Itunes recognising software update for the ipod touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch Firmware 2.X' started by frustratedtouchuser, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. frustratedtouchuser

    frustratedtouchuser New Member

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    Hi
    I own both a 30gb ipod video ( with update 1.3)and ipod touch (with software update 2.1). When i locate the firmware in Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates these are the only files i find.

    Ipod_7.1.4.1.ipsw
    Ipod_7.1.4.1.ipsw. siginature
    Ipod_25.1.2.1.ipsw
    Ipod_25.1.2.1.ipsw. siginature
    Ipod_25.1.2.3.ipsw.
    Ipod_25.1.2.3.ipsw. siginature
    Ipod_25.1.3.ipsw
    Ipod_25.1.3.ipsw.signature
    which appears to be the software updates for the ipod video only
    The ipod touch was purchased second hand so the ipod touch software was not installed from my copy of itunes.i dont know if this is the reason why my pc wont recognise the 2.1 update in this folder.
    Can anyone help please. I have tried reinstalling itunes but this has not helped
    Thanks
  2. jpga13

    jpga13 Banned

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    It won't be there until you do an update. At that point it will download the firmware to install and it will be placed in that folder.
  3. frustratedtouchuser

    frustratedtouchuser New Member

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    when i try to update, itunes just tells me i have the latest update for the ipod touch. which doesnt help. Do you know If i restore the touch will it ask for an update when i first plug the ipod touch in after the restore.
    thanks
  4. Joe Rossignol

    Joe Rossignol Community Manager Staff Member

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    This is because you have the latest firmware (2.1) for the 1st-gen iPod touch.

    If you restore, it's just going to restore to Firmware 2.1 again.

    And welcome to iPodTouchFans.
  5. frustratedtouchuser

    frustratedtouchuser New Member

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    thanks again
    Can you suggest a way to force itunes to recognise the 2.1 update. Will itune not recognise the software updateuntill a more recent update than the 2.1 is available.

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