Help! non-jailbroken 4th gen Touch stuck on Apple logo

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Bluesfan1, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. Bluesfan1 macrumors newbie

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    Hello, and thank you for reading this and any assistance you can render in advance. I have an iPod Touch 4th gen. running on firmware 4.3.1 (I think). The Touch is my lifeline and i use it ALL the time for just about everything. Last night I was trying to access public WiFi at a chain restaurant/bar and was unable to get online. No big deal, butever since then my Touch is stuck at the Apple logo no matter what I do, and occasionally it will flash the white screen, I can get it into recovery mode, but the BIG problem is that I have photos and videos of my infant son on it that are priceless memories that I don't want to lose if at all possible.


    Is there ANY way to 'unbrick' or get past the recovery mode so as not to lose my photos and videos ( I could care less about the apps and music). One final problem (as if it wasn't bad enough already right?) is that I haven't synced the Touch in a LONG time because of an old desktop that I had my original Apple account on when I got my 1st. gen Touch some years ago. There are hard drive space problems, etc. but I digress. I just need to know if there is ANY way to recover my photos and videos. I see 'data recovery' software of course but most of that seems to be a crapshoot and I don't know anything about jailbreaking and this device has never been jailbroken.

    P.S. Apple's 'official' position per a retail store is that I'm screwed and have to reformat completely....I'd LOVE to prove them wrong :)


    Help!!!
     
  2. aarond12 macrumors 65816

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    Sorry, Apple's right. You should have backed up more often.
     
  3. Bluesfan1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes I know....thanks.

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    Would jailbreaking or any other software help in any way?
     
  4. Dark Dragon macrumors member

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    No, Sorry, how would you "JAILBREAK" now with your Device Stuck?, i know the SOLUTION for (jailbroken stuck on apple logo) which lets you enter the -built-in-jailbreak- Safe mode and delete the thing caused the problem, in your case...i think you should procced ReFormatting Now :|
     
  5. utahman130 macrumors 6502a

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    When you plug the device in, does it show up in iTunes?
     

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