This Application Requires the iPhone 3.2 Software Update?

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One of my Twitter buddies sent me a screenshot of an error he is currently getting on his iPhone when trying to download a certain application from the App Store. Every time he tries to download VLC, his iPhone tells him that this application is not compatible and that he needs to update his iPhone to iOS 3.2.

Obviously the strange part is there is no such thing as iOS 3.2. There never was and there never will. So why does his iPhone tell him he needs the 3.2 software update?

It’s worth noting that he’s got the first gen iPhone with software 3.1.3. I believe this is a minor bug displayed when an application is not supported by an older firmware. Instead of saying your iPhone requires iOS 4.1, your iPhone asks you to update to firmware 3.2 because it has no idea 4.1 is the newer firmware. Makes sense?

I don’t think you’d ever see this on an iPhone 4 for example.

Have you seen this error message before?

If so, on what iPhone model?

This Application Requires the iPhone 3.2 Software Update?

Answered By 10 points N/A #134080

This Application Requires the iPhone 3.2 Software Update?


Hello Peter,

The fixes to the error that you are getting are the following:

  • You will need to upgrade the iPhone for the software version that you are using right now seems not to be supported.
  • Also, when you open up your iTunes, it should be able to immediately tell you that the firmware on your device is out of date, and it should also be able to tell you which is the current firmware and then allow you to download it.
  • When you are using  the itouch you might need to pay 9.99. The iPhone's upgrade is free of charge but the itouch's one is not. It may only show 4.0+ and then tell you to update. You will need to do exactly that.
  • In case you want to upgrade to 3.2 specifically, you will need to look for it manually and then install it since iTunes will not provide you with it.




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