Sunday, June 21, 2009
iPod Touch 3.0 Upgrade Issues - What to Do! iPod Touch iBrick issues
Yesterday, I shelled out the $9.95 and tried to upgrade my iPod Touch to 3.0. Unfortunately, on my MacBook Pro, it failed twice and my previously working iPod Touch 2.1 was now stuck on the Connect to iTunes Screen of Death. After abandoning this task yesterday, this morning I pulled out a spare MacBook in my closet that I use to curse the small 13" screen and tried the iTouch 3.0 firmware Upgrade on it.
1) It restored my iTouch to 2.1 so it was at least functional. I did not restore the data because it was synched with my MacBook Pro.
2) It then upgraded the iTouch 3.0 firmware sucessfully. Again, I ignored the prompt to restore the data since I wanted to synch it with my main computer.
3) I plugged it in to my MacBook and it is now syching my Apps and music!
I recollect on my only visit to the Apple Genius Bar a problem with my iPhone that would not upgrade on my PC running Windows/iTunes, that this is what the Apple Genius Bar employee did. So if your iTouch is an iTouch iBrick from upgrading to 3.0, you might want to find a very good friend with a Mac to help you out.
I'm usually a fan of Apple Care Customer Support, but not during the iPhone 3G S launch weekend!
Apple iPod Touch Forum
Apple Care Customer Support - 1-800-275-2273
Apple Support Resources
Apple Genius Bar Reservations