Upgrade to 2.0 - Error 1602

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by CApaddler, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. CApaddler macrumors newbie

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    Hello all. I've searched the forums but didn't find anything regarding this issue and version 2.0 yet. I am having the dreaded Error 1602 / 1604 problem and can't get around it. The following steps have been taken, starting with my OOTB 1.1.4 non-jailbroken iPod Touch running Windows XP:

    1. Upgrade iTunes to 7.7, purchase version 2.0 of software for $10 and attempt to install via iTunes - failed with Error 1602
    2. Used iLiberty to "Kick device out of recovery mode" (this process has to be completed after each failed attempt as otherwise I am stuck with the USB cable / connect to iTunes image on the Touch's screen), attempted to perform restore via iTunes, selecting 2.0 software as source - failed
    3. Kicked out of recovery mode, attempted restore, selecting 1.1.4 software as source - failed
    4. Uninstalled iTunes / Quicktime / Apple Mobile Device Support / Apple Software Updater as per WinXP instructions at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1925?viewlocale=en_US. Repeated attempts above - failed
    5. DID NOT kick out of recovery mode, closed iTunes, started iTunes again. Prompted with "Detected an iPod in recovery mode, must be restored before use" - clicked restore, selected 2.0 as source - failed
    6. DID NOT kick out of recovery mode, closed iTunes, started iTunes again. Prompted with "Detected an iPod in recovery mode, must be restored before use" - clicked restore, selected 1.1.4 as source - failed
    7. Did several of the above steps with nothing else connected to USB ports, and switching up the USB ports - failed

    I seem to have exhausted all tips I have found online through Google and various forums, including the ridiculous instructions from Apple to just remove all Apple software and reinstall. What a waste of time. Anyway, the ONLY tip I have not attempted is to perform a restore / upgrade on a second computer - I don't have access to one at the moment and would like to solve this another way.

    I am definitely open to more suggestions as I would really like to get 2.0 up and running. Hell, I paid for it!
     
  2. CApaddler thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow, what a waste of half a day. I had to solve this myself as I am in Europe and can't just head down to a local Apple Store for help or a replacement.

    Here are the steps I had to take to work around the problem.

    1. Find a second computer, install iTunes (iTunes was not previously on the 2nd PC)
    2. Connect iPod Touch in normal mode, Firmware 1.1.4, non-restored
    3. Authorize iTunes on computer 2 using my Apple ID
    4. Copied paid copy of Firmware 2.0 from computer 1 to USB stick, transferred to computer 2 (necessary because despite account authorization, iTunes wanted to sell me Firmware 2.0 again!)
    5. Held Shift while clicking Restore in iTunes
    6. Selected Firmware 2.0 file
    7. Waited 10 minutes, restore and installation completed
    8. Connected to computer 1. Interesting note here: without being prompted, a restore of my backed up settings occurred. It worked fine, so I can't really complain, but I would have liked to have been prompted
    9. After several cycles of "Syncing iPod -- Synching complete -- Synching iPod -- ..." it finally visibly calmed down and settled into normal synching mode. Music files began to transfer. I canceled so I can play with the Firmware and transfer my 14GB of music overnight.

    This is clearly a software problem and quite unacceptable in my opinion.
     
  3. Packersfan27 macrumors 6502

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    You fixed this! I have been trying to fix this for like 2 days! I'll try this out as well :eek:
     
  4. Packersfan27 macrumors 6502

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    I got it!

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

    You don't mind if I use your guide it help others do you?
     
  5. CApaddler thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey Packersfan, glad it worked out for you. Feel free to use the info I posted to help others that might not find it here.

    I should make a few addendums, though. An updated guide is:

    1. Find a second computer, install iTunes (iTunes was not previously on the 2nd PC; this is probably the ideal setup, since I believe it to be a software/driver problem, but if iTunes is already installed it will still work in some cases)
    2. Connect iPod Touch in normal mode, Firmware 1.1.4, non-restored (or 1.x, whatever your current firmware is; I have not tested this on a jailbroken iPod)
    3. Authorize iTunes on computer 2 using my Apple ID
    4. Copied paid copy of Firmware 2.0 from computer 1 to USB stick, transferred to computer 2 (necessary because despite account authorization, iTunes wanted to sell me Firmware 2.0 again!)
    5. Held Shift while clicking Restore in iTunes
    6. Selected Firmware 2.0 file (current build located at C:\Documents and Settings\[user profile name]\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates\iPod1,1_2.0_5A347_Restore.ipsw)
    7. Waited about 10 minutes, during which Apple logo is displayed and a spinning status dial at the botton of the screen. Restore and installation completed
    8. Connected to computer 1. Interesting note here: without being prompted, a restore of my backed up settings occurred. It worked fine, so I can't really complain, but I would have liked to have been prompted
    9. After several cycles of "Syncing iPod -- Synching complete -- Synching iPod -- ..." it finally visibly calmed down and settled into normal synching mode
    10. Enjoy Firmware 2.0!
     

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