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.
What is not working?
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.
For how to restore:
If problem what happens or does not happen and when in the instructions? When you successfully get the iPod in recovery mode and connect to computer iTunes should say it found an iPod in recovery mode.
I Don't understand why the gen 5 constantly shuts down for no apparent reason. Like one every 2 months this happens to me. Usually I hold the home and power button to turn it back on. This time it went into recovery mode. This site helped me a lot. Thank you for being such a big help to the apple customers.
Could be a hardware problem like a few bad storage or memory locations.SInce those locations would only be used occasional you only have occasional problems.
All I can suggest is to make an appointment at the Genius Bar of an Apple store.