How to get the iPod touch out of recovery mode without restoring? A third party program would be helpful. Just download and have a try.
Launch the program and connect your iPod touch to the computer.
Step 1. after downloading and installing the iPod Data Recovery program, launch it on your computer. Connect your iPod touch to the computer via the USB cable.
Step 2. You can directly click “Start Scan”button to scan your iPod touch. For iPod 4, The program will show you the window like below. You need to download a plug-in first.
1. Hold your device and click "Start".
2. Hold the "Power" and "Home" buttons at the same time for exactly 10 seconds.
3. Release the "Power" button, and keep the "Home" button pressed, until you're told that you've entered the scanning mode successfully.
Step 3. Preview and recover iPod touch data. After the scan, the program will display a scan result as a list. Before the recovery, you can preview photos, contacts, messages, call logs and more. Then mark those data you want to get back and click "Recover" button to save them on your computer in 1 click.