Resetting an ipod bought from a friend..

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by bpeezy, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. bpeezy macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2008
    hello i just bought an ipod touch from my friend, I wanted to reset all the settings since his email is on there for itunes. He also has the new App update to add applications. I was wondering if i erase everything from the ipod i would have to pay for the app update? or is there a way to just change the ituens email on the ipod?
  2. aethelbert macrumors 601

    Jun 1, 2007
    Chicago, IL, USA
    Since you didn't buy the applications, you'll have to buy them yourself to be able to use them. Just go to settings --> General --> Reset --> Erase all content and settings. The software will be wiped clean for you to start using it.
  3. bpeezy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2008
    oh yea im aware of that, but will i have to pay for the update again?
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    If your friend bought the update, the 2.0.x firmware should be somewhere on his computer. The name is something like "iPod1,1_2.0_5A347_Restore.ipsw." The numbers between the _ _ are different depending on which version he downloaded. Ask him to copy it for you, and you should be able to restore using that firmware without paying for it again.

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