What To Do With iPod Touch 1st Gen?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by The Watchmen, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. The Watchmen macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2010
    Hi All

    I have an iPod Touch First Gen lying around. It's served me amazingly for years, but now I just take it with me when I have the odd long-haul flight just in case my main forms of entertainment die on me.

    I'm just wondering, is there anything "cool" I can do with it? Can I hack it, put a different OS on it, basically anything other than have it operate as a music and very picky video player?

    Thanks for any advice.
  2. trustever macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2013
    I have placed it permanently on its original dock that can charge it and play music and hold in the bedroom to have musing playing before going to sleep at night. Unfortunatelly its battery is so pour that I need to have it on costant charge otherwwise in few minutes will be dead.
  3. Brittany246 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2013
  4. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

    Cheffy Dave

    Feb 5, 2007
    Sunny Florida, on the Gulf Coast in Homosassa Fl
    exactly the same thing I am doing with mine, and I do Have to keep mine plugged in as well:(
  5. Gaelic2 macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2007
    Mountains of N. California
    Mine lives in the glove box in my car, hooked up to the radio. I listen to all my music while driving. Love it!
  6. Moonjumper macrumors 68000


    Jun 20, 2009
    Lincoln, UK
    I was using mine connected to the car stereo until I sold it (money went towards some newer Apple kit). They are still good music and video players, and I didn't update any apps on my computer so that I could still load the old versions that were compatible with my 1st gen.
  7. Breaking Good macrumors 6502a

    Sep 28, 2012
    You can always take it to an Apple Retail Store and get 10% off of a new iPod Touch.
  8. leomac08 macrumors 68020


    Jul 12, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    I jailbroked mines years ago to do more with it, but it became laggy. Currently it's battery life just sucks and it lies asleep next to it's younger brother the current 5th gen. :p
  9. Iphull macrumors member

    May 16, 2011
    I thought I was the only one who kept my old iPod touch hooked up in the room! I keep it with "night stand" app on (best alarm clock I've found, so far). But when I want music, or I'm out for a while, and don't want to run down my iPhone battery playing games, I take it with me.

    I would keep the iPod touch 1! That's going to be valuable some day. I don't even upgrade the iOS or apps on mine. I like the retro feeling of playing some apps back in their beginning stages.
  10. IpadSC400 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 7, 2013
    A mile high
    I just bought 3...lol :D iPod 4th is much MUCH better
  11. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

    aPple nErd

    Feb 12, 2012
    Jailbreaks/IOS Hacks
  12. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
  13. robertosh macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2011
    Wow, for these money I won't sell it, I've sold mine when I bought my 4th gen, and I sold it for 90€, the 8gb model on eBay....
  14. It Is James macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2013
    It's probably not capable of using most modern apps on the App Store, but remember what the iPod was originally designed to do - play music and other media. My old iPod Touch is simply used for a music player now a days, and that's what you could do with yours as well. Remove everything, and you'll have a lot of storage for all your favorite songs! :)
  15. iPhoenix macrumors member

    Dec 9, 2011
    Yeah, the official function of iPod is Music or you can put it in a glass chest and begin becoming a collector :D
  16. IpadSC400 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 7, 2013
    A mile high
    I just sold an ipod touch 1st g with a broken charging port, and home button for 40 bucks on eBay...lol more than I thought I could ever get for it...:eek:
  17. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    I still use my 16gb for TV shows. Be a shame when this dies and we don't have a 128gb iPhone or iPod.
  18. Xd1521 macrumors newbie


    Sep 3, 2015
  19. nanogirl21 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2011
    Midwest United States
    Mine is in a drawer collecting dust. Selling it for me is not an option as I engraved it with my phone number. Why? Oh I don't know. LOL very stupid move indeed. I listen to it every blue moon as it has some of my older music on it. Battery only last about 2 hours and that totally sucks!
  20. lip008 macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2012
    I wanted to use it as my podcast device but I can't download the app because it's not at iOS 7. I wish we could upgrade it to 7 and just deal with the trade offs. Lots of the games, specifically 2D games, would probably run. I said I would never buy a Touch again because of this forced retirement, but I bought a 16gb gold touch and love it.

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