iPhone will not restore?



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Post #14 October 2012, 19:30
Hey everyone

I have an apple iPhone 3g for borrow from my insurance company because my 4 is for repair.
I tried to restore it after it didn't want to sync my apps.
and as you can guess this went wrong I got an error msg that told me that due to an unknown error my phone couldn't be restored. I found a solution to this after trying everything I could find on the internet and nothing helped.
Any way before I tell what helped here are the things you can try:

- Try another usb port.

- Downloading new ipsw file

1. download a ipsw file (iPhone Firmware)
2. Go to itunes (When your phone is connected)
3. Hold the shift button while clicking restore.
4. Select the IPSW file (iPhone firmware)
5. Wait a while ( this can take from 5 to15 min)
6. Your phone will be rebooted and should maybe work.

- Re-installing iTunes

1. Unplug the iphone from your computer
2. Uninstall itunes.
3. Go to the apple website and download the latest iTunes and install it.
4. Reboot your pc when asked.
5. Plugin your phone after the reboot.
6. Hit the restore button.

- Put your phone in UDF mode

Do what the video says with the cable connected to both iPhone and pc.



Finally what helped me:

- Restoring your phone true iTunes on another computer.

I hope this might help some people in the future, who knows this might work with an iPhone 4 and 5 too.

Kind regards,
Marco

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Post #212 October 2012, 16:24
If you know this method of repairing then why you sent your phone to repair center.?

_YOSEF_

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Post #312 October 2012, 17:41
I had the same problem you can restore it with itunes if you cannot restore it by holding the 3 buttons

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Post #412 October 2012, 19:00

Quote of user: killer_N

If you know this method of repairing then why you sent your phone to repair center.?


Like I said the iPhone 3 is a loan telephone.
Because my iphone 4 has a broke glass.
I know how to fix this but only with cheap imitation glass and sins it's insured I figured why not.

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Post #513 October 2012, 03:54

Quote of user: _YOSEF_

I had the same problem you can restore it with itunes if you cannot restore it by holding the 3 buttons


what 3 buttons and how ?

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Post #614 October 2012, 11:21
I think he means 2 buttons like in the vid

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Post #717 October 2012, 18:13
is there any free way to unlock iphone 4 running on ios 5.1.1 ?

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