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Fix iOS 4.3.3 Recovery Loop on iPhone 4/3GS Using TinyUmbrella (Fix Recovery)

Stuck in recovery mode loop after restoring iOS 4.3.3 custom IPSW on your iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS? No worries, as the TinyUmbrella (Fix Recovery) for iOS 4.3 is still valid for those who are stuck in iOS 4.3.3 recovery mode loop. For those who don't know, Apple introduced a new security check in iOS 4.2.x and iOS 4.3.x which puts all those iPhone into recovery loop who try to preserve their old baseband using TinyUmbrella or by changing HOSTS file.

Note: Using RecBoot or TinyUmbrella (Exit Recovery) to kick your iPhone out of recovery mode loop will be of no use as these tools are only valid for iPhones running iOS 3.1.x and iOS 4.0.x/4.1. Thanks to Notcom who released this special version of TinyUmbrella called Fix Recovery which can actually kick all iPhone 4/3GS users out of iOS 4.2.x and iOS 4.3.x recovery mode loop using GreenPois0n exploit.

iPhone Recovery Loop Fix iOS 4.3.3 Recovery Loop on iPhone 4/3GS Using TinyUmbrella (Fix Recovery)

Steps to Kick Your iPhone 4/3GS Out of iOS 4.3.3 Recovery Mode Loop:

  1. Download TinyUmbrella (Fix Recovery) for iOS 4.3.x (Windows | Mac)
  2. Download Zlib1.dll from here and place it in the same directory in which fixrecovery43.exe is present.
  3. Launch iTunes and plug your iPhone into your PC or Mac via USB cable. Let iTunes run in background and use the following instructions to put your iPhone into DFU mode:
    • Hold down the Home+Power button simultaneously for 10 seconds.
    • After 10 seconds, release the Power button but keep holding the Home button until iTunes detects your iPhone into DFU mode.
    • Do not close iTunes. Let it run in the background.
  4. Launch fixrecovery43.exe and wait while it kicks your iPhone out of recovery mode loop. Make sure you have an active internet connection because fix recovery will be needing to fetch DFU and firmware image from Apple servers. Whole process usually takes less than a minute.
  5. TinyUmbrella FixRecovery for iOS 4.3.3 Fix iOS 4.3.3 Recovery Loop on iPhone 4/3GS Using TinyUmbrella (Fix Recovery)

  6. When you see Exiting libpois0n in terminal window, you can disconnect your iPhone from your computer. Rest of the procedure will done on your iPhone. This usually takes 2 mins max.

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    ibrahimovk1 week, 2 days ago

    nah,,, stil looping… i’ve tried many ways for my iphone 4 cdma and nothing change still stuck in bootloop process

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    diana2 months, 1 week ago

    I’ve done all the steps 10 minutes ago and my iphone screen is still the same as in the picture above step 5. What now?

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    johnny6 months, 2 weeks ago

    My iphone 3gs has been working fine since 2008 until today (9/5/2014) when i wanted to charge it. It booted in recovery mode. I haven’t modified/installed/removed anything for months, I can’t explain why it is so buggy suddenly. I believe it has been programmed by Apple so that you buy a new phone (i’ve had my iphone for 6 years!! I was supposed to have got 6 iphones already lol). I’ll try a few more tricks i can find around. if nothing works, my next phone won’t be an iphone. That really sucks from apple. All my data f***** lost.

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    April Coder9 months ago

    I have tried redsnow, tiny umbrella, ifaith, and all the apple support fixes and reverting to downloaded shsh’s.  I have an Iphone 4s and this happened with I went to upgrade to 7.04 I believe. It has been months since I used my phone. I think I am just going to throw it in the river. WHen I try the tinyumbrella recovery, it says something like taskill is not recognized and waiting for phone to enter dfu mode-which it is already in. I don’t think it is possible to fix this. Thanks apple. 

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      Joshua2 months, 3 weeks ago

      simultaneously hold the power button and the home button until the apple logo appears

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    Erik1 year, 3 months ago

    Hi, I have a ipad that’s stuck in recovery mode, the PC and Itunes won’t recognise the ipad, hard reset won’t work, any suggestions?

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    Jackson1 year, 4 months ago

    My iTunes closes after i launch fixrecovery43.exe and it says “ERROR: The process ‘iTunesHelper.exe’ not found.” What do I do???

