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So you cant update the 2nd Generation ipod touch anymore?

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  • Jim Erlach Level 2 Level 2 (360 points)

    I wonder how many three year old android phones can be upgraded to the lastest Jellybean OS?

  • aletss Calculating status...

    I see u repliedo to the first comment of this topic, so it evoluate do this:

     

    We do NOT want the new iOS we do NOT care about upgrading our itouch. We do NOT care about new Apps. We want the last apps available to our iOS,  Personally I would be happy if 5 apps were back...

     

    or we want Apple to let compaies (such amazon) distribute the old apps.

  • Jim Erlach Level 2 Level 2 (360 points)

    There are 1000s of apps available for the iPod Touch 2G.  They are just getting harder to find and the method for finding they is irrationally difficult.  Any app the customer backed up still works.  But, not having all versions of protected apps always availble to buy at any time is the price we pay for this type of new age dirt cheap software.

    In my opinion that is not the problem.  The problem is that newer iTunes always wipes out all older versions of apps to constantly update to newer versions when that newer version may no longer work on the device.  iTunes use to save all app versions. This should be an option the customer can turn on or off.

  • aletss Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    well those 1000s of apps i dont know where they are... I honestly dug deep... =( If u have a way of searching Gen 2 apps that u can share with us that would be amazing, that would help us a lot... we can look for simimlar apps than the ones we used to have..

     

    And yep i agree with you... but people didnt know this, so they just said yes to the update and voila... their apps are gone, some guys have advised to the  lucky ones that never updated the versions to make a hardcopy of their apps and obviouslty not to update to the newer versions..

     

    I didnt know that about itunes wiping the old versions... =( that is just nasty from apple... I thought that we never had acces to the old versions... now you come and said this... if it is true... it is soo nasty...

  • Jim Erlach Level 2 Level 2 (360 points)

    One way to reduces the posibilities is to use a Google search.

     

    Try "requires ios 4.2" site:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app

     

    or to get a list of apps that were update recently,

     

    "requires ios 4.2" site:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app 2013

    (almost 20,000 results is list)

  • vazandrew Level 6 Level 6 (12,945 points)

    No one from Apple is reading this so yes direct contact is the only option if one wants something to come of it. Keep trying if you're getting that response.

     

    This forum is really for technical support, and there isn't any reason the thread should continue.

  • rickame Calculating status...

    Hoping for some ideas...I have an iPod Touch 2nd Gen in great condition and I know (and been reminded by many posts in this forum) that you can't update the OS beyond 4.2.1. I have newer iPad and iMac, but also like and refirb vintage mac stuf (iPod minis and iBooks Clamshells). I had been able to use my iPod Touch as a free phone for in and out calls with Google Voice and Gizmo. But Gizmo dissappeared some time ago. I would like to try and do this again. I thought there was a version of Talkatone that worked with the 2nd Gen iPod Touch (or at least saw a YouTube video on), but can't seem to find it and newest version like many other apps require 4.3 OS. Any ideas on connecting a soft/sip phone with Google Voice to work on a iPod Touch 2nd Gen (with mic)? Suggestions, ideas appreciated. Thanks, Rick

  • david davis Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    Here's a work around, though it does not work for all apps.  It does work for Dropbox and some others. You'll need a copy of the old app either from Time Machine or someplace else (we had an older not updated computer with a crapped screen (3 yr old iMac if you're interested, one month past Applecare) that we could pull the old app from.

     

    Delete the unwanted, updated apps from your iTunes.  You also need to go to acct/music/iTunes/Mobile Applications/unwantedapp x.x.x.ipa and trash that file.  You gotta trash the file or this doesn't work.

     

    Get the old app file into the acct/music/iTunes/Mobile Applications folder.  I used a geek stick but you can share the file any way that's easiest for you.  Now here's the trick...click on the old app.  It installs itself into iTunes and when I synced, voila it's on the iPod.  No longer a crappy mp3 brick, at least for Dropbox.  I swear to you, my 8 year old mini is a better mp3 player for the car than the Touch, at least I can change tunes without looking at a touch screen. 

     

    I envision all kinds of hassle and this doesn't work for all old apps, one that I really needed won't connect to the internet but will load onto the Touch.  I'll keep at it.  The other pita is that you now have to check every single freaking app that iTunes wants to update because they keep updating them out of utility for the 2g.  For example, today's updates included Public Radio Player and when checked...2g is toast. 

     

    Eventually I'll update to a new Touch, but now Apple is making disposable toys instead of useful tools.  And the "it just works" mantra?  Not so much.  Hey give it a shot. 

  • rickame Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Agree on most points..and love the ipod minis I refurb them even update with compact flash memory..love them...but to the point..I don't understand your advice..are you referring to getting 4.3 on the 2nd gen ipod touch (didn't think that could happen) or something else...like getting an older talkatone app (i think there is/was one but can't find it) that may work on 2nd gen touch with 4.2.1 OS...Not sure what 'old app' you are referring to...can you clarify..thanks

  • david davis Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    No, as you say, no updates to the ios. 

     

    You have to have an old copy of the app somewhere, saved in Time Machine I suppose would work, but I pulled a copy of the app off an older, unupdated computer. 

     

    So, for example, my not so old iPod Touch has an older version of the Dropbox app on it, that actually works.  Where the new, updated, supposedly improved Dropbox app won't even load onto the Touch.

     

    Be nice to be able to go to the App store and choose the version of the app that would work on the device we have but as has been noted ad nauseum, no luck there.

  • rickame Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Does anyone know how to get and install an older version of Talkatone that will work on iPod Touch 2nd generation that is running OS 4.2.1?

  • rickame Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just posted to look for an older version of Talkatone..that I believe used to run on 4.2.1 touch (at least there is a youtube video about it)...would need help finding and installing...I can hope there's a geek out there who knows:)

  • dougko Calculating status...

    wt when they use cheap labour and treat them like dirt i shouldnt have to keep buying this product just because the other ones runs out if they cant keep up with the devices they they really shouldnt sell them so sad

  • dougko Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    mate buy a windows 8 tablet will be much better in the long run trust me

  • stedman1 Level 8 Level 8 (49,815 points)

    dougko wrote:

     

    wt when they use cheap labour and treat them like dirt i shouldnt have to keep buying this product just because the other ones runs out if they cant keep up with the devices they they really shouldnt sell them so sad

    So, could you tell me who it is that is forcing you buy new products?

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