Is your ipad/ipad2, iPhone or iTouch not seen by iTunes or
it does not boot or
it’s stuck on the apple logo or
you have tried everthing and nothing works….
This will get you up and running again.
~~~~~~This always works UNLESS you have a hardware failure on your iPhone/iTouch~~~~~~
– Connect usb cable – PC to iPod
– Start up iTunes – it’s ok if iTunes does not recognize it
-Hold down Power button and Home button for 10 seconds (yes both at the same time)
-Release Power button and keep holding home button untill iTunes detects it (about 10 seconds)
-Click on Restore button on iTunes
-For custom firmware or firmware that you have already downloded and know it’s location where it’s location is on your PC, hold down the Shift key and then click the restore button.
Need firmware? download it here http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/
UPDATE – UPDATE – UPDATE – UPDATE…………………
I have come accross iTunes errors when tring to restore(3194) and also that device is stuck in a black screen recovery state, here was my fix…
I had nothing but itunes errors(3194), nothing worked, using iReb and tiny unbrella did nothing.
iTouch Was stuck in recovery mode nothing else but a black screen.
I finally restored to this firmware(4.3.2) with an edited hosts file, this
is how it’s done…
Find the hosts file in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc folder.
Upen the hosts file with notepad.
Add these to the end of hosts file and overwrite the original file:
I had added both and it worked.
When you are finished restoring remove the “188.8.131.52 gs.apple.com” and “184.108.40.206 gs.apple.com
” line from your hosts file again and overwrite the file so that iTunes can properly update as usual
Having problems overwriting hosts file ….Click Start – All Programs – Accessories.
Right-click on Notepad, then click Run as administrator.
Open the Hosts file (from the notepad you just opened)