I have an iTouch 1st gen, 16 gig, jailbroken firmware 2.2.1. And it's frozen at the bootscreen. Oh, yes, the recurring problem. I know many of you are sick of hearing about it, but hear me out (or direct me to any solutions I might have missed; I've been doing hours of research and none of the ideas people came up with have worked). This started happening when I garnered an interest for cracked .ipas. Now, I'm not endorsing the download of cracked .ipas; in fact, this problem may be karma kicking my butt. =/ Anywho, I had heard about the mega4i installer, the Cydia app that some pirate was using to charge people for downloading cracked apps... which, if I may add, is the sleeziest move any pirate could make. Well, I wasn't planning on using it, but I had wondered what it was like. So I added the repo, attempted to install the Mega installer, and I received an error message. No biggie, happens sometimes. I click "okay", and it reboots in safe mode. Alright, again, no biggie. So I reboot it... and then it gets stuck on the boot screen. What's interesting about this is I can SSH into my iTouch and iTunes recognizes it. I know that happens to a lot of people who have it freeze at the boot screen, but for me, after a couple minutes, it automatically reboots back to the boot screen only to freeze again and repeat the process. Endlessly. I haven't heard about this at all except in my situation. As I said, I've tried every solution I could find, and none of them have worked. I REALLY don't want to have to restore it, and I am attempting to back up some files using WinSCP (inbetween automatic reboots, that is). Does anyone have any ideas? Any intelligent advice will be greatly appreciated.