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Firmware file corrupt on ipod

It keeps coming up with 'your ipod could not be restored becuase your firmware file is corrupt; i deleted the firmware file and downloaded the new one but it still doesnt work please help.

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  • Po Boy Dec 07, 2007

    My Ipod ask me to restore. I restored it and it just keeps poppin up after it resets it self telling me that it need to be restored again. How Do I fix this problem

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2007

    this seems to be a problem on the new ipod touch. i went through there tech support to the highest levels. it seems the have some quality control issues and/or are not addressing core problems with their firmware code

  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2008

    firmware file not found

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2008

    wow turds

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2008

    my ipod classic will not let update or reload it becuse frimware is corrupt

  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2008

    me too there are extange colors on the scream



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Unfortunately the firemware is burned onto the logicboard. You will have to return it and hope your applecare warranty is still active.

Posted on Oct 23, 2007

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Plug your iPod to your computer and open iTunes, if iTunes doesn't open automatically.

If there is a new version of the firmware for your iPod, then iTunes gives you a pop-up message saying so.


Click "Update" if there is a newer version of the iPod firmware available to download.

If there is no new firmware, or you want to downgrade the firmware, then skip this step.


Download the iPod firmware you want to reprogram you iPod with from the Internet.

Websites such as Modifymyi, iClarified and Felixbruns (see Resources at bottom).


Right-click on the "Restore" button in iTunes and select the firmware for the iPod that you downloaded.

ITunes then backs up the music in your iPod, reprograms the iPod with the new firmware and then restores your iPod.


http://modmyi.com/wiki/index.php/IPhone_Firmware_Download_Links


http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=757


http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/


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goto the website http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/
and download the selected firmware for the ipod touch model you have. if your unsure if the model / type you can goto http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/#
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and download the selected firmware for the ipod touch model you have. if your unsure if the model / type you can goto http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/#
and type in the last 3 numbers of your serial number to find out

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  2. Download and install the latest version of iTunes if you do not already have it installed.
  3. Open iTunes, and then connect your iPod to your computer using the USB or FireWire cable that came with your iPod.
  4. After a few moments, your iPod will appear in the Source panel in iTunes.
  5. Select your iPod in the Source panel and you will see information about your iPod appear in the Summary tab of the main iTunes windows.
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    • Restore Option 2: Use Same Version - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod even though a newer version is available.
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  7. If you are using a Mac, a message will appear prompting you to enter an administrator’s name and password.
  8. A progress bar will appear on the computer screen indicating that the first stage of the restore process has started. When this stage is completed, iTunes will present one of two messages on screen with instructions specific to the iPod model you are restoring.
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    • Restore Instruction 2: Leave iPod connected to computer to complete restore (typically applies newer iPod models).
  9. During the stage 2 of the restore process, the iPod will show an Apple logo as well as a progress bar at the bottom of the display. It is critical that the iPod remains connected to the computer or iPod Power adapter during this stage. Note: The progress bar may be difficult to see since the backlight on the iPod display may be off.
  10. After stage 2 of the restore process is complete and the iPod is connected to the computer, the iTunes Setup Assistant window will appear asking you to name your iPod and choose your syncing preferences similar to when you connected your iPod for the first time.

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