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Help! The phone got stuck in apple logo after doing a full reset in iphone's menu. So I tried doing a full restore in itunes while in DFU mode. After
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    Default Help! stuck at recovery mode, unable to restore 3gs error code (-1)
    Help! The phone got stuck in apple logo after doing a full reset in iphone's menu. So I tried doing a full restore in itunes while in DFU mode. After itunes Installs 5.0.1 firmware it gives an error code and is now stuck in recovery mode.

    Anybody have tips on how to fix this?

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    U need to give more info if u want help, stuff like:

    - what iOS u were on?
    - new or old bootroom?
    - is the iphone factory unlocked or do u need to be unlocked for any carrier?
    - if unlocked, was iPad baseband installed?

    - Anything else like Mac or Pc?
    - iTunes version?
    - what color underwear u had on when u erased iPhone? Lol, jk! Just testing to see if ur still reading, ha-ha.

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    - what iOS u were on?
    Not really sure, did a reset (and it locked up) before I got to check.

    - new or old bootroom?
    new

    - is the iphone factory unlocked or do u need to be unlocked for any carrier?
    It's unlocked

    - if unlocked, was iPad baseband installed?
    How can I check?

    - Anything else like Mac or Pc?
    pc

    - iTunes version?
    Updated itunes to the latest one, 10.5.2.11

    - what color underwear u had on when u erased iPhone? Lol, jk! Just testing to see if ur still reading, ha-ha.
    lol

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    So I just tried running a custom ipsw at 4.1 by going pwned DFU first, was able to restore it to that but it restarts after 1-2 minutes. Also noticed that wifi is grayed out and modem firmware is blank. Is it safe to assume this 3gs is bricked?

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    Currently getting:

    IMEI: unknown ICCID: unknown

    Is this 3gs officially dead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustaine View Post
    Currently getting:

    IMEI: unknown ICCID: unknown

    Is this 3gs officially dead?
    Yes, once wifi & bluetooth are greyed out and IMEI is unknown, it means that the baseband chip has be destroyed, phone is bricked.

    What was the first 5 digits on the serial for your phone?

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    It's 86139, thanks, is there any last ditch effort fixes though?
    Last edited by Mustaine; 01-16-2012 at 01:40 AM.

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