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Help! bricked iPhone

I accidently updated my 1st generation iPhone with 2.1.0 firmware.. i tried to downgrade it but iTunes kept saying "iTunes is unable to restore iPhone. Unknown error occurd(20)".. My iTunes is aslo already upgraded to iTunes 8.0.. What should i do? Anyone with experience or the knowledge please help.. it's been already a month or so it's been in this state.. (turning on the iPhone and i shows me a Usb cable pointing to a iTunes logo)

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Go to modmyifone. theres a tutorial on there which i found very useful or even better still. follow the link from modmyifone to brooksgarrets blog. he breaks down the process an even puts it into lamen terms

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

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Jailbreak or downgrade iphone 5 running iOS 6.0.2


You have to wait till one of the apple hackers are able to jail break iphone 5. Its currently unbreakable at the moment but it will soon be breakable.

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How To: Downgrade iPhone OS v4.0.2 to v4.0.1


Now iPhone Dev team has confirmed that they will not be releasing any jailbreaks for iPhone OS v4.0.2. Now this is a bad news for all the people who have accidentally upgraded their OS version to 4.0.2.
But there is way by which we can downgrade our OS version to the previous version. ie., 4.0.1 for which jailbreak is still available.
This step by step guide will show you how to downgrade your iPhone
iOS 4.0.2 to iOS 4.0.1. These steps are pretty simple but there is one major requirement: you must have your SHSH files saved on Saurik's server. There is absolutely no way around it. If you don't have your SHSH, you won't be able to downgrade your iPhone.
In this tutorial, we will see how to downgrade the iPhone from 4.0.2 to 4.0.1 but the steps are the same if you want to downgrade to iOS 4 or even 3.1.3.
There are several methods used to downgrade the iPhone. We will learn the method that uses TinyUmbrella. No file editing will be necessary.
How to Downgrade from iOS 4.0.2 to 4.0.1Step 1: Let's download your SHSH blobs from Saurik's server to your computer. To do so, download TinyUmbrella(http://thefirmwareumbrella.blogspot.com/) and plug your iPhone in. Select the "Advanced Options" box. Also select the firmware version to which you wish to downgrade. Finally, select "Cydia" under "Request From". Then hit "Save My SHSH". This will grab your SHSH files from Saurik's servers and save them on your computer.
Step 2: Download the firmware to which you wish to downgrade to from our iPhone downloads section. Save it to your desktop.
Step 3: Put your iPhone in DFU Mode. To do so, launch iTunes and plug your iPhone in. Press and hold the Home and Power button together for 10 seconds. After 10 seconds, release the Power button while still holding the Home button until iTunes pops up and says it has found an iPhone in recovery Mode.
Step 4: Run TinyUmbrellaand click the "Display SHSHs" button to make sure your SHSH blobs were downloaded to your computer. Once done, click "Start TSS Server".
Step 5: Now we're going to restore to the firmware you want. To do so, launch iTunes and plug your iPhone in. Hold to SHIFT key (Windows only) or ALT/Option key (Mac only) while clicking on Restore. Make sure you hold the key while clicking Restore. A window will open. Simply select the firmware you downloaded in step 2.
Step 6: Your iPhone will start the restore process. You will most likely get several errors (error 1011, 1013, and 1015) but that's ok, don't worry about those.
Step 7: Finally, we need to get your iPhone out of recovery mode. To do so, simply click "Kick Device Out of Recovery" in TinyUmbrella.
Done!
You should now be back on a previous iOS, giving you the ability to jailbreak and unlock.

on Oct 06, 2010 | Cell Phones

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My iphone is unable to update and restore and I got error code 1015.


This usually happens when you hve problems downgrading firmware or jailbreaking.
Here is a guide to fix it.

