Help! Can't restore iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jonnysods, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. jonnysods macrumors 601

    jonnysods

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    Hey all, very strange issue just happened to my jailbroken 2.1 2G iPhone.

    I went to check my emails, and the phone became unresponsive to touch controls. Then it started having a delay to it, so it was responding 30 seconds afterwards etc, then responding all at once to the multiple touches in a matter of seconds. This went on and on after a few restarts.

    There were two variables that I thought it might have been related to - my 4gb phone was pretty full - so I thought I would delete the songs off the phone. Still no luck.

    The other thing was that I set me email checking to 'push', because I had gmail on my phone, but because I had a pop3 account I noticed that the phone had trouble reading emails.

    So I hook it up for a restore, but it won't go into restore mode. I do the 10 second thing for a little bit, it gives me the restore screen, I go to restore to a custom firmware, even an old locked firmware, but then it jumps to the apple logo and it says that an 'unknown error occurred'. The error number is (9)

    Does anyone have any advice for me?
     
  2. neesh0 macrumors 6502a

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    restore it to current official firmware, then unlock it with quickpwn.
     
  3. jonnysods thread starter macrumors 601

    jonnysods

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    The problem is, the phone is stuck in a permanent state - it's either DFU mode or restore mode and I can't get out of it. If I could get out of it I could use Quickpwn, but because it's in restore mode and DFU mode Quickpwn won't recognise that that there is an iphone plugged in.

    If I'm in DFU mode and I restore a custom firmware = error 1600

    If I'm in restore mode and I use the custom firmware = error 21

    Any ideas?
     
  4. neesh0 macrumors 6502a

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    Did you try it with official apple firmware? If not you should see if that works, then try to pwn it with quickpwn instead of using a custom restore because then you do not need to use itunes, which is likely where the problem is coming from.
     
  5. jonnysods thread starter macrumors 601

    jonnysods

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    Well, you were right - I got out of my DFU restore rut by upgrading the firmware through iTunes. Then I used Quickpwn and thank goodness the thing is working and I have my baby back!!!!!
     

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