So I jailbroke my IPT 8GB. it's an MC model, i downgraded it to 3.1.2 FW, and jailbroke it with blackra1n. I did this months ago i think, and it's been working fine, running third party apps and appstore ones, backgrounder etc. however, yesterday i powered it off, and since the jailbreak is tethered, i tried to re-jailbreak it again this morning with blackra1n. I've done this several times before and it's been fine. However. This morning was different. This morning it didn't work. It's all fine, i connect it, run blackra1n, hit make it ra1n and geohot's face comes up on the screen. Then suddenly, it appears to go to full brightness and then goes to a black screen and stays there. I've tried running blacnra1n several times after that, and i've tried multiple other methods that apparently would work. they haven't. I theorise that one of two things have caused the problem: 1. I upgraded to the latest version of itunes yesterday. Might that have caused it? 2. Also yesterday, rock told me there was some kind of firmware update. I didn't read all of the details, i just hit the 'Update all' button. I'm wondering if it's best just to restore to my last legit FW backup and start again, losing all my saved data on my games and my notes etc. which would suck, but at least i'd have a working ipod, or if there's another solution, or at least one that allows me to back up all my saved data? tl;dr ipod broke, what do? see long thing for details.