Cannot restore - error 21 or 1600 (new: ipod disconnects)

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by yojitani, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. yojitani macrumors 68000

    yojitani

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    I have an ipod touch 32 GB first gen. I do not know it's history, but when I got it, it was in recovery mode. I plugged it into the computer, itunes immediately recognized it and asked to restore the ipod. I went ahead with the restore process and it actually finished restoring. Just to test it out, I added a few playlists to it, ejected it through itunes, and then it went back into restore mode :(. I tried putting it in dfu mode and restoring that way. I tried putting it in dfu mode and then self-selecting several different iterations of the ipod firmware. Each time I get the error message that it can't restore for unknown reasons and then gives the code 20, 21, or 1600. Is it likely this ipod was jailbroken? If so, should I be doing something different? I've tried to get pwnagetool to work but for whatever reason, it keeps telling me that I've selected the wrong firmware. I tried an earlier version of pwnagetool first, but with the error I tried 3.1. Same thing.

    I would really appreciate it if someone could set me straight on this. Also, I might mention that pwnagetool 3.1 only has an icon for ipod touch (2G) but the blog page says that it doesn't work for 2G :confused:. Is that a problem??

    EDIT: pwnagetool wanted the latest firmware update (3.1)...

    And another strange thing: When I try to restore the ipod through itunes (not a jailbroken version), just after itunes opens the software package, the ipod icon disappears from itunes.

    Many thanks!
     
  2. yojitani thread starter macrumors 68000

    yojitani

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    I don't mean this to be a shameless bump. I have worked something else out and would like to know if anyone knows of any solutions: After iTunes finishes extracting the software, the ipod apparently disconnects or drops the connection with the computer. That seems to be the reason the update is not working properly. I'm guessing it is the ipod that is doing this since the same thing happens on different computers.
     
  3. hellomacguy macrumors newbie

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    hmm, im in the exac same position

    unknow ipod history
    errors when trying to restore(201,28,8 several others)
    it extracts the software then says "waiting for ipod" and the ipod gives me the apple logo and the spinning wheel
    8gb first gen


    looks like we have the exact same problem, if you figure at the solution let me know
     

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