iOS 3.1 Cannot restore iPhone!

Discussion in 'iOS Jailbreak & Cydia' started by Prestige Miami, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Prestige Miami

    Prestige Miami New Member

    Apr 19, 2009
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    I've tried everything on these forums and everything on the web.
    I found an iphone 3g a couple of days ago. I'm trying to hactivate it and jailbreak it using sn0wbreeze. I downloaded the correct 3.1.3 ipsw for it and ran it through sn0wbreeze. But then when I use iTunes to restore it with the custom firmware it gets stuck on "preparing iPhone for restore" and eventually gives me a 1604 error. I tried using the original firmware to restore it but that still doesn't work. I've tried every solution that has to do with that error. Different USB, different port, different computer, ect. I've tried everything. Is there any solution for this??
  2. kevuk09

    kevuk09 Member

    Feb 24, 2010
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    iPhone 5 (White)
    There is no need to reinstall iTunes or whatever. Keep the same version that you have used to restore or backup previously.
    2. Make sure that iPhone is disconnected from your computer and that iTunes is closed.
    3. The following step of fixing 1604 iPhone restore error is Windows XP specific, if you are a Mac user, you may have to locate the folders yourselves as I am not sure: Go to folder C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates. You will see one or more files. Cut and paste them somewhere else. Do not delete them in case the steps does not work for you, you can still copy them back to the folder. You can find out your username by doing a Ctrl-Alt-Del. If somehow you cannot find the folder, you are probably in the wrong user directory.
    4. Launch iTunes and put your iPhone in recovery mode.Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your Mac/PC and press power button for few seconds. You will be asked to slide to power off. Slick it to power off your iphone.
    Step 2: Now Press and hold Home button and the Sleep/Wake button at the same time.Step 3: After 10 seconds release the Sleep/Wake button but keep holding the home button until iTunes pops up with a message telling you that it has detected an iPhone in recovery mode.
    Step 4: Once you are in DFU mode you wount see anything on you scree. It will be BLACK.
    5. Proceed with restore and iTunes will download the update online. If you are downgrading to a lower version, do step 3 and leaving only the firmware file that you want to downgrade to. Double click on the file and iTunes will begin the restore.

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