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carolplus6 Level 1 Level 1

I have bought two of my children second hand ipods, 2g i beleive (but vwere advertised as 3g) for xmas (last of the big spenders i know but in my defense i do have 6 kids!) only to discover that no apps appear to work with them. they are thoroughly disapointed, as am i, but surely there must be some still available that will work? is there a list anywhere of compatible apps for ios 4.2.1?

all i can find on the www is to get apps the ipod must be jailbroken and im not brave enough to attempt that!

hope somewone can help, many thanks in advance, carol

Reply by Karen in PA on Feb 17, 2013 2:14 PM Helpful

I also found that Retro Pinball and B.I.T.S Free are compatible.  Both are pinball games.

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  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10

    No such list or way to search for compatible apps. You will just have to look at the Requirements section for apps that interest them.

    You can also make a suggestion to APple.

    Apple - iPod touch – Feedback

  • ricardojnp Level 1 Level 1



    i have the same problem with my iphone 3g, that stopped updating with ios 4.2.1...


    currently almost every app requires ios 4.3 or ios 5.0 or higher...


    what do i do with my iphone that costed my about 500 euros 4 years ago? buying a new one it is not an option for me... should there not be lighter versions of every app?!?



  • Karen in PA Level 1 Level 1

    I now own a used iphone 3g running ios 4.2.1, and I have encountered the same problem.  So far, the only apps that I have found to be compatible with ios 4.2.1 are:


    Angry Birds (game)

    Infinite SMS (texting program)

    RL Classic (bar code scanner)

    Farlex Dictionary (general use dictionary)


    I have found these apps by trial and error.  These are the only ones that I have tried that didn't tell me I didn't have a new enough ios.


    Maybe other people can add to this list.

  • Karen in PA Level 1 Level 1

    I also found that Retro Pinball and B.I.T.S Free are compatible.  Both are pinball games.

  • carolplus6 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks Karen, that's really helpful :-)

    My son has found some more compatible apps since my first post, I will ask him to add them here...

  • Karen in PA Level 1 Level 1

    I found many more compatible apps today.  Here are some of the ones I found:


    Video games:

    Pac-Man lite


    InfinityLite (like Space Invaders)

    TacTacFree (Tic-Tac-Toe)

    Checkers (Evertap version worked)

    Touch4 (like Connect 4)

    Solitare (Walkthrough Publications version worked)

    Air Hockey

    ScrabbleBlast (similar to Scrabble)


    Other apps:

    Pandora Radio

    Flashlight (turns your device into a flashlight)

    Google Translate (helpful for foreign language homework)

    WiFi Finder


    I don't have any more time to look for apps, but I think you could find plenty of apps if you spent some time looking.  I would greatly appreciate it if you would post the ones you found.  I think many people might be interested in knowing what is still available for this older ios.

  • sereyyy93 Level 1 Level 1

    i have the same problem and have downloaded the apps on my ipod 2ng gen through trial and error:


    they are:


    spider monkey lite

    race penguin

    turbo granny

    stickman golf

    yummy burger


    fall down elemental

    robin hood


    all kids games as i download for my younger siblings,



    hope this is useful and hope to see more apps listed by other people too

  • joanatte Level 1 Level 1

    Here are a few more:

    Opera Mini

    Audio.books (Dysoft)

    Optime games--Spades Free, Hearts Free, Backgammon, Move it!, Hangman, FourFree (several others, but these were to ones that interested me). Do a search for Optime, and a list of all their games should come up. All I tried worked with 4.2.1

    Free Wifi Locator (Universal Ideas)

    Gin Rummy Free (Playhaven)

    Reader Lite

    Piano Sharp


    I hope people will keep adding to the list. I bought an older used iPod Touch a couple of days ago and was shocked how few apps are available.

  • msadriennepb Level 1 Level 1

    Thank You I thought I was the only one having this problem.

  • ThePattons Level 1 Level 1

    So glad I stumbled across this!


    Here's a few that I have:


    Letters Lite

    FW Animals

    Free Music

    Happy Feet Two

    Shapes & Colours (Fisher Price)


    Old McDonalds Farm

    Monkey Ninja

    My Horse

    ABC Tracing

    Angry Birds

  • FerretGirl Level 1 Level 1

    more apps are


    ~dragon story~ really cute!

    bakary story

    castle story


    i have the same problem

    how do you send a request to apple??

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  • Sumanth Alvala Level 1 Level 1

    I also have the same problem


    How to tell apple about this problem

    I have deleted an old game accidentally which was already installed in my ipodtouch

    I updated all my games in itunes (long back)


    Now when i am trying to install that game from itunes it shows require newer version to run this game


    "Can we get a particular game in an older version which will run in my ipod (i,e 2nd generation)?"

    " Sorting of apps or games compatible to 2nd generation ipod touch in the store!!!"



    Its becoming antic piece nowadays, please help / reply on the comments in "" above...

    seriously my ipod is becoming useless when it comes to apps and games.

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