19 Responses to How to Update iPod Touch to 4.0 Firmware for Free

  • Sarah says:

    Do you have to upload the 3.0 / 3.1 software before the 4.0? (We have an Ipod touch 2.2.1) Thanx

  • Jamesst20 says:

    Sorry but it will doesn’t work..The iPod Touch Will stay at iTunes Logo and iTunes will not activate it because your not Devellopper

  • j-c says:

    where is the links

  • Kashish says:

    hey is this update available for ipod touch 1G also ??

  • Zimaar says:

    will all data previously stored on the ipod be lost after update?

  • ziooon says:

    links not out yet

  • Hussd says:

    IOS4 is free june 21

  • Jer says:

    The Latest iTunes is a 90 day free trial, so after 90 days does it have to be purchased?

    So the upgrade is free for 90 days? What happens after 90 days?

  • ASDFGHJKL says:

    Hey. Is this update available for 1G iPod touch users also? Thanks. (:

  • amberlee says:


    this website has all the firmware updates to download.

  • random says:

    WHEN ARE THE LINKS GOING TO COME OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mike says:

    Thank you stumbleupon,
    it got me to this website:


    and its got all the restore files for most ipods, all iphones, and all ipads (well theres not many for them lol)
    i followed the instructions and now im at 4.0 :)
    Thanks again stumbleupon and good luck all

  • Mike says:

    Oh one thing to add, make sure everything on your itouch is backed up in itunes because this method deletes everything on the ipod and installs the new software, then its as easy as dragging and dropping

  • faith says:

    heres an easy way to do it it worked within an hour ( with itunes already downloaded )

    1. http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/ click the download now button.

    2. run…wait until its done downloading

    3. Once youve downloaded itunes plug your ipod touch in and click restore, this way when your ipod is restoring its upgrading it as well. Because of the itunes you’ve downloaded.

    4. Once its done restoring,your ipod screen should look like the image shown on itunes when you plus your ipod in.

    5. Now you are able to get almost all the apps, in app store. You also have better mail,bluetooth,voice memo, and able to receive messages during sleep mode!

  • Anil says:

    I tried to update my ipod touch 2G that has 3.1.2 to 3.1.3 and it goes through the process but at the end it says verifying with Apple and then returns an error that I am not eligible for this update. Any idea why this is happening and how to work around?

  • Hayta says:

    haha how do u backup everything like people are saying to nothing gets deleted and stuff? not a very techy person

  • Crystal says:

    i did the one tht faith recommended. it worked and was really easy. also it didnt take long at all

  • Nicholas Hartojo says:

    does doing this delete all your stuff

  • sickwithit777 says:

    how do i update to a ios 4.0 ipod touch