How do you update your Ipod without iTunes?

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Ketil
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How do you update your Ipod without iTunes?

Post by Ketil » Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:57 am

Since you love your Monkey and wouldn't let iTunes even near your machine :D , how do you upgrade your firmware?

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Post by Bex » Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:06 am

I don't have an iPod but as I understand it, you must use iTunes for firmware upgrades.
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Post by gege » Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:23 am

Mine came with the latest firmware already, so I never faced this problem...

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Post by Big_Berny » Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:15 am

Why not let iTunes on the machine? I doesnt hurt. Just use it for firmware updates.
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Re: How do you update your Ipod without iTunes?

Post by daelin73 » Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:01 am

Ketil wrote:Since you love your Monkey and wouldn't let iTunes even near your machine :D , how do you upgrade your firmware?
I use iTunes for videos (because I watch so many) and for firmware upgrades. The iPod is set to Manual sync which is how I'm able to do that.

For music, I switched back after the horrible quality I was getting from the AAC files I encoded on it compared to the MP3s from MM3.

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Post by karimleo » Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:37 am

I have ITunes installed on my old computer which runs at a snail pace and I don't use.

I don't even have a monitor for it and it won't work with my current monitors because it is VGA and my new ones are DVI. So I VNC it with my new computer.

When I hear of a firmware upgrade I drag the old boy out of retirement, plug it into my network router, access it via RealVNC, plug in my iPod and do the necessary updating.

Works a charm and my main computer doesn't have to have iTunes installed.

Hope this helps :D

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Re: How do you update your Ipod without iTunes?

Post by megal_1 » Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:33 pm

ipod without itunes is good gadget.

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Re: How do you update your Ipod without iTunes?

Post by oldtimer » Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:48 pm

I don't watch videos so I never updated my software. I hear horror stories of bad versions that wiped out ipods. At least ipods can be restored. There was a real bad Zune version that trashed the Zunes if you did something wrong.

I say if it is not broke why fix it?

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