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iPod Touch stuck in Recovery Mode

5599 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Jul 24, 2012 11:28 PM by Ernest_m RSS
Mark Gunton Calculating status...
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Aug 13, 2011 3:15 PM

Okay, I'm getting pretty freaking PO'd with this problem.

 

I'm running Win XP-64bit, latest iTunes (hacked obviously, because Apple don't support XP 64-bit) and I have a 4G iPod Touch. The second I now own.

Originally, my previous iPod had an issue with the camera, I thought the new software update might fix it, so I (stupidly, it seems) attempted to download it. When I did, it failed and the computer and iTunes completely failed to recognise the iPod. I got a replacement, and that would not sync to iTunes for almost a week. It identified the iPod as a camera, but everytime I tried to select the driver from C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRVSTORE\usbaapl64_EA20A8EBD0BD2DD06333A241F582D3C54BB4E547 /usbaapl.sys, it would just call it 'Apple Mobile Device USB Driver' and iTunes would still ignore it. I had to reinstall my hacked iTunes TWICE to get it to work. Then, when it finally did find the iPod to sync, it automatically started the iPod software update WHICH FAILED AGAIN and now the iPod is back in Recovery Mode and I can't get iTunes to find it to recover it.

I've been through almost every page of the Apple "Support" webpages with no appreciable benefit.

 

Do I need to return yet another iPod for yet another replacement or what?

 

Additional Info: AVG Free anti-virus, Windows Firewall.

iPod touch, Windows XP Pro
  • cool_it_247 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Aug 13, 2011 3:19 PM (in response to Mark Gunton)

    is the screen black?

  • cool_it_247 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Aug 13, 2011 3:25 PM (in response to Mark Gunton)

    Well if it is hold the sleep/wake button and the home button at te same time and wait until your ipod touch reboots.

  • cool_it_247 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Aug 13, 2011 3:36 PM (in response to Mark Gunton)

    did you tr dfu mode

  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (135,820 points)
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    Aug 13, 2011 3:37 PM (in response to Mark Gunton)

    Run diagnostics and come back with the results.

    iTunes for Windows: Gathering and using iTunes Diagnostics

  • cool_it_247 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Aug 13, 2011 3:46 PM (in response to Mark Gunton)

    How to use DFU you mode hold sleep/wake button + home button for 10 seconds let go of sleep/wake button and keep holding home buttonl. tell me if it works.

  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (135,820 points)
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    Aug 14, 2011 6:52 AM (in response to Mark Gunton)

    If you have a good backup on your computer I would try to restore the iPod on another computer and then restore from backup on your computer.

  • Ernest_m Calculating status...
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    Jul 24, 2012 11:28 PM (in response to Mark Gunton)

    I had the same problem with mine, Yes hacked. This is what i did. Go to devices and printers in the start button. It should say "Apple iPod in Recovery Mode" Click that device.

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