iPod Updater

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iPod Updater
Original author(s)Apple Inc.
Initial release8 November 2001; 22 years ago
Stable release
2006-06-28 (5.1) / 29 June 2006; 17 years ago
Written in
Operating system
SuccessoriTunes
TypeUtility
LicenseFreeware
Websitesupport.apple.com/downloads/ipod

iPod Updater (also known by its later internal project name, iPod Updater Extreme) was a utility to update or restore (format/erase) an iPod to the latest firmware.

iPod Utility is released for Windows 2000 and later, in addition to macOS as PowerPC and Intel 32-bit universal binaries. It does not run on macOS Catalina or later, which removes support for Intel 32-bit applications. Mac OS 9.2.1 was supported for the first and second generation iPods until at least iPod Software 1.2.1 Updater. It additionally supported Windows Me until iPod Software 1.3 and 2.0.1 Updaters. Windows 98 was not supported, because support for USB/FireWire mass storage devices was introduced with Windows Me and 2000.

On Macs, Software Update would automatically download new versions of iPod Updater. Subsequently, launching iTunes with an outdated iPod connected would display a prompt requesting to launch iPod Updater.

Initially, the app was only required to support the first and second generation iPod. With the release of iPod with dock connector (3rd generation), and later iPod mini, separate branches of the app were released for each device and firmware. With version 2004-04-28 (3.0), the separate apps were merged into one unified app, named "iPod Updater", followed by the date of release.

On 12 September 2006, iTunes 7.0 was released with the ability to update and restore iPods, obsoleting iPod Updater. This release saw the introduction of the IPSW file format, allowing iTunes to download the latest firmware on an as-needed basis. The format was later extended for use with the Apple TV with iTunes 7.1, and iPhone with iTunes 7.3.

Supported iPods

The following table lists the firmware versions supported by each known release of iPod Updater, starting from version 2004-04-28. It does not include updates released on or after 2 September 2006, when the latest update of almost all iPods were repackaged into IPSWs ahead of the release of iTunes 7.0.

2004-04-28 2004-07-15 2004-08-06 2004-10-20 2004-11-15 2005-01-11 2005-02-07 2005-02-23 2005-03-23 2005-06-26 2005-09-06 2005-09-23 2005-10-12 2005-11-17 2006-01-10 2006-03-23 2006-06-28
iPod with scroll wheel
(1st generation)
1.4 1.5
iPod with touch wheel
(2nd generation)
iPod with dock connector
(3rd generation)
2.2 2.3
iPod with Click Wheel
(4th generation)
3.0 3.0.1 3.0.2 3.1 3.1.1
iPod with Click Wheel
(4th generation) Rev A
iPod Photo 1.0 (4.0) 1.1 (4.1) 1.2 (4.2) 1.2.1 (4.2.1)
iPod with color display
iPod with video
(5th generation)
1.0 (6.0) 1.1 (6.1) 1.1.1 (6.1.1) 1.2 (6.2)
iPod with video
(5th generation) Rev A
iPod mini
(1st generation)
1.1 (2.3) 1.2 (2.4) 1.3 (2.5) 1.4 (2.6) 1.4.1 (2.6.1)
iPod mini
(1st generation) Rev A
iPod mini
(2nd generation)
iPod nano
(1st generation)
1.0 (5.0) 1.1 (5.1) 1.1.1 (5.1.1) 1.2 (5.3)
iPod shuffle
(1st generation) 512 MB
1.0 1.1 1.1.2 1.1.3 1.1.4
iPod shuffle
(1st generation) 1 GB

Versions

Version Release Date Download URL SHA1 Hash File Size Release Notes
iPod Software 1.0 Updater 8 November 2001 Mac OS 9: iPod_Updater_1.0.smi.bin[dead link] ? ? System requirements: Mac OS 9.2.1, Mac OS X 10.1

iPod Software 1.0 for iPod with touch wheel (1st generation):

  • Initial release[1]

