How do I update an iPod Touch 3G to 4.3.5?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Shpanky, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Shpanky macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2012
    I just bought a refurbished iPod Touch 3G. It has the original firmware on it (3.1.3) and has never been updated, but it has been synced. I would like to update the firmware to 4.3.5. I downloaded the correct firmware level (iPod3,1_4.3.5_8L1_Restore.ipsw), did the Alt-Update, selected the firmware file and got the "This device isn't eligible for the requested build" message. Same story with Alt-Restore. I tried 4.2.1 also with the same result.

    From what I can tell, Apple doesn't let you update to anything less than the latest version. Does anybody know how to get this done? I don't want to jailbreak it, I just want to get 4.3.5 on there with full iTunes support and sail off into the sunset.

    Any ideas?
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    You can only go to a firmware that you have your SHSH blobs for. Use TinyUmbrella (Google it) to find out which firmware versions you have your blobs for.

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