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gibran1984 Level 1 (30 points)
These are the directions only for the Video iPod. - Updater for Windows From MegaUpload - Updater for Mac From Softpedia

1. Your iPod needs to be in disk mode (look in iTunes Preferences, under iPod tab) and you need to have your computer set to View Hidden files.

Now navigate to My Computer and open your iPod navigate to iPod_Control\Device
Open SysInfo with Notepad.

Find and change
buildID: 0x06108000
buildID: 0x05908000

2. This will trick the iPod Updater into thinking you have an old firmware.
Install the 2005-11-17 Updater. Next, when it is finished installing, restart your comptuer. After the reboot, run the program that you just installed. When it loads, click "Update". Once the program says the update is complete, your iPod has been downgraded.

If you have any questions, email me at

  Windows XP Pro  
  • gibran1984 Level 1 (30 points)
  • gibran1984 Level 1 (30 points)
    This will resolve the issue of video freezing, and above all, NONE of your iPod content will be lost, since you're not restoring it.
  • Amira E Level 1 (0 points)
    Everything is working just as you said except I can't install the file from It shows up on my desktop as a .dmg file and nothing I have can open it.

    I tried downloading the same file from Megadownload but all I see are the specs of the file (name, file type, size) but no place to click "download file"...

    any suggestions..?

  • Nickie Level 1 (0 points)
    YES - it worked. I had the problem (in version 1.1) when watching a video and 30 seconds in it would pause/freeze for a couple of seconds then start playing again but with no sound. I was able to rewind/fast forward and the sound would come back, then after another 30 seconds it would do the same again.

    I did what gibran 1984 said, but I had updater version 2005-10-12 and had to uninstall it - reinstall it - reboot (now back to version 1.0) and now i can watch full length films without any problems.


    Oh and I forgot to mention that no content from the ipod was lost as stated.
  • youngfragma Level 1 (0 points)
    hey thanks very much for the help - the downgrading works a treat!
  • Foole Level 1 (0 points)
    Read his post again. You chose the Mac link instead of the Windows link. DMG is a Mac disk image.
  • Rom2k5 Level 1 (0 points)
    Why do ppl want to revert back to version 1.0? What wrong with 1.1?
  • gibran1984 Level 1 (30 points)
    Rom, ever since people upgraded the firmware on their iPod, they've been having problems with video playback. The video plays back fine for about 30 seconds, but after that it freezes for about 2 seconds, and then resumes without sound. I had the same problem until I downgraded.
  • gibran1984 Level 1 (30 points)
    This is probably the easiest way to downgrade, because you don't need to download any additional software, and like I said earlier, all your stuff remains on your iPod
  • mike6545 Level 1 (10 points)
    wait a minute, if i want to upgrade again, lets say to 1.2 when it comes out would i just do that normally or what, because you said it like tricks the ipod or something. Can you explain this to me thouroughly because i'm not that much of a computer geek to figure out what to do if i need to cange something. and also you talk about 11-17 update, the last on i have is like10 something, is the download from the links you gave the one your talking about
  • chrisdoggydogg07 Level 1 (5 points)
    speaking of downgrading, has anyone noticed that when you r in a dark room and you need you backlight on, you cant hold down the menu button for 5 sec. and it will come on? would 1.1 have sumthing to do with this?
  • gibran1984 Level 1 (30 points)
    Mike, when 1.2 comes out, you will have no problem updating. As a matter of fact, after you downgrade to 1.0 and launch iTunes, you will be asked again if you want to update to 1.1, which is obviously no.
  • mike6545 Level 1 (10 points)
    yes OMG that has piassing me off soooooooo much, yes i think that is what 1.1 does. Thats y i'm thinking of downgrading
  • gibran1984 Level 1 (30 points)
    Yea Chris, I've heard that because of the new update, there are some issues with the backlight as well. I just bought my iPod a few days ago and it already came with the update. I didn't have the iPod long enough to realize that the backlight wasn't working properly, but my videos were freezing, so I downgraded.
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