How NOT to brick your iPod on 2.0

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by MattGTO, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. MattGTO macrumors regular

    MattGTO

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    THis may be the only reason it bricks, it may not be, but its the only one I've found:

    If you hard-reset the iPod while the app store is trying to load, it will brick your ipod.

    Just my experience.
     
  2. wyatt23 macrumors 6502a

    wyatt23

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    any word on how to unbrick your ipod? or will an itunes restore do the trick?
     
  3. MattGTO thread starter macrumors regular

    MattGTO

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    Bricked mine last night, if you go into recovery mode while your iPod is docked, iTunes will restore it.
     
  4. pisces03x macrumors regular

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    I bricked my iPod on the Facebook app by app-jumping (hopping from app to app to app quickly)... I didn't know it would die ;D

    But after putting it into Recovery mode (and waiting like half an hour) it restored itself to factory settings and re-synced with my iTunes library.
     
  5. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    Bricked mine twice now.
    * Once by trying to download an app on the touch in the background whilst browsing the app store. Touch just hung and wouldn't reboot.
    * Second time was Cube Runner - it just wouldn't load and my touch ended up resetting itself and hanging on the apple logo boot screen.

    A restore from iTunes worked both times (and thank goodness for the new auto-backup). Very time consuming and a bit of a piss off really.
     
  6. macfanboy macrumors 6502a

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    this has happened to my mutltiple times.

    the first 3 times it was forced into reboot, it was bricked (luckily i hadnt spent the time syncing music/vids) and restored.

    after the 3rd time, i did a COMPLETE erase of content and settings (which took 2 hours, and i didnt mind)

    the next 4 times i think, it was forced into reboot, but came back.

    for those that are getting bricked, try COMPLETELY wiping content and settings, for me it helped prevents future 'bricking'
     

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