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08-10-2008, 08:57 AM #1How I fixed itunes errors 1601 and 6 (Winpwn 188.8.131.52)
I spent 6 hours yesterday trying to get winpwn & 2.0.1 to work but after a roller coaster ride thinking I killed my iphone 2G I ended up reverting to 2.0. However, after doing more research on the web and digging around the log files I effortlessly got 2.0.1 to work perfectly. Here's my tips - please reply if this helped you
1) Problem: Winpwn crashing whilst creating ipw or itunes error 6
The word on the web is that default the root partition is not the correct size. iPhoneUpdater log files suggest the restore is failing when trying to read from the newly created root partition.
My solution: Use 512MB as the root partition and not 500MB.
2) Problem: itunes error 1601
I suspect this is a communications problem between itunes and the iphone and is a time-out error.
My solution: Follow the usual winpwn instructions. When you shift-restore the iphone screen goes white and you will hear the windows hardware disconnect sound. Usually you will then just sit there and wait for the error 1601. What I did was to kill itunes (i.e. click iPwner button again) a few seconds after hearing the hardware disconnect sound. The iphone's screen stays white. Restart itunes and it will ask you to restore iphone (again). Shift-click restore and this time the iphone's screen should show the apple symbol and everything WORKS.
The best way of debugging this is you look at CDocuments and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Updater Logs and if the latest iPhoneUpdater text file is 7KB then that is a 1601 error and if it is ~570KB then it is a success.
Last edited by ChineseBob; 08-10-2008 at 08:59 AM. Reason: add winpwn version
08-10-2008, 09:03 AM #2
good bits of info. i had alot of trouble creating the ipsw file too. i kept trying a few different things, ended up making a file but it didn't have any boot/restore logo's
cydia/installer, no activation, no youtube fix, no baseband stuff. it worked. root partition 500mb
with this file i had no trouble restoring, it just takes SO fricken long. almost 2.5hrs to restore my settings/apps
08-10-2008, 09:09 AM #3
Tell me about it. I think my settings/apps is going to take a couple of hours!
08-10-2008, 09:30 AM #4
Error 6, solved
test on 2G/16GB
Root-Partition minimal: 1000MB
Application: What ever you like (everything is around 660MB), Including Cydia!!
Custom Image: as you like it (does work too)
Advanced: What ever you need (4.6,Unlock,... you name it)
Restore with itunes.. needs time.. about 15 minutes..
Last edited by n4du; 08-10-2008 at 10:04 AM.
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08-10-2008, 02:30 PM #5
i tried ur fix for 1601 error but the problem is i don't see a white screen all i can see is data cable and itunes icon, i m so confused and have no idea what to do.. i am trying to reinstall itunes but i think i have bricked my iphone
08-10-2008, 02:42 PM #6
08-10-2008, 03:11 PM #7
yeah i know buddy but the trouble is my computer shows that the iphone is connected in DFU mode. wht to do????
08-10-2008, 09:20 PM #8
Worked for me - thanks! I spent a fruitless afternoon yesterday trying to sort it, then found your post this morning. Happily using 2.01 now.
It's an odd situation, though, since it doesn't seem to happen to everyone.
08-11-2008, 06:46 AM #9
08-11-2008, 07:52 AM #10
sorry to interrupt, but I was trying for many hours with winpwn but I got errors all the time.
I know about DFU, downgrading etc. But I still couldn't get rid of that error messages.
But now it works!!!
->using pwnage on a mac.
Honestly speaking, I tried it once and it worked. Under Windows I tried everything and 2.0.1 wouldn't work properly.
I can only suggest to try it on a mac. It is really easy.
08-11-2008, 10:59 AM #11
I wanted to come back and thank you. I took your advice on the 1000mb partition size and it worked. I tired like 3 times previously, and it wouldn't work. once I made that chance, everything was golden..
+1 to your thanks bank
08-11-2008, 01:23 PM #12
i unselected installer and i stopped getting error 6. upgrade worked fine after that.
08-11-2008, 06:35 PM #13
Good to see some more successes!
Apps can be restored from backup or transferred from itunes.
08-11-2008, 07:42 PM #14
I tryed pwning my iphone 3g 8g and got error 6 about 6 hours ago. Then i restored back to firmware 2.0.1 and went to the local fair cam back and read about the partition size set to 1000 so i checked installer,cydia and set the partition to 1006 and tryed again and worked great i have the family guy monkey as my boot and the monster pwning logo as restore and works great
08-11-2008, 10:34 PM #15It worked, thanks ChineseBob!
08-12-2008, 11:48 AM #16
Life Saving Advice
Thanks Chinese Bob, your advice on restarting Itunes to avoid the 1601 error worked for me after innumerable other dead ends. Hallelujah!!
08-12-2008, 04:32 PM #17
to get into DFU correctly
1. make sure ur phone is connected to the computer and is turned off.
2. hold the power button down for 2 SECONDS.
3. without letting go of the power button, hold the home button for 10 SECONDS
4. after the 10 seconds, let go of the power button and count from 30 backwards until ur computer recognizes ur phone in DFU mode.
if this not work, u are doing something wrong. if it does not work the 1st time u may have to try 2 or 3 more times. it has worked for me 3 times on 3 different phones. hope i helped anyone.
08-13-2008, 05:31 AM #18
Bob, it seems everyone is having success so Im goign to try this again tonight. Since I last posted I have installed a great collection of apps and organised my springboard just how I like it. I assume I will nto be able to restore my 1.1.4 apps when I update to 2.0.1 but in case I ever revert back to 1.1.4 can you tell me how to back up the apps? When I sync Itunes automatically creates a back up and when I restore from that the apps are not there. They're all 3rd party apps so im not sure i'll be able to use itunes will I?
thanks for your continued help
08-14-2008, 12:51 AM #19
you rock man, this fix worked like a charm.
08-16-2008, 09:18 AM #20