[GUIDE] If nothing AT ALL happens to your ipod when you plug it in

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  1. Make It sn0w

    Make It sn0w Banned

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    Last night, i experienced something along these lines.

    Ipod crashed.
    Forced to turn it off.
    Went to go boot it.
    Computer didn't even say "Cannot Recognise Devise".
    Freaked Out.
    Jammed the forum with a "IPod seems lifeless. Tell me how it's not bricked" thread. (shame on me)

    I tried a few things, and in some scenarios these ideas might work:

    1.Using a different USB port
    or
    2.Using a different cord
    or
    3.Disabling then Enabling USB ports
    or
    4.Using different Boot tools

    None of these worked for me.

    So I started tinkering. And guess what I found out. And it was unbelievably obvious.

    IT WAS LIBUSB!

    If you are having a problem like I did, please follow these steps if the concepts above didn't work for you:

    1. Find your LibUSB file
    2. Uninstall every trace of LibUSB you have in your documents.
    3. Install this file from the internet (sorry, couldn't remember the link)
    libusb-win32-filter-bin-0.1.12.1.exe
    DO NOT OPEN IT AND INSTALL LIBUSB
    4. Restart your computer
    5. Find that file that you downloaded, and NOW open it up and install LibUSB
    6. Once that finishes, restart your computer once again
    7. Wait a few minutes and plug in your device
    8. The message "Cannot Recognise Device" might or might not pop up
    (it's ok if it doesn't because it didn't for me)
    9. Start your Boot tool and put your ipod into DFU
    10 Allow it to boot up (obviously)

    And you must restart your computer the second time. I experimented a little bit and thats the only way it worked for me.

    And please note that I have Windows XP, so I don't know how it will run on Vista 32bit, Vista 64bit, or Mac, so please consider that before doing this.

    I hope this will help anyone out there who has had the same problem as me (and I know there's a lot out there).

    Good luck,

    sn0w

    [P.S. I posted this in the redsn0w section because I put it in the wrong section before.]
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    UPDATE: Here's the link:
    http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=78138
  2. Pyroball

    Pyroball New Member

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  3. Ryuukumori

    Ryuukumori New Member

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    You might want to change this guide to something a little simpler...

    I had this problem last night. All I did was:

    1. Google up a stopwatch online
    2. Time the DFU at EXACTLY 10 seconds sleep + home/ 8 seconds home button
    3. Hear the chime

    Trust me, this works! I spent an hour trying to fiddle with DFU mode and after many failed attempts at hearing the chime, timing is all that is needed. Might sound weird, but it's how it works.

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