iPhone 4S error 2001, failing to restore

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  1. 6825924, May 9, 2013
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    6825924 Suspended

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    Hi

    My iPhone 4S keeps getting the error '2001'

    I try to restore it with my MacBook Pro Mid 2012 running on the latest OSX (10.8.3)

    The iPhone has no battery anymore because it's dead but I read on the internet as long as it is connected to a power source, the phone would be able to boot.

    I tried a hard reset but that didn't work either.

    I have the latest version of iTunes and Quick Time, my firewall is turned off, all other USB devices are disconnected and restarted my computer...

    I can't go to an Apple store either because I bought the phone broken, thinking I could fix it.

    What else could be wrong?

    Thanks in advance

    UPDATE

    I manually restored the phone to 6.1.3, this failed.
    After messing with TinyUmberella and RedSn0w I'm having new errors:
    error 1600 in DFU mode and error 21 in recovery mode...
     

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  2. thaboz macrumors newbie

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    Manual restore

    Hi Lorenz,

    You could try a manual software restore, when connecting the phone you usually get the "Check for Update" and "Restore iPhone..." options.
    When you hold down the "alt" key and select "Check for Update" iTunes open a new window where you can select an iPhone software image. These images can be downloaded from:

    http://appldnld.apple.com/iOS6.1/091-2611.20130319.Fr54r/iPhone4,1_6.1.3_10B329_Restore.ipsw

    When this has finished downloading you select the image and force a restore from here.
     
  3. 6825924 thread starter Suspended

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    Thank you for your fast reply!
    I'm still getting the same error though... Should I try other software versions?
     
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    Oh god, I'm messing it up... Tried to restore to 6.0, now the phone only flashes the Apple logo for a couple of seconds, shuts down and does the same over and over...
    The iPhone doesn't show in iTunes either...
     
  5. thaboz macrumors newbie

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    Hey Lorentz,

    I have a feeling the device might have been jailbroken before, this will make restoring the phone to a working iOS a bit more difficult, there are some guidelines here:

    http://www.jailbreakqa.com/question...-flashing-apple-logo-reboot-loop-on-iphone-4s


    I would try the following first to see if you can get the device into DFU mode:

    1. Hold the home button for 3 seconds
    2. connect the sync cable with your iPhone
    3. Hold down the power button for 8 seconds while still holding home button
    4. After see the flashing,Release the power button and continue holding home button for a further 10 seconds
    --This will appear the CONNECT TO iTUNES screen.
    and you done here.

    Good luck!

    Thabo
     
  6. 6825924, May 9, 2013
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    I held the home button down for some time and now the CONNECT TO ITUNES screen is back, disappearing after a while and starts to flash again...
    So I repeated the process and connected to iTunes and tried to restore to 6.1.3, now the phone is able again to keep the CONNECT TO ITUNES screen...
    I want to test if this is a jailbroken device but I' finding trouble with the guideline...
    I am willing to give a small reward via PayPal or bank transfer for the person who helps me out...
    Tried TinyUmberella RedSn0w and PwnageTool, doesn't work...
     
  7. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    You can't restore it to any firmware other than the most recent 6.1.3, which is not jailbreakable.
     
  8. 6825924 thread starter Suspended

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    The fact that the phone could be jailbroken doesn't have anything to do with my restoring problems?
     
  9. 6825924, May 10, 2013
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    Maybe this brings new insights, I'm having new errors, error 1600 in DFU mode and error 21 in recovery mode, in normal mode it keeps flashing up the apple logo :)

    I asked my friend about the history of the phone... It was found on the floor in a dance club and has a cracked screen. I didn't think it would affect the trouble shooting but this will likely be a problem with the motherboard? I ordered a new battery though because that could be the problem too, let's hope.
    I've put in the old battery again, this causes the device to show the low battery power screen when connected to a power source but it does not charge. When I try to restore I'm getting the error 2001 back
     

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  10. thaboz macrumors newbie

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    In that case the owner might have blocked access to the phone, not sure how aggressive law enforcement agencies have become, maybe the phone is on a blacklist on Apple's servers. I personally would not tinker with a phone that has not been sold directly to me from a trusted source, sorry not willing to help you out with this anymore. Good luck though!
     
  11. 6825924 thread starter Suspended

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    Okay, that's honest! After knowing this history I also don't know if I want to continue try fixing this phone. Bringing it to a random police office sounds even more stupid though, I don't think it will ever see its owner again. Thank you for what you did in the past!
     
  12. thaboz macrumors newbie

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    No probs, happy to help out any other time as long as it's legit ;)
     

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