Most of the time it is possible to SSH into the iPod while the SWOD is happening. if this is the case, follow the next five simple steps: 1. login to the ipod through ssh as root 2. navigate to /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences 3. Open up the terminal in the ssh client 4. execute the following command exactly: mv com.apple.springboard.plist com.apple.springboard.plist.bak 5. wait! be patient, it took about a minute for it to work for me. 6. be on your happy way! EDIT: i just noticed recently that after i did this, my music wasn't accessible any more :/ If you have any questions, or if this has been posted before (i searched and couldnt find it) feel free to pm me.