(And a new battery, which you might as well replace while you’re cracking the case open.) If you’re interested in building your own upgraded i Pod for yourself, here’s what you’ll need: An old i Pod (a fifth-generation i Pod Video works best, and it has the added bonus of offering a Wolfson DAC, which is considered to be the best ever shipped on an i Pod) Then, it’s as simple as cracking open the i Pod, carefully removing the power and headphone cables, swapping the battery, swapping the hard drive, reattaching all the wiring, and snapping things back together.
One quick i Tunes restore later, and you’ll be good to go!
Connect your i OS device to your computer using an USB cable.
Wait for i Tunes to open and connect to your device.
Here’s which i Phone, i Pad, and i Pod touch devices are supported by i OS 11: Assuming you have an i OS 11-compatible device, you’re ready to install i OS 11. Apple typically issues bug-squashing patches after major software releases, so if you’re worried about your i Phone’s day-to-day stability, it might be best to hold off for now.
If do want to upgrade, you’ll have to restore your device via i Tunes as described below.
Using an i Pod in 2018 can be rough, however: 30GB of storage on a hard drive with slow speeds and annoying skipping isn’t a good user experience, no matter how nice Apple’s hardware is.
Fortunately, we can fix that with a little DIY hacking to turn your humble old i Pod back into the supercharged portable music player it once was. Follow along in the video to see how it’s done and revel in the magic of having an i Pod with 250GB of reliable, fast flash storage.
Your i Phone or i Pad will continue to download the update and will send you a notification when the update is ready.
Go back to Settings Software Update and then tap Install Now to install the now downloaded i OS update file.