which 2nd or 3rd gen 8g touch

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  1. ron24151

    ron24151 New Member

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    Looking to buy one, i have a choice of either a 2nd or 3rd ge 8g they are both brand new,

    someone said to get the 2nd cause you can hack it and load more options but can you upgrade the firmware to the best one

    which way should i go

    the pros and cons would be nice anything i can do on the 3rd but cant do on the 2nd

    please so confused here

    thanks
    ron
  2. ChrisL

    ChrisL Well-Known Member

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    You can jailbreak both, but 3rd gen jailbreak is tethered, so if you turn it off, you'll need to 'jailbreak' it again to turn it back on. You won't lose any data but it's inconvenient. I'd go with the 2nd gen.
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    ron24151 New Member

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    thanks, are they the same? same firmware and all.. what can i do w/ it jail that cant do w/o, forgive my ignorance here.. new at this
  4. ChrisL

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    They're basically the same, except for the tethered part. If you jailbreak, you can customize it a lot, with custom themes, icons, custom UI, you can get some nice tweaks, apps and lots and lots of other stuff.
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    but the tethered thing will disappear sooner or later - this is for sure

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    so basically there is NO difference between a 8GB 2nd Gen or a 8GB 3rd Gen iPod Touch
    go for the one that is cheaper - price might be the only fact that plays a role now^^
  6. ChrisL

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    True, an untethered jailbreak will probably be out eventually, but when it does, it'll be exactly the same as 2G, so he might as well get a 2G

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  7. Zack3563

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    For the same price of a 8GB 3rd Gen I think you might be able to buy a 16GB 2nd Gen.
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    3rd Gen is faster, so that is a plus, especially for games
  9. jupa

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    No, the 3rd generation ipod touch 8GB is not faster. that only applies to the 32 and 64GB 3rd generation models. This is a common misconception.. the 2nd and 3rd generation ipod touch 8GB models are basically the same.

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