Error 1600 in iTunes

8 03 2010

Well, I was having some problems with my iPod touch not really liking being jailbroken, and I thought I traced it back to redsn0w. So, I downloaded the latest version of PwnageTool, ran it, and (slowly, painfully) generated a custom .ipsw. Then, since I hadn’t been able to put my iPod into standard restore mode, I used the learned-by-heart combination of 2sec-power, 10sec-power+home, as long as it takes-home for DFU mode. It showed up, and I ⌥-clicked to restore from my custom IPSW. But what? Right after it said “Preparing iPod for Restore”, I got Error 1600, which isn’t even documented on Apple’s site! I tried again, and the same result. So, I tried the stock firmware. Oh no! Error 1600! Next, I tried my mom’s Vista laptop. Error 1600! After all this, feeling rather downhearted, I thought of what else I could try. Since the error was right at “Preparing iPod for Restore”, AKA “We’re putting it in copy-files-to-the-root-directory mode”, I thought the problem might be that it was in DFU mode. Considering that, I grabbed my half shot-put and a tact switch that was missing its legs, and made a button-presser of sorts. I used the 10sec-home, plug it in, keep holding home combination, but after 30 seconds of holding home, I put the tact switch and shot-put on the button, carefully shifting it so that it stayed pressed. 5 minutes later, “iTunes has detected an iPod in Recovery Mode.”! Now, my iPod has been properly restored! So, to sum up, Error 1600 means: Dude, your iDevice is in DFU Mode, and we can’t make it go into copy-to-root mode. PUT THE F***ING THING IN STANDARD RESTORE MODE!!!

3.1.3 Jailbreak

4 02 2010

Well, redsn0w 0.9.4 is out, and I can jailbreak 3.1.3 with it. I’m crossing my fingers that it’ll work!

What I Got For Christmas

25 12 2009

For Christmas I got:

1 red golf shirt
1 Fox Hollow Golf Course sweatshirt
1 heavy jacket
1 lighter flannel jacket
2 Exploded 128 T-Shirts (The factory accidentally put 2 in the package!)
1 iPax speaker system
1 $15 iTunes gift card
1 $25 iTunes gift card
1 $20 Bookman’s gift certificate
Oh, and a new bike.

I’m happy. 😀

Merry Christmas,


25 12 2009

Yesterday I jailbroke my iPod touch. I was just tired of all the limitations of the stock OS. Admittedly, there are problems, but overall it was worth it. I used blackra1n RC3 by GeoHot to do it. Actually, the story of how it happened was kind of funny. I downloaded blackra1n for Mac to have a look around, oblivious to the fact that my iPod touch was plugged in. As the only thing you can do is click “Make it ra1n”, I did so. It immediately told me that my iPod was jailbroken once it rebooted. WOW. That was simple. Kudos to GeoHot!

Merry Christmas,