Iphone 4 Nightmare

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  1. bornnslippy macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    Ive just bought a Second hand iphone 4 was told it hasnt been used for a couple of years and is stuck in recovery mode

    Been trying to sort it out all last night

    The problem is that it wont charge it only starts when plugged in then it enters recovery mode ive tried restoring it but it wont restore

    If i unplug it it just goes dead

    Any suggestions

    Thxs
     
  2. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Sounds like it needs a bew battery at the very least, but if it won't restore then why bother.
    When you say that it won't restore, how are you going about it?
     
  3. bornnslippy thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    A DFU complete restore? Does iTunes recognise that the phone needs restoring? What happens?
     
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  6. bornnslippy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes i can get it into dfu mode

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    Just tried again i got a itunes 3194 error
     
  7. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    I have no experience with a conpletelt dead battery. It's entirely possible that you need a working battery to do a full restore.
     
  8. bornnslippy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was thinking that my self

    Does a 4s battery work in a 4 as my gf has a 4s?
     
  9. scjr macrumors 68000

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    http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201442
     
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    I would leave your girl friend's phone alone.

    Anyway you can get it to a Apple store? They will diagnose for free and you will know before make a choice if it is worth it.
     
  11. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    This I am unsure of. I wouldn't be surprised if it did (or didn't). They overhaul the boards every year, so it could go either way. I am sure some online searching would net you something.

    EDIT: iFixit says NO
    https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/88981/iPhone+4+and+4s+battery+the+same
     
  12. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    They're different batteries.

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    That means you're trying to install a version of iOS that doesn't have iPhone 4 support. You will need to put 7.1.2 on there.
     
  13. bornnslippy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ive tried to install 7.1.2 but it reboots into a boot loop and itunes stays at waiting for phone
     
  14. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Well assuming that you're doing everything correctly, it sounds kinda knackered. It might be worth trying a new battery, they can be had very cheaply online. I'm not sure that's necessarily the problem but you could rule it out.
     
  15. Ke1ington macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe off topic, but you said your girlfriend had a 4S with a battery you could swipe. Why don't you just use the 4S?
     
  16. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    Because his girlfriend is using it?
     
  17. Ke1ington macrumors 6502a

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    Well she wouldn't be using it if he took the battery now would she?
     
  18. bornnslippy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies guys

    Its coming back with error 21 now im going to try with a new battery see if that solves it
     

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