Before anyone recommends me using the "search" feature due to my new memberness, I'd like to point out that I've spend 7 hours over the last 2 days trying to fix this damned ipod, and have gotten nowhere. I've tried to detail the problem as well as I can. I have a Jailbroken iPod Touch 2G running 2.2.1 Custom Firmware from QuickFreedom.. Never dropped, never gotten wet, the most harmful place its ever seen was my pocket. My technical ability with it is moderate, I know enough to keep it from having major problems usually. It was running very stable overall with apps and addons. Jamming out to DeadMau5 a couple nights ago, and suddenly it resets and gets caught into a reset loop. Got it into recovery mode (usb cable & itunes), and I can get it into DFU mode as well. Here's my problem. I had itunes 8.1, and tried to do a restore. Error code 1611. Every time (10+ times). Tried downloading FW from Apple to restore, same problem. Tried upgrading itunes to 8.2, same problem. Tried re-making custom FW with QF again, start pre-jailbreak, all goes well.. once in itunes, its error 1611. Completely un-install itunes, revert back to itunes 7.5, won't let me download from Apple. So I used both the custom FW and the Apple FW, both had error 5 (the first few tries) or error 1611. Tried itunes 8.1 and 8.2 on desktop PC (fresh itunes install), and again try both FW versions. Error 1611. Go back to itunes 8.1, error 1611. I then proceed to FORMAT MY PC!! And still getting error 1611 with either FW. Somewhere in there I ended up with error 1603. The ipod itself is randomly restarting while plugged in, alerting itunes of an ipod in recovery mode. Sometimes in DFU mode the pc recognizes it, sometimes it doesn't. I have tried all available USB ports on both machines (11 total), multiple restarts, and multiple re-installs. I'm about at wit's end here. I know it's damn near impossible to brick an itouch, but I'm beginning to think its a hardware issue and I've ended up with an expensive paperweight. Taking it to the Apple store is out of the question, due to the bright red PWNED! logo that pops up on restart.. Help!! Anyone?