Updating first generation ipod

22-Feb-2019 22:15

We haven’t been able to test every single device in this list yet, so please share your experiences in the comments if you do update.

The list of devices that support i OS 8 is surprisingly long.

That is, removing the third-party, non-Apple approved software limitation on the device.

This will give me access to Cydia third-party download platform.

This is a particular problem for older devices, and the i Phone 4S, i Pad 2 and i Pad mini (1st-gen) are basically based on the same core components.

I'm noticing from the i OS 6 page on the Apple website that the i Pad 1 isn't supported.

Note: While jailbreaking is a relatively safe process, and usually when things go wrong you just have to reboot the i Device by holding down both the Home and Power button until it reboots to fix things, if the worst does happen and you kill your i Device, neither I nor Apple can help you. The latest i OS release is i OS 5.1.1 and I suggest you update to this before carrying out the jailbreak.

I just purchased an ATV1 and it has software version 1.1. Currently I'm not able to see movies listed or rent movies in i Tunes.

I'm a little hesitant to update the software in case I shouldn't have and I'm not able to return to the older version.Can you suggest anything to extend the life of my i Pad? As an owner of a first-generation i Pad myself -- a device that I use for both content creation and consumption on a daily basis -- I'm interested in making my i Pad last a little longer, maybe until the i Pad 4 makes an appearance.What I plan on doing with my i Pad now is jailbreaking it.The setup required a Firewire 400 to 800 adapter, and for newer Macs you’d also need a Firewire 800 to Thunderbolt adapter.Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac, & contributes to 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, &

I'm a little hesitant to update the software in case I shouldn't have and I'm not able to return to the older version.

Can you suggest anything to extend the life of my i Pad? As an owner of a first-generation i Pad myself -- a device that I use for both content creation and consumption on a daily basis -- I'm interested in making my i Pad last a little longer, maybe until the i Pad 4 makes an appearance.

What I plan on doing with my i Pad now is jailbreaking it.

The setup required a Firewire 400 to 800 adapter, and for newer Macs you’d also need a Firewire 800 to Thunderbolt adapter.

Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac, & contributes to 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, &

I'm assuming that this means, amongst other things, no more security updates.