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      krish1 year, 3 months ago

      same problem here can any one help me plzzzz

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    Alec1 year, 6 months ago

    I’m about 5 minuets from crying, so if you could help that would be greatly appreciated. My jailbroken iPod 4G has worked just fine for months, but recently every time I plugged it in it told me that a new version of the software was available. I got annoyed seeing it every time I plugged in so I decided to do it. I went though the process of downloading the data when suddenly my iPod is stuck on the connect to iTunes screen. I can’t lose my music, apps, and iBook PDF’s! Please help. :(

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    VeeJay1 year, 7 months ago

    I am using iphone4 iOs4 with Gevey Sim. Everything was fine till yesterday evening and I somehow restarted my phone and data service was not working. On restart my phone has gone into recovery mode and I am not able to get it out of recovery mode. I tried all mentioned options like recboot etc (even the solution mentioned here) but without any success. Can you please suggest and help me here on how to bring my phone back? I am not sure about the baseband of my phone and can’t check it now as it is in recovery mode. Please help!

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    Shiv Dutt1 year, 11 months ago

    Last login: Sun Dec 23 22:25:30 on ttys000
    vishnu-dutts-MacBook-Pro:~ vishnudutt$ /Users/vishnudutt/Downloads/fixrecovery-osx/fixrecovery421 ; exit;
    Initializing libpois0n
    No matching processes belonging to you were found
    Waiting for device to enter DFU mode
    opening device 05ac:1227…
    Found device in DFU mode
    Checking if device is compatible with this jailbreak
    Checking the device type
    Identified device as iPhone2,1
    Preparing to upload limera1n exploit
    Resetting device counters
    Sending chunk headers
    Sending exploit payload
    Sending fake data
    libusb:error [darwin_transfer_status] transfer error: timed out
    Exploit sent
    Reconnecting to device
    libusb:error [darwin_close] USBDeviceClose: no connection to an IOService
    Waiting 2 seconds for the device to pop up…
    opening device 05ac:1227…
    Preparing to upload iBSS
    Checking if iBSS.n88ap already exists
    Preparing to fetch DFU image from Apple’s servers
    Fetching Firmware/dfu/iBSS.n88ap.RELEASE.dfu…
    [==================================================] 100.0%
    Uploading iBSS.n88ap to device
    [==================================================] 100.0%
    libusb:error [darwin_reset_device] ResetDevice: device not responding
    Reconnecting to device
    libusb:error [darwin_close] USBDeviceClose: no connection to an IOService
    Waiting 10 seconds for the device to pop up…
    opening device 05ac:1281…
    Setting to configuration 1
    Setting to interface 0:0
    Preparing to upload iBSS payload
    Loaded payload for iBSS on n88ap
    Resetting device counters
    Uploading iBSS payload
    [==================================================] 100.0%
    Executing iBSS payload
    Initializing greenpois0n in iBSS
    Checking if device is already jailbroken
    Booting jailbreak ramdisk
    BOOT: Preparing to upload ramdisk
    [==================================================] 100.0%
    Executing ramdisk
    Setting kernel bootargs
    Preparing to upload devicetree
    Checking if DeviceTree.n88ap already exists
    Preparing to fetch firmware image from Apple’s servers
    Fetching Firmware/all_flash/all_flash.n88ap.production/DeviceTree.n88ap.img3…
    [==================================================] 100.0%
    Resetting device counters
    Uploading DeviceTree.n88ap to device
    [==================================================] 100.0%
    Loading devicetree
    Preparing to upload kernelcache
    Checking if kernelcache already exists
    Fetching kernelcache.release.n88…
    [==================================================] 100.0%
    Resetting device counters
    [==================================================] 100.0%
    Hooking jump_to command
    libusb:error [darwin_transfer_status] transfer error: timed out
    Exiting libpois0n
    logout

    [Process completed]

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      Gloria C1 year, 8 months ago

      Same situation here. I was able to get ot from the recovery loop using redsnow and just boot, however at any time i turn off the iphone or stop using it, it gets off and remains on DFU i can only get it back using redsnow. i have a 3gs running 4.3.3 unthetered, baseband 6.15.00 unluck ultrasnow,newb. and i don´t know what else to do

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    Raffy2 years ago

    Zlib1.dll file is removed… pls help!

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    Britta2 years ago

    I did it and it went through everything but my phone is still in recovery mode! I have no idea what to do! help?

