Updating ipod firmware manually
Regardless of whether you update to i OS 11 using IPSW as shown here, or using the simpler traditional software update methods in Settings or through i Tunes, the device will be on i OS 11 and ready to go.
For most users, i OS 11 goes well and they are able to enjoy the new interesting features available in i OS 11.
The second section of your i Pod's "Summary" tab is called "Version".
This section includes a brief outline of the current situation, like "".
Apple doesn't release updates to the operating system that powers the i Pod as often as it does for the i Phone.
That makes sense; fewer i Pods are sold these days and new models come out less frequently, so there are fewer changes to make.
While most users should update to i OS 11 using the standard software update mechanisms within Settings app or i Tunes, another more technical option is available that utilizes device-specific firmware (IPSW) to install i OS 11 onto an i Phone or i Pad.
In general, using IPSW to update i OS system software is considered advanced and is therefore only appropriate for more technically competent individuals.
These software updates include bug fixes, support for new features and the latest versions of mac OS and Windows, and other improvements. In some (not very common) cases, you may need to restore your i Pod to factory settings before you can update its software.
i OS software updates are files that you download every time you want to update the software of your i Phone, i Pad or i Pod via i Tunes.
After your device has been updated, you don’t need the file you downloaded and thus you can remove it and free up a significant amount of space on your Mac.
In version 5 of its i OS mobile operating system, Apple introduced a new feature that allows users of its mobile devices, such as the i Pod Touch, to download and install i OS updates wirelessly.