iPod touch 2g will not finish restoring (jailbroken)

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by gadgetsaregreat, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I have an iPod touch 2g, jailbroken. yesterday i was going to upgrade it to 4.0.2 and then re-jailbreak it. When I started to update, the bar under the apple logo stopped almost fully completed. I left it for hours, it still wouldn't complete, and itunes kept saying "iPod is restoring" or something like that for hours. Finally i decided something had gone wrong since it shouldn't have taken that long (the rest of the loading bar completed in about 5 min) and i unplugged my ipod, and obviously i knew that would mess it up since it was supposedly in the middle of updating, so i put the ipod in dfu mode and tried to restore the ipod to factory settings. the loading bar stopped again. i tried it for 4.0.2, 4.0, and even 3.1.3 though i got an error saying this ipod is not eligible for this software. It never finishes restoring, and i always unplug it to try again and it doesn't work. Also, it is stuck on the connect to itunes screen when i am not trying to restore it.
     
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    It's what you get.:p:p:p

    Seriously, read the above sentence.

    And I dunno how to fix it.
     
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    Jailbreaking has nothing to do with his problems.

    Have you tried this on another computer?
     
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    Oh, yes it does. Ever heard of karma? 'nuff said.:p
     
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    Intell

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    This is not the PRSI forum. Please post that stuff there. Not here.
     
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    I'm not good with acronyms, please elaborate.
    Seriously, it was a joke. No big deal.

    Apology, if necessary: Sorry about my unthoughtful joke, gadgetsaregreat.
     
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    I thought so. The PRSI part of Macrumors is the Politics, Religion, Social Issues section. http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=47 I think there are some requirements to be met before you can post there. I forget what they are, but I think it has to do with post count and active time.
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    Oh, I see!:D Yours was a joke too; a joke with a reason. I might have to go check that forum out now. Peace:cool:

    EDIT: :( I don't have access. And there was good stuff there, too! Good luck with your iPod, OP. That URL looks helpful to me.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I have used a different computer and restarted mine. Neither worked. I haven't tried to reinstall itunes due to having one gig of space left on my c drive but i guess i'll have to suck it up and do it
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    God ademuth93,

    It's people like you that just make me want to reach across the internet and slap you in the face. But luckily people like, intell can keep their kindness while replying. Then in turn I can see your just a dork rather than a dickhead.

    Anyways... a reply to actually try to help the OP.

    I've been trying to update to 4.1 on my gf's ipod touch 2g MC. It was getting to the last (3%) bit and was staying stuck (even after a night of keeping it connected). After searching the internet and getting this thread as an only relevant result again and again, (and getting more annoyed by ademuth93's comments) I realized that the issue is not because my ipod had been jailbroken (which i didn't think was the issue), but something is making it hang at the end.

    So what I did, that turned out to work is to give itunes a little kick. itunes is busy using the usb connection to the ipod so I opened "diskaid" (which has 14 day trail if you don't want to buy)while not touching itunes or the ipod cable. I didn't buy the program though it's a good program. (maybe another program similar to using the ipod/iphone port will do the same concurrent connection disruption) and it was enough to let itunes have a little "shake" and then finish up the restore process. Viola! finished restore and working.

    Throw me a what's up if this work. I enjoy the positive reinforcement when I actually help someone. I had a heck of a time finding this link again after fixing my problem just to post the solution. And dammit, to tell ademuth93 how god damn annoying he is.
     
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    +1 ben, diskaid did the trick. totally weird. I thought I had bricked it
     
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    +1000 internets to you sir.

    Tried it over the phone with a friend who had a bricked iPod, popped up in iTunes immediately.
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    hmmm i was going to try the same thing i have an ipod 2g MC model and running 3.1 tethered jailbreak by blackra1n hmmmm i am downloading the software right now for 4.1 for my 2g and jailbreak it again on 4.1 using green p0ision.i would like to share some of my views on some of the problems i came across viewing blogs all night i came across something called SHSH and it was said that if u have clicked "make my life easy" on cydia then u can use tiny umbrella (software) to save ur SHSH but i didnt do much research on that but i believe it allows you to downgrade the firmware i am not sure about upgrade/restore. note: it was also mentioned that if you intend to restore if apple servers do not detect ur SHSH then you cannot update FOREVER. this was claimed on some blogs i have been on but i am not sure if it is 100%.
    google it if u wanna knw more.

    also i would like to share a link where u can get any firmware for the ipod, iphone, ipad etc...
    http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/

    will help if you wanna downgrade but i would recommend to take caution.
    As for my update from 3.1 to 4.1 i will do more research before i will try the diskaid i used it before and it allows u to use ur ipod similar to a usb and root file can be opened.
    i hope it has helped for those who have read this as i would like to narrow your search when faced with problems with these.
     
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    I just registered here simply to tell you THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!


    This Has been a problem for me for so SOOOOO long. Not just with my old ipod, but ALL my jailbroken devices. so THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH!!!


    NOTE: THIS WORKED FOR ME WITHOUT USING DISK AID I USED A PROGRAM CALLED IPHONE EXPLORER. I am on a Mac, but if I remember correctly it also works on PCs too.
     
  17. macrumors newbie

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    Genius

    You sir are a freaking genius. Worked like a charm, didn't even have to do anything, all I did was open up the application and bam, iTunes finished the restore. I was using an iPod Touch 3G, so that proves it still works for the later generations. I would recommend that anyone reading this having second thoughts about this solution, do it. I've never actually posted a reply, this one was the first worth replying for. Thanks so much.
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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    Nice!

    I made an account just so I could thank you.
    So.... Thank you....
     
  19. macrumors newbie

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    So i didn't read the above posts because i'm lazy buttttttttttt....from experience if your ipod is stuck in the restoration process on a MAC, all you have to do is open up an illegal app like PWNAGE TOOL or REDSN0W or anything like that, but i prefer pwnagetool. If you just open it up while it's restoring, it'll finish the process no sweat. Reply back if it doesn't work.

    Hope it helps

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    I just read the post above me. Ignore what i said, it has already been said. I feel stupid. Good day, sirs.
     
  20. macrumors newbie

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    Glad to hear it working for many :D

    Naw npal14, it's good that you posted what worked for you, sometime, as you already know, one's solution doesn't work with another's device. Thanks.

    Surprised this little tip is still working after all this time. I personally have not had to use this method for a long time now. I believe after doing a fresh install of everything on my computer. I have not run into this problem for the last year and half. Possibly an old version of itunes had a buggy setting that is somehow always passed onto the next updated version of itunes on the same computer. ...possibly?

    Anyways, thanks everyone who commented with feedback.. It really does help motivate me to take the extra time to return some useful information to the community.

    Check out the video that I made after posting the original message. I lost control of the login for this youtube account so I can not update or comment on it, but it's concise to the point if you need to link it to someone.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MscLL_tkSww
     

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