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iPod Touch 2.1 problems

I tried updating my iPod Touch to the latest 2.1 firmware this morning, downloaded through iTunes 8. The install process completed without a hitch, but my problems started when iTunes offered to restore the backup it made before upgrading. Once the restore was complete the iPod would restart and hang at the apple logo showing a frozen progress indicator.

After 10 minutes I tried again, but the result was the same. The iPod locks up when restoring the backup, so there must be something in the backup that conflicts with the latest firmware.The upshot of this is that the only way I have found to get the 2.1 firmware working is to setup the iPod as a new device without restoring a backup, and let iTunes sync everything. That’s running at the moment so I will post some screenshots of the new genius feature when it’s done, then decide to stick with 2.1 and wait for a jailbreak, or drop back to a jailbroken 2.0.2.

  1. September 10, 2008 at 4:57 pm


    i think that your download didn’t finish (it happens). Check the downloaded ipsw file again, it’s 245 MB.

    Try to download again.

  2. basshead
    September 10, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Would that only effect the iPod after restoring from a backup? It would start and work perfectly after upgrading and only locks up after restoring a previous backup.
    The iPod has been working fine from the same downloaded firmware since I didn’t restore a backup and just synced in iTunes.

  3. September 10, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Yes, you can have a corrupt backup file, and that sucks, because you can’t fix it – only with a new backup. It’s recommended to make a fresh backup before you update 🙂

  4. Matt
    September 13, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Well, if iTunes made a backup file of your JAILBROKEN 2.0.x iPod, then it will most likely screw up when it tries to restore to the JAILBROKEN backup on a FW that doesn’t support an old jailbreak.

    Just set up as a new iPod, because you’re only losing your settings and preferences, no content. Hope that helps!

    I’ll have to keep this in mind in another hour, because it’s backing up my ipod right now before it updates, but it’s been going for about an hour now, and it’s already half-way.

  5. November 14, 2009 at 10:40 am

    I know how to fix that it happened to my ipod 2g 3.0 like 3 days ago but i can help all of you out there with the same problem

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