To fix this error, you will have to make a couple of changes in your system's "host" file, by pointing it towards Cydia server instead of Apple's. Also this is not it, you may also receive another error during restore: 1004, or 1015 from iTunes saying: "The iPhone [you name] iPhone could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (1004)". The following step by step instructions will guide you on how to fix these errors so that you can restore any of your new iOS devices like iPhone 4 or 3GS to iOS 4.0.1 successfully.
Step 1: Download the required iOS 4.0.1 ipsw firmware files from here.
Step 2: Put your device into DFU mode (not recovery mode).
  • Connect your iPhone to your computer.
  • Turn iPhone off.
  • Start iTunes.
  • Hold Power and Home buttons together for 10 seconds or so.
  • Release Power button but keep holding the Home button until your computer recognizes a new USB device.
  • iTunes will now recognize your iPhone.
Note: Your iPhone screen at this time should be blank (black in color), if not, then you are most likely in Recovery Mode, not DFU mode.
Step 3: Before you proceed, you must make sure that you have your SHSH blobs saved on Cydia for the firmware version you restoring or downgrading to. If you don't have your SHSH files saved, you cannot downgrade or restore to iOS 4.0.1.
So now, what we will do is to trick iTunes into thinking that it is watching Apple servers, while in real, we are going to change the address to Saurik's server.
  • Navigate to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ and locate "hosts" file.
hostsfileinwindows.png Mac OS X users can get to "/etc/" directory by going through "Go -> Go to Folder" from Finder.
hostsfileinosx.png
  • Open this "hosts" file in Notepad (for Windows) or TextEdit (for Mac OS X) and add this
74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com line as shown in the screenshot below:
21.png Now simply save this file and you are good to go!
NOTE for Windows 7 and Vista: Start "Notepad" with Administrator privileges by right clicking on "Notepad" app, and click on "Run as Administrator" option.
NOTE for Mac OS X: Make sure you have full read and write access on your account when you are saving the host file. If it still throws permission error, simply copy the host file to desktop, make the required changes, and then replace it with the original file in "/etc/" directory.
Step 4: You will now have to restore your iPhone to the firmware you downloaded in Step 1. Click on your phone icon from the sidebar in iTunes. Now press and hold left "alt" (option) button on Mac (Left "Shift" button on Windows) on the keyboard and then click on "Restore" (Not "Update" or "Check for Update") button in the iTunes and then release this button.
itunes.png This will make iTunes prompt you to select the location for your downloaded firmware file. Select that ipsw file and click on "Open".
Step 5: Now sit back and enjoy as iTunes does the rest for you. This will involve a series of automated steps. Be patient at this stage and don't do anything silly. Just wait while iTunes installs firmware on your iPhone. Your iPhone screen at this point will be showing a progress bar indicating installation progress. Now at some point, iTunes will probably throw 1004 or 1015 error at you. This is normal, just ignore this error as the firmware has already been successfully installed on the device.
iphone42.png Step 6: Your iPhone at this point will be stuck in Recovery Mode, showing that "Connect to iTunes" screen. To exit your device from Recovery Mode, download this program called TinyUmbrella (Windows / Mac). Run it and the click on "Kick Device Out of Recovery" button. Your device will now restart normally.
iphone43.png This is it, you should now be able to jailbreak and unlock your device.

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I would like to downgrade firmware on iPhone 3G from 4.0 to 3.1.1 Please help


There is no 3.1.1 firmware version available for the iPhone 3G. 3.1.1 is only for ipod touches. To downgrade to 3.1.2 (http://modmyi.com/forums/downloads/firmware/6/iphone-3g-3-1-2-32353/) or 3.1 (http://modmyi.com/forums/downloads/firmware/6/iphone-3g-3-1-32183/), download from either of the provided links, go into iTunes and to your iPhone tab, shift+click on restore for windows, or alt+click restore on mac, navigate to the downloaded file, and open it. Your phone will restore to the downloaded firmware.

Dec 21, 2010 | Apple iPhone 3G

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Updating iPhone and screen locked with Itunes icon and connection image It prompted me to download up updates and it wouldn't take, asked for a disc and locked up


Where u trying to jailbreak the phone >>
It is always good to list ur previous step which lead u to current position in order get the closest possible solution. Try the steps below at ur own risk.


