Jumping to ios 5.0.1

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by BFG86, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. BFG86 macrumors 6502

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    I have an 3rd gen iPod touch that has ios 4.1

    I wanted to update to iOS 5.0.1 but in iTunes it wants to update to 4.2 first

    I downloaded the 5.0.1 ipsw thinking I could restore but keep getting a firmware error

    Do I really have to update in order or is there a trick to jumping that I'm not doing right?
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Yes

    You do on older stuff, bear with it, its worth it in the end.
     
  3. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    Are you sure its a 3rd gen? If its an 8GB it isnt.
     
  4. BFG86 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah it's not 3rd gen. Found that out from it being 8gb

    The first thing I did to figure out the generation was googling the model number mc086ll which returned results calling that the third gen but it is not
     
  5. BrunoWill macrumors member

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    ios 5 is great, it is worth updating to ios 4 and then to ios 5, just do it!
     

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