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iwamoto's avatar

How do i set my ipod touch in target disk mode ?

Asked by iwamoto (5261points) August 21st, 2008

the thing is, i know how to put all the “oldies” in target disk mode, but the touch and phone ? no clue, i tried some obvious button combinations, but nothing so far, so i thought, why not turn to my fluthery friends ? thanks !

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jrpowell's avatar

They can’t be used as a drive as far as I know. I know a Nano can. Not so with the iPod Touch or iPhone (unless an app has come along to allow it). I don’t think it is officially supported by Apple.

And it really sucks that Apple didn’t allow it.

iwamoto's avatar

well the thing is that it won’t boot, obvious solution, put it in disk mode and reset it, isn’t there some kind of recovery mode ? there should be i guess, oh well, nobody said life was easy…

jrpowell's avatar

I misunderstood your question. I’m not really sure how to do what you want to do.

yannick's avatar

Do you mean it won’t turn on at all then? And nothing happens when you plug it into your computer? What about plugging it directly into a power outlet?

Maverick's avatar

There is no target disk mode on iPhone and iPod touch. On the iPhone it kinds makes sense because without it, you can always answer the phone and unplug it without worrying about unmounting it. No idea why they don’t have it for the touch. That being said several apps in the app store will let you save files to either.

eambos's avatar

I read that apple will release a disk mode in one of the future updates. Currently it does not exist.

iwamoto's avatar

okay dudes, thanks, well the thing is, when i get some one my repair desk that won´t boot fully, there´s not much i can do about it and have to send them to apple, yeah it´s 2 days and 2 minutes of work, but i´d rather save everyone the time and effort and just do it myself, well, guess i´ll have to wait then…

Maverick's avatar

I’m guessing that nobody knows what you’re talking about. I certainly can’t figure it out.

yannick's avatar

@ maverick: neither… Ah well.

anthony81212's avatar

I think I do!
Turn it on and hold the Home button until it shows the Connect to iTunes screen
Is this what you mean?

eambos's avatar

Thats restore mode or DFU mode, depending on what combo you press and hold the buttons.

iwamoto's avatar

yeah that’s what i mean, but for some reason i can’t get that connect to itunes mode to appear, i mean, i reboot it and hold the home button but nothing happens, is there a special duration ?

eambos's avatar

Hold home and power until the iPod turns off, release power, continue holding home, and plug it into the computer. That is restore mode.

DFU mode is a little more confusing. There are certain times for buttons to be pressed. Try googling it for the exact combo. I’ve done it once, but it is pretty confusing.

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