iPhone I wanna throw my Iphone 4S

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by AppleErrors, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. AppleErrors macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,
    So I've been using my unlocked Iphone 4S 64GB for quite awhile now.
    (Yes it was jailbroken, by redsn0w)
    and I had no problems with it, until I fell asleep today, and woke up to no battery, so I plugged it into my wall, and then it said plug it into Itunes.

    THIS IS WHERE I RAGED.
    For the past 6 hours, I've been trying to fix it.
    I kept getting the error code 21, but before I was getting a different error, the error code 21 came after I used Tiny Umbrella.
    and I've tried EVERYTHING.

    I deleted the files in HOST files, restarted computer, then replaced my HOST file with a different HOST file, and yes I deleted those lines with the apple link and a long number or whatever.

    I've put my Iphone in DFU mode,
    I've tried turning off fire wall,
    I've tried redsn0w, and tiny umbrella,
    I tried reinstalling Itune, and turning off my computer,
    I've tried using a different Iphone cable and a different dock and a different computer,
    NOTHING IS WORKING..
    Please someone help me, this is making my crazy.

    :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    21 is usually a hardware issue.
    Something not right with it...
     
  3. AppleErrors thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah, but it wasn't problem 21 before, I downloaded TinyUmbrella?,
    people are saying it has to do with Cydia files, or something like that.

    But i've seriously tried EVERYTHING possible.

    I heard some solution's were to get a "new battery" But I feel 100% that, that isn't the problem.

    (also when I try to use Redsn0w for PWN or whatever, and try just rejailbreaking it, it say's it does not support the Iphone 4S yet)

    If anyone can fix my Iphone 4S, it will be greatly appreciated..
     
  4. blueroom macrumors 603

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    DFU restore it to iOS 6, see if the problem goes away.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Tinyumbrella doesnt cause hardware faults or error 21 on itunes.
    I'd bring it to a repair place to check it out. There's a hardware issue with it, not software related.
     
  6. AppleErrors thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @Blue
    I can't restore it at all,
    I've tried restoring it DFU MODE and NON DFU MODE.

    everytime I restore it, It looks like it's about to work, then at the last second an error box comes up then says.

    "The Iphone "Iphone" could not be restored. An unknown error occured (21)"

    The part that made me pissed off the most is, I didn't even do anything.
    I woke up, and noticed my Iphone 4S was dead, so I plugged it in, and it's telling me to plug it into Itunes.
     
  7. Firesign3394 macrumors regular

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    When I had that problem it turned out that the battery was shot. It just randomly happened. I swapped the battery out and it worked fine and booted up like normal.
     
  8. AppleErrors thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @firesign
    How much is a battery replacement though? I don't want to spend around 80 bucks to get a replacement..
     
  9. Mr Hill macrumors 6502

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    Most 4S are still in warranty. If you're still in warranty it's free. If not then yeah it's like $80 for a battery replacement.

    I suggest taking it to an Apple Store first to let them tell you exactly what's wrong with it and then take it from there.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That's your best bet.
    They will replace the whole 4S for you if it is a battery issue for $80.
     
  11. AppleErrors thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there any other way? I can buy my own replacement battery?
    I really don't want to spend another $80, after losing all my information, etc.
     
  12. swiftbmx macrumors regular

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    I replaced my battery for $8 shipped with tools. ebay
     
  13. Moshe1010 macrumors 6502a

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    open tinyumbrella look at lower right were it says advance click it the uncheck set hosts to cydia. then update and restore.

    If it doesn't work find somebody with OSX and try through there.
     
  14. AppleErrors thread starter macrumors newbie

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    that's what i FORGOT'
    "click it the uncheck set hosts to cydia"
    The thing about that though is, I cannot uncheck it.

    It is GRAYED OUT, so I can't, uncheck nor check it.

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    In other word's I think my Iphone 4s is "bricked"
     
  15. AppleErrors thread starter macrumors newbie

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    AGAIN BEFORE YOU GUYS KEEP ASKING THIS IS HOW IT HAPPENED.

    MY Iphone 4s was untethered jailbreak with 5.1.1 REDSN0W.
    I Fell asleep and noticed when I woke up my Iphone was OFF because it ran out of battery, then It was in recovery mode, for no damn reason?

    So That's when I tried restoring it, and it didn't work.
    After that I've tried multiple method I've found throughout the web..
     
  16. PaulyD macrumors 6502

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    How can you not see that the battery could well be the issue here
     
  17. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    You can only restore it to 5.1.1 if...

    The firmware must not be from an OTA or factory fresh install, in other words, you must have reached that firmware via an iTunes restore, and
    You must have saved the 5.1.1 hashes after the iTunes restore.

    http://blog.iphone-dev.org/post/3354...reinvigoration

    Read #2

    Of course, all this assumes their is/are no hardware issue(s)
     
  18. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    from the iphonewiki:
    Error 21
    Custom firmware restore fail (PwnageTool since 4.1). You have to put your device into the DFU mode and not into recovery mode. Device won't boot correctly an stuck at the Apple logo after the error. Press and hold power and home button until it reboots.
    Error when using Sauriks server for a restore with iOS 5.x in the recovery mode at least on a A5 device.
    This error can also happen when you try to restore an iPod with hardware dfu. Use iREB r5 to solve this.
    You are trying to update to a beta firmware without UDID activation.
     
  19. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    What firmware version are you trying to restore to?
     
  20. braxton34 macrumors member

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    Did you try a DFU restore to a fresh iOS 6 like user blueroom suggested (maybe try a few different computers too if you are not sure on the HOSTS file)?
    If that fails, you likely do have a hardware problem and I would start with replacing the battery as it is easy to do yourself and will cost under $20.
     
  21. AppleErrors thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried 5.1.1 and lower and tried the regular restoration
     
  22. braxton34 macrumors member

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    You need to stitch a custom 5.1.1 assuming you have the shsh blobs saved. If that still doesn't work, try a new battery.
     
  23. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    You can't restore an A5 device to 5.x using iTunes. With the latest version of Redsn0w you should be able to, provided that you have the appropriate SHSH blobs stored (either locally or remotely in Cydia). If you do not have the SHSH blobs stored, then there is no way for you to restore to anything but 6.0. You will have to do a DFU mode restore to 6.0 in iTunes.
     
  24. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That explains it then...
     

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