Pulled due to issue with songs no longer playing after restore.[2]

iPod Software 1.0.2 Updater 6 December 2001 Mac OS 9: iPod_Software_1.0.2_Updater.smi.bin[dead link] ? ? System requirements: Mac OS 9.2.1, Mac OS X 10.1

iPod Software 1.0.2 for iPod with touch wheel (1st generation):

  • Fixes rare bug where iPod doesn't wake from sleep when battery is low
  • Quality enhancements
  • Adds support for Italian, Dutch, and Spanish[3]
iPod Software 1.0.3 Updater 21 December 2001 Mac OS 9: iPod_SW_1.0.3_Updater.smi.bin[dead link] ? ? System requirements: Mac OS 9.2.1, Mac OS X 10.1

iPod Software 1.0.3 for iPod with touch wheel (1st generation):

  • Adds support for 255 character filenames
  • Adds support for Brazilian/Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish

Pulled "due to incompatibilities with "blue and white" Power Macintosh G3 systems".[4]

iPod Software 1.0.4 Updater 9 January 2002 Mac OS 9: iPod_Software_1.0.4_Updater.smi.bin[dead link] ? ? System requirements: Mac OS 9.2.1, Mac OS X 10.1

iPod Software 1.0.4 for iPod with touch wheel (1st generation):

  • Adds support for 255 character filenames
  • Adds support for Brazilian/Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish
  • Fixes compatibility issue with "blue and white" Power Macintosh G3 systems[5]
iPod Software 1.1 Updater 20 March 2002 Mac OS 9: iPod_Software_1.1_Updater.smi.bin[dead link] ? ? 120077

System requirements: Mac OS 9.2.1, Mac OS X 10.1

iPod Software 1.1 for iPod with touch wheel (1st generation):

  • iPod Software 1.1 adds significant enhancements and new features to iPod.
  • Audio playback and user interface improvements
  • More than 20 equalization presets
  • Individual song equalization settings from iTunes
  • Shuffle by album
  • Track scrubbing from the Now Playing screen
  • Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese
  • Contacts -- display up to 1000 industry-standard vCards
iPod Software 1.2 Updater 6 August 2002 Mac OS X: iPod1.2.dmg.bin 6c0f3be5ab1baef940e82613d316fe030f7a2e3d 7,104,768 System requirements: Mac OS 9.2.1, Mac OS X 10.1

iPod Software 1.2 for iPod with touch wheel (1st generation):

  • Audio playback and user interface improvements
  • Browse music by additional categories, including albums, and genres
  • Calendar -- display industry standard iCalendar appointments and alarms
  • Clock -- view the date and time
  • Connection feedback on the iPod screen, indicating when it's safe to unplug the FireWire cable
  • Additional iPod features, such as support for Sound Check and Audible audiobooks, are enabled when used with iTunes 3 and Mac OS X.
Mac OS 9: iPod_1.2.smi.bin [Archived 2002-10-17 at the Wayback Machine] 45858e810c53ca2ac9ef03de4d842213f07be764 6,278,400
iPod Software 1.2.1 Updater 1 October 2002 Mac OS X: iPod1.2.1Updater.dmg.bin f45eceec98c3ace529c2480a1db761970c7eba1b 5,412,864 120153

System requirements: Mac OS 9.2.1, Mac OS X 10.1

iPod Software 1.2.1 for iPod with touch wheel/scroll wheel (1st/2nd generation):

  • Battery icon now correctly indicates a full charge.[6]
Mac OS 9: iPod_1.2.1.smi.bin[dead link] ? ?
iPod Software 1.2.2 Updater 15 October 2002 Mac OS X: iPod_Software_1.2.2_Updater.dmg.bin [Archived 2002-10-14 at the Wayback Machine] 17a27ad7ba9b7254d4e2d71b26034fc9790962d4 5,413,632 120123

System requirements: Mac OS 9.2.1, Mac OS X 10.1

iPod Software 1.2.2 for iPod with touch wheel/scroll wheel (1st/2nd generation):

  • Reduces the maximum sound output of the iPod in accordance with European standards.

