Hello to all at iPTFs. I have been to this site a couple times but never once thought to register and now I'm glad I did because this looks like a place of people who know their stuff, as I clearly don't. I'll explain. When I first got my 2nd Generation iPod Touch, it was about the time the semi-tethered jailbreak was to come out, and it had me curious, so when it came time, I went to Dinozambas's video on semi-tethering the iPod. Long story short (as you could probably tell), it went wrong somewhere, and when I tried to start it, it goes to the 'Connect to iTunes' screen (USB end below iTunes logo). When I try to Restore it, here's what it does: It goes through as normal until on the iPod screen, the loading bar gets to the halfway point and iTunes tells me it has completed. A mere 2 seconds later, the iPod goes back to the original Connect to iTunes screen, and then iTunes tells me basically the same thing (iPod in Recovery Mode found, blah blah). So to sum it up, it basically goes in a loop no matter how many times and how many firmwares I use. I even tried putting it into DFU mode, and it still does the same thing. Now that I am in college, I really wanted to try to get my iPod working again so I have something to listen to on my way to classes, and I stayed up all night trying to find a solution. What I found is actually a case on here of a guy that sounds like he is having my exact same problem, except he is on Mac and I am on Vista: Link. After seeing that, I decide to search Youtube for some answers, and I found someone who videoed his problem, which is EXACTLY what mine is doing (except he is on Mac, also): This guy. Now, in his description, it says he actually solved the problem by using either RS Lite or iRecovery (he didn't specify). I tried Googling downloads for both but I did not find either. One thing I found interesting was that he said the problem he and I are having is a corrupted bootpath, and that he gave a code that should fix it via iRecovery/RS Lite, but it did not work for me (I'll explain later in the post) on iRecovery. Upon seeing that, I searched other videos, and then found this video, and the author actually provided a link for iRecovery. So when I jumped at the chance, I did everything he said, and when it got to entering the first line of code, it gave me this error in the command prompt: USB FOUND USB FOUND No iPhone/iPod found. After that, I went and tried the bootpath fix but it did not work (guessing that code is intended for Macs). So now I am sitting here thinking to myself, well that is that, I have tried everything I know of that I could that relates and even semi-relates to the problem at hand, and nothing worked. So what do you guys think? Do I have a truly bricked iPod Touch? ------------------double post merged------------------One thing, I did not see that there was a thread about a potential fix already for this, so I am sorry about posting this if it fixes this problem. Going to try now.