I jailbroke my iPod touch 4g running iOS 6.1 yesterday. I got SiriPort, but it kept crashing my iPod and booting into safe mode. I reinstalled it, and took it for a test run, and of course, it crashed. This time however, it did not boot to safe mode. I shut it down, and tried to turn it back on, however, it seems to be stuck in the reboot. I have tried to restore it with iTunes, but i get errors saying that it can't connect to the iPod. It also couldn't connect to it even before it was jailbroken. Please help, Thanks!


Leave it for an hour or so. If it still isn't booting, you need to restore your iPod. I would do this ASAP, because Apple is readying for the 6.1.1 release, which may block the current evasi0n exploit.

To force restore your iPod, enter DFU mode as shown below:

  • Connect the device to your computer and launch iTunes
  • Turn the device off (hold down the power button and home button at the top of the device)
  • Hold down the sleep/power button and home button together for exactly 10 seconds, then release the power button
  • Continue to hold down the Home button until a message appears in iTunes telling you an iPod in recover mode has been detected

After that, it should work in iTunes and you can restore.

  • How would I go about putting my device into DFU mode with a broken home button? – kyle_hamblett Feb 9 '13 at 22:02
  • Unfortunately, I don't think that's possible. There is a method that allows you to enter DFU mode with redsn0w without the home button here, however that requires the device to appear in iTunes. – Faiz Saleem Feb 9 '13 at 23:44

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