My iPod (4g iOS 6.1.6) is stuck in soft DFU mode because I quit out of redsn0w too 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, the software says "preparing iPod for restore". After the 1-2 minutes, pass the boot logo does not show up and iTunes 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 alternative suggestions on how to regain control of the device?