Hello everyone I am new to this forum and I am happy to be here! I found it will trying to find solutions to my 3g's issue. I have a 16gb iPhone 3g that recently had an issue while restoring. It gave me the error 1603 at first and i tired iREB and a custom install of 4.2 and nothing worked. (tried like 25 times) Tried DFU mode and regular restore (gave me 1603 or 1604) then I got 1601 so i uninstalled then reinstalled itunes (like said on apple.com) and that didnt work. I tried that on another computer too. nothing worked. Ive tried a handful of other fixes i found online and youtube with nothing. The battery is kinda shot in the phone and I do have a new one coming. But now it wont even get to a point where iTunes will recognize the phone is attached all it says is "waiting for iPod" and gets stuck on that till it gives a 1601 error again. Is there anything I can do to get this phone back up and running? will replacing the battery even do anything? Thank you in advance for any and all help!!