My iPod(4g iOS 6.1.6) is stuck in soft DFU mode because I quit out of redsn0w to early. Then I also used an app to exit recovery mode and now it's in soft DFU mode. I had to use the DFU IPSW in order to put my device in DFU mode in the first place.
When I attempt to restore it in iTunes, after the "extracting software" step, it says "preparing ipod for restore". After the 1-2 minutes pass the boot logo does not show up it says "The iPod (iPod) could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (1601).
I'm just going to try and let my iPod die and then reboot it. Any alternate suggestions to regain control of the device?