ipod touch 4g restore questions

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  1. weatMod
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    ok so i acquired a broken ipod touch 4g wiith IOS 6.2 i think , it had a broken screen
    i just got through replacing the screen/digitizer but have not glued it yet,
    it would not turn on, after i put it on the charger it did power on for a split second and i saw the red battery low symbol for a split second but then it turned off (this was before i put the screws back in for the mid plate and camera
    i couldnt get it to power on again before i replaced the screws , just that one time, then after it wont power on either ,
    so i am guessing i need to use itunes to restore it

    but willl restoring update the OS to IOS 7 ? i really hate IOS 7 and plus i plan on using evasion , an di think the latest IOS 7 version does not work with the latest version,
    i am a total noo when it comes to IOS what should i do?

    by the way i think it was unplugged and maybe on for weeks so maybe thw battery is just really dead? or maybe it needs to be restored, i have no idea , but it is weird that it powered on for that split second and i saw thw battery low symbol , i mean if it needed to be restored would i have seen that?
    also i am guessing it is too late to back up any data on it before i restore it, i HATE itunes i NEVER use it , not really fan of IOS either, ,i only got it cause it was a free ipod touch and the screen was like $15
     
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    The iPod touch 4g only goes up to 6.1.5.
     
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    so what happens if i restore it with itunes? will it update to the latest version of IOS? for the device i mean, or is there an option to restore it without updating IOS , and maybe and option to backup the data before it restores it?

    also i have itunes 10 not sure if i need to update itunes to work with a 4th gen ipod touch, i would rather not update itunes if i dont have too i dont like any version of it but the newer versions i hate even more ,
     
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    yes, it will go to the latest it can support. which is 6.1.5. if it keeps turning off i dont know how you can backup data from it.
    you can restore it to the same firmware if you have a (if i remember right) stitched firmware but in your case you dont have it so you're going to have to update it to the latest.
     
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    are there any experts on replacing ipod touch 4g screens here that can help me?
    this is so frustrating i was extra careful replacing the screen , all cables seemed to go in fine , but then the device will not power on at all , it did briefly come on and show low battery on the screen for a split second but then back to black so the screen is fine , but now it wont do anything , itunes 11 for windows 64 bit will not recognize it, and even windows 7 wont recognize it now, noting happens when i plug in the USB
    already tesed other ipods with the same cable computer and they get detected
    and i tested it before i screwed in the mid plate and windows recognized it, i tried DFU mode and restore mode nothing worked just black screen it dont charge or get detected by windows or itunes, but after i replaced the screen it got detected by windows and it did show the low batter for a split second after replacing the screen when i put it on the charger , but i did have to disconnect the lcd cable after that , to replace a screw next to the lcd connector
    i read some troubleshooting tutorials that say to try shorting the battery to ground , but it only works if the battery has a charge and i think the batter is dead and not charging , besides id like to try that one last anyone else have any other advice?