I've been going at this for days need help

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by bigez75, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. bigez75

    bigez75 New Member

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    So i was restoring my itouch and it got stuck in recovery mode and when i plug it into itunes it says

    "itunes cannot not connent to ipod touch...unknown error occurred."

    will some please help.

    you help will be greatly appreciated

    1st gen ipod
  2. JohnnyAndroid

    JohnnyAndroid Active Member

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    Did you try putting it into DFU mode??
  3. bigez75

    bigez75 New Member

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    How do you do that?

    (yeah i am a newb)
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    iPTF_BROWSER Active Member

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    DFU MODE:
    Hold down the home and power button for 10 seconds.
    Let go of the power button while holding the home button.
    In about 20-30 seconds iTunes will recognize it and you can restore.
  5. ParrotBoy

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    A simple google would have answered your question...

    1. Turn on your iPod (in my case it would only get as far as displaying the Apple logo
    2. Hold the power and home buttons down (the iPod will power off after 10 seconds, but keep holding those buttons down)
    3. After the iPod powers off, release the power button (but keep holding the home button down)
    4. After a couple more seconds, you should hear that magical “ding dong” that means the iPod is coming back alive, and that Windows has detected it. You may even see a little “New hardware” popup in Windows. It is now safe to release the home button, and your iPod is in DFU mode.
    5. Now iTunes will see it as a DFU’ed iPod and should ask you to automatically restore its firmware.
    6. iTunes has to download the new firmware, and it takes a while, so go make a sandwich.

    In case you’re wondering, the “power button” is the one on top, and the “home button” is the one under the screen.
  6. bigez75

    bigez75 New Member

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    Thanks for all of your help guys/gals but none of those worked and i did fix it. If you need anything i would liked to return the favor!!
  7. kixphlat

    kixphlat Member

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    Yeah next time, read the stickies. They are useful.

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