Apple iPod Updater
Apple iPod Updater
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Apple iPod Updater

Version 5.1

iPod update; obsolete with iTunes 7 and later.

Apple iPod Updater overview

iPod Updater 2006-06-28 includes:
  • New iPod Software 1.1.2 for iPod
  • New iPod Software 1.2 for iPod nano
  • New iPod Software 1.1.4 for iPod shuffle
iPod Updater 2006-06-28 contains the same software versions as iPod Updater 2006-03-23 for all other iPod models.

What’s new in version 5.1

Updated on Jun 30 2006

Version 5.1 (2006-06-28):

Information

License

Updater

Size

41.1 MB

Downloads

153946

App requirements

  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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Marylander
Marylander
Apr 23 2006
2006-03-23
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Apr 23 2006
0.0
Version: 2006-03-23
i dont like this whole updating thing!! i mean i tried updating my i pod by downloading the 2006-03-23 updater and it just would not open on my computer and for no apparent reason (without me restoring) all my songs were erased for no apparent reason!!! now it wont download at all and i feel i just wasted $200. i would be better off with a walkman!!
Micahc4jc
Micahc4jc
Apr 1 2006
2006-03-23
5.0
Apr 1 2006
5.0
Version: 2006-03-23
I love the max volume setting. Black Nano 2gig. Installer worked great.
Sjj-public
Sjj-public
Mar 29 2006
2006-03-23
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Mar 29 2006
0.0
Version: 2006-03-23
I've only had it installed for an hour or so on my 60 GB 5G, but so far so good. It does appear to fix the endless star ratings screen bug. I haven't tested any videos yet, but can't comment on its affect on the old video playback issues anyway, as I've been using more recent versions of iSquint and Handbrake which already resolved those playback issues themselves - I've no old conversions to test with. I like the new volume limiter option. Note that you can set this with or without a code lock. It's useful in two ways for me: allowing my 5 year old to listen to my iPod, as he so wishes to do, without having again to worry about him changing the volume to too high of a level. Further, for me, I can set the limit to what I consider to be more than loud enough, and then I never have to worry about accidentally bumping the volume up to painful levels (which I've done it on a few occasions when attempting to scan forward or set a star rating via the scrollwheel). Since I never have to set the volume higher than halfway at the most anyway, why not limit it to halfway? I can easily enough change the max if needed. Cool feature - thank goodness for "frivolous" lawsuits. :)
Irene-Rojas
Irene-Rojas
Jan 18 2006
2006-01-10
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Jan 18 2006
0.0
Version: 2006-01-10
I think this update has given my iPod (20gb 4th gen) a bug, instead of fixing them. Now, it randomly goes to the next song, and responds very slowly when I try to correct that problem. I do like the scrolling titles though.
Zmj
Zmj
Dec 6 2005
2005-11-17
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Dec 6 2005
5.0
Version: 2005-11-17
I have no idea what people are up in arms about. I've used every single updater on my iPod without any problems whatsoever. I think Apple is doing a fantastic job. Keep it up, guys!
Doc8
Doc8
Dec 1 2005
2005-11-17
4.8
Dec 1 2005
4.8
Version: 2005-11-17
Most iPod updates only include a new version for one or two of the various units- so read before using to see if it is necessary for your unit. I have never had problems with iPod updates and this worked fine on my shuffle (the only unit that needed this update). On a side note- a danger of bringing in more windoze people to the fairer platform is increasing the fringe element whose purpose in life is to degrade each new piece of hardware and software because they are basically technophobes. Having been a computer teacher and user since 1979, I am continually amazed at the ease of use and excellent capabilities Apple technology has brought to my world.
Jmh1
Jmh1
Dec 1 2005
2005-11-17
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Dec 1 2005
0.0
Version: 2005-11-17
for the record: My first 40g was a definite lemon ( dead after about one week of use) Apple replaced. New one: no problems until yesterday (11 months of use) when suddenly, out of the blue itunes 5 could not read library. Pod still worked as disk so I backed up files (disk mode) and restored. Then down-graded to iTunes 4.9. Working fine so far (one day anyway) Very Scary piece of hardware...makes me shudder sometimes. Going bankrupt, being attacked in alleys, earthquakes... pale in comparison to the ominous threat of iPod hardware failure...but seriously>Mac only person..um... also, I am afraid to update this unit beyond 3.0.2
