What's the highest OS you can put on a iPT 4G

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by 1458279, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. 1458279 Suspended

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    Since I can't get past iOS 6, and it's hard to find apps that'll support lower than 7, I'm thinking it's time to JB the iPT.

    It's sad that it doesn't have much use at this point, but that's the way it is. So, can I put iOS7 or 8 on there? I'm not overly concerned about the speed, I don't see it as being all the much worse in terms of running the apps and I rarely use it for anything but testing. However, I would like to do Skype calls and testing the app that I write.

    BTW, I just noticed that Apple is selling these at $139, which is a joke because they are basically a brick, you can't find apps for them, the app store doesn't even group apps so that you can see what choices you have, yet Apple is still selling them as refurb for 139.
     
  2. RoadWarrior56 macrumors member

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    I have an IPT 4G. You are right about the iOS and App issues. I would not call it a brick though. It still works great as an iPod, and without the needless complexity of Apple Music. Mine is a 64 GB with 5,000 songs, and lives in my car connected to the audio system via its USB connection. It works great with the car's iPod control. I let my 6S handle my iOS needs.
     
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    That's actually a very good use for it, but IMO, it's sad that the device can do so much more than that. Not all that long ago, it was perfectly usable as a Skype phone, but now Skype won't fix their older version.

    So anyone else know if a higher OS will work on the 4G?
     
  4. RoadWarrior56 macrumors member

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    I got my iPT for Christmas back in 2011. It was my first iOS device and served as a pocket companion to my old flip phone for a year and a half until I got my first iphone. I remember how amazing it was and how much I used it. In my case, I got my use out of it, and it lives on as a mobile jukebox.
     
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    iOS 6.1.6 is the highest version that will run on the 4th generation iPod touch.
     
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    That's looking like the answer. The YouTube videos only show a fake iOS 7 program that makes it look like it's iOS 7.

    I'm an app dev, so maybe I'll tap into the market for all the millions of devices out there that have few options for newer programs. I noticed that some of the aftermarket programming stuff for WiFi and other things are for iOS 7+.

    Maybe some of the old code will end up on the free market. I'd hate to give up on an otherwise very usable device.

    Edit* I just now tried to download another app for it and had to search, enter password, then I was told it requires iOS 8 or higher. This is the part that sucks, Apple can't even send over the iOS version and filter out the apps that you can download.
     
  7. na1577 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree this would be a great feature. It would give less incentive to upgrade though, which is why I imagine Apple doesn't do this.

    Another issue I've noticed is that if an app has an update available but you don't update it, that update will disappear as soon as a newer, incompatible update is released. You have to delete the app and redownload it to get the last compatible version rather than simply updating it through the App Store.
     

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