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Old Jun 17, 2013, 01:50 PM   #1
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Help! iPod Touch 5G stuck in recovery mode

I decided to go downgrade from iOS 7 to iOS 6. While holding the shift key, I pressed 'Check for updates' on iTunes and it let me select the file. I selected the iOS 6.1.3 IPSW. After updating it was stuck in an recovery loop, no matter when I reset, it returns back to this mode. Back then, I used Redsn0w to apply a recovery fix to this iPod and usually it works. But now, it doesn't! It still goes back to recovery mode. At this point, all I want to do is backup my files and restore. How do I do that?
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 10:11 PM   #2
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I decided to go downgrade from iOS 7 to iOS 6. While holding the shift key, I pressed 'Check for updates' on iTunes and it let me select the file. I selected the iOS 6.1.3 IPSW. After updating it was stuck in an recovery loop, no matter when I reset, it returns back to this mode. Back then, I used Redsn0w to apply a recovery fix to this iPod and usually it works. But now, it doesn't! It still goes back to recovery mode. At this point, all I want to do is backup my files and restore. How do I do that?
I did the same exact thing and scenario. You must DFU restore.
I hope you have stuff backed up.


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Old Jun 19, 2013, 06:38 AM   #3
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I did the same exact thing and scenario. You must DFU restore.
I hope you have stuff backed up.


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Well, I did have an older backup but iTunes did the worst thing that could happen, HE BACKED UP AN EMPTY IPOD OVER AN FULL IPOD. Luckily, I did an separate backup of all my camera pictures.

But I don't understand WHY couldn't I directly downgrade to iOS 6.
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Well, I did have an older backup but iTunes did the worst thing that could happen, HE BACKED UP AN EMPTY IPOD OVER AN FULL IPOD. Luckily, I did an separate backup of all my camera pictures.

But I don't understand WHY couldn't I directly downgrade to iOS 6.
IOS 7 backups/info are not compatible with iOS 6 info.


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Old Jun 20, 2013, 12:22 PM   #5
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this thread saved my ipod 5G's life, thanks guys. thought that i'd never be able to recover it.
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 12:51 PM   #6
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this thread saved my ipod 5G's life, thanks guys. thought that i'd never be able to recover it.
Your welcome!


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this thread saved my ipod 5G's life, thanks guys. thought that i'd never be able to recover it.
How?
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