iPhone 3GS stuck in recovery mode

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  1. Shawnwei, Jul 7, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2011

    Shawnwei macrumors newbie

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    When restoring the phone it gets to the end and then runs and error (1002) I have taken the phone into the apple store and the guy quietly over the counter said there is a way to fix this by doing a jailbreak.

    Problem is I have tried running spirit and it can't find the device.

    I have tested this issue on multiple computers and with 3 separate cables and have confirmation from the "Genius Bar" that the thing is corrupt.

    Have any of you had any luck fixing this, I would at least like to have this working as an iPod touch for my daughter as I've already purchase a new phone.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. awadeee macrumors 68020

    awadeee

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    First and foremost, I sincerely do not believe that an Apple employee recommended a jailbreak.

    Secondly, Spirit tool only works for the older firmwares (3.1.3, for example) and if you're not on that then it won't do anything for your phone.

    Thirdly, I don't see how jailbreaking your iDevice could bring it out of a "brick-like" state.

    Try putting your iPhone in DFU mode and restoring to the latest firmware with iTunes.
     
  3. Shawnwei thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I sincerely hate it when people call me a liar, two employees suggested it quietly. Moving on I have tried DFU with no luck and just to clarify the error code is 1002, I've updated the above.

    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks,
     
  4. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    I wasn't trying to offend you personally, it's just that since you're new here, it makes your story that much less plausible to me.

    This is directly taken from the Apple website:

     

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