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I think the question says it all, but: I'm looking for a way to legally download the most current iPod firmware for free, without owning an iPod. Is there a way to do so?

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What do you hope to do with this software? Legally downloading it is one thing, but in most cases, Apple software is only licensed to be used with Apple hardware. –  Daniel Lawson Sep 27 '11 at 11:57

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Search for "iOS {your desired version} direct download" and you'll find links. Here's one for 4.3.4:

http://www.redmondpie.com/download-ios-4.3.4-for-iphone-4-3gs-ipad-2-1-and-pod-touch-direct-links/

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@cksum How is the link provided distribution of illegal software? The links are public links to the IPSWs on Apple's servers (appldnld.apple.com) –  George Garside Apr 29 at 19:11
    
@grgarside Possibly because it has information about jailbreaking in the post I linked to, despite the links being downloads direct from Apple. –  nevan king Apr 29 at 21:07

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