may be a dumb question? please help

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by kchik22, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. kchik22 macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2009
    Soooo my computer is totally screwed right now and i decided to get an iTouch for the internet capability (&other options as well) When i bought it last night & turned it on, the only thing on the screen is the usb cable telling me to connect to my computer to get itunes (which i already have and don't need again!) Is there any way to get past this screen? I won't have a computer to sync it to until next week and since i already have itunes on my cpmputer it seems redundant!? help pleaseeee<3
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    That screen isn't telling you to download iTunes. It's telling you to plug it into a computer so that the iPod can talk to iTunes, to get activated. AFAIK, there is no way to begin using an iPod touch without a computer running iTunes, as per this:

    In terms of alternatives, is it possible to activate the iPod with someone else's computer running iTunes? They might even let you do it at an Apple Store.
  3. kchik22 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2009

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