14 Replies Latest reply: Dec 18, 2011 4:28 PM by juniorflyhalf
Jay-Rod Level 1 Level 1

Hello, I have a iPod touch 3rd generation and it won't let me update it to iOS 4.3.

 

I open up iTunes and click on my iPod, I click on update and it says I have the newest version. (it says I have iOS 4.2.1) And I know it's a 3rd generation.

 

So. I would like help please. Thank you,

 

 

                                                                  Jarrod.


iPod touch
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10

    Is your ipod an 8GB model?  If so, then it is second gen.

  • eersfan524 Level 1 Level 1

    im having the same problem. Mine is a 16gb ipod touch if you get it figured out help me out.

  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10

    Apple only made 32 and 64 GB 3G iPod.  Sorry.

    Identifying iPod models

    eersfan524 wrote:

     

    im having the same problem. Mine is a 16gb ipod touch if you get it figured out help me out.

  • sounddesigner Level 1 Level 1

    Ok I have 32gb iPod touch 3gen and same thing! Just for the info to those people who saying that 3gen is only 32 and 64gb models I have same problem as people above and I would like to be able to upgrade my iPod to iOS4.3 so please hit me with suggestions please.

  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10

    A earlier 32 GB iPod can be either a 2G or 3G.  Apple made the 32 GB in booth 2G and 3G models. To identify yours see the link in my first post.

  • stephenmills Level 1 Level 1

    Sounds like you don't have a3rd generation model.

    Look on the back of your iPod Touch and tell uswhat number is there.
    Here are the Apple numbers:
    iPod Touch 1st generation - A1213

    iPod Touch 2nd generation - A1288

    iPod Touch 3rd generation - A1318

    iPod Touch 4th generation - A1367

    I am guessing that you have an 8GB model that is2nd generation.

  • stephenmills Level 1 Level 1

    Sounds like you don't have a3rd generation model.

    Look on the back of your iPod Touch and tell uswhat number is there.
    Here are the Apple numbers:
    iPod Touch 1st generation - A1213

    iPod Touch 2nd generation - A1288

    iPod Touch 3rd generation - A1318

    iPod Touch 4th generation - A1367

    I am guessing that you have an 8GB model that is2nd generation.

  • IzyClover Level 1 Level 1

    I have somewhat of a similar problem

    I've been trying to update mine

    my version is the A1318...

    should be the 3rd gen right?

    everytime I plug in my ipod to my computer

    in iTunes it will ask me to update

    but whenever the download reached 99% or that sort

    it keeps on saying time out and cannot connect etc

    I thought it was mty internet

    but I've tried it everywhere

    using the wifi in starbucks, to my broadband, to office wifi, to my friends fast broadband...

    now it's iOS 5

    and am getting very frustrated over this

    my iTunes is of the latest version

    but my iPod is still 4.2.1

    I am very vexed about this

  • juniorflyhalf Level 1 Level 1

    I also am having trouble updating to IOS 5. I have a 3rd gen 32gb ipod touch model a1318, firmware 4.3.5(8L1), running Itunes 10.5. And I have a Mac mini 2nd gen. Every time I try to update to IOS5, i get a message that my ipod is not eligble for the requsted build.  Can someone please help me out??? Thanks!!!!

  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10

    This device is not eligible for the requested build: Also sometimes displayed as an "error 3194." If you receive this alert, update to the latest version of iTunes. Third-party security software or router security settings can also cause this issue. To resolve this, follow Troubleshooting security software issues.

    Downgrading to a previous version of iOS is not supported. If you have installed software to performunauthorized modifications to your iOS device, that software may have redirected connections to the update server (gs.apple.com) within the Hosts file. First you must uninstall the unauthorized modification software from the computer, then edit out the "gs.apple.com" redirect from the hosts file, and then restart the computer for the host file changes to take affect.  For steps to edit the Hosts file and allow iTunes to communicate with the update server, see iTunes: Troubleshooting iTunes Store on your computer, iPhone, iPad, or iPod—follow steps under the heading Blocked by configuration (Mac OS X / Windows) > Rebuild network information > The hosts file may also be blocking the iTunes Store. If you do not uninstall the unauthorized modification software prior to editing the hosts file, that software may automatically modify the hosts file again on restart. Also, using an older or modified .ipsw file can cause this issue. Try moving the current .ipsw file, or try restoring in a new user to ensure that iTunes downloads a new .ipsw.

    Above from:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3694

  • juniorflyhalf Level 1 Level 1

    Well I have not downloaded or changed my ipod at all, its no jail broken at all.

  • juniorflyhalf Level 1 Level 1

    Also my PC is a 2nd gen Mac Mini 2010

  • joel168 Level 1 Level 1

    the model is  A 1288. so no update to ios4.3 i guess.

  • juniorflyhalf Level 1 Level 1

    So lllaass, what do i do??? I dont have a windows PC and I dont have any unathurizoed stuff, IE: jail break???