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.