iPhone 4S stuck in recovery mode?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by indypacer, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. indypacer macrumors newbie

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    I bought a used iPhone 4S, it was jailbroken on 5.1.1. I want to restore it to stock. I tried just doing a restore through iTunes, and that kicked it into recovery mode. I didn't think to grab the SHSH blobs off of it first, so I'm not sure what to do now. I thought I'd be able to just flash the 5.1.1 IPSW, but if I recall, I think that needs to be signed as well - so not really sure what to do.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    Put it into DFU mode (Google it) and restore it in iTunes.
     
  4. indypacer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the tips. I had tried DFU mode but it kept going back to the Connect to iTunes screen.

    I used TinyUmbrella and got it out of recovery so now I'm back at the home screen. I could go ahead and activate it right now, but it's jailbroken and I want it to be stock. Since I know an iTunes restore won't work, is there a better way to approach getting it wiped? On my regular iPhone 4 I was able to use iFaith to build a signed IPSW using my SHSH blobs. I figured I'd do that with the 4S but iFaith doesn't list the 4S as being supported, so I'm not sure what to do.

    Thanks again.
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    A DFU mode restore will work. It sounds like you are not getting it into DFU mode correctly.
     
  6. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Try the DFU restore on another computer with iTunes.
     
  7. indypacer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When I tried wiping it the first time the phone wasn't in DFU, I was just doing a plain restore. I just tried to do a wipe through iTunes while in DFU mode and it gave me an error again. I unplugged and powered on, it still works fine but obviously is still jailbroken. Any other thoughts on how to wipe it, since DFU + iTunes doesn't appear to have worked?
     
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