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Lock up after trying to install 3.0

I have tried resetting and restoring but nothing works. When trying to restore I get error message 1604. Any ideas on how to fix?

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There are a lot of suggested solutions on different forums for the 1604 (including on the Apple support site) - most blame a faulty / corrupted itunes and suggest reinstalling, or blame the USB port you're using and suggest either trying a different port (ideally at the back of your HD) or different computer. None of those things worked for me when it happened to me. My issue was that the 'preparing to restore' phase of restoration became looped and eventually it crashed citing error 1604.

However, there was a solution at: http://daggle.com/iphone-upgrade-fail-701 which did work for me.

For convenience:

1. Start the restore process (whatever way you can).

2. When it seems to be stuck in the loop (and possibly your iPhone just shows a blank screen) use CTRL+ALT+DEL and end task to kill the iTunes application.

3. Restart the restore process.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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Try these resets:
Download the latest iTunes to your computer and reset the iPhone. Then re-sync it.
Reset

To reset iPhone, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least 10 seconds. During this time, a red "power off" slider may appear and the screen may go black, but do not release Sleep/Wake and Home buttons until the Apple logo appears.
If iPhone won't turn on, or the display freezes or doesn't respond

  1. Press and hold the Home button for at least six seconds, until the application you were using quits.
  2. If that doesn't work, turn iPhone off and turn it on again. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on top of iPhone for a few seconds until a red slider appears, and then slide the slider. Then press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.
  3. If that doesn't work, reset iPhone. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears

More resets:
Try This:
1. Remove Sim Card
2. Hold in 'Home' button and 'On/Off' button together until Apple logo appears
3. Replace Sim Card
4. Hold in 'Home' button and 'On/Off' button together until normal phone screen appears.


Also, Try this:
1.) Shut down the iPhone 3G.
2.) Start up iTunes
3.) Hold down HOME button on the iPhone 3G
4.) While keeping the HOME button depressed, plug in the Sync cable
5.) A message will pop up to ask if you want to reset.
6.) Just click YES and the reset process should start.



If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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