iPod touch iPod Touch Wont boot up! Help!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by uPhone, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. uPhone macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2007
    So i did the touchfree jailbreak and installed apps. and I went to the springboard and the apps didnt show up so I thot maybe I had to reboot. Then when I rebooted the iPod Touch it just stays at the white apple logo. I tried holding the home and the top button so I can restore it but it just turns off then on and then just turns off.

    What do I do?

    Please Help!!

  2. solyd macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2007
    Hold the home and sleep (top) button until it turns off and turns back on. The moment it turns back on, let go of the sleep (top) button but keep hold the home button. After a while, it will go into restore mode and the Apple logo will change, and you can then plug it into your computer.
  3. uPhone thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2007
    The apple logo still remains. The Icon doesnt change at all.
  4. mbawg macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2007
    Then you are most likely doing it incorrectly. It is almost impossible to brick the iPod, as there have been VERY few reports of bricking. Make sure that you hold Home and Sleep (Top), once it shuts off and turns back on RELEASE Sleep (Top) and continue to hold home until it goes into restore mode. You will get the message that shows you need to connect to iTunes.

    I had the exact same problem as you after a failed jailbreak and this method worked perfectly.
  5. uPhone thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2007
    Believe me.. I am the master at bricking stuff. I bricked an iPhone when it was already 1.02 FW... luckily apple sent me a replacement.

    for the ipod touch i did exactly what you said the apple logo still appears. If I dont release the sleep button the phone just turns off. I held the home button for 1-minute and nothing happened.

    Its ok tho.. I just called best buy. They said they will exchange it for me.

    Thanks for the help tho. If any1 has any other suggestions please post!
  6. cwolves macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2007
    I bricked one. It went into restore mode and iTunes couldn't restore it on 4 different computers (tried about 30 times since I read that the restore didn't always work).
  7. California King macrumors 65816

    Sep 20, 2007
    There seriously needs to be a sticky on how to manually restore. This topic has like a thousand threads........a day :)
  8. uPhone thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2007
    atleast yours goes to restore mode lol.

    Thank god for 30-day replacements.

    and the std 1 yr warranty by apple.

    I ordered the replacement iPhone on friday
    got it monday shipped the broken iPhone monday and got the repaired iPhone WED.

    their service is great.
  9. jacktiernan macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2007
    Vic, Australia
    I know.... sigh.

    Guys - unless you were trying REALLY hard, you cant brick your ipod doing this jailbreak.

    The restore process is listed a thousand times on these forums - and it has worked for eveyone.

    You must be doing it wrong, or you are the unluckiest guy here. (I'm going with the first option)

    Plug you ipod into the computer, hold the sleep and home buttons for about 15 seconds, then open itunes and it will say it has detected an ipod in recovery mode.

    FOllow the restore instrustions from there.

    If that doesnt work, search the forums (and maybe be a little embarrased by the fact that you will find at least 50 threads dealing with the very same problem you have)
  10. solyd macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2007
    Just letting you guys know, the restore function is hardcoded into the iPod. The jailbreak is only on a software level, so there is no way that the restore function can fail.
  11. uPhone thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2007
    Wow.. no1 told me it had to be connected to the computer to put it in restore mode.

    when I connected it to the computer the restore worked right away!

    lol thanks guys for the help.. i feel like an idiot!
  12. iDagreed macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2008
    this country, what were you expecting, the moon?
    I had the exact same thing. my touch got kinda fudged up and this thing worked, glad to have found this thread in google :D
  13. devil99125 macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2008

    Thank You so much i thought my ipod was dead
  14. iTouchFool macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2009
    Wow same exact thing happened to me!! Thank you all for posting this forum!! I jailbroke my ipod touch, then restored it the screen stayed and it wouldnt start. So I did the hold thingy thanks guys! It works now! You saved me 200 bucks!
  15. R3P3AT macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2009
    Thanks Xd Worked Great

    Hey, to whoever posted this and the other's who gave extra tips thanks a bunch for posting! If it wasn't for you guys I would have just tossed my Touch Out! You guy's are awesome and this idea worked like a ****ing charm!:)

  16. Berto6966 macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2009

    well i did the jailbreak on my iPod touch. I follow the instructions everyone has left in this forum and my iPod does it but then i plug it in to my computer but i wont detected it at all. I try in 4 different computer and with different cables too but is still wont detected it. Any ideas why?
  17. Toronto111 macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2009
    I'm sorry but that might be the only option, restoring it, because you cant do anything to save the games on the ipod touch unless you saved all the cracked games on to your computer, so if you did do that, then you do have your games on your computer.

    but i had the same problem about a month ago, and i couldn't find a way with out restoring unless if you have (installous) and went to the setting and put itunes sinc to on, then this would save every game you have on your ipod touch.

    but when i did had the problem you have now, i had to restore my ipod touch. i was so mad, i had to install all the games on to my ipod touch with my ipod touch all over again, it took forever since i downloaded so many.:eek:
  18. Ryu2Wolf macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2011
    Possible good news to those with uPhone's problem. I found that the iTunes icon shows if you always keep your iPod device plugged in through USB while performing this step:

    "Hold the home and sleep (top) button until it turns off..."

    When it turns back on, it showed the iTunes and USB plugin logo.
  19. max5427 macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2011

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