The last option is most relevant for torn and frayed cables and for those using the cheapy third party cables that seem to fail .
i Pod Touchi Pod Classic Community Q&A i Tunes is great for syncing your own music with your own computer, but not so great when you want to transfer your music to a new computer, or grab some songs from a friend's i Pod.
It is a standalone application that can be run directly from your i Pod and needs no installation under Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux.
The current version supports every type of i Pod except for the i Phone/i Touch.
We will cover both methods of obtaining i OS software without using i Tunes to download it, we’ll start with the easiest method of using the device itself to get the i OS update. Thanks to OTA (standing for Over The Air) updates, you can also download updates to i OS directly on an i Phone, i Pad, or i Pod touch without even using i Tunes.
There is a caveat here though, and that is the device must be running system software later than version i OS 5.0, so older hardware may be left out.