iPhone 4 broken due to software problem

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by GoneDrinkin, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. GoneDrinkin macrumors regular

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    Hi, last year my iPhone 4 started acting up until one point where it wouldn't boot up past the Apple logo. I brought it to be repaired (not from apple directly), but they couldn't as it lost some sort of ID number that meant it was dead for good (sorry, can't be more specific on what was missing exactly, I forget what it was called).

    Anyway, I've been reading around and am being lead to believe there's still hope for it. The guy who repaired it said the internals were perfect, just that it was missing some software identification code -he said Apple removes them at times to get people to upgrade -bit too much of a conspiracy for me to fully believe.

    So what do you think might be wrong with it, and is there any chance of repairing it at all?
     
  2. GoneDrinkin thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nobody has any idea what's gone wrong here, do they?
     
  3. spyguy10709 macrumors 6502a

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    The story you're saying sounds like a crooked repair man lied to you. I have no clue what the hell he's talking about.

    Put your iphone into recovery mode and restore it.

    http://www.imore.com/how-to-put-iphone-ipad-recovery-mode
     
  4. GoneDrinkin thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just decided to charge it and it actually booted up in iOS 7, even though I never updated it to that before. Anyway, it's charging very, very slowly, like 8% in 7 hours.

    It wants to connect to iTunes, but upon doing that iTunes says there's a problem with it.

    I don't know what. I know the 30 pin connector, battery and wifi chip could do with changing, but I'm not sure what else could be wrong with it.

    Any ideas?
     

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