Iphone won't update or restore after water damage

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by aerismel, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. aerismel macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2013
    Hello everyone. I'll share a bit of story for you to get a better understanding.

    I have an iphone 4 that got water damage. I opened it and cleaned it with isopropyl alcohol because it had some corrosion in some connectors and pins. After thoroughly cleaning it, I reassembled it and connected to my pc.

    After 10 minutes of being connected the pc detected the phone. However the phone doesn't boot. It hangs at the apple logo. All I can do it get into DFU mode. I CAN'T get to recovery mode. Only DFU.

    So after that, I have tried redsnow, tinyumbrella and everything, but I can't restore. I tried itunes, and it gives me errors, from 1604, 1600, 3194. I have already tried to change cables, and usb ports, nothing works.

    So the problem I have after reading a lot, is that I don't have shsh blobs for this phone. I know I can get them with tinyumbrella, but only if the phone boots. It's not possible to get it if it's in DFU mode. So I'm screwed with that option.

    I am currently using iFaith to create a signed IPSW and try to see if that works. I'm NOT trying to jailbreak or anything. I just want phone to boot in any IOS. I don't care if it's a downgrade or latest IOS version. I just want it to boot.

    Any suggestions? I'll post later on what happed with iFaith signed IPSW and let you know. I hope someone can help me. I know I'm getting close, but I don't know what else to do to make my phone work!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to help. I appreciate that immensely.
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    It's water damaged. Why do expect it to work 100% fine after such type of damage.

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