Useless iphone

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

  1. LordBiggz macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2012
    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


    Jun 9, 2009
    South Jersey
    It sound like your modem chip is corrupt. A hardware failure.
  3. LordBiggz, Mar 9, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2012

    LordBiggz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2012
  4. Chris230291 macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2011
    Have you tried editing the hosts file? I find that fixes like every error I've had.
  5. LordBiggz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2012
  6. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    If you don't get something that works here, you might get better play in the Hacks forum.
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    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

    Mar 9, 2012
    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 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
  10. lebrom macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2012
    I am on your side! I think HTC is better that iPhone
  11. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    If you are getting error -1, use Redsn0w to kick it out of recovery

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