iOS5 issue

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Timski2, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Timski2 macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2011
    iPod touch 3rd generation 8gb restored to 4.2.1
    Updated iTunes to 10.5
    Updated Lion to 10.7.2

    Hit check for updates--says updated

    Downloaded iOs5 file manually, hit option-restore, got this error:

    the iPod "name" could not be restored because the firmware file is not compatible.

    My iPod was jailbroken before tonight. I restored it to normal. Am I missing something as to why this is not finding ios5 or letting me manually upgrade it?
  2. indisguise, Oct 13, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2011

    indisguise macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2008
    check the model

    sounds like you have a 2nd generation iPod Touch, not 3rd. iPod touch (2nd generation) is model A1288, and iPod touch (3rd generation) is model A1318.

    iOS 5 is only compatible with the 3rd and 4th gen iPod touches.

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