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      Miche1 year, 10 months ago

      Same for me. I did it and my iPod touch is still in ‘connect to iTunes’ mode. Any help greatly appreciated. Miche

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    Ali2 years, 1 month ago

    ive got iphone 4s it was jailbreak and i tried to upgrade to ios 6 its stuck to recovery mode !! any help plz 

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      aks3 months ago

      did you found any solution for that?

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    cal2 years, 2 months ago

    how do we know when it is done?

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    steve2 years, 2 months ago

    Hey can someone help me I m doing all the steps but when fixrecovery43 comes up my itunes closes and then so does fixrecovery. Is there a solution to this?

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      Mike2 years, 2 months ago

      @Steve, mine does the same thing.  Have you found a solution?

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      krish1 year, 3 months ago

      mine also same problem can u plz any one help me

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    Tina2 years, 2 months ago

    I have an Iphone 4, have tried everything( i do mean EVERYTHING) I could find online to this on phone. Nothing has worked, it is stuck in recovery, I did use the Greenp0ison, it at least came on and had words scroll, at least I knew it was alive!! haha So I ran across your page today, I have done this, it gets as far as to say..waiting for device to enter DFU mode and stalls….what do I do? do I do it manually? Please help?

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    scott2 years, 3 months ago

    the link in step 2 was gone please put in back on!

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    lily2 years, 4 months ago

    hey Zlib1.dll has been removed D:…can someone please put it again

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      cal2 years, 2 months ago

      just google it

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    Furst Lass2 years, 4 months ago

    Hi! I’m using Iphone 3Gs 3.1.3 and my Itunes doesn’t detect my DFU mode at all. It just says “A new Iphone Software version 5.1 is available for this Iphone…” whenever I plug the charge cable in. When I do put the Iphone on DFU mode so I could do your steps above my Iphone disappears out of the Devices list under Itunes :( I really need to restore this without losing any data. Please help!

    Also, the Iphone is in a very low battery mode and it only charges up to the apple symbol with the loading signal then back to the red extremely low battery symbol then back to the apple symbol after a few minutes again…

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    Shahrul_azran2 years, 6 months ago

    I have iphone 4 ios 5.01 and in recovery mode… when I try to restore my phone, its doesn’t work.. can someone help me… I’m tired to restore to many times and when in preparing to restore, my phone shuting down… help!help!

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    Sean2 years, 6 months ago

    I have an ip4 stuck in a recovery loop. I feel like I’ve tried everything. Can anybody help me? Its version ios 4.3.5.

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    Gukart2 years, 7 months ago

    I’m from Turkey, have a Iphone 4-bought it in the USA-locked to AT&T (I use with Gevey)…while trying to go back to 4.3.3. from 4.3.5 (by the way my baseband 04.10.01-trouble one) no idea I have saved my SHSH previously with Cydia either!!!!
    Used REDMONDPIE method and finally used Tiny umbrella when I got 1015 ERROR code..no way Tiny Umbrealla has solved it but your METHOD…..
    Thanks Man,,,
    26. Apr.2012

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    Edvander William2 years, 8 months ago

    How can i take my ipad2 out of DUF mode? 
    Please guys I’m must fix my ipad2 i clicked restore since last week and it keeps doing the same thing goes black load a lil bit then restart……

    Please Heeeeellppppppp….

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    Camille Desmarais-Brien2 years, 8 months ago

    Hi,

    I tried your method, and everything seemed to be working, fixrecovery was processing and then it just stopped and closed itself..this is a printscreen of what happened. thank you for your help!

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    Hadzo2 years, 8 months ago

    people, you have to make sure not to press OK on the itunes error message.  Leave it on, that way itunes wont kick off when you run fixrecovery43

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      saad1 year ago

      it still does the same

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    Usman2 years, 8 months ago

    hey, i just downgraded my iphone 3gs from ios 5.0.1 to 4.3.3 and everything was ok but at the end it was stuck in recovery mode, i tried every option redsn0w, ultrasnow, ultrasnow recovery mode by the method mentioned above but i got the error “Error, no successful firmware download after 60000ms!! Giving up..”
    please help me, i am damn worried. Pleaaasee

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    Elly2 years, 9 months ago

    I’m using an iPad 2 and it says in the FixRecovery that device is not compatible with jailbreak. Can you help me?

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      Pesmerga2 years, 9 months ago

      Hi,

      Try using the latest version of TinyUmbrella and see if it works.

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      Sensiblero2 years, 8 months ago

      It did not work for me. What do I do now?

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        Pesmerga2 years, 8 months ago

        Hi,

        Can you be more clear with your problem?

