Free Ipod Touch Upgrade

So I was surprised to find out, the iPod touch upgrade is 20$. I mean, isn't that the worse idea ever? I paid for my iPod touch, just like anyone else, why should I have to pay for it to be up to date.

The worse part of it, is that anybody buying a new iPod touch as of now, will get the new applications for free, which are basically what the upgrade is for. These new applications are: Maps, Mail, Stocks, Notes and Weather.

The good news, is that if you have what they call a jailbroken iPod, you will be able to get these applications for free! Yay!

So how are you going to do this? First, you have to put your firmware in 1.1.1. If you are in 1.2.1, you are going to have to downgrade. To find out if you have the right firmware go into "settings" and click on "about" then you'll see wat firmware you have. Here are the simple steps to do so:

1. Download the 1.1.1 firmware

2. Once downloaded set your itouch into recovery mode (see below)

3. Hold shift and click restore(go into itunes)

4. Double click the 1.1.1 file you downloaded

5. Wait, once it's done working, you should have the right firware.

7. Now you can jailbreak and install iphone apps (just use my instructions)

For recovery Mode

1. Have your itouch on and connected into your computer

2. hold both the sleep home button

3. When you see the apple let go of the sleep button

4. Then you'll see your iPod touch will ask you to hook it up to your computer.

Once you are in the right firmware and have validated it. You are going to go on, download and install appsnap. Let appsnap work and then go into install and install the following apps : openssh, bsd system, launcher.

You will then be able to install the applications you want on your jailbroken iPod.

I am not responsible for software failure or other mishaps, this article is plainly used for information. I will follow up with an article on how to install the iPhone apps on the iPod touch.

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