Updated to iOS7 - Phone now can not Restore

maybezack

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Original poster
Jun 17, 2013
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I put the iOS7 on my iPhone 5. It worked for a few days very well. One day I woke up (it had been plugged into a wall charger all night) and it was running really hot and only had 1% battery.

I was able to get it up to about 16% (just unplugging it and back in) and I had to leave.

During the day, it died- and I haven't got it back since. It wont charge- it seems to be stuck in a revolving restore mode. Ive tried to restore to the version I backed up (right before I upgraded) and I get an error. It will start going through restore motions, and then error.

Any ideas?

(pics for reference) - Yes I tried holding alt + clicking to find the version I backed up- Still get error.





Went to Apple, they wont restorte or support it because you can tell I have 7 and they wont support.


Thanks...
 

knightfolk

macrumors member
Oct 5, 2010
39
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Have you reported this to Apple via your Dev account? This seems like a bug they need to know about sooner rather than later.
 

baller1308

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Dec 8, 2009
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Download the ipsw for your iPhone. Put the phone in DFU mode and instead of clicking restore, hold down alt and click restore. Select the ipsw you downloaded and see if you are able to get your phone working.

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maybezack

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Original poster
Jun 17, 2013
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Download the ipsw for your iPhone. Put the phone in DFU mode and instead of clicking restore, hold down alt and click restore. Select the ipsw you downloaded and see if you are able to get your phone working.

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Thats what I'm doing - still getting errors

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have you checked your host file on your pc? maybe something got changed
Ive tried getting 6.1.4 from a few places referenced on this forum- and restoring to a couple different copies as well as the one on my computer and got errors.
 

maybezack

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Original poster
Jun 17, 2013
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I think its dead

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I'd be wiling to paypal anyone some bones, if they can help me bring this back
 

rmeadejr

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Aug 25, 2009
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San Francisco-Twin Peaks
Navigate to the Finder, and select Go in the menu bar
Click 'Go to Folder...'
Type '/etc' and find the 'hosts' file
Copy the 'hosts' file and paste it your desktop, then open it in Text Edit
At the very bottom of the file, find a line that reads, “74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com” and delete it
Drop that file back into the '/etc' folder, choose replace (your Mac may ask you to authenticate the decision).
Go back to iTunes restore using the methods described above
 

maybezack

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 17, 2013
13
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Navigate to the Finder, and select Go in the menu bar
Click 'Go to Folder...'
Type '/etc' and find the 'hosts' file
Copy the 'hosts' file and paste it your desktop, then open it in Text Edit
At the very bottom of the file, find a line that reads, “74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com” and delete it
Drop that file back into the '/etc' folder, choose replace (your Mac may ask you to authenticate the decision).
Go back to iTunes restore using the methods described above
Not seeing that line in the text version of the file 'hosts'

(there are a few files that start with host though)

It seems to be a bunch of stuff about adobe
 

knightfolk

macrumors member
Oct 5, 2010
39
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Sorry, but how would this be causing the problem?
In a way it is the root cause of the problem. Since the OP is not a developer, he would have had to obtain the software illeagally, so his hands are not clean. Just because you Can do something does not mean you should.

I wonder how many Apple store employee man hours have been lost due to crap like this. -- I think it should be against the TOS of the forum to even ask for help like this.

Had the OP waited for the actual release of iOS 7 he would still have a fully functional phone.