On the help page on Apple's website it says that when I try to restore, it'll ask me different options on how I want to restore it (i.e. However, I didn't get this option when I tried to restore it just a few minutes ago. The key language on that page is: You will be prompted with one or more restore options that may prompt i Tunes to automatically download the latest i Pod Software.
The additional options are only offered if the older software is already stored on the computer; if not, the sole choice is to get the latest/greatest.
Once you get a copy of the version you want, just stick it in there; then disconnect from internet; fire up i Tunes, connect i Pod, and click the Restore button; i Tunes has no choice but to offer the older" software.
For many cases like the situations mentioned above, numbers of i Phone users are unwilling to upgrade their devices when they have to restore their i Phone 4/5/6/7.
ok download your ipsw from Pod_Touch_2G_3.1.3_it is a .torrent so u will need another program if u cannot download it like utorrent once you have downloaded it go back to my earlyer step once your ipod is in DFU mode » in itunes Shift click umm..
Is there a way to erase an i Pod Video 5th gen and restore it to its factory settings without i Tunes automatically updating the i Pod's software to the latest version?
Fortunately, you can fool i Tunes..you can get your hands on the older software.
On a Mac (for instance), the i Pod software is stored at ~/Library/i Tunes/i Pod Software Updates/ (that''s where i Tunes puts it after dowloading).