Huge Problem

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  1. Bigspike

    Bigspike New Member

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    Alright, so today, I plugged in my ipod to my computer. It began to sync, and i slid the touch button to stop it. After this, it froze, so I exited out of iTunes and pushed the home button on the iTouch a few times. It went to my background wallpaper of the springboard, and now it is frozen there. I have tried unplugging, which does nothing. Also, no matter how long I hold down the on/off button, the ipod won't restart.

    PLEASE tell me I won't have to do a complete restore on the ipod

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    Thanks a bunch, and please help me out if you can!

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  2. shotgunfool

    shotgunfool Active Member

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    try just holding the power off button?


    it might just turn it off or...


    try holding home button for 7 seconds for a force close



    hope this helps
  3. Bigspike

    Bigspike New Member

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    Holding down the power button only sends it into sleep mode, and when I wake it up, it is still frozen.

    Holding down the home button for 7 (or 40) seconds does the same thing

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  4. schnikelfritz576

    schnikelfritz576 New Member

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    try holding down the home and sleep button for like 20 secs and the apple icon should show up
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    simonrichards150 New Member

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    Hold down power and home buttons until it turns off. Then turn back on. Voila, good as new

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  6. Bigspike

    Bigspike New Member

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    wouldn't that put it into restore mode? Forcing me to re-jailbreak it?
  7. appleisgod

    appleisgod New Member

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    I'm having a problem quite similar to this.

    I'm trying to update my firmware to 1.1.2 and I waited for the darn thing to download (4 hours)
    When I came back to my iPod it was asking for my password, but it won't let me type anything!

    It shows the password keyboard thingy with the loading circle in the middle, and then switches to the battery image and then switches back to the unresponsive password thing, without me sliding the button.
    It wouldn't sleep or turn off, so i did the sleep+home thing and it turned back on and started doing that again.
    Now I'm trying to restore it but I'm not feeling too lucky about the results...8 mins left in the download. I've had a bad day already, PLEASE, Apple, DON'T MAKE IT WORSE!!

    If this doesn't work, what should I do??

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    UPDATE: Okay, my iPod seems to be working now. I had to completely restore it, now I need to go back and jailbreak it.

    BigSpike, I'd say your best bet is to do the same, if something else hasn't already worked. Just make sure you update to 1.1.1 and not 1.1.2, because then you'll have to downgrade again to jailbreak the iPod.

    Good luck,
    DF (I feel your pain)
  8. CyberPrime

    CyberPrime New Member

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    Send it to apple.
  9. AutoItKing

    AutoItKing New Member

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    Ok, stop saying that. Unless it's a hardware problem, don't.

    Just hold down the sleep/wake and home buttons until it turns off then turn it back on. This is a force shutdown. It will not restore it.
  10. ZombieKiller

    ZombieKiller Banned

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    But if you NEED to restore and can't connect to iTunes...

    Force power off your iPod, and then hold the home button while it off... and then connect the iPod cable. Keep holding the home button while the iPod powers on automatically, and it will enter recovery mode.

    You DO NOT need to hold the power button while do recovery mode... or what I call the Last Resort Trick.

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