I know you've likely seen this thread before, but reading through existing threads isn't helping, so I thought I'd try asking. I have an iPod Touch 2G 16gig model, 3.1.2 with blackra1n. Everything's been working great until this evening when I synced my device. The device rebooted, and then went into a constant reboot cycle. After fiddling with it a bit, I decided, OK, go for a full restore, and clean up the mess afterwards. The iPod Touch does go into restore mode, by holding the power and escape buttons at the same time for 10 seconds and then releasing the power button. iTunes recognizes the iPod Touch and asks if I want to restore. The iPod goes to the progress bar screen, iTunes says it's verifying the restore with apple, and then says "waiting for iPod", and then nothing happens for a very very long time. I believe I've also managed to put the iPod Touch into DFU mode, where the screen is black during the restore, and then turns white. Same problem. iTunes says it's waiting for the iPod, and then the progress bar doesn't move. I've tried running blackra1n again, as some have suggested. It similarly gets stuck during install. I'm wondering if there's any tricks I haven't tried yet, or if it's time to head to a Mac store... Thanks in advance!