Pls unintall the itunes , clear the catche of ur computer completely , it is always suggested to use a thirdparty cleaners like CCleaner as microsoft catche cleaner does not give 100% result.

reinstall latest itunes,
connect ur phone,
small pop up will appear saying ur phone is in recovery mode, click ok
click restore on the itune screen and let the itune find the latest firmware for ur phone which then will again show u the recommended update in the popup window.

select ok, and seat back. It should help u out unless ur phone has been bricked up.

Jul 21, 2010 | Apple iPhone 3G

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My iphone 2g currently running 2.0.2 firmware after jailbreak received msg on screen ''Repair Needed'' contact apple/support pls help


Contact apple and say you tried to downgrade your firmware but you downloaded the firmware from a internet site because iTunes wouldent download.
The error is in the CPU can be fixed by going into DFU mode and restoring .
Google "How to put iPhone/iPod Touch into DFU mode"

Oct 26, 2009 | Apple iPhone Smartphone

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Iphone not detected in itunes8.2.0


Hi, welcome to fixya! I've read a lot of blogs about itunes 8.2 which is the latest version of itunes. The problem is when you update your iphone firmware and when it restarted your iPhone will be locked up, so beware of that. Why don't you uninstall your updated iTunes and install the 7.6 version and run the process. If still nothing detected, if you are using PC computers transfer your USB connection at the back of your CPU, cause front and back connection has a power speed difference. Try it first before downgrading your iTunes to a 7.6 version. 

Dec 24, 2008 | Apple iPhone 3G

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This is how really people downgrade from firmware 2.0 to 1.1.4 on an First Generation iphone. all other videos just show what you have to do if you use a touch or if you have a at&t sim. Now dont forget that the extra steps are just for people that have the iphone with t-mobile.
Before you start make sure your phone is not on DFU or restore mode... and Itunes has detected your iphone...
You need to have an ATT SIM Card from an active phone for downgrade (it doesn't have to be yours)

1) download link.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_itu...
http://download.ziphone.org/
http://www.modmyifone.com/forums/down...
the next file is only is you have t-mobile.
http://www.mediafire.com/?oxyhnldjm1g


2)Uninstall itunes

3)Install the itunes that was downloaded from link

4)Go to start menu, my music, itunes. change the name of a file called iTunes Library.itl to iTunes Library.itl9

5)open itunes, make sure phone is detected by Itunes and restore iphone by press down SHIFT , clicking RESTORE bottom at the same time, and select the file that what download that should say "iPhone1,1_1.1.4_4A102_Restore"

6)After the restoration, an error number '1015' may come up, that okay its part of the downgrade. After downgrade is done, ur phone should be on recovery mode

7)Open ziphone from your desktop and click the "do all button".. it will take like 5 minutes if if takes more than ten minutes go back and start from step 1. After this process is done your phone should be unlock.

8) If you are a at&t customer then your done. but if u have TMOBILE follow the next steps

9) Close all applications; (iphone and ziphone). Click on the file that was download that say "KiPhone" unzip it and start the app. that says this "ZiPhoneGUI - patched by kIREmK". once open you need make sure you select "downgrade baseband" and "debug boot" and then just click start. THis process may take several minutes.

10) After Kiphone has finished now you have to redo steps 5-7.

11)now this is for both at&t and t-mobile user go back to start menu, my music, itunes and rename the file that u changed in step 4 back to iTunes Library.itl

Jul 14, 2008 | Apple iPhone Smartphone

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My iphone 1.1.1 version was locked after we upgrade it. we tried upgrading bec. of the restore option in the itunes. but when we connected it again w/ itunes, the restore doesnt work.help help!!!pls!!! now...


If you have an unlocked pghone and whilst on itunes it asks you to update to tht version you must click nor or else it will lock i don't know how to fix this problem you will need to contace apple or get it unlocked again.

Jan 21, 2008 | Apple iPhone Smartphone

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