iPod Touch bricked!

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by LucioCuddeford, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. LucioCuddeford

    LucioCuddeford New Member

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    I know there have been many other topics covering the same issue but my situation is different.

    I've had my ipod for about a year now and everything was going beautifully, i upgraded to 2.2 then jailbroke blah di blah.
    Then a few weeks ago the home button was becoming less and less responsive then suddenly it stopped working completely so i had to use the Close button widget with SBSettings.
    Then I was using the Facebook app and it crashed and restarted my iPod. When it came back on, i was greeted with a Connect to iTunes logo. So naturally, i did as it said and then iTunes told me

    "iTunes could not connect to the iPod "iPod touch" because it is locked with a passcode. You must enter your passcode on the iPod before it can be used with iTunes"

    But I am unable to so because instead of the slide to unlock, it has the Connect to iTunes logo.

    Also -this is really important- I cannot go into DFU mode to restore it because the home button is broken.
    Also, i cannot take it to Apple because it is clearly Jailbroken (Custom carrier, numeric Wi-Fi, numeric battery and the lockscreen controls for PwnPlayer)
    The computer does not recognise it because when i try to use TuneAid or DiskAid, it just tells me to plug in my iPod.
    I have tryed SSHing into the device to backup downloaded content but SSH seems to be disabled. I tried iPhone Tunnel Suite but that does not seem to work.
    iRecovery does not work because it returns a message saying No USB.
    I recently updated my iTunes from 8.1.1.10 to 8.20.23 because i heard that this update changes the way iTunes talks to the device but i still get the same message and instead of just an OK option, it has a Try Again option, but if i try that button, guess what? Same message!

    I would be VERY VERY grateful if somebody can give me a solution. And please, no "your screwed" because it doesn't help anyone.

    I do not have enough money to buy a new iPod if there is no fix because I only 14.
    Thanks in advance, Lucio

    EDIT:
    ITUNES DOES NOT RECOGNISE MY IPOD AFTER IT DISPLAYS THE ERROR MESSAGE SO I CANNOT RESTORE
  2. Chicken

    Chicken Retired Moderator

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    Seeing as your home button is "broken". You better start saving up.
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    Nburnes Well-Known Member

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    Looks like you need to start saving your change bud.
  4. LucioCuddeford

    LucioCuddeford New Member

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    Is there really no fix for this whatsoever?
  5. Alok

    Alok New Member

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    wow, that sucks

    Can't you just buy the apple care and then take it to Apple? It'd be cheaper than buying another ipod for like $220....
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    Shawa Super Moderator

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    Apple should repair it, since it's a hardware malfunction. They won't do it under warranty because, as you said, it's jailbroken, but you'll just have to pay.
  7. Alok

    Alok New Member

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    Try to screw it up so that it doesn't even turn on

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    then buy apple care
    and show it to them
  8. LucioCuddeford

    LucioCuddeford New Member

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    I could pay to get the Home button fixed and then DFU at home
    Sounds like a good idea but I have read on the internet of people who's Home button was broken and they took it to Apple but they just replaced the ipod/iphone rather than repairing the button.
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    Ahuge New Member

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    Do they actually replace the whole ipod?
    because my home button is broken and i was going to go in to get it fixed


    the button broke less than a week after my warrenty expired......what do you think i could get out of them

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