Itouch Stuck in Recovery mode "Waiting for Ipod"

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  1. patfan00

    patfan00 New Member

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    hey guys so i have a jailbroken ipod and i tried to install a app. anyway the point is all the time it is at the plug into itunes icon at the screen so then i plug it into my computer and i press the recovery button. Then everything goes good until it says waiting for ipod. THen it just stayes there frozen. Is there anything i can do? i already tried the DFU thing and it didnt work? thanks guys
  2. epnfatbdy

    epnfatbdy New Member

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    here's what you have to do to restore:

    The two methods are the same, just finding the software is different...

    Method 1: (windows...although macs probably have the function as well:
    Use the windows search feature and make sure file extensions is enabled. Then, type in .ipsw...when you see your software (it will have a lot of weird letters, then it will say 2_x_x and 1_x_x [x=the rest of your software numbers] and then restore). Delete that file (and all the other ones forthat matter, it will conserve space on your computer) then go back to iTunes and hit restore...if you want a 1.x.x or anything below 2.1, then your going to have to get it from google, then hit shift-restore and use your firmware file)

    Method 2: go to My Computer, and also make sure that you have showing hidden folders is enabled, go to documents and settings>application data>apple>iPhone/iPod software data>then delete your software...then follow the rest of method 1...

    I have had this problem 3 times in the year and 3 months with my phone, and this has worked like a charm all 3 times, but don't ask me why it works...I think it has to do because somehow your software gets xoruupted, and when you restore, it uses that file, it doesn't download a new one unless you don't have it already in your files.

    Hope I've helped!...
  3. havoc119933

    havoc119933 New Member

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    I have the exact same problem..My itouch turns on with steve jobs(npebea). When I try to restore, it stays at "wairting for Ipod" phase..I've left it there for 3 hrs. and still. I tried with itunes 7.5, 7.7, and 8.0. what exactly should I do, my itouch has been like this for more than a week.. I've tried hitting ctrl & restore and the same deal will happen....Please HELP!!!! Please...
  4. gotanks910

    gotanks910 New Member

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    hi

    Ok, plug your ipod into the power outlet. Than try restoring it. This worked for me
  5. havoc119933

    havoc119933 New Member

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    power outlet...what do u mean??? Please respond!!!
  6. caffman

    caffman New Member

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    he means plug your ipod into an A.C adapter
  7. qasim

    qasim New Member

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    isn't this in the wrong section?
  8. matinsa2005

    matinsa2005 Banned

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    it is but who cares the guy needs help so why not help him !!!
  9. Ipwnnubletz

    Ipwnnubletz Banned

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    I refuse to help anyone that refuses to call an iPod the correct name.
  10. Artalos

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