iTunes 1600 and 21 errors, another possible solution

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by n8236, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. n8236 macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2006
    I've Pwned many iPhones, but I have never ran into a problem like I did a couple days ago. I kept getting iTunes errors when loading custom firmware. I've tried almost everything and I came across a solution which was a combination of the solutions available.

    iTunes 8.0, OSX 10.5.6, virgin never jailbroken/pwnaged iPhone 2G, Unibody MBP.

    Reason for the errors:
    Its said to do with DFU being disabled, iTunes 8 and USB drivers. I can confidently say it is a combination of these.

    Web Solution(s):
    There is a widely known method to replace kext files and/or running a packaged script to re-enable DFU so iTunes accepts custom firmware, but many people, myself included, found this method to not work and dangerous.

    My Altered Solution:
    Step 1 - Quickpwn your phone. Follow Getting stuck when it's starting to deploy the new ipsw? Connect your iPhone thru a generic hub. That fixed my problem.

    Step 2 - Build your custom ipsw using PwnageTool. In step 10, DO NOT enter DFU mode, quit Pwnage Tool.

    Step 3 - Have iTunes open. Disconnect the plug from the iPhone, and turn off iPhone. Press and hold Home button and reconnect the iPhone until iTunes tells you it is in Recovery Mode. Press Ok on the prompt, press and hold the alt key and click Restore. Select your custom firmware and you're done!

    So, it appears that the generic hub and using Recovery Mode after being Jailbroken is the key.

    I wonder if will work for anyone else...:D
  2. lilsimon04 macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2009
    thanks so much these errors are killing me, ill give it a shot real quick and report back!
  3. brianpennington macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2008
    Pensacola, FL

    Thanks for posting those links but, no luck for me.

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