Could an error 1604 mean my iphone is bricked?

The Truth

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Feb 23, 2005
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at my wits end (in Australia)
I can not restore my iphone using the 1.0.2, 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 firmware. I have read through all the forums and tried all the tricks to get it to restore but it always comes up with the error 1604. I get the 'connect to itunes' screen with no problem and I have tried on Leopard, Tiger and XP using itunes 7.4.2 and 7.5. Does anybody have any clue as to what the problem could be and what I could do to fix it?
 

oseary

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Columbia, MO
I can not restore my iphone using the 1.0.2, 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 firmware. I have read through all the forums and tried all the tricks to get it to restore but it always comes up with the error 1604. I get the 'connect to itunes' screen with no problem and I have tried on Leopard, Tiger and XP using itunes 7.4.2 and 7.5. If I try to use iFuntastic or INdependence I get a kernel panic. Does anybody have any clue as to what the problem could be and what I could do to fix it?
From what I've read about 1604, of course try it in 7.5, and if that doesn't work.... reboot. lol. If that doesn't work, try a different USB port.

Have you tried that? I've experienced it on numerous occasions with different USB powered devices, the iPhone is no exception.

I've seen a few places that people connect it to a different port, and it solves it. Good luck!

EDIT: I read above (again) that you've "done all the tricks," if the USB port thing didn't work, go to a Genius Bar, or call Apple.
 

sinicide

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Nov 16, 2007
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I had the same error when I was restoring my iphone but I found a method that worked for me.

fixed it! All I had to do to get iTunes to finish the reformat without getting that pain in the *** error 1604 was:
1.) turn off the iphone and pull the chord from the computer

2.) uninstall itunes and ALL apple products that installed with itunes 7-4

3.) re-install itunes and ALL apple products that installed with itunes 7-4

4.) Pull the SIM card out of the top of the iphone
http://images.google.com/images?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGLR,GGLR:2006-03,GGLR:en&q=iphone+SIM&um=1&sa=N&tab=wi

5.) reboot the iphone and get the dammed yellow triangle of death

6.) Turn on iTunes if it did not come on already to get itunes to see the iphone

7.) reformat the phone--(it should work by now)

8.) reinsert the SIM card in the iphone

9.) reactivate the phone

10.) Restore your data from the last back up

Taken form the help forums on apple. All I did was uninstall all the itunes stuff off in windows xp and took out the sim card on the iphone. did a fresh reinstall and attempted to restore again and it worked. Hopefully this might help you.
 

The Truth

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Feb 23, 2005
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at my wits end (in Australia)
Thanks for you help but I've been through all the forums and tried all that stuff. On five different computers even. I have read somewhere that 1604 errors are itunes-based (ie. not iphone based). I find that hard to believe though through my testing.
 

rotur

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Jun 14, 2005
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Adelaide
Thanks for you help but I've been through all the forums and tried all that stuff. On five different computers even. I have read somewhere that 1604 errors are itunes-based (ie. not iphone based). I find that hard to believe though through my testing.
Like you, I have had the same experience and there does not seem to be anyone willing or knowing how to get this problem fixed. Unfortunately for me and possibly you, the next phase gets worse as my phone will now not even boot at all. No recognition in Itunes on any machine that I have. I went from 1.0.2 to 1.1.1. Being in Australia precludes me from "walking into a Genius bar" and I doubt that they would even look at an unlocked phone. I have had contact with a Canadian company called I am Iphone who suggest they may be able to help but I am reluctant to let go of my phone to possibly never see it again. Maybe someone has had experience with these guys and can vouch for them? Best of luck with yours. If you do manage to get it sorted, I would appreciate knowing what you did
Roman
 

rotur

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Jun 14, 2005
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Adelaide
Which version?

We're you on Itunes 7.4 to do this? If so, where did you get that version from. I'm wondering if the method given on that site for a fix will also apply to 7.5. Haven't tried as yet as I have to rush off to work. Please let me know...especially about the finding of 7.4.x

Roman
 

angrywaiter

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Sep 28, 2007
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We're you on Itunes 7.4 to do this? If so, where did you get that version from. I'm wondering if the method given on that site for a fix will also apply to 7.5. Haven't tried as yet as I have to rush off to work. Please let me know...especially about the finding of 7.4.x

Roman
File Hippo has all the older versions of Itunes available to download.
 

rotur

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Jun 14, 2005
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Adelaide
Mac user

File Hippo has all the older versions of Itunes available to download.
Thanks for the link but I'm on a Mac. And as to the method described for the 1604 fix around, it did not help me as I cannot even get the triangle or any thing else to function on the phone...still dead...and still without any hope it seems

Roman
 

Davy Rocket

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May 19, 2008
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I can not restore my iphone using the 1.0.2, 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 firmware. I have read through all the forums and tried all the tricks to get it to restore but it always comes up with the error 1604. I get the 'connect to itunes' screen with no problem and I have tried on Leopard, Tiger and XP using itunes 7.4.2 and 7.5. Does anybody have any clue as to what the problem could be and what I could do to fix it?
This error plagued my iPhone for two weeks. Being as such, I endeavor to find a possible solution. Here is what you should do to make it work. :apple:

http://ivolz.com/2008/05/02/itunes-error-1604/