Update pretty much bricked my iPod touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by dearye, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. dearye macrumors member

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    The update failed, then it said I had to restore, clicked restore, restore failed. I think I'm owned. Any suggestions?
     
  2. dearye thread starter macrumors member

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    I went into the iPod Software Update folder and deleted the files, now I'm downloading it again through iTunes. Hopefully the download just got corrupted for some reason.
     
  3. TonyHoyle macrumors 6502a

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    Force it back into restore mode (if it isn't already) and start again.

    I did that once but I caused it myself by futzing around with the kernel boot parameters.. I doubt yours is the same cause :p
     
  4. dearye thread starter macrumors member

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    It is in restore mode, but the restore fails at about 25%.
     
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  6. dearye thread starter macrumors member

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    No luck, it's still bricked. I get "An unknown error has occurred (1604). Is there any place I can download the original firmware from to restore to?
     
  7. Sweetbike40 macrumors 65816

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    this doesn't sound good. i'd be totally freaking if this was happening to me. i'm at work and haven't update my ipod yet. now i'm scared.
     
  8. dearye thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm downloading the update on another macbook pro right now, I'll post the results in a little bit. Worst case scenario is that I'll have to go to Bestbuy tonight. I just hope they have them in stock.
     
  9. megfilmworks macrumors 68020

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    I got the same error on a new iPhone with no hacks. unknown error 1604.
    Any ideas??
     
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    Do you run on a setup that has admin privileges? If not (and many people elect to use unprivileged "runner" setups), then maybe some part of the update assumed you have write permission to something that you don't. Then if the developers never ran QC on the whole thing with unpriv setup, perhaps an auth was required somewhere and error is not trapped in time.
     
  12. megfilmworks macrumors 68020

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    Restarted my girlfriend's computer and now it seems to be restoring. I'll let you all know.

    Well all is well, she has a 15inch aluminum g4 macbook, and restarting it fixed the issue.

    Vote on your results:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=361531
     
  13. mojohanna macrumors 6502a

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    Had to restore mine too. BTW why does the DL of 150mb take 10 min on a 1.5 DSL line?
     
  14. dearye thread starter macrumors member

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    Still bricked... I've been on hold with apple for 20 minutes now. Dammit.
     
  15. cpnotebook80 macrumors 6502a

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    what's brick mean?

    newbi to touch
     
  16. dearye thread starter macrumors member

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    **** you.
     
  17. dearye thread starter macrumors member

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    I've seriously been on hold for an hour. I'm just going down to bestbuy after work. This blows.
     
  18. uburoibob macrumors regular

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    Dearye, I do hope you get it fixed.

    To whomever the idiot that wrote "newbi to iPod touch" is a true dweeb. I'd like to point out that it's been two weeks since the first ones showed up. We are ALL newbis you dolt.

    Bob:rolleyes:
     
  19. jmack549 macrumors 6502

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    Bricked my Touch as well. Stuck in restore mode, can't restore it (Error 6).
     
  20. dazz87 macrumors 6502

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  21. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    this person was asking a question while explaining that HE was a newbie...


    brick means that the unit is disabled to the point that it is unusable... hence a "brick"
    :apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple:
     
  22. Arisian macrumors 68000

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    quick fuse

    wow, that guy was just asking what bricked means and you guys jumped all over him...
     
  23. tobenning macrumors member

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    Hey thechidz - I'm glad someone else can put the title to a post and the body together before getting defensive.

    I had to put my touch in restore mode and then the update installed. My music is copying now. So far, so good.
     
  24. dearye thread starter macrumors member

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    Hah, I've never seen anyone use titles to ask questions on forums.

    Anyway, I got mine to work again by trying the update twice on another macbook pro...
     
  25. Emc1683 macrumors newbie

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    Any news? I am on hold with apple as well. Just got disonnected with a guy who said they have been having 1602 and 1604 errors all day. Said it was an easy fix... But I needed to have him call me back on another line, and he never did.
     

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