This update is labelled "for Europe only".

Mac OS 9: iPod_1.2.2_Updater.smi.bin [Archived 2006-01-15 at the Wayback Machine] bc3e99dad73a2ad446d56232582812411eeab5ab 6,612,864
iPod Software 1.2.6 Updater 19 March 2003 Mac OS X: ? ? ? DL1151

System requirements: Windows Me, 2000, XP

iPod Software 1.2.6 for iPod with touch wheel/scroll wheel (1st/2nd generation):

  • Increased playback time on scroll-wheel iPods
  • Longer stand-by time for all iPods
Windows: setup.exe [Archived 2006-05-25 at the Wayback Machine] 98c22f719848dc48df3e60cc8f9a22f112a3dce8 13,241,813
iPod Software 2.0.1 Updater 19 June 2003 Mac OS X: ? ? ? DL1210

System requirements: Windows Me, 2000, XP

iPod Software 2.0 for iPod with dock connector (3rd generation):

  • Better support for Asian languages
  • Enhanced On-The-Go playlist functionality
  • Improved playback performance
  • Improved handling of mp3 VBR songs
  • Fixed artist sorting
  • Improved backlight functionality
  • Improved alarm clock functionality
  • Fixed left/right channel swapping

Windows-specific changes:

  • USB 2.0 synchronization support
  • Support for Audible.com
  • Support for multiple iPods on one computer
  • Shorter connection times
  • Better overall performance

After being superseded by 2.1, Apple kept this release around for users of Windows Me, which had support dropped in the next release.

Windows: setup.exe[dead link] ? ?
iPod Software 1.3 Updater 24 July 2003 Mac OS X: ? ? ? About iPod for Windows Updater 1.3; DL729

System requirements: Windows Me, 2000, XP

iPod Software 1.3 for iPod with touch wheel/scroll wheel (1st/2nd generation):

  • Audio playback and user interface improvements.
  • Increased playback time on scroll-wheel iPods.
  • Longer stand-by time for all iPods.
Windows: setup.exe e425c7c49f6a9c98debc17a1ce0843a28893dab5 12,887,149
iPod Software 2.1 Updater 16 October 2003 Mac OS X: iPod21.dmg [Archived 2004-04-01 at the Wayback Machine] 663e2852e987ce9d16b11833b0f268467205022d 17,064,701 About iPod (dock version) Software Updater 2.1

System requirements: Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later

iPod Software 2.1 for iPod with dock connector (3rd generation):

  • Some features require iTunes 4 or later.
  • Added Voice Memos application (requires 3rd party microphone, sold separately)
  • Added digital photo storage functionality (requires 3rd party photo card reader, sold separately)
  • Enhanced On-The-Go playlist functionality
  • Improved playback performance
  • Added Music Quiz game
  • Improved backlight functionality
  • Improved battery meter
Windows: ? ? ?
iPod Software 1.3.1 Updater 24 October 2003 Mac OS X: iPod131.dmg [Archived 2007-04-05 at the Wayback Machine] 1e48d74539bead9c9c1e2bdd76e8104a2ca62139 5,405,863 DL1228

System requirements: Mac OS X 10.1.2 or later

iPod Software 1.3.1 for iPod with touch wheel/scroll wheel (1st/2nd generation):

  • Audio playback and user interface improvements.
  • Increased playback time on scroll-wheel iPods.
  • Longer stand-by time for all iPods.
Windows: ? ? ?
iPod mini Software 1.0 Updater 24 February 2004 Mac OS X: ? ? ? About iPod mini Software 1.0 Updater

System requirements: Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later

iPod Software 1.0 for iPod mini:

