I've been having a problem synching my iPod Touch applications ever since 2.1 was updated onto my iPod. After I installed 2.1, most of my applications would not launch at all, they would crash instantly. So I deleted them from my iPod and updated what needed to be updated in iTunes, and continued to try to reinstall the apps via syncing, with all my boxes check-marked to install them. During the sync, it goes through the nifty fast 2.1 backup, but then only syncs for about 5 seconds or less before it's done, not changing anything. I also do have my music on manual manage, so it only needs to sync my applications. Any of you having this problem? Or any advice on what I could try? I've tried all the obvious of relaunching iTunes and powering off the iPod in different orders, but that doesn't seem to help at all. I'm desperate to get all my apps back, and would like to avoid restoring the iPod, since I don't want to lose all my music and settings. Thanks for the help guys.