Those are the correct instructions. When the iPod's screen says disabled (or connect to iTunes)There is no way to get any information off the iPod.. Yu can only restore from the last backy that you made.
- If you used PhotoStream then try getting them from your PhotoStream. See that topic of:
- Also try DFU mode after try recovery mode
- If not successful and you can't fully turn the iOS device fully off, let the battery fully drain. After charging for an least an hour try the above again.
- Try another cable
- Try on another computer
- If still not successful that usually indicates a hardware problem and an appointment at the Genius Bar of an Apple store is in order.