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Downgrade iPod firmware WITHOUT restoring(iTunes7)
11-24-2008, 11:58 AM
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Downgrade iPod firmware WITHOUT restoring(iTunes7)
I don't know if people have noticed, but if you have iTunes 7.1+ and want to downgrade your iPod's firmware it's basically the same process as removing a theme.

http://www.ipodwizard.net/wiki/index.php...ng_Changes

-Download the firmware you want.

-Rename .ipsw to .zip, then go to C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates (replacing USER with your user) and also rename the .ipsw to .zip there

-Force iPod into disk mode

-Plug in your iPod and close iTunes

-Open iPodWizard (run as admin if you have Vista)

-Cick Open Firmare and navigate to the firmware you downloaded

-Click Write to iPod and leave iPod connected to reflash

I did this to downgrade 1.3 to 1.2 so I could install the iPod classic theme and I was scared I would go into the boot loop and would have to restore no matter what.

At first once it's done reflashing and you safely remove it looks as if you've lost all your songs, but plug it back in, open iTunes, go to your iPod's music library and eject. All your songs and videos should be there and you should have downgraded your firmware without a problem.
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04-06-2009, 05:32 AM
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Where can i find the 2.2 firmware?
whats is it called?
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04-06-2009, 06:17 AM
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mordi Wrote:Where can i find the 2.2 firmware?
whats is it called?

What kind of iPod do you have?
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04-06-2009, 10:18 AM
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30gig 5th generation.
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04-07-2009, 09:00 PM
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there is no 2.2
is there?
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04-07-2009, 10:09 PM
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mordi Wrote:30gig 5th generation.

1.3 was the last firmware upgrade for the 5g iPod Video. Sorry there is no 2.2 That is iPhone and iPod Touch Only.
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04-08-2009, 10:43 AM
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haha
sorry i got confused and meant the 1.2!!
where can i find this software? whats it called?
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10-14-2010, 09:32 AM
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Downgrade iPod firmware WITHOUT restoring(iTunes7)
help confused i have a ipod classic 6 generation and iTunes 7 says i need itunes 8 the below is the error i am getting or above to do anything with it i want to downgrade to 5 genration or 5.5 generation so i can put themes on it or is there a way to do it with the 6 generation if so tell me how plzzzzzzzzz


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10-14-2010, 12:05 PM
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There is currently no way to put themes on the classic (6G). The 5G and 5.5G are different iPods from the classic, so their firmwares won't work on it.
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10-14-2010, 09:24 PM
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ok thx if u or any one really find out a way let me know
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