iPhone 3G iPhone 3G won't turn on

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  1. Ali-Babba

    Ali-Babba New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I searched the web and different forums before I posted this. My iphone wont turn on after disabling the clock timer this morning. No matter what I do it wont turn on.

    I can get in DFU mode but every time I try to restore through iTunes (custom and original firmware) I get a 1601 error.

    I also tried to re-jailbreak using redsn0w but it gets stuck at 'waiting for reboot' . Could someone help me get my iPhone back to life?

    Here is what I already did :

    - Reinstall/Delete iTunes
    - Re-jailbreak using redsn0w (freezes at 'waiting for reboot'
    - Get in DFU mode
    - Restore with custom and original firmware with iTunes (Keep getting a 1601 error)


    Could someone please help me out with this one? Thanks in advance guys!
  2. narwal13

    narwal13 Active Member

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    does the phone show the apple logo before the error shows up?
  3. Ali-Babba

    Ali-Babba New Member

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    Thanks for your quick reply.

    No the screen stays black all the time.
  4. narwal13

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    If nothing shows up during the entire process, I'm afraid it may be...

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    ed!

    (bricked)
  5. ZhiZhi778

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    looks like a screen failure to me - tho I'd first try to restore it...try another pc/mac. iTunes problems are pretty common and should be easy to solve.
  6. Ali-Babba

    Ali-Babba New Member

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    I tried 2 laptops and 1 PC, all the same error.

    I tried iReb to bypass the 1601 but thats not working.

    What do you mean bricked? Is it possible to permanently brick an iphone?
  7. ZhiZhi778

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    seems to be a hardware failure not an user caused brick

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    that's what he wanted to say I guess...

    are you sure that it is in DFU and not only safe mode? since your screen seems defective - that might be possible
  8. Ali-Babba

    Ali-Babba New Member

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    Why all those errors if it is a hardware fault?

    The iPhone is pretty new and the only thing I did was disable the clock timer when the phone turned off.

    How do you check if it is in safe mode? I followed a video to go in DFU mode so im pretty sure its dfu mode, itunes also confirms this.


    Thanks for your reply!
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    Plug it into your computer and let it sit there for a day or two. Eventually iTunes should recognize and boot it. Don't turn the pc off tho. If you think it's in DFU mode hold power+home for about 10 seconds. It should kick out and the apple logo should show up
  10. Ali-Babba

    Ali-Babba New Member

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    I tried holding both buttons for 10 seconds, all I hear is a sound (USB unplug sound) and thats all.

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