Stuck in DFU mode, itunes won't recognize

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by kgstevenson, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. kgstevenson macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2g iPhone and 2.xx(?) jailbroken with pwnage. Yesterday, it froze, and when trying to reset, it got caught in a cycle of reboots - the phone would turn off, then the apple logo would come on, then the phone would shut off again, and over and over. After a while, it stopped rebooting, and was simply off. Now, when trying to turn on or connect to my macbook, it tries to turn on (the screen illuminates a bit with a bunch of horizontal bars across is. If I try to go to restore mode (holding power/home for 15 seconds, then holding home for another 15 seconds), iTunes detects that an iPod is present, but gives an error that it can't identify the iPod, and to try again. Ziphone tells me that my phone is in dfu mode and needs to be restored, but I can't get itunes to recognize it to let me restore. Is there any way to restore this so I can re-jailbreak and get on with life as usual?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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  3. kgstevenson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So, the problem I'm having now is trying to restore once iTunes finds my phone in dfu mode, but I get a 1601 error while the phone is "preparing to restore." I've tried this on three different computers (2 mac, 1 pc), to no avail.

    Thoughts?
     
  4. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    Well this is what Apple say about that, though it's quite an old page:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/TA38633?viewlocale=en_US

    There is a different solution posted here if that does not work, sounds like it might apply more to your case:
    http://www.fixya.com/support/t953957-iphone_restoration_error_1601

    Hope something there helps, sounds like you're one step forward anyway from where you were yesterday
     
  5. cubedweller macrumors 6502

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    A buddy of mine had the same error and it was resolved by changing the USB cable; seems really stupid but we tried a different cable and the restore worked perfectly....this was about 2 hours after messing with the frozen-iPhone + cable....

    Also I've read that changing the USB port could help. If you have another iPhone cable (or one from an old iPod) try using that in a different USB port and see if that works... it did for my friend.

    Hope this helps...

    ~E
     

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