Bricked after 7.1.2 upgrade

lindend

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Mar 16, 2012
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The 7.1.2 upgrade failed the first time for me. The second time, it rebooted during validation and now my iPad is bricked asking for an iTunes restore. And unfortunately, iTunes fails with error 3014 during the restore.

Any ideas how I can either get the iPad to boot properly to do a restore from iTunes and bypass the 3014 error? My searching on the web shows 3014 is typically caused by a bad entry in the hosts file, but my hosts file is empty.
 

wasimyaqoob

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Dec 23, 2005
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London, England.
My iPhone has also seem to "brick" after installing iOS 7.1.2, it says "please connect to iTunes" and it's gone into recovery mode and asks me to erase and restore before proceeding.
 

lindend

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Mar 16, 2012
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Manually downloaded the 7.1.2 ipsw file. iTunes chokes on it also with a 3014 error.

Downloading the 7.1.1 to see if it makes any difference
 

Carlanga

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Nov 5, 2009
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The 7.1.2 upgrade failed the first time for me. The second time, it rebooted during validation and now my iPad is bricked asking for an iTunes restore. And unfortunately, iTunes fails with error 3014 during the restore.

Any ideas how I can either get the iPad to boot properly to do a restore from iTunes and bypass the 3014 error? My searching on the web shows 3014 is typically caused by a bad entry in the hosts file, but my hosts file is empty.
disable your firewall
or
if you use tinyumbrella change hosts to apple
 

cynics

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Jan 8, 2012
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Although of no help to the posters in this thread I updated via iTunes without incident for those that maybe nervous of updating because of this thread.
 

lindend

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Mar 16, 2012
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Ok....the comedy of errors continues.

7.1.2 installed cleanly and I'm trying to restore from iCloud. I log in with my AppleID (lets call it X) and password, select the backup I'd like to restore and then asks me for the password to use for store purchases (the AppleID is a different email address (the one I originally setup and later changed--lets call it Y) and the install won't let me correct it).

Ok, no problem, I went to iTunes, changed the AppleID to the old email address (Y), relogin on the iPad, select the backup, and install now asks for the newer email address (X) and again won't let me change it.

Anyone know a way around this?

Edit: I checked iCloud and its associated with the new AppleID (X). I really have no idea where its getting (Y) from unless its somehow embedded in the backup.
 
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mactumors

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Aug 3, 2008
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My iPhone has been bricked all day. I tried to upgrade my iPhone 5 from 7.1.1 to 7.1.2. The update failed and it said I had to restore from iTunes. I restored in iTunes and installed a fresh copy of 7.1.2.

When I try to activate my phone, it says "Your iPhone could not be activated because the activation server cannot be reached. Try connecting your iPhone to iTunes to activate it, or try again in a couple of minutes." I've tried activating in iTunes and on multiple computers and multiple networks. Nothing seems to work.

Called AppleCare and they were equally baffled. The assured me that the activation servers are up. Genius bar appointment tomorrow.

UPDATE: Nobody at the Apple Store could get my phone beyond the activation screen. AppleCare ended up reluctantly giving me a new iPhone even though I'm well out of warranty.
 
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thespyder

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Jun 22, 2009
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Bris Vegas, Australia
Bricked for me as well doing an OTA update from 7.1.1. I've been experiencing the iPhone 5 sleep/wake button issue, so I couldn't manually reboot it - this forced me to finally make a genius appointment and get it swapped :)

The replacement was running iOS 7.1.0, did an update via iTunes and it also hung in the middle of a progress bar as happened this morning. Forced a reboot and it seems fine now.

I think it might be best to wait a few days and see if a 7.1.3 is rushed out to fix this.
 

Ripcrod

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Oct 3, 2013
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also happened to me! I thought mine was Bricked too. Connected iTunes then did a hot reboot (Power + home button). Everything was OK then
 

aDRock1154

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Nov 15, 2011
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I actually intended on using iTunes to update my iPhone (like always) and I was stuck at 'Preparing iPhone for Update'. I waited 10-15 minutes and decided to OTA update.

Ironically, it installed OTA no problems whatsoever.
 

cynics

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Jan 8, 2012
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I actually intended on using iTunes to update my iPhone (like always) and I was stuck at 'Preparing iPhone for Update'. I waited 10-15 minutes and decided to OTA update.



Ironically, it installed OTA no problems whatsoever.

May not have waited long enough. Preparing iPhone for update took the longest of all the steps for me. Longer then 10-15 minutes anyway.
 

aDRock1154

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Nov 15, 2011
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Ohio
May not have waited long enough. Preparing iPhone for update took the longest of all the steps for me. Longer then 10-15 minutes anyway.
I probably could have waited to see if it would finish, but I'm on my 7th iPhone 5s and really didn't want any hiccups.
 

richwoodrocket

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Apr 7, 2014
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Buffalo, NY
Bricked after 7.1.2 upgrade

My iPhone is stuck updating to 7.1.2. Been stuck for two hours. What do I do? I don't wanna lose my data?
Edit: during the update I rebooted it and my phone booted right up.
 
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aDRock1154

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Nov 15, 2011
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Ohio
7 iPhones?
It's a long story.

TL;DR : I buy my phone outright and my employer pays my bill. Every time I restore the phone (ONLY a restore) with the (valid) SIM inside, it gives me a 'SIM not valid' message. It basically bricks the phone and SIM card.

I think it may have been fixed for good last time, but I'm not willing to chance it.
 

lindend

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Original poster
Mar 16, 2012
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Was able to recover from the dual AppleID deadlock in restore by switching and verifying the second and then immediately switching and verifying the original ID.

Now that I'm past the restore, it appears that a number of apps I downloaded were tied to the original ID.
 
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