i believe i may have bricked my ipod touch...please help

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by mike868y, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. mike868y macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone i believe that i managed to brick my ipod touch and you have no idea how screwed i am (excuse my language). i jailbroke it using ziphone, everything worked, but then i got sick of it. so i clicked the refurbish button in ziphone. After awhile it did not appear to be working, so i hit stop(kill ziphone). now, when it boots it boots into a command line and after tons of commands ends up saying BSD root: md0, major 2, minor 0. this continues to show up constantly. the ipod is not recognized my ziphone or ifuntastic. what do i do? please save me here!!
     
  2. pbcrazyboy macrumors member

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    just do a forced recovery by opening itunes pluggin into your computer and hold both buttons for 10 seconds then hold the home button for 10 again. Then itunes shold recognize iit and just do a restore/ hope that helps
     
  3. chrismac00 macrumors 6502a

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    You can't "brick" iPod Touches. Just open iTunes and click restore.
     
  4. captnmorgan macrumors newbie

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    plug it into your computer, hold down the hold button and the home button together, it should turn off, continue to hold both buttons until the apple appears at which point you let go of the hold button but continue to hold the home button for about 25seconds or until your computer discovers an ipod in recovery mode, open itunes and restore. it HAS to be plugged into you computer for this work
     
  5. mike868y thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. atthecross macrumors 6502

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    wow, I thought I had totally bricked my touch. I was goofing around with the ziphone trying to jailbreak my touch and after it did it's thing itunes came up with an error. So like the goof that I am I thought I would try the iphone jailbreak with ziphone and it hung at the searching for att. so I disconnected the touch and from that point on it was stuck in the boot loader looking for the bsd file. glad i did a search of the site for the fix. been without my touch for 4 days and it has sucked. All is well now
     
  7. gorleegor macrumors newbie

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    That's no way to brick your itouch, I had the same error message before the tutorial to show how to recovery comes out. Don't panic, try the hold+home button combination with usb plug in your computer, you can always enter recovery mode and restore ^^
     
  8. RedDragon870503 macrumors 6502

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    If I got a dollar every time a newbie said he/she 'bricked' their iPod touch I would truly be rich.

    Mods: ban the use of Touch and Brick in the same sentence, for the love of God.
     
  9. chrismac00 macrumors 6502a

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    Haha. I also hate it when they call an iPod Touch an iTouch. Ugh, it just gets me mad. :mad: :D

    But yeah you can't brick an iPod Touch. Good you fixed it!
     
  10. iJordo macrumors member

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    Hey to be fair...

    It is good that "touch" and "bricked" are not words that are banned....because if that were so..mikey would not have a working iPod Touch anymore.... we should be happy for him...not be jerks...
     
  11. MunkyM3 macrumors newbie

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    I keep hearing how iPod touches can't be bricked, but it seems like a technicality... perhaps there is a discrepancy in the definition?

    My iPod Touch doesn't turn on, isn't recognized by iTunes or my computer (yes, even after switching accounts, resetting the mobile files, reinstalling iTunes 3 times), isn't recognized on any of my USB ports, or my girlfriends Powerbook, or my Windows machine. I've held down the power button, I've held down the home button, and every combination. Everyone keeps saying just restore it... but that implies you can access it in iTunes. And I can't.

    Nearly every troubleshooting guide says that regardless of the state of the iPod, a little iTunes logo and cord should appear whenever the iPod is plugged in. Mine doesn't have any logo that appears, nor are any sounds made when it first gets plugged in. Can my iPod, at least in practicality, be considered "bricked?" I've been iPod-less for 5 days now and I haven't been able to find anything that will fix it.
     
  12. mike868y thread starter macrumors newbie

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    try putting into manual restore mode. Thais how I fixed mine. Hold down the power and home button at the same time until it restarts and the apple sign appears. The continue to hold down the home button and the iTunes and USB cord screen should show up. Make sure it I plugged into your computer while you are doing this procedure
     
  13. chemwz macrumors newbie

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    Please don't post if you think that it's bricked...because it's IMPOSSIBLE! Just do a manual restore and don't act like the world's going to end.
     
  14. PMB macrumors 65816

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    drives me up a wall! Just look at my sig.

    But its impossible to brick an ipod touch..
     
  15. zumpy macrumors member

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    Maybe it is dead

    It's not entirely inconcievable that the thing just died.
    If it doesn't do anything, take it back to where you bought it. Tell them it's broke.
    I've had enough experience with electronics to know they are more than capable of just going dead. If you really believe that your ipod touch is, then return it.

    zumpy
     
  16. mrxfon macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,
    I realy think that I bricked iPod Touch.
    How it was:
    Connect iPod and in iTunes(8), press button Update.
    After few minutes iTunes give me message, something like faild restore message(1604). After few times it's same thing.
    Next day I tried same thing. Now iTunes does't show any message, but restoring last too long(never finished). I tried with all firmware version's, reinstall iTunes, change USB ports and nothing.

    In log file, always last line is
    "2009-03-15 00:41:40.656 iTunes.exe[4052:fc0]: <Restore Device "number">: operation 13 progress 0"

    I don't know what to do else.
    Does any one have idea what will bring from dead this iPod?

    Sorry for my English.
     
  17. dahprophit macrumors newbie

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    if your saying theres no such thing as a bricked ipod touch your wrong...

    and if not, you just found the 1st bricked ipod touch... :D

    i usually jailbreak and unlock iphones for ppl who are not computer friendly..

    some guy brought me a 16gb 1st gen ipod touch...

    the ipod turns on goes to the apple logo and then starts running a **** load of commands...

    goes on for ever... i tryed regular restore mode turning it on and holding the home key.. nothing.. goes right back to the command log..

    tryed DUF mode... nothing, right back to the command black screen white letters.. and its flooding the screen..

    this is the 1st official bricked ipod touch...
    i tryed every way possible to get it to recognize with itunes, im just glad its not my ipod touch...

    the guy tried to jailbreak it on his own im guessing redsn0w.. (failed)
    im far from a noob.. i owned all ipod touches and iphones all gigs except the 3GS and i will confirm this is the 1st soft bricked ipod touch. Tell you friends
     
  18. quicklook2 macrumors 6502

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    send it to me, i would like a crack at it.

    seriously, i bet it still could be revived.
     

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