Currently Being ModeratedApr 5, 2011 9:09 AM (in response to kander1625)Are you sure that your iPod Touch is really a 3Gen model? If it is an 8 Gig iPod Touch then it is really a 2Gen model. If that is the case you should be able to restore with a copy of the 4.2.1 iOS for the iPod Touch.IPad 64GB, iPod Touch, iMac, iOS 4
Currently Being ModeratedApr 5, 2011 10:07 AM (in response to JimHdk)It's a 32Gb iPod touch. I validated with the serial number that it was an iPod touch 3G, but I will try the 2Gen IOS - at this point, it can't hurt. Thank you.
Message was edited by: kander1625Dell XPS 400, Windows XP
Currently Being ModeratedApr 5, 2011 10:23 AM (in response to kander1625)Check the model number on the back, "A1318" = 3G, "A1288" = 2G. If it truly is a 32GB 3G Touch, then you're going to have a rough time going back to an iOS version earlier than the current release (4.3.1, available from iTunes). The iOS packs you get from the site you mention are not "signed" and you probably won't be able to install them ... I think 2G owners have better luck with those "unofficial" versions.
So, if you have a 3G, your best bet is to erase (or move) all earlier iOS versions and let iTunes download a fresh copy of 4.3.1 for the iPod -- no need to go to a 3rd party site. If you have a 2G, then the latest version you can install is 4.2.1, which is also available from iTunes. To increase your odds of this working out, you might temporarily disable any AV software and firewall(s).Windows 7, "Cogito, ergo iPod." (I Think, Therefore iPod)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2011 6:57 AM (in response to kander1625)
if it in DFU mode then all you have to do is disconnect the iPod from ur computer and press both the sleep/wake button and the home button for 10 seconds or until the apple logo appears, then it should boot as normal. You didn't have to do all the other stuff. i put my iPad in DFU quite often and thats how i get it to boot normally. Hope this helps because this works on 4.3.1 for sure so it will probably work on whatever firmware you've got.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2013 1:34 AM (in response to kander1625)
Hold the power and the middle button. After 10 seconds you should see the apple logo come up, when it comes up let go off the power button but keep holding the middle button. After 40 seconds or so you will see a iTunes logo and a USB symbol. Then just plug your iPod Touch in the computer, open up iTunes and just click on restore.
This way should fix the issue about how to get an iPod out of Recovery Mode.
Hope this helps, it happened to me as-well.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2013 5:18 AM (in response to kander1625)
If you have a 3G iPod then you can only restore/update to the latest iOS for the 3G iPod which is 5.1.1. If you try an earlier version you will get the error message you received: "the iPhone "iPhone" could not be restored because the firmware is incompatible"
Apple does not support gpoing to an earlier version