iPhone 4S stuck in recovery mode can't restore or anything

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by hittin1, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. hittin1 macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2014
    IPhone 4s , ios 7.0.1 jailbroken

    I first started having problems with my phone getting a message saying that sim was not valid. worked flawlessly for 6 months. Hard reset fixed temporarily. I figured i'd try to update my ios in hope that my problem was with the firmware.. well during the update (using iTunes), the update froze.. when I unplugged the iPhone it went into recovery mode.. Well it wont restore or exit recovery mode for anything.. I can get it in dfu mode and try to restore and update.. still fails with various errors (14 is the usual one). I've tried:

    recboot.- it says it forced iPhone into normal mode.... still in recovery

    tiny umbrella- no go

    redsnow- nope

    tried on different computer (both have newest version of iTunes)-- same problem

    ive tried restoring many many time in dfu and normal recovery mode... ive tried using a 7.0.1 ipsw to restore.. nope. I'm now having to use an android (which I cant stand) for the time being. Anyone have and ideas on what to do to get this phone to work again? I don't care about the data on the phone as I have a recent backup when/if the phone gets back to normal... please help

    iPhone 4S, iOS 7.0.1 at+t
  2. mCro macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2014
  3. goofy1958 macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2011
    If you have mcafee or Norton, you need to disable not only the firewall, but the real-time scanning as well. That worked for me.

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