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Ipod touch 3.0 upgrade

07-12-2009, 03:35 PM
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Ipod touch 3.0 upgrade

How risky is it to update my ipod touch to 3.0? I want to, but I have heard a lot about it screwing up people's ipods in various ways. Does anyone here think it is worth it? And if it did screw my ipod up, is it fixable?

Thanks!!
07-12-2009, 03:58 PM
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I did it and I've had no problems so far

07-12-2009, 04:01 PM
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I've had no problems either, but if you do you can always restore.
07-12-2009, 04:27 PM
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Because iPhone OS 3.0 is now a public release, the risk involved is minimal to none. But as with all new software, there are always bugs that need to be fixed in a future release.

As far as "screwing up people's ipods in various ways" goes, there are known bugs in the 3.0 update. One in particular causes the the incorrect app icon to show up above the name of the app. There is a workaround to prevent this from happening however, and it's as easy as turning your iPod off, turning it back on, and then resetting it after you sync your device in iTunes.

It's "worth" is measured in how many of the new features you plan to use. Because it is a paid update for iPod touch users, you'd have to ask yourself if you feel like forking out $10 for it.
In my opinion, it's definitely worth it. The update itself adds alot of new functionality to your device that makes it easier to use and more fun as well.

If you ever have any problems or issues with your iPod when it's running any version of the iPhone OS, you can always follow Apple's "iPod touch Troubleshooting Assistant". I've provided the link for you below.

http://bit.ly/Lr4kx

Last edited by Greko; 07-12-2009 at 06:22 PM.
07-12-2009, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Greko View Post
As far as "screwing up people's ipods in various ways" goes, there are known bugs in the 3.0 update. One in particular causes the the incorrect app icon to show up above the name of the app. There is a workaround to prevent this from happening however, and it's as easy as turning yout iPod off, turning it back on, and then resetting it.
What do you mean by resetting it? I had that problem and I ended up restoring my iPod
07-12-2009, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by wootbean View Post
What do you mean by resetting it? I had that problem and I ended up restoring my iPod
I bet he means in setting where there is the reset springboard. Settings > General > Reset > Reset Home Screen Layout
07-12-2009, 05:30 PM
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I finally did it, and so far, haven't had any problems. I really like the spotlight feature, plus it's nice when games can access they're web servers right from the app. I haven't played with any other feature, but can't wait to play some flight control multiplayer

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07-12-2009, 05:40 PM
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thanks for all the inputs, i just updated and so far no problems! Any common issues to look out for?
07-12-2009, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by wootbean View Post
What do you mean by resetting it? I had that problem and I ended up restoring my iPod
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Originally Posted by worldcup1100 View Post
I bet he means in setting where there is the reset springboard. Settings > General > Reset > Reset Home Screen Layout
I quote this from one of my previous posts in another thread:

Be warned that if you're running iPhone OS 3.0 that there is an issue with app icons being messed up whenever you reset the device.
If you don't know what version of the iPhone OS you're running, tap the Settings app on your iPhone/iPod touch, then tap "General", and then tap "About" and look at "Version".
You can also connect your device to iTunes and in the "Summary" pane of the iPhone/iPod touch, look at the "Software Version".


If you are running iPhone OS 3.0, read the following on the reset procedure workaround for fixing the app icon bug and to refresh the system memory as well.
If you're running iPhone OS 2.x you can also use the following procedure.
The first 2 steps are to save the current state of the device before you reset it so that things don't get moved around. (In case anyone was wondering why you bother to turn it off before you reset it.)

1. After you sync your device in iTunes, disconnect the iPhone/iPod touch and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the red "slide to power off" slider appears. Slide that to turn off the device.

2. After it's been shut off, hold the Sleep/Wake button for about 3-5 seconds to turn the device back on.

3. Once the iPhone/iPod touch has finished booting and you can see your Home screen; hold the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons simultaneously for about 10 seconds or until the screen turns off and turns back on showing you an Apple logo.
Once you see that Apple logo, you can release the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons and let it reboot.

And for anyone who doesn't know the difference between a "restart" and a "reset" on the iPhone/iPod touch and is afraid something bad will happen to their device, read the following:

- A "restart" is when you hold the Sleep/Wake button and slide that red "slide to power off" slider to turn off the device. After it turns off and you turn it back on, that is called a "restart".

- A "reset" is when the device is completely rebooted to refresh the system memory and also used to fix a device that was frozen as well. A "reset" is initiated by holding down the Sleep/Wake + Home buttons for around 10 seconds or when the screen turns off and turns back on showing you an Apple logo.

A "reset" takes longer than a "restart" as well. Roughly around 1 minute for a "reset" compared to around 20-30 seconds for a "restart".

Last edited by Greko; 07-12-2009 at 06:07 PM.
07-12-2009, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by bluenag View Post
thanks for all the inputs, i just updated and so far no problems! Any common issues to look out for?
Other than the incorrect app icons, the most noticeable one I've found on my 1G iPod touch is speed. I've found that I end up resetting my device throughout the day because it occasionally gets to the point where the performance is really sluggish and just plain slow.
Of course, most users will only have this problem if they use many apps over a period of time without refreshing the system memory.
Another bug is Wi-Fi. Some users of both iPhones and iPod touch's have reported they have a really weak signal with the router even though it's like 1 metre away. I myself have noticed my connection randomly drop to one bar for whatever unknown reason on occasion, but it fixes itself afterwards.
Here's a link for more information on the Wi-Fi issue: http://bit.ly/tt5r4

Last edited by Greko; 07-12-2009 at 06:29 PM.