restoring jailbroken iPod touch. help please?

Grumbot

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i have a 32 gig touch and i jailbroke it and it started to get really laggy and freeze up a lot so i wanted to update and restore it with the original software. my ipod is now in recovery mode and when i try to restore it my iTunes freezes up. is there any way to fix this or am i fucked?
 

kenneth

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Try restarting your computer with the phone connected and see if it will go ahead with the restore. Are you restoring from a back up or a new device? I would suggest setting up a new device.
 

Grumbot

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set up a new device? what do you mean. like buying a new ipod? sorry im not that knowledgeable.
 

kenneth

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When you click on restore it should give you an option to set up as a new device.
 

Grumbot

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nope. is that option supposed to come up when i shift click or right click or what
 

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I thought it would come up when you click restore in iTunes. You are on the summary page correct?
 

Grumbot

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yeah im at the summary page
it says extracting software, and then will say preparing ipod for restore, and gets stuck on that every time.
 

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How long does it set? I would suggest using a different pc and do the restore and set it up as a new device.
 

ThunderBull4

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Well first try getting it out of recovery mode by holding the sleep and home buttons. Then I think if you just simply click restore, you have the option to restore it back to an original new device. If you shift+click it then you have the option to choose the firmware to restore it back to.