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Thread: iTunes tries to restore iPhone to 4.2.1, what does this mean?

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    Default iTunes tries to restore iPhone to 4.2.1, what does this mean?
    I'm having trouble getting my iPhone 3G working again. It responds to nothing except iTunes offering to Restore and Update it. When I allow iTunes to do this it downloads 4.2.1 but then gives me a 16xx error message.

    Is the above indicative of anything in particular?

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    Have you tried restoring it on another computer? Which 16XX error are you getting exactly?

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    It's the 1604 error.

    Have tried another computer but on that one I get the 1015 error. I can't use TU to fix 1015 as I can't get the iPhone into DFU as I have no power button...

    I think I'm screwed.

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    Go back to the computer that you got the error 1015 on. Download 3.1.3 firmware for iPhone 3G and shift/option restore to that in itunes. When you get the error 1015 use tiny umbrella to "exit recovery" (not fix recovery). You dont need the power button for this.

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    Thanks for another quick reply but when I do this it says that the firmware is not compatible? The firmware being iPhone1,1_3.1.3_7E18_Restore.ipsw

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    That is a iPhone 2g firmware. You need a iPhone 3G 3.1.3 firmware. It will start with iPhone1,2

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    Doh! Have started downloading iPhone1,2_3.1.3_7E18_Restore.ipsw, give my internet connection 2-3 hours and will get back to you

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    You're a star, I now have the Emergency Calls screen.

    Trying to figure out how to upgrade to 4.2.1 and activate without having to DFU (as I have no power button). So far I have made a custom IPSW with sn0wbreeze, am I going in the right direction?

    Thanks again.

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    That may be a bit more difficult without a power button. What is the end result you are trying to achieve? Do you have a official carrier sim you can activate with?

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    Going to sell the phone so I guess if the buyer had an official sim they'd be OK?

    Only it was handy having it Jailbroken as I had it with an App that substituted the power button and allowed locking of the screen.

    If I used my current sim out of my current iPhone to activate the phone is that going to have any adverse consequences?

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    Is it a sim from the carrier that the phone is locked to?

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    I think so - the sim worked in the phone before tonight's restore. [But the phone was jailbroken before then.]

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    Phone is now activated. Do you recommend using the jailbreakme.com method?

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    Yup. That would be the way to go for a phone without power button. I would also suggest just leave it at 3.1.3. It will run better on that firmware then it would if you updated it.

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    Thanks for all your help Simon, really appreciated. Can I donate to you or anything?

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