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Old Jan 5, 2013, 12:56 PM   #1
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iPhone 4 help!

So I recently got an Iphone 4 off of my friend, who got it off ebay and didnt want it so he gave it to me.

*it has no sim card

I hook it into itunes and update it with its current ISO 6.0.1 and I get an error -1

I do the same thing in DFU mode and still get error -1

Can anybody help please?
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 01:10 PM   #2
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Well, we seem to have come full circle. That didn't take long.
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1517400

Lets see if we can get further this time
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 01:19 PM   #3
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So It is just a hardware problem? What should I do?
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 02:31 PM   #4
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Well, hopefully braddick will let us know what he tried exactly, so you don't need to do it all over again. But I suspect you'll have to get into inside your phone and start testing components.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 02:39 PM   #5
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Wish I could help, but I just mailed the winner of my eBay auction his iPhone4 yesterday so the timeline is impossible as for being the same iPhone.

I can give you a shortcut though:
Error -1 is a hardware issue and I honestly think there is very little if anything you can do on your end to get it back up and running again.

Perhaps I missed a YouTube video or two, but that was my (lengthy) conclusion.

Better luck to you!
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 02:52 PM   #6
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Could you take it to apple and get an out of warranty replacement
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 02:59 PM   #7
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Apple offered me that, but on a Sprint iPhone4 8GB the $160. charge Apple wants sort of exceeds the value (when you couple in what the broken iPhone could be sold for).

Now, if it was AT&T and a 16GB (or better) model, that would make more sense.
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