Why Can't I Update My Ipod Classic to 2.0.5

Dear Apple
I have heard that there is a 2.0.5 version for the IPod Classic but when i go to itunes and click on check for updates
it says 2.0.4 is the latest version why can't i update my ipod classic is there a problem please help me beacuse i dont
understand it Thank You.

I am posting here in case someone can enlighten me.
My wife recently acquired an iPod classic 160 GB (MC297 – 2.0.4) and because of the volume cap imposed by EU, this it is not enough for me. I want to buy one too but with firmware 2.0.5 were I can chose to remove the EU volume cap.
The problem is, not only Apple doesn’t let you upgrade 2.0.4 to 2.0.5 but they also do not print on the box what firmware comes with the iPod that’s inside.
Also, most shops will not just unsealed the iPod for you to confirm what firmware are you “buying”.
I have been into a shop with an iPod on firmware 2.0.5 on display and the serial was 8K….ZU which by doing a search on Apple’s website, it was made late 2009. My wife’s iPod serial number starts and finishes with the exact number/letters, thus also being “late 2009” but with 2.0.4 firmware.
In other words, while I am aiming to get an iPod with the 2.0.5 firmware, it seems virtually impossible to be absolutely sure what are you getting inside the box.
Does anyone know what serial numbers are comprised the iPods with 2.0.5 firmware.
Also, the model of my wife’s iPod 2.0.4 is MC 297 QL/A. Does anyone knows what the “QL/A” stands for? I seems to remember that the iPod on firmware 2.0.5 being a QL/C but in can’t remember for sure.
Any help would be appreciated.

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