Saturday, December 8, 2007

[HOW TO] - Force iPod into restore mode.

Taken from --> HERE

There are a lot of posts with people asking how to do this so I thought I would post this thread to limit the questions.

Warning: This should be used as a last resort, restoring will erase all of your data

*Must have iPod plugged into computer while doing this*

Be patient, the force restore part may take up to 20 seconds.

1. Press and hold the home button and the sleep/wake button. (the power off option will appear, ignore it)
2. When the apple logo appears let go of the sleep/wake button (keep holding the home button.)
3. After a few seconds you should see the connect to iTunes image (you can now let go of the home button.)
4. Open iTunes .
5. iTunes should automatically recognize your iPod once the image comes up, if not unplug your iPod and plug it back in.
6. Restore your iPod by clicking the "Restore" button.

If iTunes comes up with an error you may want to try

a. Uninstalling and reinstalling iTunes or
b. restoring on a different computer.


Other resources:-

Frozen iPod touch and common issues
iPod touch: Basic Troubleshooting
Updating and restoring iPhone and iPod touch software


Anonymous said...

it works like magic and my ipod started working now

Anonymous said...

Don't stop posting such stories. I love to read stories like this. By the way add some pics :)


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