Can't restore any version or iPod Touch. Stuck in recovery mode-YOU ARE NOT BRICKED.

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    For the past while I've been stuck in recovery mode, unable to restore to any firmware version, and finally figured it out.

    In Windows, go to Start>(rightclick)My Computer>Manage>Device Manager>USB Controllers.

    Down there, you will find a little yellow triangle. Like a caution sign.
    Stay there.

    Open up a file browser, and look for "usbaapl.inf". It should be in your 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRVSTORE' folder.

    Make a note of where that file is, either write it down, or move it so that you can see it behind the Device Manager. Right Click on the caution sign in the device manager, and click 'update driver'.

    Use the advanced mode.
    Check the box, and tell it to look in your 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRVSTORE' folder.
    It should pop up saying that it found it. Woohoo, you've got it. It'll ask for a .sys file in the same directory. Show it the way.

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    Now you've got that driver.
    It'll ask you for a different driver. Do the EXACT SAME THING.
    It will ask for yet another driver. DO IT AGAIN.

    Congrads, you aren't bricked, or stuck in recovery mode.

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    i dont see a little yellow cation sign, and it says Apple Recovery (iBoot) USB Driver
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    What If You Have A Mac!?!?!?!
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    I have a mac!!!
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    Right-click && "Update driver"

    Good luck.
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    excuse me but could you point out a way to do this on a Mac?
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    I'm sorry. I really have no idea how to do it in a Mac.
    Try searching for that file.

    Hopefully you can find it. Figure out how to manage your devices, and update the driver.

    Maybe google how to update the drivers? Sorry, I'm a Windows guy.

    IF ANYBODY FIGURES OUT HOW TO FIX THIS PROBLEM IN A MAC PLEASE POST.

    @Mac users: Try going to a friend's house and doing the restore there. They probably aren't having the same driver problems. OR TAKE IT TO AN APPLE STORE. They'll set up your iPod for you there if you ask nicely.

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