9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 13, 2011 5:08 AM by lllaass
BenBalin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi,

I'm having a problem updating my iPod touch 2nd gen to iOS 4.2. When I connect it to iTunes (version 9.2.1 as I'm still on OS 4.11) and click "Update" it returns an error message saying "This iTunes version is the latest version (9.2.1)" and no update will happen.

I'm willing to believe this is due to the fact that I'm using Tiger, but surely Apple would want even users of older versions of their software and hardware to update their stuff, wouldn't they? Anyway, I hope there is a workaround for this, as I'm very keen on starting to use Airplay.

Thx in advance for your help!

BenBalin

iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • 1. Re: Update iPod touch 2nd gen to iOS 4.2
    LetsGetTecnical Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi! This is because you need to update ur iTunes to the latest version in order to have the iOs 4.2 update!
  • 2. Re: Update iPod touch 2nd gen to iOS 4.2
    lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (142,035 points)
    You need to update our compute OS to at least 10.5.8 in order to get iTunes 10.1. You could update on another computer but then you would not be able to sync with your Tiger computer.
  • 3. Re: Update iPod touch 2nd gen to iOS 4.2
    BenBalin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    So basically I need to buy a new computer (as I'm pretty sure my G5 cannot be upgraded to Snow Leopard) in order to update my iPod touch to the latest iOS version? That seems a bit over the top, doesn't it? And essentially this means that Apple is withholding the benefits of iOS 4.2 from what I believe to be a substantial group of Tiger users. Doesn't seem fair, does it?
  • 4. Re: Update iPod touch 2nd gen to iOS 4.2
    roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (90,755 points)
    "So basically I need to buy a new computer (as I'm pretty sure my G5 cannot be upgraded to Snow Leopard) in order to update my iPod touch to the latest iOS version?"

    No. Can your computer not handle Leopard?

    "That seems a bit over the top, doesn't it?"

    NO. Quite normal that newer products require newer software. Happens constantly across the entire industry.

    " And essentially this means that Apple is withholding the benefits of iOS 4.2 from what I believe to be a substantial group of Tiger users. Doesn't seem fair, does it?"

    Not even a little unfair at all. It is completely and totally normal, average, everyday.

    You want the latest technology and features, you need the latest equipment and software. Nothing the slightest bit unusual about this.
  • 5. Re: Update iPod touch 2nd gen to iOS 4.2
    Ikuto Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    I understand what you mean entirely I went through the same still am....I need to upgrade my ram as I already have the Leopard disk (10.5.6) Retail version. If you purchase this version like myself, you need to upgrade that to 10.5.8 (768MB) Then you get iTunes 10.1.1 and then you may upgrade to iOS 4.2.1
  • 6. Re: Update iPod touch 2nd gen to iOS 4.2
    BenBalin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    roaminggnome,

    Thanks for your honesty. I'm very happy with my Apple products, but I do have my doubts as to the apparently ever shorter lifespan and support cycle for them. The point I meant to make is that in order to upgrade a fairly recent iPod I would need to upgrade the Mac I'm using it with. I still believe there should be another way to keep my iPod up to date without having - to shell out plenty - to replace the Mac I've been using happily for over 5 years now or its operating system. It should be possible to update iPods independently of the hardware they connect with. I hope you're willing to agree with me on that.
  • 7. Re: Update iPod touch 2nd gen to iOS 4.2
    varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,765 points)
    You don't need to upgrade your iMac. You just need to upgrade your version of Mac OS X. You do not need Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard to be able to get iOS 4.2, so if you think that, you're operating under a mistaken impression. Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard will work just fine on your iMac and is all you need for iTunes 10/iOS 4.2 support.

    10.5 was released over three years ago so this is by no means sudden.

    Regards.
  • 8. Re: Update iPod touch 2nd gen to iOS 4.2
    KingSolo00 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi maybe yu guys can help me with a issue im have with my ipod touch 2nd gen for sum odd reason i cant upgrade my firmware to nothing past 2.2.1 thats all it stays one each time i try to restore it to a different firmware it tells me that the firmware is not compatible and i kno im downloadin the correct firmware it jus wont do it i tried using a different computer and all so can any one help and thanx in advance
  • 9. Re: Update iPod touch 2nd gen to iOS 4.2
    lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (142,035 points)
    What OS are you using and what version is it? What version of iTunes are you using? Do you eally have a 2G iPod? See the following for how to identify it:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1353