Step 1: Install and run Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker
The first step requires you to download Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker from its official website. Next, please install and launch it on your computer. After opening it, it is highly time to connect the iPod to the program. When the iPod is detected, touch "Start" to continue.
Step 2: Boot iPod into DFU/recovery mode
Select your iPod model and then you need to follow the instructions on the screen to set the iPod into DFU mode. If the iPod fails to get into DFU mode, put it into recovery mode with the link at the bottom.
Step 3: Download and verify the firmware package
The program will display all information of your iPod on the screen. What you need to do is to make a confirmation and then download the matched firmware package by using the "Download" button.
Step 4: Restore iPod without iTunes and passcode
The last thing to do is just pressing on the "Unlock" icon. Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker will make the firmware package unzipped. Soon after, it starts to restore the iPod without iTunes and passcode.
Way 2: Make Use of iCloud
With the exception of iTunes, iCloud is also the method recommended by Apple to restore iPod. So when iTunes cannot work well, drawing support from iCloud - Find My iPhone is a wise method. However, it does not apply to all cases. Only you have turned on the Find My iPhone feature and remember iCloud account associated with this iPod can this approach produce an effect.
Step 1: On your computer or another iOS device, get into www.icloud.com log in to your iCloud account with Apple ID and password;
Step 2: Locate and choose the Find My iPhone option. Then you ought to tap on "All Devices";
Step 3: Among all these displayed devices, select your iPod to be restored;
Step 4: Now, in a pop-up window, just touch "Erase iPod" to simply restore the iPod.