I've looked far and wide online for guidance with this problem and I would appreciate any help. I had been running my 8 gig touch on 3.1.2 firmware with the blackra1n tethered jailbreak for almost two months. I accidentally let it tun out of battery life the other day, so when I plugged it in I had to run blackra1n again. However, a message popped up reading "The application has failed to start because QTCF.dll was not found. Re-installing this application may fix this problem." Alas, re-installing did not work, nor did downloading the file anew online. So, my iPod was stuck in recovery mode. I proceeded to try to restore the iPod in iTunes (which would simultaneously update it to 3.1.3 firmware at the same time). However, after the restore process finished it was still in recovery mode, and an iTunes message popped up reading "iTunes could not connect to the iPod because an unknown error occurred (0xE800000A)." I have tried everything, rebooting, restoring with Felix Brun firmwares, everything to no avail. Each time the restoring process finishes the same error message pops up and the recovery screen is still on my iPod. I would appreciate any advice. Thank you.