What do you think woulld happen if we did this: 1) Run Install.app to send the iPod into Recovery Mode. Of course it will hang up, requiring an itunes restore. 2) INSTEAD of running an iTunes Restore, run any one of the iPhone unBrickers. 3) Install iPhone firmware outside of itunes, ie one of the many ways that are listed in the Hackint0sh fora. Any thoughts of whether or not this would work?