Useless iphone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by LordBiggz, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. LordBiggz macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone,

    I've recently run into a cycle of problems with my iphone 4g 32gb ever since the ios 5 update. It was jailbroken but I wanted to sell it so I tried restoring it with the ios 5 firmware (non-beta) and it fell into a recovery loop, if I remember correctly. I then used tiny umbrella to exit and tried restoring with a custom firmware. That allowed me to get past the activation stage and be able to use the dashboard but the service said "searching..." constantly, wifi was greyed and showed "no wifi" and bluetooth was disabled. Eventually a error popped up telling me I couldn't make any calls and I had to restore. after trying to restore once again an itunes error popped up "the iphone "iphone" could not be restored. an unknown error occurred (-1)". I cannot find anything about a "(-1) error" and now it's pretty much in a recovery loop again. And yes, I am putting it in DFU mode. Any suggestions? I bought it from a friend quite a while ago so no taking it in...
     
  2. j.dstasio macrumors 6502

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    It sound like your modem chip is corrupt. A hardware failure.
     
  3. LordBiggz, Mar 9, 2012
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  4. Chris230291 macrumors member

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    Have you tried editing the hosts file? I find that fixes like every error I've had.
     
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  6. PNutts macrumors 601

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    If you don't get something that works here, you might get better play in the Hacks forum.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Sounds like you have a hardware issue.
    When wifi and bluetooth are greyed out and you're getting no signal and keep searching no amount of restoring or trying to restore to custom JB ipsw's will fix that.
     
  8. LordBiggz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well that sucks... So what should I do now? Is it fixable? or If I sell it as is how much would it go for?
     
  9. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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  10. lebrom macrumors newbie

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    I am on your side! I think HTC is better that iPhone
     
  11. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    If you are getting error -1, use Redsn0w to kick it out of recovery
     

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