Can't restore Ipod. Stuck in recovery mode.

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  1. wilbat30

    wilbat30 New Member

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    So my 3rd generation iPod touch 8gb won't restore, when it's not in recovery mode all it shows up with is the black screen w/ Apple logo. When I plug my iPod into my computer it won't restore because I don't have enough space to update it too. I've tried to restore with other firmware but it says the iPod firmware is not compatible, I can't see what firmware my ipod is runnning on because it is only in recovery mode when it connects to iTunes, but I'm pretty sure I've tried every firmware it could possibly be.

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    So if there is any other possible way to restore my iPod I would greatly appreciate help.

    I could also use help with finding out what firmware my iPod is running on, even though I think shift+restore with right firmware will not work.
  2. TakenAppleDownAPeg

    TakenAppleDownAPeg Member

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    have you tried to DFU restore? also have you tried 4.0 or 4.0.2?
  3. Picu97

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    Hope this helps you

    Guess this works:
    1. Go to www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/
    2. Download the LATEST iPod touch firmware (3G 8GB iTouches are repacked 2Gs, so download those which say "iPod touch 2G") on a USB stick (you didn't have enough space

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    3. Now YOU'VE GOT to do the shift+restore and select the file you downloaded.
  4. wilbat30

    wilbat30 New Member

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    Yeah I didn't have enough space on my iPod for the update. I'm going to try restoring with the 2G firmware like you said. Are you sure the 3G 8 gig only works with the 2G firmware?
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    yep, because 8GB 3Gs are repacked 2Gs

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