ipod touch 3g WILL NOT go into recovery mode

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by MrRedPants, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. MrRedPants macrumors newbie

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    This ipod touch was found. I've unsuccessfully tried to locate it's owner including calling apple. It is locked out. I have tried everything I can find to get it into recovery mode to no avail.

    Power down. Hold home button. Plug USB into ipod after already having plugged into computer. I've done this repeatedly and it will not work. It boots to apple icon and the into os. Have iTunes installed.

    I have tried tiny umbrella and rec boot. Neither seem to recognize device is attached. ITunes sees it though and errors out due to device being locked.

    It MAY be that I'm using windows 8 computers. First a 64 bit and then a 32 bit. I'm going to try on a windows x machine and possibly Mac tomorrow.

    In the interim. .. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Put it into DFU mode (Google it), not recovery mode.
     
  3. MrRedPants thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did try that as well and couldn't get it to go. I've read how tricky it can be so I will try again.

    If I do...how will DFU mode allow me to restore / reset the device. It seems a method to flash firmware
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    If you don't know the passcode, the only thing you can do is restore the device.
     
  5. MrRedPants thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's what I am trying to do...I understood this is done via recovery mode and iTunes
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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  7. MrRedPants thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Getting into DFU is tricky! FINALLY got it and ipod is restoring.
     

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