Guest
Guest
Oct 23 2005
2005-10-12
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Oct 23 2005
5.0
Version: 2005-10-12
So, what's the bottom line? Is this an upgrade that should be skipped? Based on reviews, the ipod upgraders (regardless of version) have to be considered to be Apple's "most dangerous." On just about every one of these Apple upgraders, someone or more than one macker posts negative comments. Some qualify what they post, some just post that "it sucks and crashes, destroyed my ipod (or whatever)" These "it sucks, crashes, and destroyed my directory" etc. postings are taken seriously enough that I, for one, will skip the upgrade and wait on the the next. Then the next upgrader comes along and what's the first comment? "It sucks, crashes, and destroys everything." Were there no beta testers? Granted, it's useless to ask anyone from Apple. To those heros out there who sacrifice their macs and their ipods to determine that an upgrader "sucks, crashes, and erases everything", how about going to System Profiler and post everything you have on your Mac prior to performing the catastrophic upgrade. Maybe you forgot to unplug all the firewire cables, maybe you have some bizzare PCI card, maybe you're running SCSI. If a particular upgrader is going to hose every mackers directory, at least post how you configured your Mac so we'll know which Macs will be affected. Or, maybe you're 100% right and it crashes every newly bought unmodified Mac or ipod! One more small request - then tell us why Apple's beta testers didn't do their jobs. Am I asking too much? Look. We're Mac users, not Pee Cee users, just run Apple System Profiler before posting catastrophic comments that must be taken seriously. I do take your posting seriously, at least show the courtesy of describing the circumstances in as much detail as there is. Thank you, fellow mackers.
Guest
Guest
Oct 20 2005
2005-10-12
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Oct 20 2005
5.0
Version: 2005-10-12
it says that it can´t mount the disk!!!!! what a hell is that???????? i think this so called upgrade it´s BUGGY!!!! any clue?
Guest
Guest
Oct 19 2005
2005-10-12
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Oct 19 2005
5.0
Version: 2005-10-12
People, people... relax. Deep, cleansing breath. This updater worked perfectly on my 3g, 4g, Shuffle and nano. The previous updaters have worked flawlessly on all 4 as well. "jah", your post is a little vague on details of your issue with this updater. When I've had issues with any of my iPod's, simply performing a "Restore" from the latest iPod Update has fixed any issues. Secondly, if you are syncing your iPod with iTunes, you can't "lose" any of your music, it's still on your computer. Frankly, if you're managing your music manually and keeping your music ONLY on your iPod, you're asking for trouble. No backup. If you are getting the blinking folder, exclamation point, or folder... you may actually have a hardware problem. That's what the $59 iPod AppleCare is for.
Guest
Guest
Oct 16 2005
2005-09-23
5.0
Oct 16 2005
5.0
Version: 2005-09-23
I have a 3g ipod that the itunes 5 (and now 6) won't recognize as having an up-to-date software. Up until I bought my nano, the 3g was perfect. Now it simply won't load any of the music I bought from the music store, and the nano isn't big enough by far. (Of course, the first nano I bought and went to Europe for a week with stopped working (bad click wheel) within a day of buying it and getting on the airplane). The 9_23 ipod updater won't let me install it, either. Frankly, I'm amazed, since apple is usually the easiest thing around to update, and yet this is freakin' impossible. Between the nano and the update issue, I'm about ready to end a 20 year love affair with macs -- I fully expected this to be fixed by the time I got back from South America, and yet there's nothing but a new video ipod, and nothing to fix the old one???? Is Jobs listening to Microsoft's gamebook too much? (Make the old ipod unworkable and they'll just buy the new one?) And don't send me any techno babble fixes -- this is why we buy macs and not the bug-trap pcs, isn't it? I miss my old ipod that worked.
Guest
Guest
Oct 4 2005
2005-09-23
5.0
Oct 4 2005
5.0
Version: 2005-09-23
