Upgrading from 1st generation iPod touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by insmgg, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. insmgg macrumors member

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    I have the 1st generation iPod touch and I was hoping to upgrade the software so I could use some apps on it. I paid to upgrade the software (around $5 or $10 I think) a few months ago but never actually did because my computer was having some problems. So over the past few months the option to upgrade has appeared on my iTunes. Just now I plugged my iPod in and finally upgraded the software from 1.14 to 1.15. It now says everything is up to date. But I see no "app store" and the iPod touch home screen looks the same. I'm guessing the upgrade I wanted for apps didn't go through. What can I do?
     
  2. Code.Red macrumors regular

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    The app store appears in the 2.x firmwares, but you're going to want to upgrade to a 3.x firmware (3.1.3 is the latest). 1.x are very, veryy old.

    That's odd, it really should be prompting you to upgrade to 3.1.3, though. If you can find and download the iPod touch 3.1.3 ipsw file (ipsw is the firmware file), you can tell iTunes to upgrade to that firmware.
     
  3. SoraLimit macrumors regular

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    http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/

    Just use this and download the firmware you want for iPod touch 1G. The latest firmware for your device is 3.1.3, but you may have to download 3.1.2 since 3.1.3 is not working at the moment.

    Also, if its not upgrading, try to download 2.0.0, then 3.0.0, then 3.1.2.:apple:
     
  4. liamkp macrumors 68020

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    Apparently Apple doesnt allow downgrades to 3.1.3 so they might not allow upgrade to it also.
     
  5. insmgg thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks I'm going to try this. Will the update delete my music files from the iPod? If it will, is there a way I can back them up somehow? Right now my iTunes library is empty because I just re-installed the program, but the iPod touch itself has 400 songs that I don't want to lose
     
  6. SoraLimit macrumors regular

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    Actually, they don't allow downgrades for iPhones only. iPod touches are fine.

    I'm not sure how you would be able to transfer song from your iPod to iTunes. Sorry. :(
     
  7. insmgg thread starter macrumors member

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    So you're saying if I upgrade the firmware I'm going to lose all my music no matter what?
     
  8. liamkp macrumors 68020

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    The music should be stored on your computer, and if not it should be stored on your iTunes account which shouldnt be gone...
     
  9. Code.Red macrumors regular

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    If you do an upgrade (versus a restore which will delete it clean), your music should still be there. To be safe, though, you should back up your music. The "back up" option in iTunes only backs up settings on your iPod touch, so you'll need another program to save the mp3 files. One I have used successfully in the past is SharePod: http://www.getsharepod.com/
     
  10. insmgg thread starter macrumors member

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    I backed up my songs and then tried this. I downloaded the 3.1.3 firmware, opened it in iTunes, and clicked Update. It still said "1.15 is the current version." I then tried the same thing with 3.1.2 and got the same message. Am I doing something wrong?
     
  11. na1577 macrumors 6502a

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    ^ Yes. Hold down shift (or control/command; I can't remember exactly) and then click the "Check for Updates" button. Find the firmware, click OK, and it should update.
     
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