Should I delete my .ipsw file? Please help guys, it's my sis's wedding tomorrow

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by davidmacleaneu, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. davidmacleaneu macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2009
    Hey everyone, long story short.

    • I bought an iPhone 3g.
    • All latest iTunes, etc.
    • It's totally legit with no jailbreaking, etc.
    • It worked fine, until part of screen broke one day.
    • The store replaced the iphone.
    • Replacement worked fine for four days.
    • When I turned it off and on one day it said: "Restore needed"
    • The restore simply brought up the 1013 error
    • It was sent for repair - returned as No fault found
    • I connected to itunes, it activated fine.
    • As soon as I turned it off and back on again it was back to the "Restore needed" and the whole thing began again.
    My network have sent me a new iphone 3g as a matter of goodwill.
    Before I plug it in and start over, I have some questions.

    Do you think it was simply a hardware problem or due to a software problem?

    Should I delete my .ipsw file, as one friend suggested, and let itunes download a new one?

    There are four other files in the Software Updates folder alongside the .ipsw file, is this normal?

    I've lost my iPhone USB cable and I'm using my old iPod touch's cable. Could this have been causing the previous problem?

    Any other advice or tips welcome.

    It's my sister's wedding tomorrow and I'm Twitpic'ing the photos back to my grandfather's care home and the staff are gonna show him them. If it goes wrong he'd be heartbroken.
    Thanks all!

    (Any more info needed, let me know)
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
  3. davidmacleaneu thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2009
    I'm pleased it's not my cable.

    Thanks for that, mate. I'm pleased it's not my cable.

    Basically now just looking for any tips on what to do before hooking this new phone up to the laptop, such as reinstalling iTunes, etc. :confused:

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