iPhone Bricked my iPhone 3G?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by thom.holland, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. thom.holland macrumors newbie

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    Hi all!

    I have got an iPhone 3G, 16GB.

    It was locked, so I installed the iPad baseband (06.15.00) and upgraded to the 4.2.1 firmware, which all worked perfectly fine!

    I then replaced the screen because it was broken, when I reassembled it I went for a full restore. Now I don't exactly remember how I restored it but I remember it froze and I tried to restart it.

    At the moment I do not get ANYTHING on the screen, I can get it into WTF mode and I managed to successfully put it into PWNED DFU. However, whatever I try when I attempt to restore it with iTunes I always get an 16xx error.

    I have tried to restore with custom firmwares with no baseband as well, still getting the 16xx error.

    Have I severely messed up iPhone? Any hope?

    Thank you
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    You can't brick an iPhone. Downgrade its baseband to an unlockable version using the latest version of redsn0w then rejailbreak it via DFU mode.
     
  3. thom.holland thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried doing that but it gets stuck on "Waiting for reboot" and just hangs, nothing happens... any ideas?

    Thanks for trying to help me!
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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  5. thom.holland thread starter macrumors newbie

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    "Waiting for reboot" you mean? I just got a black screen, tried switching USB ports... gave up after around 5 minutes and just kept trying and trying but nothing so far...
     
  6. thom.holland thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I managed to fix it! Turned out I spilled a 1mm drop of solder onto the board bridging 2 connections, removed it and everything works fine now.

    Thanks!
     
  7. seanwebb68 macrumors 6502

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    What were you using solder for on your iPhone?
     
  8. thom.holland thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The speaker.
     

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