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Unbrick a iPod Touch 2G (Second Generation) That Appears to Not Work Or Appears Bricked

I recently got into some trouble while playing around with my iPod Touch 2G in which I thought the device was bricked. It was not recognized when plugged into the USB port on a Windows XP computer and it appeared no matter what I did it was not able to power on. When restoring some firmware onto the iPod Touch 2G the device never came back from a reboot. Even worse yet was the fact that the power button was not fully operational so I was never sure if I was actually getting the correct button press to put the device into DFU mode. Below are some tips that could assist you to recover the device from this step.

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Install iPhone RedLaser UPC Bar Code Scanner Via iTunes App Store

Over the past couple months there have been numerous UPC bar code scanners available for install on your iPhone via the iTunes app store all of which seem to not function so well. Recently I noticed a UPC bar code scanner titled Red Laser that blows all of the competition out of the water and functions really well.

The UPC bar code scanner applications for the iPhone all have the same similar features which include launching the application, clicking the scan UPC code button, focusing with the camera on a UPC bar code, waiting for it to register, and then viewing results. The results of the various applications differs however many use Google Products or Amazon to provide pricing of the product you have scanned the UPC bar code on.

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Reset Your iPhone to Factory Default Settings or Reset iPhone Network Settings

We wrote an article recently about restoring your iPhone to the original settings by restoring the firmware on the iPhone and then backing up your settings. Sometimes simply resetting the iPhone settings will resolve conflicts or functionality you may have lost because of a setting that was changed. There may also be cases where you need to reset the iPhone network settings which can be completed from the same location. Follow the directions below to factory default the settings on your iPhone or to factory default the network settings only.