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Iphone restoration error (1601)

I have upgraded the firmware from 1.1.4 to 2.0.1 in itunes and the iphone got locked.but now while I try to dongrade to 1.1.4 I am getting the error (1603,1601,20(in restore mode).pls help............................................................

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  • sjvnsodv Aug 23, 2008

    I tried this earlier but it was unable to load the ipsw file.And it says that it is an unknown file....Pls help me with the other way

    Thanks for your post.......................

  • Anonymous Aug 23, 2008

    iphone restoration error (1601) problem in itunes while restoring firmware.and while using winpwn ipsw file is getting detected as unknown file ........pls help..............................

  • sjvnsodv Aug 24, 2008

    even I am not able to restore the iphone in itunes while giving shift+restore (1.1.4 or 2.0.1) and I got this error 1601.Actually I had upgraded to 2.0.1 from 1.1.4 directly in itunes. So Pls help

  • Phil-Br Sep 13, 2008

    Subject: Error 1601.



    We have 3 iPhones in the house. They were all bought with firmware 1.1.4, unlocked and jailbroken.



    I updated/unlocked/jailbroke mine to 2.0.1 using a previous version of WinPwn. Needed a few fixes (Caller ID fix, BrFix, etc), but worked pretty well.



    A few days later I went on to iPhone #2. iPhone firmware 2.0.2 was out and so was WinPwn 2.5. We tried it. Worked very well, iPhone #2 is fine and working. We were feeling safe with the procedure.



    iPhone #3 was the unlucky one. Same software (firmware 2.0.2, WinPwn 2.5), same procedure as iPhone #2. Only this time it didn't work. My father did this one alone so I didn't really follow the details. He tells me it worked, but then he messed something up installing third party **** and decided to do over.



    After do over, iPhone has gone "dead", the screen never lights up. Restoring from iTunes always ends with error 1601. We have clared the PC (Win Vista) from iTunes and any trace of Apple software, reinstalled iTunes 7.7.1.11 and tried a Restore with clean IPSW, with custom IPSW, with 1.1.4 IPSW, with 2.0.2 IPSW.... Nothing works... Is this what they call a "bricked iPhone"??? It sure feels like one.



    HEEEEEEELP!!!



    Thanks a lot!

    Phil

  • messedupboy Sep 18, 2008

    my iPhone has the same problem.. i updated my 1st generation (1.1.4) iPhone to 2.0.1.. it shows a connect to iTunes logo whenever i turn my phone on.. it has been in this state for nearly 2 month.. i've tried to restore it.. but iTunes keep poping up with the same message :"iTunes unable to restore iPhone. Error(20)."

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    i upgraded my software on my iphone and all it will let me do is make an emergency call how do i get the old software back so i can use my iphone again

  • Anonymous May 04, 2009

    iphone having an error 1601

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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)
2). DONT TURN OFF ITUNES. DONT DISCONNECT IPHONE CABLE.
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.
(DONT TURN OFF ITUNES. DONT DISCONNECT IPHONE CABLE.)
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.

ENJOY."

I got this solution from here:
http://www.modmyifone.com/forums/pwnage/281841-error-1601-help-please.html

Hope it works for all of you.
Cheers!

Phil from Brazil

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I tried everything and the only thing that worked for getting error 1601 was to use a diferent computer. everytime i tried using my laptop running windows 7 i would get the error after the iphone went white. first time i used my desktop running xp it worked perfectly fine

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Using winpwn.. u have to use expert mode and change ur partion size to more than 700... works 100%

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Hey guy, you need to uninstall the current version of itunes and install itunes 7.5, shift restore works there, however if you have upgraded to 2.0.x you probably upgraded your baseband as well which may result in another error during restore. to get rid of that error just restore your iphone twice and kick it out of the DFU mode using iliberty at the end of the second restore. worked for me.

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

I tried hard but I was unable to load the file into winpwn.It's saying as unknown file after using the build ipsw button.......
Pls help.......................any way thanks for your support

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1st install winpwn 2.0.0.4 and then ahh just go to this website
http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=1572!! try doing the steps its hard but try

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

  • han_mun223 Aug 23, 2008

    shift + restore click on 2.0.1 5b108 and then download quickpwn and ahhh just try this too this will work 100% but it will take 1hour+http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.ph...

  • han_mun223 Aug 24, 2008

    when you restore it to 1.1.4 it will give u error code 1600 something then you can use Ziphone to unlock jailbreak and activate it it will be easy

    http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.ph... go to this website!


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