Cant restore. Itunes error "server does not support this version"
Cant restore my ipod. Beep when connected to Itunes but displays error "server does not support this version of itunes"
Have tryed 4 computers (windows and mac) so this is ipod fault. Also has happened before on a 4th gen.
This nifty little trick has stopped all iTunes Error messages dead in their tracks. Give it a try. It worked for me after two days of trying to restore a phone in recovery mode.
Step 1. On your Mac, go to your “Applications” folder.
Step 2. Now navigate to the “Utilities” folder.
Step 3. Launch "Terminal".
Step 4. Type "sudo nano /etc/hosts" (without quotes) and hit return.
Step 5. Enter your password
Step 6. Use the down arrow key to find the “gs.apple.com” entries. Once the cursor is in front, make sure you comment out the line(s) by entering “#” in front of the text.
Step 7. Save the file by pressing CONTROL+O.
Step 8. Exit the nano editor by pressing CONTROL+X. I found ctrl X didn't exit for me, so Try "return' key after Control O to save and exit.
Step 9. Restore your iDevice.
Step 1. Start –> Programs –> Accessories
Step 2. Run Notepad or WordPad
Step 3. Click “Open..” from File menu.
Step 4. Browse to Windows/System3
Step 5. In "files of type:" select all documents
Step 6. Open "hosts"
Step 7. Delete all line that has "gs.apple.com" or something like that
Step 8. Hit Save
Step 9. Restore your device
If the trick from Majesty does not work for you or mayer's answer did not change anything but you found a lot of corrosion on your logic board, I'd go with that. Go ahead and clean with a high grade (preferably over 90%)isopropyl alcohol and a brush, just be careful not to knock off any components of the board. Also pay good attention to the connectors and ribbon cable. I have seen the ends of the cable literally green with oxidation. After that dry it well, yes you can use a hair dryer on the cold settings to expedite that process. Re-assemble and give it a try and see what you got. BTW if you already have it open do yourself a favor and replace the battery so you do not have to mess with it at a later time. Good Luck and let us know.