Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2012 1:25 PM (in response to markandles)
Place the iOS device in Recovery Mode and then connect to your computer and restore via iTunes. The iPod will be erased.
If recovery mode does not work try DFU mode.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2012 3:26 PM (in response to lllaass)
My feelings sank when I read the first suggestions as I had tried them already. However DFU mode was the answer. It finally worked and am so grateful.
You are an absoloute star. Thank you
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2013 4:59 AM (in response to MochaStar)
You will have to lose your data to regain use of your iPod. However, you may be able to not update if you:
If you have Find My iPhone enabled, you can use Remote Wipe to erase the contents of your device. If you have been using iCloud to back up, you may be able to restore the most recent backup to reset the passcode after the device has been erased.
If you then restore from iTunes backup the iPod will be updated. I am not sure what will happen if you restore from iCloud backup.
Is there anyway to solve the same problem but without restoring the device? (I don't want the new IOS, or all my current data erased.)