iTunes threw an error, iPhone 4 stuck on progress bar

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by iamMacPerson, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

    iamMacPerson

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    I had to send my iPhone 5 into Apple to get fixed so a friend let me have their iPhone 4 Verizon model. Unfortunately, the battery was bad so I called AppleCare and the replaced the phone for free, even though the phone is a year out of warranty (thumbs up AC!).

    Got the phone, but I started to have problems with it. iMessage and FaceTime wouldn't activate. Called AppleCare, but with no phone support they can't do much (understandable) but the advisor recommended a DFU restore.

    I waited until later to do the restore to iOS 7.0.4. I started iTunes, popped the iPhone into DFU mode, iTunes picked it up, and iTunes downloaded the firmware. Partway through the restore, iTunes popped up with an error and code which I (stupidly) didn't write down. Now the phone is stuck on the black screen with the Apple logo and progress bar with the bar between 1/2 and 3/4 of the way done. Should I try putting the iPhone back into DFU and restore it again? The phone was never jailbroken and I'm still within the 90 days that the store covers the phone for.
     
  2. iamMacPerson thread starter macrumors 68030

    iamMacPerson

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    I was able to put the iPhone back into DFU mode and it restarted and finished the restore.
     

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