  • Initial release
Windows: ? ? ?
2004-04-28 (3.0) 27 April 2004 Mac OS X: iPodWeb2004-04-28.dmg [Archived 2004-05-03 at the Wayback Machine] 4f3b33d0c828ea081968f1b407f668640358ea71 7,865,881 About iPod Updater 2004-04-28

iPod Software 1.4 for iPod with touch wheel/scroll wheel (1st/2nd generation):

  • Compatibility with iTunes 4.5 and the iTunes Music Store
  • Improved playback performance

iPod Software 2.2 for iPod with Dock Connector (3rd generation), 1.1 for iPod mini:

  • Compatibility with iTunes 4.5 and the iTunes Music Store
  • Improved playback performance
  • Support for the Apple Lossless Encoder, to enable compressed music encoding at high quality
Windows: ? ? ?
2004-07-15 (3.0.1) 19 July 2004 Mac OS X: iPodWeb2004-07-15.dmg [Archived 2004-07-20 at the Wayback Machine] 488ba1fbbd917e5be255054ea917a4bbc6a833ce 10,810,040 About iPod Updater 2004-07-15

System requirements: Mac OS X 10.1.5 (if using FireWire), 10.3.4 (if using USB); Windows 2000 SP4, XP

iPod Software 3.0 for iPod with Click Wheel (4th generation):

  • Shuffle Songs with one click (using the Shuffle item in the main menu)
  • Create multiple On-The-Go playlists
  • Delete songs from On-The-Go playlists
  • Select reading playback speed for audiobooks
  • Hear audible click user interface feedback in headphones
  • Charge via USB connection
  • Enjoy improved playback performance
Windows: ? ? ?
2004-08-06 (?) 6 August 2004 Mac OS X: ? ? ? About iPod Updater 2004-08-06

System requirements: Mac OS X 10.1.5 (if using FireWire), 10.3.4 (if using USB); Windows 2000 SP4, XP

iPod Software 3.0.1 iPod with Click Wheel (4th generation):

  • Improved connectivity with some FireWire cards using the VIA chipset
  • Improved connectivity with FireWire hubs, and with 4-pin FireWire ports
  • Improved power management
  • Improved performance with the optional external battery pack
  • Removing headphones while the hold switch is on no longer wakes iPod
Windows: ? ? ?
2004-10-20 (3.0.4) 26 October 2004 Mac OS X: iPod20041020.dmg [Archived 2005-04-15 at the Wayback Machine] eeed400144796854b4726d1dc39d5363ad8143f7 14,645,833 About iPod Updater 2004-10-20

System requirements: Mac OS X 10.1.5 (if using FireWire), 10.3.4 (if using USB); Windows 2000 SP4, XP

iPod Software 1.0 for iPod Photo:

  • Initial release
Windows: ? ? ?
2004-11-15 (3.0.5) 18 November 2004 Mac OS X: ? ? ? About iPod Updater 2004-11-15

System requirements: Mac OS X 10.1.5 (if using FireWire), 10.3.4 (if using USB); Windows 2000 SP4, XP

iPod Software 1.2 for iPod mini:

  • Compatibility with iTunes 4.7 and the iTunes Music Store
  • Create multiple On-The-Go playlists
  • Shuffle and play song library with one click
  • Delete songs from On-The-Go playlists
  • Select reading playback speed for audiobooks
  • Hear Click Wheel clicker through headphones
  • Sync and go with improved disconnect performance

iPod Software 3.0.2 for iPod with click wheel (4th generation):

  • Compatibility with iTunes 4.7 and the iTunes Music Store
  • Improved USB 2.0 connectivity
Windows: ? 9e7fddc8706d0ae908cb76087d781375efbcb192 37,284,280
2005-01-11 (3.1) 11 January 2005 Mac OS X: iPod2005-01-11.dmg [Archived 2005-02-04 at the Wayback Machine] 798a49da7a6e320505fb8aec2df9a795d383db26 21,387,526 About iPod Updater 2005-01-11

System requirements: Mac OS X 10.2.8, 10.3.4; Windows 2000 SP4, XP

iPod Software 1.0 for iPod shuffle (1st generation):

