ipod touch 2G locked in restore mode

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by shadowfayre, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. shadowfayre macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2006
    I have an iPod Touch that is locked in restore mode. On the device I have the sync with iTunes image. Using iTunes, it detects that the device is in restore mode and I accept the restore and update option. The device has not been connected to a computer for some time so it is probably running version 4.0. The process begins and the devices reboots. After reboot the status bar appears as it attempts to update the firmware then the device reboots (nearly instantly) followed by the Error 9.

    I have used several workstations including an iMac, MacBook Pro and even a Windows 7 desktop all with different cables (and obviously different ports) and the same issue occurs.

    Searching this error points to USB issues but that does not seem to fit in this case. The device has never been jailbroken; however I have even gone as far as jailbreaking (using Redsn0w), downloading the IPSW files for the 2nd iPod but the device fails. Starts running the process (command line/black screen white text) then fails.

    No doubt it is the device that is the problem. I highly doubt the Genius Bar will help considering it is what 3 years old. Already did all of the hold power, home, etc every wish way with no success.

    Any help will be appreciated.
  2. thegreati macrumors regular

    Feb 22, 2012
    If TinyUmbrella isn't knocking it out of Restore Mode, sounds like you are having a hardware issue.

    I am sorry about being out of warranty. You could try selling it on Ebay "As-Is" and put that money towards a new device.



    One last thing.. Have you tried DFU Mode by chance?

    Completely turn off device
    Hold down power button for 3 seconds
    Hold down power button and home button for 8-10 seconds
    Release power button, continue holding home button for another 8-10 seconds.
  3. shadowfayre thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2006
    Yeah. I think it is officially a paper weight. Tiny Umbrella gives me the option to fix the recovery issue but the ipod simple powers off with no change. Within the application, I can see 3 recovery modes all with the same identification. Damn.

    If anyone else has any thoughts, feel free to let me know; but at this point, I am considering it a dead cause. Thanks for the help

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