iPhone 3GS stuck in restore mode

BugBytes

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Jan 31, 2011
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Hello everyone!

I'm back with another question. I'm in the process of repairing an iPhone 3GS 16GB and need to restore the iPhone to factory default settings. Unfortunately, it has stopped with error 11 on the first restore attempt and simply stopped part of the way through the next two times I tried it. I am also trying to use TinyUmbrella to figure out the baseband firmware version, but the phone is stuck in recovery mode and will not go back to the regular mode, even if I press the "exit recovery mode" button in TinyUmbrella. A suggestion course of action would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
 

aneftp

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Jul 28, 2007
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Hello everyone!

I'm back with another question. I'm in the process of repairing an iPhone 3GS 16GB and need to restore the iPhone to factory default settings. Unfortunately, it has stopped with error 11 on the first restore attempt and simply stopped part of the way through the next two times I tried it. I am also trying to use TinyUmbrella to figure out the baseband firmware version, but the phone is stuck in recovery mode and will not go back to the regular mode, even if I press the "exit recovery mode" button in TinyUmbrella. A suggestion course of action would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
U are screwed if u used or someone else used iPad firmware to unlock 3GS.
 

BugBytes

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Jan 31, 2011
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Forgot to mention that I'm running OSX Lion.

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U are screwed if u used or someone else used iPad firmware to unlock 3GS.
Based on some input from other people I have consulted I do not believe that is the case.
 

batting1000

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Forgot to mention that I'm running OSX Lion.

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Based on some input from other people I have consulted I do not believe that is the case.
Try the video. The location of the file in it should be fairly similar.

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Here it is for Mac

 

BugBytes

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Jan 31, 2011
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Woohoo! Finally, after I don't know how long working on an answer, I post my question here and get an answer within minutes...

By the way, yes it is working. Followed batting1000's advice and mac how to video. Thanks so much. Case closed.
 

xFierce

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Jul 29, 2011
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Hello everyone!

I'm back with another question. I'm in the process of repairing an iPhone 3GS 16GB and need to restore the iPhone to factory default settings. Unfortunately, it has stopped with error 11 on the first restore attempt and simply stopped part of the way through the next two times I tried it. I am also trying to use TinyUmbrella to figure out the baseband firmware version, but the phone is stuck in recovery mode and will not go back to the regular mode, even if I press the "exit recovery mode" button in TinyUmbrella. A suggestion course of action would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Hey I just encountered this same problem today with my iPhone 4. I also used tinyumbrella and experienced the error 11. I'm not sure what exactly worked for me. But I tried installing an newest iTunes, manually selected ipsw, but I think what did it for me was that I switched on to an admin account using Windows 7 (not mac) and the restoring process worked.