help needed with 3gs

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Green93, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Green93 macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2012
    Hello all. I found this site because I need help with my iphone. It was working fine and when I took it out of my pocket it said "activation required". I've been messing with it since then and no luck. Now all I get is the itunes icon with the cable.

    The phone is a 3gs running ios5. It just sits at the itunes icon screen. I've had no luck recovering it with itunes. It ends up with "unknown error 1".

    If you have any ideas please let me know. Could I jailbreak it from a bricked state? I need step by step instructions as i'm not very familiar with this. Anything will help.

  2. greengold macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2012
    Do you have an Apple store near you? Try there. I've found that they are very helpful.
  3. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030


    Dec 22, 2008
    Seattle, WA USA
    Put your phone into DFU mode and restore it with Itunes. It will restore your phone to 5.0.1.

    Here is instruction on how to put your phone into DFU mode.

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