Iphone 3gs restore help

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  1. Blastu macrumors newbie

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    A friend of my mothers gave me an Iphone 3gs, It doesnt seem to have an IOS, So i just went to iTunes to restore it to ios6(My only option since i do not have any shsh blobs that i know of) Left it downloading over night(Very slow download speed here) And in the morning my iPhone 3gs has the apple logo with an empty bar under it, My computer is saying"Waiting for iphone".
    I have tried putting it into dfu mode, recovery mode. Nothing works to get that bar to move.
    I am currently trying on my laptop now but i have to wait 5 hours(Downloading ios6 again to restore to)
    I hope it works.
    Does anyone have any tips on how to make it move from that empty bar?(No i cannot take it to an apple store because the closes one we have is 100+miles away
    Edit: I would like to get this done today so i can take it to an event we are having at school. And for any grammar mistakes please ignore them sending from my black berry
     
  2. mKTank macrumors 68000

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    Since the download speed is so slow, there's a lot of room for interruptions which could cause the ispw to be corrupted. I really recommend checking MD5 hash to ensure it's OK. Otherwise, just keep trying and make sure your iTunes is up to date. Try with other cables, etc.
     
  3. Blastu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is what i am stuck on, Please help!
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    How would i go about checking the MD5 hash
     
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    Terribly sorry. Now that I look at the screenshot it did indeed look like Windows. :p

    Your drivers may be screwed up. Go to Control Panel, then to Device Manager. Right click on the iPhone wherever it shows up (somewhere under the USB devices category)(there may be several entries for the iPhone) and click Uninstall. Unplug the phone, put it in DFU mode (hold the power and home button together for 10 seconds, then let go of home button continuing to hold the power button for 10 more seconds.) then plug it back in. Windows will recognize it as a new device and automagically install the drivers for it.

    Are you sure you're on iTunes 10.7? Also, try turning off Windows Firewall temporarily before trying to restore again.


    I've almost certainly narrowed it down to two things: either it's an issue with your computer and drivers (iTunes was always finicky with Windows for some reason. Apple still doesn't know how to program it seems. Or don't want to.) or it's a hardware issue with the iPhone. The first is far more likely but since you received the phone in this state, it may very well be the phone too. Either way, try what I told you. For good measure, re-install iTunes but you don't have to since it'd probably take a long time to download.
     
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    Blastu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Before we start saying its a phone problem, I saw on some videos that people used programs like recboot/diskaid to give iTunes a "kick" Nothing seems to work
    Edit: Please help! Willing to stay up hours to fix it
     
  8. mKTank macrumors 68000

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    Try putting it in pwned DFU mode with redsn0w and try again.


    You know what, honestly, try another computer entirely. And a different cable to just to be sure. And on a different network if possible. If that doesn't work, then I really don't know what the hell's going on.
     
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    Blastu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Put it into pwned dfu now
    Already tried another computer(Only have 2)
    Tried another cable
    No other networks to try.
    Will post with my findings
    Edit: I get error 1601 when trying from pwned dfu, Got anything?
     
  10. mKTank macrumors 68000

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    I'm out of ideas. It's very odd what's happening here. If you:

    - tried another computer
    - tried another cable
    - tried two different downloads

    and this is obviously not a network connectivity issue....well then it's the phone. You received it in this state? I'm going to assume that it's a hardware fault of some sort.
     
  11. Blastu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I currently live in dominican rep. So i dont know if there is an apple store here.
    How would i go about fixing this?
     
  12. mKTank macrumors 68000

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    Shot in the dark, sorry if it's misleading: https://foursquare.com/v/apple-store/4e49737b1f6e2d88d8adb23d


    Is this close to you? Otherwise, you should call up Apple and ask what can be done. Maybe they can fix it for a fee. You'd have to ship it to them and they'd ship back a replacement. I don't know if they can do it in your case and if so, if they could do it for cheap. But I'd call and see what the options are. Otherwise, maybe see if a local cell repair store can do something. Some of those guys can be pretty clever with ordering motherboards or other defunct parts, and it'd likely be cheaper than the Apple route. I feel crappy for not being able to help you sufficiently. I'm still hopeful it's an issue with the computer and not the phone itself. It'd really clear up any doubts if you could locate a Mac computer and try restoring on it. I've always had hiccups with iTunes on Windows but it's always been relatively smooth on the Mac.

    Best of luck, amigo.
     
  13. Blastu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Its not a problem, You have helped me enough to know that i should take it to a local repair shop And gave a link to my nearest apple store.
    Thank you for you fast answers
     

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