4.2 downloading slowly

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  1. pgboy

    pgboy Well-Known Member

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    OK first things first it took an hour for me to download the 4.2 software and now it is updating iipod software for 20 minutes with no progress at all

    HELP
     
  2. drelbs

    drelbs Well-Known Member

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    Took me about 40 minutes. (first try crapped out after 20 minutes or so...)
     
  3. pgboy

    pgboy Well-Known Member

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    ok so how do i know if it craps out???? My ipod has the loading screen with no progrees, should i abort and how do i abort???
     
  4. drelbs

    drelbs Well-Known Member

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    Watch the display in iTunes.

    As for your iPod - watch the progress bar on the Apple screen - it may take a while (I remember upgrading my 2nd gen iPod Touch was s l o w....
     
  5. pgboy

    pgboy Well-Known Member

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    How long????
    I mean still not a centimeter of progress on my ipod touch and what its been 30 minutes???
     
  6. ImNoSuperMan

    ImNoSuperMan Well-Known Member

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    I downloaded it for both my ipad and ipod but its not installing on either coz it cant verify the update from apple. Been trying for last 2 hours :/
     
  7. pgboy

    pgboy Well-Known Member

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    mine is past that and its on updating ipod software :/

    have you tried going to the top and clicking store then scrollingdown and click verify computer?
     
  8. Booch138

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    Weird, the download took like 15 minutes for me to download and like 10 minutes if that to install and everything went smooth. *scratches head*
     
  9. pgboy

    pgboy Well-Known Member

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    anyone have any suggestions? Should i pull my ipod out and try again?

    Im really upset i dont want my ipod touch to brake
     
  10. pgboy

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    :( :(

    this happend to my other ipod touch 4th gen and i had to return it
     
  11. Booch138

    Booch138 Well-Known Member

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    I would wait just a tad bit longer and if still no reaction... I dunno. I would have for you to have to abort...
     
  12. pgboy

    pgboy Well-Known Member

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    How do i abort when there is no eject ipod sign?
     
  13. Booch138

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    That I have no idea. I would be scared to unplug it. might just have to though and shut down iTunes and then restore.
     
  14. pgboy

    pgboy Well-Known Member

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    I dont want to, i feel like if i unplug it my ipod will just be stuck on the download screen forever
     
  15. CaptainAwesome

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    You DO NOT abort a firmware update. You'll never get it back if you do, because if the prior firmware has already been wiped, your iPod will essentially not know it is an iPod and how to interface with you accordingly, or even with a computer for that matter.

    DO NOT unplug your iPod from the computer if it's in the process of installing iOS 4.2.
     
  16. pgboy

    pgboy Well-Known Member

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    OK but my ipod has made no progress in the last 45 minutes, any suggestions if i cant unplug it??
     
  17. CaptainAwesome

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    It could be that you're trying to update from a substandard computer or possibly a USB 1.1 port. Do you happen to know your PC specs, or is it a Mac?
     
  18. pgboy

    pgboy Well-Known Member

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    its a mac, and my ipod connected to my computer just fine so i dont think it is a wire issue, if it is a wire issue how do i fix that, how do i know if its a new or old wire?
     
  19. CaptainAwesome

    CaptainAwesome Well-Known Member

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    It wouldn't be a problem with the wire, it would be a problem with the port where the wire plugs into the computer. But since it's a Mac, I don't think that it would be a problem there.

    Just sit tight, read a book or something. Firmware updates can take oodles of time, especially for major updates like this one. (Anything with X.y.z with a change in the X or y will likely take a longer amount of time; in this case, the y is changing [4.1 to 4.2].) Just don't unplug it, whatever you do.
     
  20. pgboy

    pgboy Well-Known Member

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    Ok if i leave it in overnight and there is no change then what????
     

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