  • Initial release
Windows: ? ? ?
2005-02-07 (3.7) Included on iPod CD with part no. 2Z691-5248-A, included with iPods manufactured around this timespan[7] System requirements: Windows 2000 SP4, XP

iPod Software 1.3 for iPod mini:

  • Support for second-generation iPod mini
  • Support for charging and syncing over USB with Mac OS X v10.2.8 or 10.3.4 or later
2005-02-23 (3.8) 23 February 2005 Mac OS X: iPod2005-02-23.dmg [Archived 2005-03-05 at the Wayback Machine] ed25082ab09d3a86408d6f74f832e6815918783f 25,444,087 About iPod Updater 2005-02-22

System requirements: Mac OS X 10.2.8, 10.3.4 (10.3.6 recommended for iPod shuffle)

iPod Software 1.1 for iPod shuffle:

  • Support for iPod shuffle Battery Pack
  • Increased software reliability

iPod Software 2.3 for iPod with dock connector (3rd generation), 1.5 for iPod with touch wheel/scroll wheel (1st/2nd generation):

  • Shuffle Songs selection in Main Menu
  • Music menu item in Main Menu
  • Support for iTunes 4.7 and later

Note: The release was originally 2005-02-22, but it was reissued the next day as iPod Updater 2005-02-23.

2005-03-23 (4.1) 24 March 2005 Mac OS X: iPodUpdater2005-03-23.dmg [Archived 2005-03-26 at the Wayback Machine] 9654528b3c18cae3ecbce393a23e746b73e44a0a 29,371,531 About iPod Updater 2005-03-23

System requirements: Mac OS X 10.2.8, 10.3.4 (10.3.6 recommended for iPod shuffle); Windows 2000 SP4, XP

iPod Software 1.1 for iPod Photo/iPod with color display:

  • Support for optional iPod Camera Connector for importing and viewing photos directly on iPod
  • Updated slideshow transitions[8]
Windows: ? ? ?
2005-06-26 (4.2) 26 June 2005 Mac OS X: ? ? ? About iPod Updater 2005-06-26

System requirements: Mac OS X 10.2.8, 10.3.4 (10.3.6 recommended for iPod shuffle); Windows 2000 SP4, XP

iPod Software 1.2 for iPod Photo/iPod with color display, iPod Software 1.4 for iPod mini, iPod Software 3.1 for iPod with Click Wheel (4th generation):

  • Integration with iTunes 4.9 for downloading and listening to podcasts
Windows: ? ? ?
2005-09-06 (4.3) 7 September 2005 Mac OS X: ? ? ?

iPod Software 1.0 for iPod nano (1st generation):

  • Initial release[9]
Windows: ? ? ?
2005-09-23 (4.4) 22 September 2005 Mac OS X: ? ? ? About iPod Updater 2005-09-23

System requirements: Mac OS X 10.2.8, 10.3.4 (10.3.6 recommended for iPod shuffle)

iPod Software 1.1.2 for iPod shuffle:

  • Bug fixes for iPod shuffle
Windows: ? ? ?
2005-10-12 (4.5) 18 October 2005 Mac OS X: ? ? ? About iPod Updater 2005-10-12

System requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9; Windows 2000 SP4, XP

iPod Software 1.0 for iPod with video (5th generation):

  • Initial release
Windows: ? 88393d3472d820c6fc9c7681c9785eab9dd0227d 56,298,664
2005-11-17 (4.6) 30 November 2005 Mac OS X: iPodUpdater2005-11-17.dmg 66793f3180169db8fe619d475315f53d14a4c20c 38,693,214 About iPod Updater 2005-11-17; DL414

System requirements: Mac OS X 10.2.8, 10.3.4; Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2

iPod Software 1.1.3 for iPod shuffle:

