There is such a thing as a bricked ipod!

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  1. uncle steve

    uncle steve Member

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    I jailbroke my ipod touch 2g and was working fine for about 3 months i dont know what went wrong but all of a sudden it just turned off and i couldnt turn it back on, yes ive tried restoring it and i cant put it in DFU mode, everytime i do it just puts it in recovery mode, it working fine when its pulged in but wont work for over a 1 min after un pluging it just blackings out not turning of but has black lines on the screen, Please i need advice.
    I also tried restoring with new firmware and latest and it says error 1601 i cannot restore my ipod anymore.
  2. Chicken

    Chicken Retired Moderator

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    You are either:
    1. Not correctly initiating DFU mode
    2. You have broken it via hardware
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    not doing dfu mode correctly.... failcopter
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    Bad battery?
  6. Stormsys

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    just to add to this, the ipod touch(2g atleaste) can DEFINATLY be bricked, i bricked 2. which the apple store Geniuses couldent even get responding(dfu nor recovery).

    as far as i could tell my ipod crached and i put it into dfu mode accidently(jailbroken) so i had to restore when i got home. my IPSW was probebly corrupt but still getting signed by apple servers, so i restored it and wala, bricked. apple replced my ipod twice, first time i got home updated, what do you know? it was bricked again. so they replaced it a final time. i then decided to reformat and the issue never re-occured.

    the fact that it occured on a fresh ipod means its not a hardware failiour, somthing was causing completly corruption software-level(probebly even boot-level).

    the exact simptoms of bricking, were: NO USB connection detected and wouldnt go itno dfu mode at all, nor turn on ofc.
  7. Will Finlay

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    Dude. what i think is happening is that you are not DFU restoring it right. or you have physically broken some part of the ipod my friend.
  8. Stormsys

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  9. studangerous

    studangerous Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    ---sigh... not again---

    Lets all get our heads around the exact definition of the phrase 'bricked.

    Now realise that as there is a built in hardware failsafe called DFU you CANNOT brick an iPod touch or iPhone.

    This is gospel and it is only user error or a hardware problem that can prevent you from restoring your iDevice.

    hardware failure =/= bricked
    User error =/= bricked

    (=/= means 'does not equal'...)
  10. Stormsys

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    Totaly agree with most of that, But read the scenario above, the ipod was completly unresponsive, the computer dident even know there was an ipod plugged in(windows 7), and even at the apple store's mac's they couldent detect it. the geneius tryed himself to stick it into dfu mode... and unless the resotre managed tosome how destry a part of hardware... it wasent due to hardware failiour that i was bricked..

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    (on a fresh ipod the 2nd bicked ipod)

    so for the record i bricked 2 ipods

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    . now the original post is incorrect with the term bricked.

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