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Firmware downgrade

9319 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Jul 11, 2007 4:59 AM by iedutu RSS
iedutu Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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Nov 2, 2006 11:14 PM
Hi!

I want do do a firmware downgrade, for reasons I'm not sure anybody here is interested in .

Now, I did it once like this:
1. Removed all firmware files newer than the one I'm interested into.
2. Blocked iTunes from getting online.
3. Did a Restore.

Everything went smooth, but the catch is ... you guessed it ... my iPod gets cleaned out. Not a really big deal for me (I have only unprotected MP3 files, so I can freely move my music in and out of the iPod - no tricks, just plain windows explorer and a mp3 re-tagger utility to rename the files), but still, I am looking for a method to downgrade the firmware WITHOUT having to clean the iPod.

The only catch is that I want to do this as clean as possible (iTunes & explorer). The reason is that currently I have a very good iPod - no noise, no hardware glitch whatsoever, and I'm planning to keep it that way


Has anyone found a way to do it?



Thanks!
Chris.
Dell Latitude D510, Windows XP, iPod nano 2G, Green 4Gb
  • JoeyR Level 6 Level 6 (8,275 points)
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    Nov 3, 2006 6:01 AM (in response to iedutu)
    "I want do do a firmware downgrade, for reasons I'm not sure anybody here is interested in ."

    Actually... I would be interested. There may be another way to address the problem you're having.
    PROBLEM-FREE BlackBook - Black 4GB Nano - Black 8GB Gen 2 Nano, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Jamie I Davies Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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    Nov 12, 2006 8:11 AM (in response to iedutu)
    since apple inclided the apple updater with iTunes 7.0.2 you can no longer downgrade firmware. instead of the firmware being downloaded and stored on your pc it now just downloads and installs straight away, not allowing you to downgrade firmware

    hope this answers your question

    jid
    Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo P, Windows XP, iPod Nano 2nd Gen 4GB Blue firmware 1.1.1
  • KaeBFly Level 4 Level 4 (1,700 points)
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    Nov 13, 2006 5:06 AM (in response to iedutu)
    Considering the fact that any firmware updates you have on your computer had to be for an older iPod model (considering the fact that again, the iPod firmware updates for the 2nd gen nano is no longer downloaded and saved to the computer but obtained through iTunes...correct me if I am wrong) I wonder if the method you gave really works for people using the 2nd gen iPods. Assuming that I am correct, you would be putting firmware that was not meant for the 2nd gen on it.
    Windows XP, 8gb 2nd gen Ipod Nano (Black), 4gb 1st gen Nano (Black)
  • Jeff Bryan Level 9 Level 9 (61,785 points)
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    Nov 13, 2006 5:33 AM (in response to KaeBFly)
    KaeBFly,

    I have no idea what he's talking about either!
    iMac 20" 2GHz Intel Core Duo; 2GB ram;, Mac OS X (10.4.8), Maxtor 600GB ext hd; iPods 60GB (video); 4GB nano (2nd gen); Radio/remote.
  • KaeBFly Level 4 Level 4 (1,700 points)
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    Nov 13, 2006 9:03 AM (in response to iedutu)
    Have you actually done this? At any rate, I wouldn't advise others to try something like this out without verifying with Apple that this is ok (ie, would not cause any issues that may later void the warranty). To each his own!
    Windows XP, 8gb 2nd gen Ipod Nano (Black), 4gb 1st gen Nano (Black)
  • Jamie I Davies Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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    Nov 13, 2006 9:12 AM (in response to iedutu)
    i checked this and my iPods latest update file is infact there. i thought they removed this when 1.0.2 came out???

    Jamie
    Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo P, Windows XP, iPod Nano 2nd Gen 4GB Blue firmware 1.1.1
  • Sinergie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 14, 2006 3:44 AM (in response to iedutu)
    Why going through all this trouble for problems that aren't even real problems..

    Just enjoy listening to your iPod that's what it's for!
    iPod Nano 2G, Windows XP Pro
  • Asclepias Calculating status...
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    Dec 2, 2006 3:21 PM (in response to iedutu)
    Hello,

    where can i get Firmware Version 1.0.1 or 1.1 to downgrade from 1.1.1?

    Thanks

    Tom

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