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Ipod touch stuck in itunes recovery mode. message, error 14.

When i turn my ipod on it is stuck in itunes connection screen lock. when pluged into itunes message appears saying error 14

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  • hepl plzzzzz May 14, 2009

    omg!!!!!!!!! nuthing is work at alll plz help its driving me up the wall and into the attic sooooooooooo plzzzzzzzzzzzzz help 
    email is plz send anything to help

  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    ahhh same!!!!!!
    i keep trying to restore but then it wont work

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    i tried my password 10 times with out deleting data and now im stuck and can't log on to my ipod

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    i cant access the itunes store cause error message said no internet connection

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    I got a ipod toch from a friend and now it would come out of what he did to it recovery mode



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Posted on May 02, 2009

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Same problem with me.. my ipod is in recovery mode n error 14 appear ... i wann my ipod back.. how to fix this error

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I had the same problem twice with my first generation iPod Touch. After a crash I put my iPod in recovery mode. Every time during the system install the iPod broke off the installation and error Code 14 appeared on my Mac.
I tried many times, with no results... always the same error code.
I put the iPod aside..., a few weeks later, I connected my iPod again to the computer (Mac) and had a new try... the recovery went smoothly and the system was reinstalled... my iPod was working again.

A few weeks ago my iPod froze again, again error code 14 during
the installation. Tried to reinstall the OS, again with no success.
I put the iPod aside... I tried again today (after 3 weeks) and the installation succeeded.
Maybe strange but worth a try!

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Hello i have a problem with my ipod touch 16 gb 1st gen ,

if i start up my ipod touch there is a picture that says connect itunes and if i connect and recover it will gives error 14 can anyone help me pls

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My wife had the same problem i solved it in 2 hours not the quickest time but she can use hers now without the error 14 showing want to now how email me and il go step by step at dont forget to put underslash inbetween paul and 72

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If you're locked out, the only way back in, is to restore to factory default settings.

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If for some reason your iPod won't connect to iTunes, or whatever reason it is, you might need to make your iPod Touch into Recovery Mode. Here's how you could do that.

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Nowyou will need to perform a Manual Restore on it. The term "Manual", asthe name suggests, does not involve in using automated download viaiTunes. Instead, we are using iTunes do perform the Restore on the firmware we want.

See: Download the appropriate firmware

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Step 3: Hold SHIFT while Left-click on Restore button. A file browser should come up. Select the appropriate firmware, then wait for the restoration to complete.

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And viola! You should be kicked out of the misery, and start your hacking all over again.

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