Iphone 3g restore - Error 21

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by swivle, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. swivle macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2010
    Ok here is my situation.
    My Iphone 3g was dropped in water. It is unlocked/jailbroken. It will not turn on at all with the power button. When I plug it in and Itunes opens it says it is in recovery mode and needs to be recovered to get out. Everytime I try to recover even with custom IPSW's I get the same Error (21). Also the 3rd ribbon cable is disconnected inside the phone but this should not be causing it because that is for the earpiece. After I try the recovery though sometimes the screen will turn white and stay that way until I hold the power button or try to recover again. I'm not sure how to fix this, if I got it working I was going to repair the 3rd ribbon but if there isn't a way then I dont see the point.
  2. swivle thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2010
    iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode. You must restore this iPhone before it can be used with iTunes.
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.

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