Does an empty battery "brick" your iPod?

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  1. Chelsea878

    Chelsea878 New Member

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    Can iPod Touch 2G's enter and charge in DFU mode if their battery is totally empty?
    Or, in other words, If your jailbroken 2G's battery dies, does it brick your iPod?
    It might be a possibility that you can't enter DFU mode with an empty battery so you won't be able to boot or restore in iTunes. Mine is working fine (but I haven't let the battery run down), but some n00bs are reporting this error, and i'm not sure if there really is a problem or if they just need to RTFM.

    Perhaps MuscleNerd can help here

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    I KNOW THAT IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO BRICK YOUR IPOD WITH REDSN0W,
    BUT
    If an empty battery means no DFU mode, then, you pretty much have a bricked iPod....

    In the meantime, until we understand this better, I recommend that you don't let your batteries get below 5% (just turn it off completely and boot/charge when you're next at a computer).
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    semi-tetherd: just charge normal way
    tetherd: Use a wall charger , honestly i have no qlue what happens and how it solves it

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    it happen to my ipod.. until now. i cant put to dfu mode.. thts y i dont know what im gonna do..
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    When your battery dies it's not bricked. It's just not bootable until you connect it to a computer.
  5. Chelsea878

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    Would a wall charger work in that case, because I think the iPod has to be "on" (either in recovery or normal mode (not sure about DFU)) for it to charge.
    If you plug an off JB'ed iPod into your computer, it doesn't charge....

    Edit: @Shaq, the question i'm trying to ask is, can you access DFU mode if the battery is empty, because I don't think you can charge it until you boot it... If you can't get into DFU mode because of a dead battery, then you can't boot, so you can't charge (or restore).
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    Have you tried putting it in DFU mode while connected to a computer? I think it will work.
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    So if the guy doesn't have a wall charger he is ****ed up?
  8. Chelsea878

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    Well, I haven't tried putting it into DFU mode with an empty battery.....
    And, my iPod doesn't appear to charge when it's not on...

    Edit: @Clash, I don't think a wall charger will make any difference here.
    I think what we need to know is:
    a) Does a JB 2G charge when it's plugged in but completely off
    b) Can it enter DFU mode if the battery is empty.
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    I wonder when I will get an answer what is the difference between tethered and semi tethered..
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    My battery ran out the other day... I just plugged it back into my PC and booted into DFU. No problem whatsoever.

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