iPod touch first generation 2.2.1 firmware update (Size: 248.11 MB)
The official, untouched 2.2.1 firmware for the first generation iPod touch. This will add all of the iPhone's default apps (sans the phone app of course) to your iPod touch.
Normally Apple was "legally bound" to charge first generation iPod touch owners for this upgrade as it added new functionality to the device.
The first generation iPod touch originally only came with:
Music, Videos (iPod on the iPhone)
& iTunesOn January 2008, Apple offered additional default apps for a $20 upgrade cost:
& WeatherOn July 2008, Apple added the App Store to the list of new default apps and dropped the upgrade price to $10.
Below is Apple's product page for the firmware upgrade for first generation iPod touch users that have not yet upgraded:
HOW TO UPGRADE YOUR FIRST GENERATION IPOD TOUCH:
1. Plug your iPod touch into a computer with the current version of iTunes.
2. Select the iPod in the device menu.
3. Hold the Shift key on your keyboard and click Restore in the Summery menu.
4. Navigate to this completely downloaded file and click Open.
Your first generation iPod touch will be updated with all the apps and all the latest bug fixes whether you have paid for the upgrade in the past or not. This firmware will work an infinite number of times on as many first generation iPod touches and as many computers as needed.
This firmware will NOT work on the second generation iPod touch (shiny metal back). The second generation iPod touch already has access to all of the above apps.