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Iphone cannot be restored

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 help!!!pls!!! now when i turn my iphone on, all that appear is insert sim for AT&T. pls. help me how to restore it again.txhank you so much!!!!!

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Re: iphone cannot be restored

Try updating itunes to latest version then restore

Posted on Jan 20, 2008

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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 help!!!pls!!! now when i turn my iphone on, all that appear is insert sim for AT&T. pls. help me how to restore it again.txhank you so much!!!!!pls help me to my iphone its not working anymore..its upgrade by itune the ver 1.1.1 was update with 1.1.3 so its not working anymore its always out to the screen, pls connect to iture and always find the EME or to actevate it in AT&T or iphone sim card. so what will i do. pls help i return it back my iphone to the USA. just to activate it there.

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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Hi i tried to upgrade my iphone 3g software version but during upgrade it occured an eror and now i cant go into my iphone. how can i reeboot to normal previous services please advise

Put it into dfu mode then restore/update it.

Open iTunes, get it ready. Turn your phone off. Then hold down the home button on the bottom, plug the phone in (with home still held down) and wait till iTunes finds it.

If that fails. Which it might.

Hold down the home and the power/lock button at the same time till the usb/apple logo shows. Then plug it in and let it restore

Sep 11, 2011 | Apple iPhone Smartphone


How To Fix 1601, 1602, or 21 Error Codes During iPhone 3.1.2 or 3.1.3 Custom...

Are you trying to downgrade or restore your iPhone or iTouch from the official 3.1, 3.1.2 or 3.1.3 Firmware to a Custom Firmware and your iTunes displaying the following 1601, 1602, 16xx or 21 error codes? iH8sn0w has just released a utility named iREB (iTunes Restore Error Bypasser), which provides a workaround to fix these errors.
iREB is available for both Windows and MAC Operating systems. Tool runs on both iPhone & iPhone 3G with Firmware 3.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, and also on iPod touch 1G and 2G.
So here is the work around for 1601, 1602, 1604, 16xx or 1621 Error Codes…
New version of iREB is out for 3.1.2 Devices… If you’re upgraded to the latest firmware (3.1.2 or 3.1.3) you should use this download / tool for the errors you’re experiencing. New version has additional devices and more options available.
1. Download iH8sn0w’s iREB 3.1.2 archive for Windows or Mac.
2. Start iTunes and put your iPhone in Recovery Mode; to do so, hold Home and Power button in your iPhone simultaneously and release Power button after a while (10 seconds approx). Keep on holding Home button, till you see following error message appearing in iTunes stating.
3. Now close iTunes and start iREB, following interface will open.d00f484.png

4. Now select your plugged in device in iREB 3.1.2 and it will then show the White creen after few seconds. This happens fast so if you didn’t see it don’t worry… You will also hear sounds (maybe) like your iPhone is being plugged in and unplugged from your computer… That’s normal… The ih8sn0w.exe will crash… That’s normal, as long as you get a white screen…
5. NOTE: If you still don’t see the WHITE screen, you should do this… While the device is still plugged in and iREB running, put your device into the DFU mode. PRESS and HOLD both buttons on your iPhone for 12 Seconds and then release the POWER button (Located at the top of your Device) while still holding down the HOME button… Hold down the HOME button for 30 Seconds… (Yes 30 Seconds) until you get the WHITE Screen, the iTunes will come up with a message stating it found an iPhone in Recover Mode… At this point you can let go of the HOME button… you will be asked to restore this iPhone… and the iREB tool will crash
6. Now start iTunes again and select your device (iPhone/iPod) from iTunes DEVICES tab.
7. To restore original settings on your Apple device, press and hold left “OPTION” button on the keyboard (“SHIFT” button for Windows), iTunes will give you option for Upgrade and Restore, click on “Restore” option in the iTunes and then release the “OPTION/SHIFT” button. Select .ipsw file and restore it

on Jul 08, 2010 | Cell Phones

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Hi, my iPhone 3G is stuck at the apple logo and would reboot over and over again forever! The main problem is that it charges from the wall and charges from my laptops, yes i have two. also i can put it...

try upgrading your itunes to the newest version. also turn off your phone and then hold the home button down as you plug it into the computer. the itunes application should then recognize it as an iphone in recovery mode and prompt you to restore it as new.
Sorry you had difficulties with this. but when you restore it try upgrading to 4.2.1 and then using greenpois0n to jailbreak it. Works wonders.
Good luck!

Feb 13, 2011 | Apple iPhone Smartphone

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My iPhone has 3GS v3.1.2 and i tried to upgrade it to v3.1.3 as i was unaware of the fact that if i do so i can lock my phone again and now my phone shows the screen with itunes logo and option of...


the upgrade was not compatible with your version that is why it is showing the i tune logo and emergency calls.

try to switch back to your previous version. if it is not giving the access, then you try to take it to the apple iphone service center around you.

take care.

May 27, 2010 | Apple iPhone 3G Black Smartphone

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Iphone cannot restore with itunes

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Oct 22, 2008 | Apple iPhone Smartphone

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Iphone restoration error (1601)

I found a solution!
It worked for me and many others (who posted their gratitude on the original post).

Below are the instructions you have to follow. If you have disconnected your phone or shut your iTunes, don't worry. I did it. I even reinstalled iTunes a few times and shut down the computer as well.
Here it goes:

"The way to get over the 16xx errors while restoring on any firmware is this:
Once you get the error DONT DISCONNECT IPHONE OR CLOSE ITUNES. Which leaves us with only one option, rESTART Iphone. STEP BY STEP GUIDE FOR VERSION 2.0.1:

1). You get the error. (Ofcourse)
3). If the phone is still on, reboot/restart the phone. If its off then kick it out of DFU mode which is explained in the NEXT step.
4). Press and hold the power and home button for some time to kick the phone out of DFU mode.
5). Itunes will detect it again.
6). Now try to simple-restore it, that is click on the restore button on itunes while pressing the shift button of your keyboard. YOU WILL GET THE 16XX ERROR AGAIN IN 5 MINS !!!! but dont worry, everything is under control.
7). now your iPhone will have the picture of the iPhone cable on its screen. good.
8). NOW put the iPhone it in DFU mode. How? Firstly turn the phone off (it might try to start up on its own again but turn it off again). Once its off, Press and hold the power and home button for 10 seconds, then release the power button but keep the home button pressed for another 10-20 seconds till itunes recognizes your phone.
9). NOW restore the phone by selecting the pawned custom firmware that you created and you will NOT get the 16xx error.


I got this solution from here:

Hope it works for all of you.

Phil from Brazil

Aug 21, 2008 | Apple iPhone Smartphone

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Iphone 2.0 Firmware installed...Iphone locked

if you were using itune to upgrade to 2.0 , then use same itune to restore back to perivious version

you may also try ziphone software to restore back to old version

do let me know at what happen?

Jul 28, 2008 | Apple iPhone Smartphone

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Iphone problem

Try pressing down the off button and the menu button on the iphone at the same time to reset the iphone. If itunes keeps freezing try uninstalling itunes completely, then go to the apple website and download the newest version of itunes. if that still gives you trouble try not to upgrade itunes while iphone is plugged in.

Jun 07, 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 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.

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