get the firmware through torrent sites - risk is always up to you of course.
  12. Arisian macrumors 68000


    Sep 14, 2007
    i noticed yesterday that on a.... um... reputable website (removed) that you can get... every iphone app for free. I would post a screenshot of the file, but I feel like I would ruin this thread. all I'm saying is that apple needs to figure that out.
  13. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816


    Jan 8, 2007
    Just buy it, its not really expensive now is it
  14. Claytybob macrumors member


    Jul 9, 2008
    Kokomo, Indiana, USA
    Its Not Bad

    $10 is not bad at all, if you have to, get off your rear and do something and get a sponsor, Thats What I Did!
    Hope This Helps
  15. PMB macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2007
    New York
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008072820 Firefox/3.0.1)

    but.... it has to be jailbroken, and you need to SSH a LOT of mb over to it
  16. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040


    Aug 8, 2007
    Takamatsu, Japan
    I wonder if anyone bothers to read the forum rules before posting here.

    Number 3 under Things Not to Do might be of some interest.

    No, I'm not a moderator nor am I applying to be one but really, it's pretty ridiculous when you make a clear violation the title of a thread.
  17. =Shadow= macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2008
    And besides, getting torrented apps off the internet for free is kind of pointless since most of them are out of date, and you most likely wouldn't be able to update them since you didn't actually buy them.
  18. Tyris macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2008
    You make it sound difficult to download the updated torrent again...

  19. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008
    It's a free update, it fixes many serious bugs (most noticeably lag issues) found in 2.0. It's not as if your $10 for 2.0 is going to waste, as this is basically an improved version of 2.0...
  20. Dmac77 macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2008
    This is stealing/piracy. I don't believe that this thread is still up and hasn't been deleted/wastelanded. $10 is not that much, people who steal software make the prices go up for people like me who save there money and buy the software legally.

  21. andybno1 macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Liverpool, UK
    another way to get it for free for windows users is completely removing itunes from pc inc apple device support, bonjour and apple software update and reinstalling iTunes, it will tell you theres a new firmware out and give you the option to download and install, download only or cancel............ no charge is applied when choosing download option.

    I was on 1.1.4 and managed to get 2.0 for free this way, I did nothing to alter the software in anyway or use the version checker xml file I just re-installed the latest iTunes from doing a downgrade and it said 2.0 was available no go here to purchase.... nothing

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