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Subject: Re: ipod 4g 40Gb won't run, in recovery mode loop - HELP!!!

Re: ipod 4g 40Gb won't run, in recovery mode loop - HELP!!!

From: Jean-Philippe Monteiro <>
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2007 15:19:22 +0700

On Wednesday 7 February 2007 13:25, David B. wrote:
> I ran checkdisk on the ipod and the check came back saying everything is
> fine on the disk.
> I believe that the problem is probably with the files on the hidden
> partition. There may be a problem with the firmware (is that the software
> uploaded to the memory chips on the circuit board of the ipod).
> I did restore the original ipod software with ipodpatcher, but this has
> not fixed the problem.
> How do I read the file list on the hidden partition?
> How do I replace all of the files on the hidden partition with the files
> that apple originally shipped the ipod with?
> Running the ipod updater from the original ipod disk causes an error code
> (newer version of ipod software installed, or something to that effect) and
> the software shuts down.
> Itunes is still ineffective and is not restoring the ipod to the point of
> it being able to function.
> David B.


Supposedly, if you did re-load the apple .bin file to the iPod, this part is
now covered: no hidden "flash-located" or "boot-located" file should be

I'd suggest you download the firmware from the link in my post on the forums


& follow instructions from GodEater, adapted to Windows of course!

I have no means to know if the command
dd if=Firmware-X.Y.Z of=[DriveNumberofIPOD] seek=63
will work on windows.

You should post on the forums, I tried both & I got the help from there, not
here. I think a Safe Guide to Get Everything Back to Original would be pretty
useful to the community.

Sorry my help doesn't extend any further, no experience on Windows & very
basic on Linux anyway!


PS the attached bin file is my GPG signature, very few win people use this
authentication method. it just means it's joaophilippe.mb.monteiro who wrote
this, not some forged email address.

SuSE93 Linux Kernell KDE 3.4.0 Kontact 1.1 Kmail 1.8

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