iPod 5G to 7G?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Simon89, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. Simon89 macrumors member

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    Hi Guys,

    I'm looking at refreshing my iPod video, as like many others it has some battle scars and the common scratching all over.

    I've been looking at new cases for it and was wondering if the metal 7G case would happily house the 5G internals?

    Thanks
     
  2. Simon89 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have found out that it will fit the 6G/7G case, although you need to transfer the internals onto a 6/7G internal frame.

    I'll be buying all the parts necessary and will post some photos up once I've done the swap.
     
  3. kevinjohnson20 macrumors newbie

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    I really don't know that if I am having an old I-pod and want to update it so would it be updated with 5G or 7G?? One of my friend told me that it happens and I can do that by updating a new software version but somewhere I heard that if you have too old I-pod so you wouldn't able to do so.
     
  4. matthew2926 macrumors 6502

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    Not sure if I understood your post but, any modifications to iPods other than replacing the logic board don't affect what version the iPod is capable of running. Even if he was to put the 5G internals into a 7G housing, it will still run the latest iPod firmware available for the 5G iPod since the logic board is still for the 5G iPod.
     

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