  • Bug fixes
Windows: iPodSetup.exe[dead link] ? ?
2006-01-10 (5.0) 10 January 2006 Mac OS X: iPodUpdater2006-01-10.dmg c8fff6c9d281ce5db02272a526089888de7eb0a3 29,028,423 About iPod Updater 2006-01-10; DL404

System requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later; Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2; iTunes 6 or later

iPod Software 1.1 for iPod with video (5th generation), iPod nano (1st generation):

  • Support for the iPod Radio Remote
  • Bug fixes

iPod Software 1.2.1 for iPod Photo/iPod with color display, 1.4.1 for iPod mini, 3.1.1 for iPod with Click Wheel (4th generation):

  • Bug fixes
Windows: iPodSetup.exe af7949c15da9a6600ae81e5e67aa6ad70b1589b0 47,659,176
2006-03-23 (5.0.1) 27 March 2006 Mac OS X: iPodUpdater2006-03-23.dmg [Archived 2006-04-15 at the Wayback Machine] 30904f078e8c5160f24e0e247508c5fbf7e60484 29,021,457 About iPod Updater 2006-03-23

System requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later; Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2; iTunes 6 or later

iPod Software 1.1.1 for iPod with video (5th generation), iPod nano (1st generation):

  • Volume limit
  • Bug fixes
Windows: ? ? ?
2006-06-28 (5.1) 29 June 2006 Mac OS X: iPod20060628.dmg 39f58b59546e38124fa127f29d0e75c6db247252 43,859,624 About iPod Updater 2006-06-28; DL341 (macOS); DL342 (Windows)

System requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later; Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2; iTunes 6 or later

iPod Software 1.1.2 for iPod with video (5th generation):

  • Bug fixes

iPod Software 1.2 for iPod nano:

  • Nike + iPod support
  • Bug fixes

iPod Software 1.1.4 for iPod shuffle:

  • Volume limit
  • Bug fixes
Windows: iPodSetup.exe eb3753973ecfe427c60bd879ce54fe338cb4d325 59,310,760

Observations

iPod Updater 2006-01-10 and 2006-03-23 include a ReadMe.rtf file, presumably included by accident, containing the following:

Mac OS 9 CarbonUSB.h, CarbonUSB.cpp, macos9/CarbonUSB_macos9.cpp

Mac OS X CarbonUSB.h, macosx/CarbonUSB_osx.cpp, macosx/CarbonUSB_FSCalls.cpp

The macosx/CarbonUSB_MacOSX.c file is outdated–do not use it.

CarbonUSB_DebugLog.cpp is required for both 9 and X if DEBUG_CARBONUSB is set to 1

iPod Reset Utility

iPod Reset Utility
Other namesiPod shuffle Reset Utility
Original author(s)Apple Inc.
Initial release24 October 2006; 17 years ago
Final release
1.0.4 / 1 May 2008; 15 years ago
Written inObjective-C
Operating system
TypeUtility
LicenseFreeware
Websitesupport.apple.com/downloads/ipod

iPod Reset Utility (initially iPod shuffle Reset Utility) was a variant of iPod Updater released with specific support for the iPod shuffle (1st generation), later adding support for the iPod shuffle (2nd generation). It was intended to be used as an alternative to iTunes, should it fail to restore an iPod shuffle.

iPod Reset Utility is released for Windows 2000 SP4 and later, in addition to macOS as PowerPC and Intel 32-bit universal binaries. It does not run on macOS Catalina or later, which removes support for Intel 32-bit applications.

