Why does my iPod go into recovery mode each time I unplug it?
I have replaced the hard drive with an iFlash adaptor and a 128gb samsung micro SD card I believe is a knock off.
The iPod will turn on sometimes and function almost properly, but games won't play, and the available memory is zero kilobytes.
I have gotten music on the device successfully before and it would play, but the music transfer takes a long time and when I've tried syncing large volumes of music, the iPod would crash and need to be restored.
after trying to partition or format the disk on my mac the situation has only gotten worst.
Now I'm lucky if i can even get it to restore properly.
But if i do, it will just go back into recovery mode the second its unplugged.
when I run diagnostics mode and test the hard drive the iPod will shut off before giving me any stats.
I'm wondering if these are symptoms of a bad SD card or bad iPod.
before realizing the SD is likely fake, i suspected the motherboard was the problem, or maybe a ribbon cable.
NOTE : I should mention the iPod was not working properly before the iFlash upgrade either. it suffered from a hidden library and wouldn't always cooperate with iTunes.
So investing in the upgrade has been a bit of a gamble.
Just wondering if anyone has an idea of what the issue might be and whether its worth investing in a proper micro sd card or not
Is this a good question?