Unbricking an iPod Touch (32gb, 1st Gen)

  • Retroid Moderator 28 Apr 2010 10:43:23 45,464 posts
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    Just got it yesterday as a spares / repairs.

    Only displays either the white Apple logo or the "Connect to iTunes" screen. I do so, iTunes detects an iPod in Recovery Mode and transfers over the firmware, the iPod will sit there with a progress bar filling up and then just... sits there. iTunes sits there waiting for it to respond.

    From what we can gather it's stuck in a Recovery loop.
  • nickthegun 28 Apr 2010 10:51:51 83,748 posts
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    Make sure its in recovery mode, not DFU mode.
  • Deleted user 28 April 2010 10:52:01
    The best thing about Apple stuff is that it's all so simple.

    You just need a bit of knowledge of terminal is all ;-)
  • MaxHughes 28 Apr 2010 10:52:39 455 posts
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    I take it you can't restore it from iTunes? It's under the "Check for update" button.

    A screenie if possible, I might be able to help. Emphasis on the might ;)
  • Retroid Moderator 28 Apr 2010 11:02:40 45,464 posts
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    Can't seem to get it into DFU mode from my understanding of it...

    The back had been taken off so here's a picture of its bare arse.
  • Retroid Moderator 28 Apr 2010 11:05:00 45,464 posts
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    TeleFunken wrote:
    The best thing about Apple stuff is that it's all so simple.

    You just need a bit of knowledge of terminal is all ;-)
    Done that, doesn't work.

    Also, iRecovery stated (rather ominously) yesterday something about the NAND being corrupt.
  • jellyhead 28 Apr 2010 11:09:02 24,348 posts
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    Sounds dead. If the NAND is dead is that why it can't update and is caught in a loop?
    I'd have thought it would generate an error let you know in that case though?
  • Retroid Moderator 28 Apr 2010 11:10:27 45,464 posts
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    "NAND failed initialisation"

    Fortunately I still had the DOS window open.
  • Retroid Moderator 28 Apr 2010 12:15:39 45,464 posts
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    So... what are my options? Are there any options?

    :'(
  • jellyhead 28 Apr 2010 12:18:20 24,348 posts
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    All i can find when i google it is instructions for debricking iPhones :(
    Stupid popular technology overwhelming search engines.
  • catterz 28 Apr 2010 12:42:23 8,763 posts
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    Retroid wrote:
    Can't seem to get it into DFU mode from my understanding of it...

    The back had been taken off so here's a picture of its bare arse.
    Definitely try to dispose of it in fire.
  • Deleted user 28 April 2010 12:45:32
    Take it to one of the "genius bars".
  • nickthegun 28 Apr 2010 12:47:12 83,748 posts
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    The genius will say 'this has been bricked by a cack handed jailbreak attempt. We recommend you get iFucked'
  • Retroid Moderator 28 Apr 2010 12:53:12 45,464 posts
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    Yeah, probably :/

    Thing is, I wasn't the one trying to monkey it, I've set up a legit iTunes account and everything :'(
  • Retroid Moderator 28 Apr 2010 14:01:27 45,464 posts
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    Oh, here's a screenie of iRecovery's initial link output.
  • BartonFink 28 Apr 2010 14:05:26 35,268 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    The genius will say 'this has been bricked by a cack handed jailbreak attempt. We recommend you get iFucked'
    LOL
  • Deleted user 28 April 2010 14:07:52
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  • Deleted user 28 April 2010 14:08:47
    Hang on, you got it yesterday? Just return with your receipt. Simples.
  • Retroid Moderator 28 Apr 2010 14:32:35 45,464 posts
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    eBay. As I said, sold as spares & repairs.

    I didn't break it incase anyone thinks I'm trying to cover myself ;p

    Thinking at this rate I might just sell it myself as spares & repairs.
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