Well i have a VERY strange problem: a friend of mine updated his iphone 5s to iOS8 but something did not turned well. The iphone now is in recovery mode, doesn't boot up. When i try to restore from itunes it always gets stucked at the end of the process. The bar of "restoring iphone firmware" stops at 99% or 100% i think and i can leave it there for hours and nothing happens... i already tried: in dfu mode In other 3 different windows machines and one mac. in other wi fi network. entering the line: sudo nano etc/hosts on terminal opening an other app that communicates with iphone to "kick in the butt itunes" as this video says: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MscLL_tkSww Apple chat support. tiny umbrella "get out of recovery mode" i have no wi fi sync installed on my computer(i read somewhere that it could be a problem) i don't know what else to do, take the iphone to an apple store is not an option as there is no apple store in my country... i went to an authorized reseller and they say the didn't know what to do, they had the same problem. all this makes me think that it is apple fault.... i can't believe this ****, Apple literally ****ed up this phone with iOS 8. it has no hardware damage as it was perfectly fine in iOS7..... I tried everything i could think. any other ideas will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.