iPod Touch 3g detected as iPhone
I have an iPod Touch 3g 64 GB that is detected by iTunes as an iPhone.The device was purchased used and it has no icons on the screen. It does get detected by Win XP SP3 and other computers as an iDevice in DFU mode. I have been reading threads and post on multiple sites but so far I have found no solution. I have tried to uninstall and install iTunes, different usb ports, disabling WiFi card, complete restore with new 4.3.1 firmware, etc, etc...Is it possible a hardware mulfunction? As anybody fixed this problem before?Any command that would help me diagnose this problem?
Any input is appreciated.
It seems that at the battery terminal of the logic board I get no voltage. This is probably why the battery does not charge. I have been poking around on the logic board and it seems that the 5 volts from the USB cable are getting on the board but I am not sure how the output is supposed to be routed to the battery terminal pads on the logic board.Has anybody else experienced this problem?
Does itunes tell you anything like iphone needing to be restored? Have you tried a hard reset on the ipod? Are you using a USB ports that comes right of the motherboard, most likely the ports in the back? Do a soft reset first
1. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on the top of the unit until a red slider appears
2. Drag the slider.
3. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.
Now if you have no luck with that perform a hard reset by pressing and holding both the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button until the Apple logo appears.
You may have to also try to restore your device under itunes, even so it tells you its a phone.
And as this forum shows you are not the only one. Good Luck and let us know how it is going.
This nifty little trick has stopped all iTunes Error messages dead in their tracks. Give it a try. It worked for me after two days of trying to restore a phone in recovery mode
Step 1. On your Mac, go to your “Applications” folder. Step 2. Now navigate to the “Utilities” folder. Step 3. Launch "Terminal". Step 4. Type "sudo nano /etc/hosts" (without quotes) and hit return. Step 5. Enter your password
Step 6. Use the down arrow key to find the “gs.apple.com” entries. Once the cursor is in front, make sure you comment out the line(s) by entering “#” in front of the text.
Step 7. Save the file by pressing CONTROL+O.
Step 8. Exit the nano editor by pressing CONTROL+X. I found ctrl X didn't exit for me, so Try "return' key after Control O to save and exit.
Step 9. Restore your iDevice
Step 1. Start –> Programs –> Accessories Step 2. Run Notepad or WordPad Step 3. Click “Open..” from File menu. Step 4. Browse to Windows/System3
Just used this this morning to update and jailbreak and iPhone 4 on iOS 4.3.1. I updated and resored in DFU Mode. It worked after iTunes gave me several error messages and leaving my phone in recovery mode. Good Luck.