I've followed this guide: http://www.ifans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=137683 on my 8 gig 2g and when i get to the point where i restore from the custom ipsw file it went okay, appeared to complete, and the ipod turned off. That was the last time it was on. iTunes won't recognize it, system profiler doesn't show it. I've rebooted and tried diifferent usb ports. I've tried to get it back into dfu mode by holding both for 10 seconds then home for 7 several times, then home for 10 and 12 several times with no luck. I tried the emergency restore mode over and over where you hold home while plugging it in and continue holding. I've also tried holding home and sleep buttons in different combinations for short periods and several long periods. I've spent about an hour searching the forum (and finding several things saying itouch cant be brickedPlease Register or Log in to view images) and I just can't find a method to get it to do anything at all. What am I doing wrong?