I have Ipod Touch 3G but Itunes want download IOS4 for Ipod 2G

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  1. mfaridi

    mfaridi New Member

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    I have Ipod Touch 3G , it is MC model and software version is 3.1.3

    I try upgrade it to IOS4 so I open Itunes and start downloading IOS4 , but i fail and you can see in this post

    http://www.ifans.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2305140#post2305140

    today I go to this directory

    Code:
    C:\Documents and Settings\Ahd\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates
    and I see this file
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    iPod2,1_4.0_8A293_Restore.ipsw.download
    and I see iTunes detect my Ipod is 2G

    how I can solve this problem
    why iTunes detect my Ipod is 2G and want download IOS4 for it ?
  2. Touched

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    Is your ipod touch the 8gb one? Uf it is, its actually a 2nd gen mostly, it has same hardware. So if it is, thats why, and i guess there's nothing wronflg with it
  3. nasra1n

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    That is correct. iPod touch 3rd Gen 8GB is a 2G with a new hardware bootrom. You install iPod 2G firmware on it.
  4. mfaridi

    mfaridi New Member

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    Thanks
    Yes it is 8GB
    So why I can not upgrade 10s3 to IOS4
    and downloading stop in 99.99%
    I describe it in this post
    http://www.ifans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=304998
    ------------------double post merged------------------
    So how I can install ipod 3g firmware on it
    I do not install firmware it installed by default
  5. Touched

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    On the other post you mention, the first user who answered you posted a link to download firmwares. You can download there the4.0 for 2nd gen ipod touch, then in spite of clicking the upgrade button on itunes, press and hold shift and click it. It will open a browse windor so you can choose your previoulsy downloaded firmware.
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    that link download big file , this file is 350MB and I think it download firmware and IOS4 too ,
    is this true ?
  7. nasra1n

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    You CAN'T install 3G firmware for that iPod! For that iPod it is 2G firmware!
  8. mfaridi

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    So I understand I must download this file

    Code:
    iPod2,1_4.0_8A293_Restore.ipsw
    and not this

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    iPod3,1_4.0_8A293_Restore.ipsw
    what happen if I download this file
    Code:
    iPod3,1_4.0_8A293_Restore.ipsw
    and use it for update my ipod 3G 8GB MC model ?
  9. Touched

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    Well just google it, i think its ilegal to post tjose links. But yea, it should be something around 350mb. Care and remember to download the 2nd gen one.
  10. nasra1n

    nasra1n New Member

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    It will tell you that that firmware is incompatible with your iPod. Try it if you don't believe me.

    You need this:
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    iPod2,1_4.0_8A293_Restore.ipsw
    Thats the file I used when I upgraded, and I have the same iPod as you, a 3rd Gen 8GB.

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