Can't restore iPhone, stuck in DFU mode. 'Error 28'

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by eetmee, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. eetmee macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2011
    I can't restore my iOS after trying to upgrade it to 4.2.1. Tried redsn0w, Pwnage tool.. I get the 'error 28' on iTunes when trying to restore it to whatever version either 4.1 or 4.2.1
  2. PsstGreek macrumors 68040


    Oct 21, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    iPhone error 28 is related to a hardware issue.
  3. eetmee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2011
    now instead of error 28 I get 1600 and 3014 so far.
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Error 1600 is USB related. Error 3014 is hardware as well as Error 28. Your iPhone is experiencing bad hardware problems overall. Go to Apple.
  5. umeshgaire macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2010
    100% Solved problem Stuck in DFU, or Restore Error

    Follow these steps Carefully
  6. Sansibar macrumors newbie

    Apr 4, 2010
    After i updated my iPad 2 to iOS 5 i let it sync via WiFi. When I picked up the iPad few hours later, it did not respond. Connecting it to iTunes, iTunes did see an iPad in Recovery mode. iTunes did however not show the serial number nor any other Information. When i tried to restore the device it stuck in DFU mode and I always got 'Error 28'.

    I made an appointment at the Genius Bar at a nearby Apple Store. It took them 10 minutes to replace the iPad for a new one. The Apple employee did not give me any indication as to why this happened, he just replaced the device saying it is a hardware error.

    I post this as a future reference, should anybody get the same error.
  7. RST1123 macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2011
    I have a phone with the same error 28. I tried restoring it to 4.3.5 and now I'm getting error 3194, but my regular procedure that works through error 3194 is not working on it... so I know its not really a 3194, but iTunes lies.

    I'm going to try a few things tomorrow, I'll let you know if I figure out anything.

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