Cannot restore 4s after erasing all content and settings. Error 48

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  1. ageofocteen, May 1, 2015
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    ageofocteen macrumors newbie

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    Hi Everyone,
    I'm new to this forum, and in need of some help. I have a 4S, which was jailbroken on iOS 8.1.2, and which has served me well up until now. I made the mistake of erasing all content and settings, which froze it up and made it unable to load. I have tried numerous times, on 3 different macs to restore it, both in recovery mode and the black screen DFU mode. Every time, at the very end, with the progress bar on the phone just a hair from full, it stops and says unable to restore for unknown reason. Error 48. This happens on when iTunes says it is installing the firmware.
    I searched error 48, and nothing came up but an older, outdated error [error (-48)]saying to delete the .ipsw and reinstall. I skeptically tried it out of desperation, but to no avail. I don't know what else I can try. Any help or advice will be very much appreciated.
     
  2. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    First of all you were jailbroaken on 8.1.2 :)
    Do you have the latest iTunes installed?
     
  3. ageofocteen, May 1, 2015
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    ageofocteen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You're right. It was 8.1.2. And yes, I have the latest version of iTunes, disabled security, tried restarting computer, etc.
     
  4. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried with downloading first IPSW 8.3 and than DFU restore?
     
  5. ageofocteen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, and yes. On three different computers. I have not seen error code 48 anywhere online, except one for early IOS that was (-48) and was an issue with network connectivity I believe.
     
  6. ageofocteen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone have any thoughts as to another way to restore this phone, or is it likely just toast?
     
  7. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    As funny as it sounds, you could try doing it on a Windows PC
     
  8. ageofocteen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not a bad idea. I'll give it a shot when I can get access to a PC.
     
  9. Hemlock.47 macrumors newbie

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    I have the same issue.
    Any workaround spotted?
     
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  11. ageofocteen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I suppose it's possible, but it was working fine then crashed when I clicked "erase all content and settings" and it never came back. That just seems like a software glitch to me. Of course, I'm no expert on the subject.

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    I did find a bit of a workaround, though not an ideal one. I went on eBay and bought a used 64 gig 4s to replace my non-working 16gig 4s for $150. :) I figured if I ever get it to come back to life, I'll sell the old one. Or sell it as is. I just didn't want to be without a phone anymore.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If it fails to restore with itunes its hardware related.
     

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