iPhone 3G in recovery mode won't restore!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mrat93, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. mrat93 macrumors 65816

    mrat93

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    My friend gave me their old iPhone 3G to see if I could fix any of its numerous problems.

    The phone:

    • Has two cracks in the back.
    • 's SIM tray will not properly eject.
    • 's power button is jammed in, though it still works.
    • 's vibrate switch snapped off.

    When I got it, it was on 3.1.3. I upgraded it to 4.1 and jailbroke with Redsn0w.

    I tried installing iDroid to test it out, but it told me I didn't use one of the required JB tools.

    I tried restoring again, and now it is stuck in recovery mode. When I try restoring it iTunes gives me the 1603 error. Is there anything I can use to get out of this? Thanks.
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  3. mrat93 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    It might be a hardware issue then.
    Try another usb wire and usb port on your computer to make sure its not that.
     
  5. swissarmybottle macrumors newbie

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    you may have hosed your etc/hosts file.

    Do a search of for the "etc/hosts" file and make sure the following IP address is commented out as follows:

    # below is only useful if using external server to 'fake' apple verification
    # typically used with jailbroken iphones
    # Comment the below IP address out if connected iPhone is not jailbroken
    # prior to restoring iPhone software
    #74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com

    Not saying it'll work , but this is what got my iPhone restorable again.
     

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