Let me preface this by saying that I'm not a complete nooblet. I've been buggering about with winpwn all day. I downloaded several original firmware copies, including a premodified one - all failed. Here's the steps I took.. - Get original Firmware - Select in Winpwn - Build IPSW - Check the Cydia box - Select custom boot images (I tried with and without, and stayed within the guidelines anywho) - Hit the button - Error occurs because I don't have enough diskspace, asks me to choose another temp location, so I do. - Usually at this point it says invalid filename Disk://Custom-blahblah.ipsw, killing the process and restarting and reinstalling and whatnot eventually one of them worked, so I have a firmware image. - Goto DFU mode - Shift-click restore in iTunes and select firmware file - Watch it fail I did most of these attempts this morning, and usually the button for iTunes pwning was involved, I just cant remember when in the process. I followed the guide anywho. Anyway I've tried many firmware files and such and I have been getting various "Can't flash the iPod, unknown error (#)" errors between -56 and 6... Edit: More precisely, the error is this "The iPod "iPod" could not be restored. An unknown error occured (1)." My custom firmware always gives a (1). I've done this some 30 times now in various combinations, tonight I realized my iTunes was old so I updated it and tried yet again, same error.