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Thread: Few problems
06-25-2013, 11:17 AM #1Few problems
I've got a few issues with 2 iPhone 4 in front of me.
1st of all, they're both GSM models on 5.1.1 with an untethered redsn0w jailbreak. I want to restore them back to 6.1.3 but I get an error (1600) in iTunes and I've tried an alternative method using Redsn0w to restore a custom IPSW but with no luck (gets stuck on waiting for device and the device on the apple boot logo).
2nd of all, one of the iPhones I dropped and shattered the screen, managed to get it repaired but now for some reason the default camera app doesn't open (hence why I'm restoring it to 6.1.3 to see if it fixes the issue) the app opens but then gets stuck on the grey shutter screen and I can't use it. I can access the camera in 3rd party apps such as Instagram and Snapchat but whenever I switch to the front camera it stays on the front camera. Any ideas?
06-25-2013, 01:25 PM #2
For the camera issue, try removing any tweak that you might have install related to the camera! I had the same problem and i uninstall )camera tweak) and problem solve!
06-25-2013, 02:01 PM #3
06-30-2013, 06:32 PM #4
Any idea on how to restore the devices back to 6.1.3?
And, how easy is it to open up an iPhone 4 to replace the front camera? (Seems like somethings gone wrong when I've got it repaired as it was working prior (even after I smashed it) so might have damaged the camera somehow)
06-30-2013, 06:48 PM #5
The front camera on the i4... hmm, haven't done one myself but I'm looking through a couple of manuals and it looks like the logic board only needs to be loosened not totally removed. Wi-Fi antennae, dock connector, and the rear camera all have to come out (plus the battery, naturally). Not advised unless you're an expert in the field...
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06-30-2013, 07:00 PM #6
I've looked about online and I'll have to create a jumper on the logic board (http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/3145/frontcam.png - see picture). Is it worth doing myself (I've got no experience at all in this kind of thing) or should I pay for someone else to do it? (Think my local sidestreet repair bloke wanted £18 and 3 days when I asked him).
06-30-2013, 09:41 PM #7
Eighteen quid isn't unreasonable for parts and labor, methinks. However, it's not the easiest repair... so if you don't trust the repairman fully, I wouldn't do it. Same for doing it yourself--while not impossible, the risks are very steep with the thing disemboweled on your kitchen table.
Apple's fee is one hundred twenty-five quid and change for the same thing (warranty's probably considered toast on that thing), just for comparison's sake... and would likely be your only option if the repair or the device itself is massively buggered.
07-02-2013, 10:18 AM #8
Got the device 2nd hand so had no warranty anyway, not going to pay Apples extortionate prices for a fix.
Thanks for the replies pal it's appreciated.