well, I feel silly posting about this, given that I've been jailbreaking from the beginning and have **never** had a problem until this...I simply cannot get into f**king DFU mode, after hours of trying; it's making me wonder if it perhaps has to do with my laptop or iPod (?) I have followed everyone's instructions, trying to hold for 10, 7 and 6 seconds, as there seem to be subtly varying methods out there that work for different people; the screen always flashes white, but inevitably after several "dings" in Windows, I end up seeing the Apple logo and then the iTunes connect logo on the iPod, meaning of course I've only achieved recovery mode. I've tried using iLiberty and ZiPhone to automate getting into DFU mode, but to no avail. Here are a couple questions: (1) is there another tool out there that can help getting into DFU mode, without having to go through this maddening manual process? (2) would someone please walk me through the steps, starting with having the iTunes connect logo on the iPod screen? (this is of course where I'm left after failing DFU and going into regular recovery mode). Thanks for any help, I do appreciate it! edit: ps. I am using Vista-- not sure if this poses a problem.