My iPod Touch is ****ed. When I try to turn it on it says it's in read-only mode.

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by NEWYORKMETS, May 27, 2008.

  1. NEWYORKMETS macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2008
    I can't do anything besides turn the device off and on. Once I turn the device on and the apple symbols goes away, the iPod goes to a black screen with white letters and it says:

    Singleuser boot -- fsck not done
    Root device is mounted read- only

    If you want to make modifications to files:

    /sbin/mount - uw /

    If you wish to boot the system:


    And when I plug in my USB cable, some more words come up on the iPod, but the iPod never gets recognized in iTunes.

    Any ideas?
  2. chas0001 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2006
    Alicante, SPAIN
    try and put it into recovery mode and restore it.
  3. NEWYORKMETS thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2008
    I just did and it said that there was an error when trying to recover it.

    I'm going to try it again, but is there any other suggestions?


    I tried restoring it again and I received the same error message..

    The iPod "iPod" could not be restored. An unknown error has occurred (1604).
  4. mac-mini macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2006
    try putting it in DFU mode by using iLiberty+ and then restoring.

    or if that DFU doesn't work you could try this:

    1. Connect iPod to Mac/PC - keep iTunes open
    2. hold down power and home button
    3. wait until red slider appears to shut down iPod, keep holding down the buttons, count 4-5 seconds (while iPod shuts down)
    4. release power-button, keep home button pressed (there should be no Apple logo! If it appears, you waited too long to release the powerbutton - try again )
    5. wait 5-10 seconds - iTunes should then prompt that there's an iPod connected in "restore mode"

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