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Thread: Help With Restoring iPhone 3GS
09-23-2010, 11:00 PM #1Help With Restoring iPhone 3GS
I was reecently given a 3GS by a mate who told me that he was unable to restore it and it kept giving him 1601 errors. I have attempted to restore it and keep getting 3002, 16XX, 21 and 2009 errors in itunes. I don't care about jailbreaking or unlocking it yet, just wana get the dam thing working!
It doesn't boot properly, just boots up with a black screen and Itunes tells me it has detected an iPhone in recovery mode.
Any help would be much appreciated.
09-23-2010, 11:10 PM #2
Can you not get into recovery mode?
09-24-2010, 05:57 AM #3
How do I boot into recovery?
DFU mode is hold power+home for 10sec then release power and keep holding home for 20ish seconds. And it should show a black screen?
Thats all I can get at the moment, also the screen flashes white when restoring, then pops up with the error.
Edit: Managed to get into recovery mode and when I restored it came up with error 14. Tried it a second time and it froze part way through.
Last edited by Chilling_Silence; 09-24-2010 at 06:02 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
09-24-2010, 07:28 AM #4
It sound like somehow the firmware might be corrupted or maybe the bios was flashed to many times, is it still within the 1 year warranty? If so take it to apple
Try turning it off plugging it into your computer, press the power button till u something happens to turn it on then immediately hold the home button so the iPhone says please connect to iTunes(DFU mode I think)
And click restore, then restore and update
09-24-2010, 07:32 AM #5
Ok, I installed USB View and got the ECID and downloaded the SHSH from apple with Tiny Umbrella, I started the TSS server and restarted itunes. Keep getting error 21 now.
Do I have to edit the hosts file or something?
09-24-2010, 07:49 AM #6
09-24-2010, 08:39 AM #7
It is a hardware problem with the dock connector error
09-24-2010, 08:43 AM #8
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09-24-2010, 08:48 AM #10
The nice thing is that at the cricket store they can check every component for you and they usually will for free so then you could know if there is more problems with it!
09-24-2010, 08:52 AM #11
the part I need? If so I'll flick them an email and see how much they would charge to replace it. Theres not really any stores that would fix it in my area. Most of the repair places are out of town and I'll most probably end up having to send it overseas
09-24-2010, 09:32 AM #12