iPhone 5 or earlier Help! Stuck on waiting for iPhone to respond??

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  1. Bruce Banner, Feb 24, 2018
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    I was restoring my 4S to iOS 6.1.3 through iTunes with DFU mode and now I'm stuck on waiting for iPhone to respond with apple logo and empty bar??

    I'm on latest version of iTunes and using genius Apple cable.

    Any way to fix this?
     
  2. pmarauri macrumors newbie

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    Open your IPhone 4s and disconnect your battery about 18 seconds. Connect again and try it.
     
  3. Bruce Banner thread starter Suspended

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    Are you sure it will help?
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    No... he is joking. Why? There is no way to disconnect your battery on your iPhone without destroying the ribbon first.
     
  5. Bruce Banner thread starter Suspended

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    I can restore it to iOS 9.3.5 successfully, but it stucks on waiting for iPhone to respond when I try to restore to iOS 6

    Not sure what's happening?

    My 4S is new and never repaired.
     
  6. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    You can't downgrade anymore. Apple's new security feature to prevent it. All you can do is go up.
     
  7. pmarauri macrumors newbie

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    Disconnect the battery as you can see in the following link
    https://es.ifixit.com/Guide/iPhone+4+Battery+Replacement/3141

    Later the system will recognize your Iphone 4S and the process will end successfully. You have nothing to lose. It served me as the last possibility. And no, you will not destroy anything by disconnecting and connecting the battery. We are talking about an Iphone 4S.
     
  8. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Someone doesn't realize that once an iPhone went up in OS version, it can't go down unless you have a mimicking Apple Server which serves your iTunes an authentication code for signing the firmware you just installed.
     
  9. Bruce Banner thread starter Suspended

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    I think you are unaware that iOS 6.1.3 is still signed for 4S

    https://ipsw.me/#!/version
     
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    No it's not. If it's not letting you complete the downgrade it's because it's not. Also, older software (iOS) doesn't play nice with newer firmware (modem) which can also cause authentication issues.
     
  13. Bruce Banner thread starter Suspended

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    My old 4S successfully restored to iOS 6 two days ago.

    I got another new 4S today which is facing this problem??
     
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    Please help I'm stuck on waiting for iPhone to respond!
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  15. Shirasaki macrumors G3

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    I know this sounds crazy, but you could try to restore using an older version of iTunes and start from there, as newer iTunes cant play well with older devices with older firmware.
     

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