Can't stop iTunes from putting iPhone in Recovery

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by astr0nerd, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. astr0nerd macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2009
    My main problem is that my iTunes (9) keeps putting my iPhone 3G in recovery mode. There has GOT TO be a way to make iTunes stop doing this.

    I put my phone in DFU mode, option-click restored with iPhone1,2_3.0.1_7A400_Restore.ipsw, and right when I get error message 1015, iTunes automatically puts it in recovery (screen with the USB logo), and so I can't go any further and the whole process fails.

    This time I unplugged the VERY second the error message popped up, without even clicking ok. But no avail. iTunes put my phone in recovery, yet again. No matter what I do, I can't stop this. Someone, please, please, PLEASE help me!!!!!! with sugar on top...

    Also... When I typed the code in Terminal, just to see if it would work anyway, I encountered errors. When I typed "cd /usr/local/lib" it said "no such file or directory" and when I typed "./iRecovery -s" it said "image not found. Note that I had both iRecovery and libusb-0.1.4.dylib on my Desktop.

    Nevermind that, I will find another way to downgrade, all I really need to do is stop iTunes from putting my iPhone in recovery mode!!
  2. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    If you put the phone in DFU mode then I believe that you must perform a successful restore before iTunes will talk to it again.
  3. astr0nerd thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2009
    What do you mean? I can't do a successful restore because I get error message 1015 which is expected. No one completes their 3.0.1 restore but I'm apparently the only one who experiences an iTunes auto-recovery problem....
  4. spillproof macrumors 68020


    Jun 4, 2009
    I don't understand, once you get the 1015 error message and your phone is in recovery mode (and after quiting iTunes and leaving iPhone plugged in to the usb port) you should be able to run the terminal commands.

    Do you have the iRecovery and libusb-0.1.4.dylib files on your desktop individual (not in a folder)?
  5. astr0nerd thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2009
    spillproof: I don't understand either. I had both iRecovery and that dylib file extracted on the Desktop. But as I said, when I got to the line "cd /usr/local/lib" it said "no such file or directory". I don't know why. Then when I got to the line "./iRecovery -s" it said "image not found."

    I would at least like to know why every single thing I have tried has failed. It eventually works for everyone else one way or the other. I'm so close to giving up and just wait for the 3.1 jailbreak and HOPE that it has tethering, but then again knowing my luck I will probably run into problems with that too.

    I'm furious with greedy AT&T and I'm furious with Apple for playing their game >.<

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