Hey all! First things first, I know there are a lot of other posts out there with this same problem, I've viewed probably fifteen different threads and read somewhere close to a hundred or so posts, but I still cant get my device to work properly. Here's the deal. My iPod Touch was jail broken several months ago using Black Rain. I was curious about jail breaking, and when I found out that it really isn't that big of a deal, I went back to not using my iPod touch very often. Recently, my little brother had become addicted to fishing games that my Uncle has on his iPhone 4, not to mention a bunch of other games, and I figured since I never use my iPod Touch any more, I'd give it to him. However, before I gave it to him, I wanted to reset it. I went to do a complete restore (I cant think of what it is exactly called right now, I just know I've used it before and it's worked just fine.) through the iPod Touch, I did *not* restore it in iTunes. Again, keep in mind the device was jail broken (I'm just assuming this is why I'm having the problem I'm having) and upon the loading bar finishing up, which took about an hour, the Apple Logo itself appeared, and several minutes after a small loading circle, which would "load" for a few seconds, then freeze. It would stay this way for about ten minutes, then shut off for a few seconds, and do the exact same thing again, and it's been in a loop all day. What can I do to fix this? I've read about DFU mode and all sorts of other things I can do by holding down buttons and iBricker, but *nothing* has worked. Even DFU, which I have read is a fool proof, works 100% every time solution. I might have been doing it wrong, but I would really, really appreciate help. I'd love to give it to my brother as a surprise, but I can't give it to him like this. Important things to note: -I have NO Control of any buttons on the device. I can not turn it on or off, it is as if my input with the buttons doesn't register with the device -iTunes does NO Recognize it, nor does any other program (like Black Rain, after I tried to re-jailbreak it in hopes that it would unfreeze) Sorry for the long post, but I wanted to describe the problem as best I could. Thank you very, very much!