$15 dollar iPhone 4 fun....

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Thorsteenster, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. Thorsteenster macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2014
    So I saw an iPhone 4 on Ebay the other day for $30 BIN or OBO, so I got it with a $15 offer.
    It's missing the back cover and the screen is cracked and blank lcd.
    I got it and plugged it in to charge, connected it to a Mac I happened to have sitting around, connected an old cracked but working screen and saw it was asking for the passcode. Also, the logic board middle water indicator is red, but the headphone jack and data port are clear (white). So I wouldn't say this is necessarily indicative of water damage being the back panel is gone.
    So any who, all I'm trying to do is wipe the phone, so I put it in recovery mode and let iTunes do its thing until it failed with error 1, multiple times.
    Since, I've tried various JB tools and utils, redsn0w, snowbreeze, ireb, recboot, and limera1n thinking if iTunes can't, maybe a JB would do the trick. I've tried ios 5.01 and 6.01, pwned dfu mode with a custom ipsw and iTunes returned error 3194. Redsn0w and 5.01 seemed to be the best but failed eventually after downloading (package info, I think?) displaying on the iphone and then reboots to recovery mode which I can't get out of other than going to dfu mode, but now only pwned dfu mode. Also, I have no idea what ios the phone had/has, so no idea if I'm upgrading or downgrading.

    I JB'd a couple iphones a couple years ago so am pretty much a newb at this, and bought the phone figuring it could be a good learning curve with no big loss.
    Sorry for the lengthy post, thanks to those that read it all and offer some direction on what to try next.
  2. Thorsteenster thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2014
    Anyone? Anything?
    Not even a "It's f'd, give it up"?
  3. OrthodoxiOS macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2014
    :eek: hahahahaha
  4. nexus4life macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2014
    I think you should enjoy the experience but give it up as soon as you are ready to do something a tad more productive than mess with $15 iPhones.
  5. david1990 macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2014
    Error 1 is often a battery problem. Try to replace the battery and try again. If you have TinyUmbrella disable all settings as it might be changing the hosts.
  6. lokster macrumors 6502


    Feb 7, 2010
    i think you should research what error-1 is and if its hardware related you can spend a bit more cash, but having the LCD repaired is quite an expensive buy, hahaha that iphone could be a fixer upper project of yours
  7. aidenh37 macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2014
    Canberra, Australia

    Always good to learn more. The more you know, the better - after all.
  8. Thorsteenster thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2014
    Is there a program that can read the ios version with out the phone booting?

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