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Thread: Failed Upgrade - Stuck in Recovery mode - IP4 4.0.1 to 5.1.1

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    Default Failed Upgrade - Stuck in Recovery mode - IP4 4.0.1 to 5.1.1
    I am stuck in Recovery Mode with logo. I think it goes into DFU mode try updating and multiple errors, 1604, 21, 1004, -1.

    The ip4 ios 4.0.1 jail broken & unlocked. I just got a imei factory unlock but wanted to test it before upgrading to current ios. So I created a custom firmware 5.1.1. stitched.

    Error messages I get from RedSn0w putting into DFU mode. What is "Soft DFU Mode"
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    Error Message from itunes (one of them)
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    Error message from RedSn0w fix recovery
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    What I have done:
    -checked host files
    -used different computers
    -used different firmware
    -tried itunes restore
    -disabled anti-virus
    -ran diagnostic test in itunes
    -used TU exit recovery
    -used ifaith to enter DFU mode
    -itunes is current version

    At this point I just want to get out of recovery mode and see if there is still an ios left on the phone.
    Any help will be greatly appreciated.
    Last edited by sheldon54; 12-29-2012 at 09:29 PM.

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    Have a friend come over with his macbook. I went through the upgrade to ios 5.1.1 again and same error. We were able to get it out of recovery mode with RedSn0w. Activated with t-moblie sim without any problems. I guess the unlock worked!
    Backing up now to see if I get everything working again. MMS stopped working for me. If all goes well I will go to current ios via itunes. Can the current version be jail broke untethered? If not I will stay on 5.1.1.

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    There isn't an untethered jailbreak for iOS6 for any device at the moment. If you want an untethered jailbreak, better just stay put on 5.1.1

    Check out WW2 for iOS 8 - Widget-Weather 2.0

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    The lastest jailbroken-available () iOS is 5.1.1.
    If it still gives u errors when u are trying to upgrade, try RedSn0w.
    There's several ways that may help you,
    First, try to use a special custom IPSW via redsnow,
    if not worked, try to restore thourgh redsnow with ur IPSW .
    If that aint upgrading, try to combine the shsh with ur IPSW, then select it on itunes and Shift+restore/update (if ur on Mac i think u got some button called "Option Button", click on that one)

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    It's working fine now. I had to restore it again because of OpenBackup, now I have to manual add program. Once I installed it Cydia would not open. On the restore I still got the error -1 but used RedSn0w to kick it out of recovery on the mac, it would not work on Win7.
    I was always using a custom IPSW with shsh. I could not use restore from backup, itunes said file contained virus/corrupt. I was able to sync though without issues.

    Well since ios6 is still tethered I will be staying on 5.1.1..

    Also I backed up my sms.db to hard drive and when I replace it on 5.1.1 I don't see my text. Previously I was on ios 4.0.1. It worked find for my call history but not text. Since my backup is not working I can't get my sms on the iphone. Do I need to change something in the db? I have sqlite to view the db but don't know what needs to be changed, also there are other files that were not there on 4.0.1.

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