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    Vramapandian19892 years, 9 months ago

    hey guys thanks a lot yar i was like dead but this tutorial helped me

    thanks 

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    Ikawdinbur2 years, 9 months ago

    Thank you so much Mary!!! You saved me not the one on this website.

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    marky2 years, 9 months ago

    thank u so much……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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    Narokhmer2 years, 9 months ago

    this worked for me. i tried three times to make it work. you just have to put the device into DFU mode properly as given by the instruction. 

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    tyz2 years, 9 months ago

    Error, no successful firmware download after 60000ms!! Giving up…

    Help?

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      Johnbayer2 years, 9 months ago

      Did you fix this? I have the same problem please help

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        Ender eightyeight2 years, 9 months ago

        My solution to this pwnd DFU loop that gave this same error was to use ios 4.1 (coming up from 3.1.3) because apple is still signing it and 5.0.1, NOTHING else worked and i tried a LOT.

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          Pekkok642 years, 7 months ago

          Mine exactly, ios4.1 did the job after 8 days of frantic search. All else fail.

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            Bamlol992 years, 6 months ago

            what do u mean ios 4.1 did the job? as in the firmware i have to same problem
            stuck in recovery mode i tryed everything and still in recovery mode i need help…

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      Starygazer19782 years, 8 months ago

      Turn off the wifi on your handset.

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    Mary2 years, 10 months ago

    If your device was previously jailbreaked and you wanted to get a clean restore from Apple, do this. Download tinyumbrella 5.10.06 and the ipsw of the version of iOS you want to restore. Run is as admin. Go to advanced and untick “set hosts to Cydia on exit”. Exit tinyumbrella. Run iTunes as admin. Press ‘shift’ and click on restore, choose the ipsw you have downloaded. If you have no idea what the ipsw all about, just click on restore and it’ll just connect you to Apple to download new OS. And everything should work from then on.

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    Cindykey632 years, 10 months ago

    this doesnt work not cool can anyone help

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    China1232 years, 10 months ago

    I LOVE YOU

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    FR2 years, 10 months ago

    followed the instructions and it worked on my ipad 1 which was stuck in recovery mode, thanks!

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      Patrick2 years, 10 months ago

      Hi,

      If the above doesn’t work, try using Redsn0w’s Fix Recovery option in EXTRAS.

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        docturr2 years, 4 months ago

        how can i use it?

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    Bilal Kinali2 years, 10 months ago

    Hello! Please help, i have an 3gs that i dont know which firmware it is on, and i get error 1015 when i try to update it.

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      Patrick2 years, 10 months ago

      Hi,

      Just navigate to Settings > General > About.. under Version you should find your firmware version.

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    jill2 years, 10 months ago

    It worked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    thanks

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      asim2 years, 10 months ago

      hey jill i did what ever is mentioned above, after exiting i unplugged my iphone4 and then it turned off. after 2 minutes i turned it off and i see connect to itunes screen. now what ?? plzzzz help

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    scuderiax82 years, 10 months ago

    it worked for me now i have my phone working again.. i used to have a unthethered jailbreak software (4.3.3) on my ip4. this helped me get it back to stock specifications. can i now get the ios 5.0.1 from itunes? without it bricking my phone?

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    Fady Gamal2 years, 10 months ago

    hi i have iphone 3gs on ios 4.3.3 i followed all ur steps and now my phone is on black screen with lots of white commands and at the end this is the last “no successful firmware download after 60000 ms! Giving up…

    what should i do ???

    plzz help

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      michelle2 years, 10 months ago

      THIS HAPPENS TO ME TOO WHAT DO I DO????? PLEASE HELP

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    zouzou2 years, 10 months ago

    after launching fixrecovery43.exe this is what it says :

    Initializing libopois0n
    Erreur : le processus ”iTunesHelper.exe” est introuvable. ***
    Waiting for device to enter DFU mode.

    ***This basically translates to -The ”iTunesHelper.exe” process could not be found.

    I am really desperate because i have been trying many things. I really do not want to lose all my data because i have some very important things on my iphone.

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    D2 years, 10 months ago

    Does this erase all of your data?????!!!??!!?!?!?!

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    Mohammed872 years, 11 months ago

    Hi Pramod, I was having iOS 4.3.5 installed on my iphone4, than I upgraded to iOS 5 preserving baseband 4.10.01 and yesterday, i tried to upgrade it on iOS 5.0.1 again preserving baseband, but I got itunes error (14) and from then, it is in loop recovery mode.

