New iPod touch runs 2.1.1

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by ElBerserko, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. ElBerserko macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2007
    Poking around in Apple's iTunes version xml shows that there is a 2.1.1 firmware for iPod touch with build number 5F138 vs 2.1's 5F137.

    It appears it is for model iPod2,1 which looks to be the new iPod touch announced yesterday.

    Here is the direct link to the firmware restore file:,1_2.1.1_5F138_Restore.ipsw

    I am not recommending that you try it out on your first gen touch but it is there to satisfy your curiosity.

    The itunes version checking mechanism is here:
  2. andybno1 macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Liverpool, UK
    hmmmm interesting I downloaded the update last night and have iPod1,1_2.1_5F137_Restore

    turns out 2.1.1 is the firmware for 2nd gen iPod Touch
  3. Lesser Evets macrumors 68040

    Lesser Evets

    Jan 7, 2006
    I am curious if the new iPTs come with 2.1.1 preinstalled.
  4. PeteB macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2008
    That would appear to be a correct assumption...

  5. TheSpaz macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    Anyone wanna try this on a normal iPod touch?
  6. macbooker15 macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2008
    Hello! I'm over here!
  7. California King macrumors 65816

    Sep 20, 2007
    Yes it does.
  8. JD92 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2005
    Dude, that would be insane. Why would anyone want to do that? I find it unlikely it will magic your old iPod touch into the new one. It might magic it into a dead one though.
  9. kitenski macrumors regular


    Jan 30, 2008
    Leeds, UK
    Mine didn't, just got it, plugged it in and it said the 2.1.1 update was available...
  10. Tragedies macrumors 6502

    Aug 4, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    What's the worse that could happen updating your iPod touch first generation to 2.1.1?

    It could screw up, yeah. But there's bound to be a user who'll find out what the main differences are.

    (Not me, though o.o)
  11. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    OK, since no one else was brave enough to try, I downloaded and tried installing the 2.1.1 firmware on my gen 1 Touch.

    Didn't work. The update crashed half way through with a cryptic error, leaving my Touch in a mindless state that I had to restore back to reality with the 2.1 firmware.

    Now you know. Don't try this at home. ;)
  12. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

    Sep 7, 2006
    Reaaaaaaally nice it would restore though! That's like the best possible outcome! (Well, aside from it telling you ahead of time it won't work, and not giving a cryptic error.)

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