Why do half the apps say they wont work.

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by dcbo89, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. dcbo89 macrumors member

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    I have a first gen touch and already half the apps say they wont work. Now these arent gps apps, or camera apps they are just normal apps, why wont they work?
     
  2. iParis macrumors 68040

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    What do you mean?
    You're being very unclear.
    How do they not work?
     
  3. dcbo89 thread starter macrumors member

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    try to install and they will not install, say they are not compatible.

    I thought i was being very clear...
     
  4. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Ah.
    Maybe the actual file was deleted.
    Try re-downloading them.
    Or maybe your iPod's full.
     
  5. dcbo89 thread starter macrumors member

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    nope. didnt work any better. Its a chess app for crying out loud.
     
  6. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Are you using iTunes or doing it directly on your iPod?
    And is your iPod jailbroken?
     
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  8. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    how are they not working? what happens when you press the app icon? does it load up but then immediately jump back to the home page?


    (have you tried re-booting too?)
     
  9. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Either try restarting your iPod or doing it through iTunes.

    It may also be because of the Wi-Fi network, I know that when I try to install apps on some of my school network it won't work, but will when I do it on my home network.

    It's when he is installing it, not trying to boot/launch it.
     
  10. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    sounds fundamentally fooked then. how about a factory re-set and firmware upgrade to get things working properly again?
     
  11. iParis macrumors 68040

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    He may not have to do that.
    He's doing this directly from his iPod, I've had errors when trying to install apps too.
     
  12. xhedgehog23x macrumors newbie

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    This happens to me too! It says something like "Authorization failed, connect to iTune". I tried to download stuff from apps from both with and without iTune, still doesnt work!
     
  13. iOrlando macrumors 68000

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    for clearer answer..original poster needs to be more detailed.....not sure what advice can give by " half of apps wont work"....

    just by going by odds...if half of the apps arnt working then the prob is with the ipod itself..(maybe wifi issue)....if app works for ipod touch..it should work with either generation.."
     

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