Got a bricked ipod cheap, A help request to unbrick it.

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  1. Sachka

    Sachka New Member

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    Hi guys, i'm new over here. I joined to see if I could fix an ipod I just got very cheap. I wanted to try to fix it since I saw you guys do miracles with this stuff

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    I hope you can help me.

    Heres the thing.

    It's an old 1st gen ipod touch 16G
    The guy said it was hacked, I dunno what method he used, but it boots up with a mario mushroom logo instead of an apple one. After it boots it goes to a screen saying Ipod is disabled. Connect to itunes and it's locked. Probably the 10 or more wrong tries of a password... I dunno

    then I tried DFU mode restore... DFU mode goes in a different screen (one matching the mushroom of the mario games, so I guess its a skin or theme) than that of the cable and the itunes icon we should get when trying to get it in the DFU mode.

    While in DFU mode it's not recognized by itunes or even the computer. Charging works however.

    I also tried holding home while off and pluging the cable in, it also goes into DFU but no luck with itunes.

    Any suggestion? I hope you guys can help me fix it.
    Thanks in advance
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    DotSlashSlash Active Member

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    hm.. what OS you using.. mac os x or windows?
  3. Sachka

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    Im using windows vista laptop and an xp desktop.
    Isn't DFU mode the cable with itunes screen?
    Steal? I would never do such things.
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    No, DFU mode is not that screen. DFU mode is "Device Firmware Upgrade" mode. google how to DFU and then DFU+Restore.
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    I can't finish the process since its not recognized by the computer.
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    do you know if the last user had a pc or mac?
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    I'm in Venezuela, Macs aren't sold here, you got to import them and thats expensive... So i'm pretty sure it was a pc
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    Would it make sense? Not recognized by pc if it was formated with mac?

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    maybe.. i am not an expert on pc's but i have been able to fix an iphone on a mac through DFU when on a PC it wasnt doing anything
  10. Sachka

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    I see... It makes sense I guess. There are no tools to try to see if its there? i dunno

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    man... Maybe the guy was right and its really broken

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