Hello to all iPod Touch fans around here, I am writing this thread in the hope not breaking against some rules of the forum. I have an iPod Touch 32 GB from Singapore with the Software Upgrade (Standard) and the firmware version 1.1.4 (Standard). I am a mac and iPhone / iPod touch developer and I applied for the certificate and the firmware to get started running my apps on my iPod. Apple didn't answer yet and I think I will get a rejection eMail back (during the beta period the number of developers accepted is limited). This means, I will pay the $99 and become an iPhone developer when the App Store comes out. I have a few demo apps that do not want to run in the simulator (i.e. apps using the accelerometer). I want to try these apps on my iPod touch. The problem is that Xcode won't accept my iPod touch (1.1.4 is too old) so I need the 2.0 firmware. After several searches, I found out that I will get the firmware + the code signing certificate from Apple if I apply as an iPhone developer. I also looked around and found out that I can download the firmware on [PIRACY.rs], etc. I know this is not fully legal but I in a little while I will pay the money for this so I can distribute my app on the App Store. Using iTunes I put the firmware on my iPod. Everything successful, this is what iTunes told me… I got the 'Pink screen of death' like already mentioned in a few forums. So I need the PwnageTool to patch the firmware and put this one on my iPod. No sooner said than done. After successfully patching the .ipsw firmware file with PwnageTool 1.1 I tried to put the file on my iPod using iTunes (Alt-Click on Restore). It extracts the file but stucks on 'Preparing iPod for restore'. The iPod shows the white Apple icon or the Restore symbol but nothing happens. After a few minutes, iTunes runs into a timeout and displays an unknown error message. Okay, next try: I went into Xcode and used the Organizer to update the firmware. Xcode stucks on 'Waiting for device'. Okay, I restarted the iPod again and my mac and tried the whole thing again. Same thing here. I downloaded the WinPwn application and patched the original firmware. I tried to put this patched firmware file on my iPod using the Windows iTunes and iTunes for mac. They both stuck on the same step. Nothing doing. I looked again around in the internet to find new information. Some people have the same problem except one thing. They don't want to put the firmware 2.0 on their iPod, they try this with the version 1.1.4 that I already have. This doesn't help me. I looked aroung again and again and found a [PIRACY.rs] link to a already patched firmware file: 'iPod1,1_2.0_5A240d_Custom_Restore.ipsw'. I got the same problems with this file. Remember: I used both releases of the firmware file the release 5A240d and 5A225c. They do not work. But they should. YouTube videos prove that black is white. I really tried everything but I always failed. I am really expert in this firmware stuff now - and I think that my iPod is too new to be used for those unofficial releases of the beta firmware 2.0. I think so because my iPod has (as already mentioned) the firmware 1.1.4 and the software upgrade as standard. I hope that anybody can help me with this problem or tell me why it's not working with my iPod. Does someone have the same problem like me? Thanks in advance, Good Luck, An iPod Touch User.