Itunes error 26

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Straffehond, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Straffehond, Dec 18, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2011

    Straffehond macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2011

    I recently bought a Iphone 4s, and i haven't had any trouble with it. Until recently, when it needed a 'recovery'. So when i plugged the iPhone in my Mac, started Itunes and did a recovery, the recoveryprocess was aborted and popped up a error (error 26, which is not noted on the internet). So my Iphone is practicly useless now.

    Does anyone have any experiences with this error? How do i solve this problem?


    EDIT: Just in case you ask, my Iphone is not jailbroken and is just is a week old.
    'NOTHER EDIT: PLEASE help me out =( I'm going on vacation on Friday and i really want my Iphone working on that time. Getting desperate here.
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    See here.

    Error 26
    -Values or variables in the options property list within the ramdisk are incorrect.
    -False version of the NOR flash firmware. Use the correct sn0wbreeze version.
  3. Straffehond thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2011
    Thank you for your answer. I googled a bit and i encountered this too. But i understand sn0wbreeze is a tool, and i don't have it. And if the NOR flash firmware is false, how do i solve it?
  4. chargit macrumors 6502a


    Jan 17, 2010
    Evansville, In
    not sure what the error 26 problem is because I havent looked but you should not need a restore on a phone that is only a week old. you need to take it to an apple store and they should and will replace it. set an appointment so you dont have to wait. you can also try calling apple and let them help you troubleshoot it. good luck!
  5. Straffehond thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2011
    I consider replacing my Iphone is the final solution, i'm pretty sure it is a software problem. If i only had time to make an appointment, because we're going on a vacation on friday.

    I'll make a phone call to the store where i bought my Iphone. I hope they can replace it within now and Friday.
  6. hilemike macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2012
    So was a trip to the Apple store your solution, Straffehond?

    I recently ran into the exact same problem with my iPad 2 and have yet to find a solution. I get error 26 when trying to do a clean restore in iTunes. I hoped todays release of iOS 5.1 would install properly, but no such luck. Tried in restore mode and DFU mode, on three different computers, different cables, different versions of iTunes, and so on.. I'm out of ideas.

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