I have been travelling since 9/20 in the US, and have been using my 4g 20gig ipod as a portable HD for digital pics as well as for its music capabilities. I have plugged it into half a dozen different computers through both USB and firewire during this trip wit no problems. When I got to my brother's house yesterday, I plugged it into his computer (he also has an ipod, so his itunes recognized when I plugged mine in.) I was alerted that there was a new update dated 9-23-05. I proceeded to update ym ipod, which was successful, but after I plugged it into a wall outlet to flash I got the dreaded "folder/exclamation point" (which seems to be the BSOD for ipods) icon and the ipod shut off. I went the the website and tried all the things it said such as resetting and restoring the ipod, but nothing worked. (Thank GOD I was able to access the ipod's data files and get my vacation pics off it even though it wouldnt to anything on its own.) I restored with the 9-23 updater, same problem. Of course, apple's tech support isn't 24 hours, so I was about 10 seconds away from smashing the thing with a hammer when I noticed that my brother had a 3-23 updater on this computer. So, I restored with those settings and it is back to working, though I lost all my music. I am furious that I will now have a silent plane trip back home after installing an update that itunes told me that I had to install. I would recommend that ipodders with a 4g 20gig ipod not use this update.
Guest
Guest
Sep 29 2005
2005-09-23
5.0
Sep 29 2005
5.0
Version: 2005-09-23
I have never seen a company release a new version of software without telling what's in it!. The updater upgradded by Photo iPod from 1.0 to 1.2 with absolutly no explaination of why! DOes anyone know what is in the new version?
Guest
Guest
Sep 25 2005
2005-09-23
5.0
Sep 25 2005
5.0
Version: 2005-09-23
It brought up a window for me to download the software update for my 20GB 3rd Generation Ipod and now hen its turned on it shows me a picture of the plug that goes into the bottom of the ipod and no longer lets me put music on it
Guest
Guest
Sep 23 2005
2005-09-23
5.0
Sep 23 2005
5.0
Version: 2005-09-23
I updated my iPod (20gb 4th B&W) and now my Music Quiz won't work. It says that there are no music files. Uh, Hello? Its full of music. Same thing happened to my roommates iPod mini. Anybody know what happened? Happen to anybody else? Let me know.
Sixtyk
Sixtyk
Sep 19 2005
2005-09-06
0.0
Sep 19 2005
0.0
Version: 2005-09-06
*** ATTENTION 40 GB iPOD OWNERS! *** I have a 40 GB iPod with a dead hard drive. The iPod is all of 3 weeks out of warranty. After a less than reassuring visit to tech support I started checking Ebay for a replacement drive so I could fix it myself for far less than the $280 that Apple is asking. Instead I found a large number of 40 GB iPods with dead hard drives. If you have one of these iPods, please do 2 things: 1) Reply to this comment. (I'd like to keep a running count) 2) Call Apple, leave feedback at http://www.apple.com/feedback/ipod.html, tell people, tell the place you bought it. Eventually Apple was pressured to replace defective batteries. Maybe we can get our iPods back.
Guest
Guest
Sep 8 2005
2005-09-06
5.0
Sep 8 2005
5.0
Version: 2005-09-06
I DEMAND that all the new interfase features of the iPod nano be implemented in the next revision of this software to AT LEAST all the color iPods !!! I also want a pony (alive please), and a vanilla ice-cream cone!!! No wait, make that cookies-and-cream flavor instead.
Guest
Guest
Aug 12 2005
2005-06-26
5.0
Aug 12 2005
5.0
Version: 2005-06-26
I installed this update to my 4thGen 40GB monochrome-screened iPod for the Podcasts feature, only to have it make my device go haywire. The device wouldn't respond at times. Two seconds after remaining inactive at a particular menu, I would have trouble scrolling. Say I selected the "Monday" playlist, the click wheel would become inactive and I'd be unable to select a song. I'd have to click the menu button, return to my list of playlists, reselect "Monday" and then the scrollwheel would be active again for 2 seconds (or however long you've set your backlight timer for) before it would go inactive again. MAJOR GLITCHES, DO NOT INSTALL if you have the same model iPod as I do. BTW: this review is for the update marked "(2005-06-26)" Hope the next update is better!
Guest
Guest
Jul 15 2005
2005-06-26
5.0
Jul 15 2005
5.0
Version: 2005-06-26
*WARNING* My brand new iPod 60GB had iPod 1.1 software on it. After running the iPod Updater 2005-06-26 on it (which wanted to update the iPod software to 1.2) I now have a white iBrick. Even though I started with a fully-charged unit, seconds after completing the update and disconnecting the "Need charge" icon appeared and the iPod shutdown a few seconds later. Even connecting it to the AC charger and trying to reset it the unit is off and completely unresponsive.
Guest
Guest
Jul 11 2005
2005-06-26
5.0
Jul 11 2005
5.0
Version: 2005-06-26
This Firmware Update disables auto-updating of Smart Playlists. You have been warned!