Jumping to ios 5.0.1

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

  1. BFG86 macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2011
    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 G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago

    You do on older stuff, bear with it, its worth it in the end.
  3. viperGTS macrumors 68000

    Nov 15, 2010
    Are you sure its a 3rd gen? If its an 8GB it isnt.
  4. BFG86 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2011
    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

    Nov 3, 2011
    ios 5 is great, it is worth updating to ios 4 and then to ios 5, just do it!

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