1. fabuloso's Avatar
    Connected my iPod Touch 3G on my PC, and got the iOS4 update notice. Clicked it to install, and my iPod got bricked, and I haven't been able to get it into recovery mode.

    It's not jailbroken, but it's upsetting because I just bought the little bugger in April, and I love it to keep my games on it.

    I don't understand why iOS4 wouldn't install, and it just bricked the phone device with the connect to iTunes image on it.

    Any suggestions? Halp!

    06-23-10 03:33 PM
  2. Cleveland's Avatar
    You are running iTunes 9.2 right ?
    06-23-10 03:57 PM
  3. Username00089's Avatar
    iTunes 9.2 and you need to put it in recovery mode. Hold down the power and
    home button together until you see the Apple logo. After that release your finger
    from the power button and continue to hold down just the home button. You'll see
    the "connect to iTunes" screen.
    06-23-10 04:06 PM
  4. fabuloso's Avatar
    You are running iTunes 9.2 right ?
    Yes. I downloaded it last week. Once this happened, I uninstalled it, reinstalled it.

    iTunes 9.2 and you need to put it in recovery mode. Hold down the power and
    home button together until you see the Apple logo. After that release your finger
    from the power button and continue to hold down just the home button. You'll see
    the "connect to iTunes" screen.
    I've done this too, and upon reinstalling iTunes and following those same steps, it still won't go into recovery mode to reinstall the OS. It just sits there with the "Connect to iTunes" logo over and over.

    I have even restarted my PC, and done this, which it will recognize the iPod but then won't go into recovery mode at all. iTunes won't show the recovery mode pop-up when the iPod is connected and I have done these steps over and over.

    I felt like tossing my iPod to the ground in rage.
    06-23-10 05:01 PM
  5. Username00089's Avatar
    So you mean that iTunes isn't recognizing the iPod at all? And when you do the
    steps that I described, you're doing it without the phone actually being connected
    yet, right?
    06-23-10 06:34 PM
  6. Duvi's Avatar
    It should be put in DFU mode, not
    recovery.

    06-23-10 07:45 PM
  7. fabuloso's Avatar
    I am downloading the iPod Touch 3G 3.1.3 firmware and see how that goes.

    Everytime I get it into DFU mode, I just get errors:

    2010-06-23 20:13:30.656 [2480:160]: restore library built Jun 8 2010 at 18:17:31
    2010-06-23 20:13:30.656 [2480:160]: iTunes: iTunes 9.2.0.61
    2010-06-23 20:13:30.656 [2480:160]: iTunes: Software payload version: 8A293
    2010-06-23 20:13:30.875 [2480:e38]: iTunes: Specifying UOI boot image
    2010-06-23 20:13:30.875 [2480:e38]: requested restore behavior: Erase
    2010-06-23 20:13:30.906 [2480:e38]: amai: AMAuthInstallPlatformCreateDataFromFileURL: can't resolve file
    2010-06-23 20:13:31.875 [2480:e38]: amai: AMAuthInstallRequestSendSync: received tss response (server version: 0.6.31-b2)
    2010-06-23 20:13:32.468 [2480:7e0]: iBoot build-version = iBoot-636.66.33
    2010-06-23 20:13:32.468 [2480:7e0]: iBoot build-style = RELEASE
    2010-06-23 20:13:32.468 [2480:7e0]: AMDeviceIoControl: GetOverlappedResult failed
    2010-06-23 20:13:32.468 [2480:7e0]: AMDeviceIoControl: pipe stall
    2010-06-23 20:13:32.468 [2480:7e0]: USBControlTransfer: error 31, usbd status c0000004
    2010-06-23 20:13:32.468 [2480:7e0]: command device request for 'getenv radio-error' failed: 2008
    2010-06-23 20:13:32.468 [2480:7e0]: radio-error not set
    2010-06-23 20:13:32.468 [2480:7e0]: unable to open device_map.txt: No such file or directory
    2010-06-23 20:13:32.468 [2480:7e0]: <Recovery Mode Device 09673E38>: production fused device
    2010-06-23 20:13:32.468 [2480:7e0]: interface has 1 endpoints, file pipe = 1

    2010-06-23 20:13:32.468 [2480:7e0]: <Recovery Mode Device 09673E38>: operation 4 progress -1
    2010-06-23 20:13:32.578 [2480:7e0]: bootstrapping restore with iBEC
    2010-06-23 20:13:32.578 [2480:7e0]: <Recovery Mode Device 09673E38>: operation 31 progress -1
    2010-06-23 20:13:33.578 [2480:7e0]: <Recovery Mode Device 09673E38>: Recovery mode succeeded
    2010-06-23 20:18:33.640 [2480:160]: iTunes: Restore error 1604
    Which takes me here: Update and restore alert messages on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

    I am going to see how this works. I might end up deleting iOS4, and restoring with 3.1.3
    06-23-10 08:38 PM
  8. MysticMoonstone's Avatar
    if you bring it to the Apple store they'll fix it
    06-23-10 10:52 PM
  9. fabuloso's Avatar
    Apparently the issue lies with the device identification through iTunes and then iOS4 which bricks the device in a constant loop of the same "Connect to iTunes" screen without being able to do a complete restore even through DFU mode. I read that connecting it to another PC to do the restore might work, and if it fails, I am off to get it fixed at the Apple store for free.

    Just really irks me that this has to be done on an iPod, and nothing went wrong with doing this to my iPhone 3GS when updating.
    06-24-10 12:07 AM
  10. Duvi's Avatar
    Try a different PC?
    06-24-10 01:54 AM
  11. fabuloso's Avatar
    I was able to fix it. Took me some time, but I was able to do it by using a jailbreaking application that actually recovered it. And the best part is, is that my iPod isn't even jailbroken.

    I went through a few videos on YouTube and this:


    I downloaded iREB for Windows, and also downloaded and installed LIBUSB to help iREB preform its recovery mode.

    Once these programs where downloaded, I put my iPod on DFU mode, closed out iTunes, opened up iREB and hit "FIX RECOVERY MODE LOOP" button.

    And wala! Fixed. I hope that this helps anyone who might be in this situation. I know that my threads keeps getting bumped down over everyone getting an iPhone 4.

    Cheers for all the help guys.
    06-24-10 10:24 AM
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