iPhone 4 help!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Meadus, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So It is just a hardware problem? What should I do?
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  5. macrumors 68040

    braddick

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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!
     
  6. macrumors 68030

    From A Buick 8

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    Could you take it to apple and get an out of warranty replacement
     
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    braddick

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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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