IPod Generation 4 will not update iOS

Please help me, my iPod 4 will not update beyond iOS 6.1.6 and this is very annoying because there are many applications you must have at least ios 7 or 8 for. Anyone know how I can upgrade ?! Thanks!

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It is not possible to update iOS 9. According to Apple, it is only compatible with iPod 5th and 6th generation.

Apple stops signing (authorizing) older versions of iOS shortly after the new ones are out. Due to this, it is not possible to update iOS 7 or 8 as they are no longer available from Apple.

You may be able to bypass this restriction from jailbreaking your device, but I don’t recommend this as there are a lot of things that can go wrong, including iPod brick.

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