iPod Touch wont turn on; itunes says recovery mode

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    andyvancool New Member

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    I have a iPod Touch 2nd Gen, 16GB, Jailbroken with Redsn0w and has been working fine for months besides a few tolerable bugs. I was playing a game emulated on the psx4iphone app from Cydia when the iPod turned off (or went to a black screen, without warning..). The battery was full, according to both the iPod and iTunes. I was told by a friend to hold the power button and the home button for 10 seconds, release the home button and then the apple logo would appear and turn on as normal. This didn't work and when i connect to my mac via the USB cord, it recognizes the iPod as 'in recovery mode, restore blah blah blah' i click restore, and it doesn't work. but all the details are represented as 'n/a'. I tried doing the same thign again but now iTunes doesn't recognise it nor turn on, I did this again and iTunes went back to its old ways and recognises it as 'in recovery mode' like before. I've been searching for someone with the same problem over a number of forums to no avail.

    Anyway, to the point, all i want is to turn it on without downloading anything, but if i must i will. I run 10.4.11 on my Mac, btw.
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    Thanks heaps for your effort but the link you sent isn't working for me.
    I tried it in all browsers i had and no luck.
    Do you know or have a mirror to it because i'm finding no luck in anything else i've tried.

    Thanks.
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    andyvancool New Member

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    haha, isn't that the exact same link you posted before?

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    All i get in Safari, Firefox and Opera is cannot connect to server,
    i saw your other post noting that you compiled it.
    In that case, do you have it somewhere else rather than live because i've tried and it just results in nothing?

    Thanks again
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    andyvancool New Member

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    Downloaded like a charm.
    Read the read me file and got up to 'Wait for white screen'.
    And nothing happens. Does iTunes need to be closed?
    Am i missing something? Please help, your the best help i've got so far

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    this is what i've been prompted with so far:

    Last login: Sat May 2 03:04:24 on ttyp1
    Welcome to Darwin!
    r***-***-***-**:~ andrewmcdonald$ cd /Users/andrewmcdonald/Desktop/iRecovery/
    r***-***-***-**:~/Desktop/iRecovery andrewmcdonald$ ./iRecovery -f iBSS211.dfu
    dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/local/lib/libusb-0.1.4.dylib
    Referenced from: /Users/andrewmcdonald/Desktop/iRecovery/./iRecovery
    Reason: image not found
    Trace/BPT trap
    r***-***-***-**:~/Desktop/iRecovery andrewmcdonald$
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    Jacob Well-Known Member

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    I am bad at making directions sorry. I am really busy right now, anyways put it in DFU before you do anything first and when it says unplug make sure you do that. And don't close iTunes. Just ignore what it says.
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    Can you go onto gmail if you have an account and we can chat. Much easier.
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    Sorry if this makes me sound like a 'n00b' but I'm not sure the difference between DFU or recovery. I followed the instructions in the red me with the iTouch connected to iTunes where it says:

    "iTunes has detected an iPod in recovery mode. You must restore this iPod before you can use it with iTunes."

    and has a plain, black, lifeless screen. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I assume this is DFU mode?

    and I did unplug when told to, no white screen occurred.

    But if things are too busy your way, you can lay off this thread, my iPod has been stuffed for only a couple hours now, It can wait.

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    There IS a difference between recovery and DFU believe me. And don't worry I can help you. Ok new readme:
    Before you start put your iTouch in DFU mode. And please copy/paste all the code.
    1. Open Terminal.
    2. Type:

    cd (that is a cd command with a space)

    and drag iRecovery folder to the terminal window. Then Press enter.
    3. Type:

    ./iRecovery -f iBSS211.dfu

    4. Unplug iPod or iPhone and plug back in. Wait for white screen.
    5. Type:

    iRecovery -s setenv boot-path /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kernelcaches/kernelcache.s5l8720x

    6. Then restore with iTunes.

    Instructions written by c3h5n3o9 (jawcl).
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    PLEASE get on gmail.
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    Are you still here?

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