iPhone 4 Cannot Restore

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  1. AppleTecFan macrumors 6502

    AppleTecFan

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    I have no idea what is going on, as of last night my iPhone will not restore to any version of iOS


    My brother by mistake put my iPhone into DFU mode so I had no choice but to
    restore, it was on iOS 4.1

    so I Attempted to restore to iOS 4.2.1, but that failed too


    after serval attempts of restoring to my preferred versions of iOS so I can jailbreak I gave up and attempted to restore to the newest version and that also failed

    it restores halfway then fails saying iPhone cannot be restored error 1013

    I have tried serval computers Macs and PCs and the restore still fails

    can anyone help my with my problem
    I may go to the apple store today
     
  2. jonrando macrumors 6502a

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  3. apollo1444 macrumors 65816

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    you can't restore to 4.2.1 because that's an old firmware and apple is not signing that anymore. you have to restore to the latest version which is 4.3.5 unless you rely on an unlock like ultrasn0w

    if you have blobs try using tinyumbrella
     
  4. jonrando macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, but now he just wants the newest firmware and my post will help him do a restore. He's in recovery mode and if he follows my steps, it'll kick him out of recovery mode and he can restore like normal.

    As said above, you can't restore to older firmwares because Apple isn't signing them anymore. You can only restore to the most current version of iOS.
     
  5. AppleTecFan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I did I use the tsp server then try to restore but it did not work
     
  6. jonrando macrumors 6502a

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    OP, please try this. ^
     
  7. AppleTecFan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I tried what you said

    but it will just return back to restore mode because it only has half the os installed
     
  8. jonrando macrumors 6502a

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    Did you try it or not? It seems you're saying just what you think will happen if you did it.

    At what point when you're restoring do you get that error?
     
  9. AppleTecFan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I did try it

    I already have this


    the point where I do get an error where it trys to verify half way then it fails
    giving me a 1013 error
     
  10. AppleTecFan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I may know the problem

    can anyone post or pm me their host file


    to find host file
    right click finder
    go folder /etc
    find host file
    open
     
  11. tgarson macrumors newbie

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    Ive had this problem repeatedly for the last few OS versions. The gs.apple addresses are and have been commented out of my hosts file. That was a lifesaver back in the day, but now doesn't seem to make any difference.
     
  12. yipio macrumors newbie

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    I am also facing similar problem. Any luck yet?

    Did you try RecBoot?
     

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