okay, I made the mistake of upgrading my installer to the 3.0 version. And I say mistake because I was from there on not able to download, upgrade, or uninstall anything. So I followed the advice of others, and tried to reinstall the installer. That stripped the installer from my springboard, so I can now no longer access the program at all. I have tried to ssh in using cyber duck, it keeps returning an error which says connection error. I can ftp using apples connect to server window, however this does not allow me to change the permissions. Also, when I try to drag in a new copy of the proper installer, an error comes up saying that some framework is in use. So all I want is a working copy of installer without having to totally reset my ipod. How can i do that on a mac? p.s. if anybody actually answers me ill be amazed. I know how many threads with nearly an identical title have already been posted. But none of them have been quite the same problem as mine.