iPhone Bricked my iPhone 3G?

thom.holland

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Aug 11, 2012
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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
 

Intell

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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.
 

thom.holland

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Aug 11, 2012
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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.
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!
 

thom.holland

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Aug 11, 2012
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How long did you let it stay at that screen?
"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...
 

thom.holland

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Aug 11, 2012
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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!