iTouch stuck in DFU

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by TrackZero, May 14, 2008.

  1. TrackZero macrumors newbie

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    So, I was running a 8GB iTouch version 1.1.2 just fine for months. Used Ziphone to try to jailbreak, everything was going well, it had the cable -> iTunes logo going. Said it was preparing, and ended up sitting there forever.

    So, I reboot and now I'm stuck with the:

    BSD root: md0, major 2, minor 0

    Looping over and over again.

    I've done the whole hold sleep+home for 7 seconds, screen goes black, wait 2 more, release the sleep button. Once that's done, I can check in ziphone and it confirms I'm in DFU mode.

    I go into iTunes, it detects (not all the time, but 50% of the time when I try this) just fine. If I try to hold SHIFT-hit restore and pick a firmware (I've tried both 1.1.2 and 1.1.4), it always gets through the "preparing" part and again loses response and times out. If I try to let it do the recover/upgrade in iTunes without holding shift, it seems to get a little further in the preparation but then the screen goes white and it just times out again.

    If, while in "white screen" mode I go back into Ziphone, it tries "sending dfu.dat" but never gets anywhere. And I end up having to reboot by holding sleep+home for 15 seconds or so, apple logo comes back up, and it goes back to the whole issue from the start of "BSD root: md0, major 2, minor 0".

    I feel like I'm running in circles here. I've also tried the newest Liberty+, and it just leaves the "Go for it!" greyed out, and blinks black/red "DFU mode" in the bottom right corner.

    I've read that it seems I may need to flash the NVRAM, however Ziphone 3 is supposed to do that automatically. And I can't find a copy of 2.6b anywhere on the net.

    *sigh*, please if anyone can tell me where I'm going wrong on this. It'd be very very appreciated as I'm at my wits end on what I'm doing wrong.

    Edit: I've now confirmed when I'm in "white screen" mode that iTunes can get me to, that it's recovery mode (per Liberty+), now I just need to know where to go from here.

    Edit Edit: Fantastic! I used iLiberty+, hit "Jailbreak" even though it was in Recovery mode, it said something about attempting to force a boot. I then made the screen dark again (but backlit). It timed out and I still couldn't force it out of recovery mode, so I went back into iTunes. This time however, it was finally able to fully repair/recover the firmware and upgrade it. My iPod is now back and working standard with version 1.1.4. Now I'll try breaking it again, (the issue in the first place is I tried to break it with 1.1.2 instead of upgrading the firmware first).

    Edit Edit Edit: And happy ending for me. With version 1.1.4, ziphone managed to work (even though it hung at waiting for recovery mode, where I just stopped the app and hit the jailbreak button again, from there it was smooth sailing). Guess we can chalk this up to a happy ending. Whew. Even though I didn't get any responses in time, I like to think I would have had a bunch of helpful tips tomorrow. ;)

    Weird why all this time it seemed my "recovery" mode was causing all the issues.
     
  2. andybno1 macrumors 68040

    andybno1

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    it wasn't the recovery mode that was the problem it was the infamous ziphone nvram problem. all you would of needed to do was find a download link to ziphone 2.6b theres an option there for nvarm fix.

    Glad to hear it worked out well in the end
     
  3. PMB macrumors 65816

    PMB

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    i was unaware logitech keyboards could go into DFU mode.

    did you try the force into restore mode method? it should lead you to this screen

    [​IMG]
     
  4. francocisco99 macrumors newbie

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    guys hi im new here so i hope i make myself clear hahha so everyone can understand me

    1 i try jailbreak my ipod touch again
    2 while doing tht by mistake i closed itunes
    3 then my ipod got stuck on the installing apps screen with the zorro but in the computer it wasn stuck
    4 i disconnected the ipod
    5 now it comes on and it does the whole jailbreak proccessss u knw the writin moves and goes on and it says like want to finish boot ? exit and then it keeps goin to the installin apps screen and it doesn move from there what can i do pls help


    help
    thnks
     
  5. francocisco99 macrumors newbie

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    Ipod touch problems pls help

    guys hi im new here so i hope i make myself clear hahha so everyone can understand me

    1 i try jailbreak my ipod touch again
    2 while doing tht by mistake i closed itunes
    3 then my ipod got stuck on the installing apps screen with the zorro but in the computer it wasn stuck
    4 i disconnected the ipod
    5 now it comes on and it does the whole jailbreak proccessss u knw the writin moves and goes on and it says like want to finish boot ? exit and then it keeps goin to the installin apps screen and it doesn move from there what can i do pls help
    wat can i do guys id on mind takin it to apple but i don knw how m uch it could cost

    and wat things can i get for ipod nano !!!!!!
    help
    thnks[/QUOTE]
     
  6. boyreinvented macrumors member

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