Versions

Version Release Date Download URL SHA1 Hash File Size iPods Supported Release Notes
iPod shuffle Reset Utility
1.0 (1G1) 24 October 2006 Mac OS X: iPodshuffleResetUtility.dmg 552291790b40668b81cb35434dd37c5ff01d90cf 2,158,556
  • iPod shuffle (1st generation) 512 MB - firmware 1.1.4 (18120704)
  • iPod shuffle (1st generation) 1 GB - firmware 1.1.4 (18120704)
SD11987

System requirements: Mac OS X 10.2.8 to 10.3.8

Windows: iPodshuffleResetUtilitySetup.exe 21f1189f982400dbafa61466a061acbd1646b6f4 1,642,496 SD11988

System requirements: Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP SP2

1.0.1 (101G3) 21 December 2006 Mac OS X: iPodshuffleResetUtility.dmg b524a51831af4bb127731654cf104fd31e5b3a44 2,161,694
  • iPod shuffle (1st generation) 512 MB - firmware 1.1.5 (18186240)
  • iPod shuffle (1st generation) 1 GB - firmware 1.1.5 (18186240)
DL291

System requirements: Mac OS X 10.2.8 to 10.3.8

Windows: iPodshuffleResetUtility.exe 0b41ed302347e42b3e992544c844801e01f3d553 1,646,592 SD12438

System requirements: Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP SP2

iPod Reset Utility
1.0 (2A39) 15 March 2007 Mac OS X: iPodResetUtility.dmg e6a8a842db116991c469977f0ecacfa037623e88 3,528,853
  • iPod shuffle (1st generation) 512 MB - firmware 1.1.5 (18186240)
  • iPod shuffle (1st generation) 1 GB - firmware 1.1.5 (18186240)
  • iPod shuffle (2nd generation) Initial - firmware 1.0.2 (16941056)
SD13305

System requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later

Windows: iPodResetUtilitySetup.exe d3d398cbdf2f22320dfcc576e614a14606345f51 2,360,920 SD13306

System requirements: Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP SP2

1.0.2 (1A181) 5 July 2007 Mac OS X: iPodResetUtility.dmg[Archived 2007-09-07 at the Wayback Machine] 77cf368dfba75a6097255d463a2dacc18afcefb3 3,630,981
  • iPod shuffle (2nd generation) Initial and Rev A - firmware 1.0.3 (17006592)
SD14339

System requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later

Windows: iPodResetUtilitySetup.exe[Archived 2007-09-13 at the Wayback Machine] 1bdc17019033b2587f0b0a8f0ef1a7a6b8ea8c45 2,352,464 SD14340

System requirements: Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP SP2

1.0.3 (1A802) 24 March 2008 Mac OS X: iPodResetUtility.dmg 31fcf62da57cbc0d6b0786b74fd8e7f8484b6361 3,759,223
  • iPod shuffle (2nd generation) Initial, Rev A, Rev B - firmware 1.0.4 (17072128)
DL99

System requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later

Windows: iPodResetUtilitySetup.exe[dead link] ? ? SD18235

System requirements: Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP SP2

1.0.4 1 May 2008 Mac OS X: ? ? ? ?
Windows: iPodResetUtilitySetup.exe e530142d7ebb1dc66ff0385741dbc8ca5aa457be 5,137,720 DL69

System requirements: Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP SP2

Observations

iPod shuffle Reset Utility 1.0 references the then-announced, but not yet released, iPod shuffle (2nd generation) in Icons.plist, despite a matching icon not being included. Additionally, a Doxygen Doxyfile build script is found inside the app's resources. However, it doesn't appear to contain anything interesting.

In version 1.0.0.53 for Windows, strings for non-English localizations in the main iPodshuffleResetUtility.exe refer to "Apple iPod Q98", the device's codename. It is unclear where these localization strings are used, as the UI strings are actually loaded from language-specific res.dll files, not the main executable.

In versions 1.0.3 and later, all variants of the iPod shuffle (2nd generation) have a shared firmware, labelled as firmware identifier 130 (its later revisions are 131 and 133), while the IPSWs for this iPod are unique to each revision.

In version 1.0.4.71 for Windows, the iPod shuffle (2nd generation) DFU mode image is referred to as "S5L8441 Rev.1" in the embedded FirmwareVersions.plist (IDR_DESC PE resource), while the chip itself is labelled S5L844A. It is therefore possible S5L844A is a minor variant of S5L8441.

External Links

References