iPhone 4S Restart Loop

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  1. taptic, Aug 2, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2013

    taptic macrumors 65816

    taptic

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    I have an iPhone 4S. It has issues.

    It is stuck in a loop of restarting. It will show the apple starting screen (picture #1) and then go to a charging screen (picture #2). The charging screen always shows an almost empty battery and never increases. After the charging screen, it turns off and the apple logo comes up again and the charging screen comes up again exactly as before.

    I have put it into recovery mode and tried to restore it but it has come up with multiple errors. So far I have had errors 1611 and 3194.

    I have googled this situation and can't find it anywhere...

    Anyone have a suggestion?
     

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  2. Thraun macrumors regular

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    The only thing I can suggest at this point would be putting the iPhone into DFU mode and then see if it restores.

    If not, then it's likely a hardware issue.
     
  3. taptic thread starter macrumors 65816

    taptic

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    I can't get it into DFU mode either. When plugged in, I can't force turn it off (the home and power button). So when iTunes says that it has detected an iPhone in recovery mode, it is just recovery mode because the screen is not black. There is just the "plug into iTunes" thing... regular recovery mode.
     
  4. 1member1 macrumors 6502

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    I suggest that you plug out your iPhone from the charger and let the battery get to zero.
    when it won't even turn on charge it and leave it for 12-24 hours. only after all that try to restore the phone.
     
  5. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    This would be my suggestion too. And if this doesn't help, then it seems to me that your battery has gone bad.
     
  6. taptic thread starter macrumors 65816

    taptic

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    Will do, thanks! I'm looking into getting a new battery too...
     
  7. xspaint macrumors member

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    My phone did that once...my issue was due to water damage in the 30pin port. A couple of the pins had corrosion on them. Tried to clean it as best as possible and it resolved my issue...for now anyways.
     
  8. taptic thread starter macrumors 65816

    taptic

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    Well, I replaced the battery.... didn't do anything.

    Pretty confused as to what else it could be besides the entire motherboard. :confused:
     
  9. Stanyy, Aug 26, 2013
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    Stanyy macrumors newbie

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    That's sad, anyways if ever you want to fix the 3194 error the right way, there are over 5 methods of doing it. Check this detailed guide on 3194
     

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