    I tried redsnow, fixrecovery, but still finally it comes on recovery mode only. Please help me how can I exit from recovery mode and what is the issue? how can I upgrade or I would like to go back to iOS 5 or 4.3.5.

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    Mohammed872 years, 11 months ago

    Hi Pramod, I was having iOS 4.3.5 installed on my iphone4, than I upgraded to iOS 5 preserving baseband 4.10.01 and yesterday, i tried to upgrade it on iOS 5.0.1 again preserving baseband, but I got itunes error (14) and from then, it is in loop recovery mode.

    I tried redsnow, fixrecovery, but still finally it comes on recovery mode only. Please help me how can I exit from recovery mode and what is the issue? how can I upgrade or I would like to go back to iOS 5 or 4.3.5.

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    hunterofaheart2 years, 11 months ago

    Hi Pramod, I was having iOS 4.3.5 installed on my iphone4, than I upgraded to iOS 5 preserving baseband 4.10.01 and yesterday, i tried to upgrade it on iOS 5.0.1 again preserving baseband, but I got itunes error (14) and from then, it is in loop recovery mode.

    I tried redsnow, fixrecovery, but still finally it comes on recovery mode only. Please help me how can I exit from recovery mode and what is the issue? how can I upgrade or I would like to go back to iOS 5 or 4.3.5.

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    IrvingSalas2 years, 11 months ago

    Hey this is my story. Hope that you can help me, Im really desesperated. I bought an Iphone 3gs, it came with 4.01 IOS with 05.13.04 baseband firmware,

    I tried this guide:

    http://techdeville.com/2011/05/22/how-to-update-to-4-3-3-on-3gs4-without-upgrading-baseband-custom-firmware-bundles-included/

    To update to 4.33 without updating my baseband, but at the last part, it just didnt reboot, and everytime i connect it to itunes,it say that is in recovery mode, i cant turn it on. It doesnt even turn on the screen. I have tried to restore it to a clean version of 4.01, and It finishes without any error, but when it finish it says that is going to restart, its something that never happens, and when the countdown finishes, It says again that is in recovery mode, i cant turn it on. I have tried to repeat the process many times, without any success. I dont know what happens…Please if you can help me, i will pay you if its necessary, but i want the iphone back :S

    I already did this, and everything was fine when it started resetting the device counters, im not sure what did it said after that, but suddenly it shutted off the cmd window, and my ihpone started doing things. Then it just turned off. What can be the problem… :/

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    joan2 years, 11 months ago

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

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    Ash2 years, 11 months ago

    hey me again, attempted the redsnow fix recovery, this time the part that takes place on the phone got to: Mounting rootfs as read only… ERROR! wnload after 60000ms!! Giving up…
    sorry if this has been answered, checking out comments now

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    Ash2 years, 11 months ago

    Hey trying the above method,
    my story is I have an Iphone 4 version 4.3, was going to upgrade to the new OS via snowbreeze and preserve my baseband. The reason was that my gevey unlock on the phone likely doesn’t work with an updated baseband.
    Unfortunately in the middle of the snowbreeze fix my phone was put into recovery loop and since then I’ve been trying various fixes, this one kind of seems promising.
    I use the tiny umbrella log to check when device is in DFU so I definitely get it to that point
    The process seems to work fine, the part on my computer screen works well and gets to Exiting libpois0n, the rest seems identical to the picture you posted
    Then the phone takes over and the screen looks pretty much like the cmd screen (grey text on black screen) but it get to this point and stops for awhile: AppleM2ScalerCSCDriver: Added framebuffer device: AppleCLCD
    Then the process finishes and comes up with the apple logo before returning to recovery mode
    On a few of my tries I didn’t wait long enough for the process to finish, and restarted (mostly because it seemed well over 2 minutes)
    Any thoughts you have would be appreciated

    Update: hey me again, attempted the redsnow fix recovery, this time the part that takes place on the phone got to: Mounting rootfs as read only… ERROR! wnload after 60000ms!! Giving up…
    sorry if this has been answered, checking out comments now

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      Pramod2 years, 11 months ago

      Are you hacktivated? Did you check that option while you were creating the Snowbreeze IPSW?

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    joyce2 years, 11 months ago

    My Iphone 4 was suddenly get into the recovery mode after i had download some apps and restart the phone. I had jailbreak the phone with cyndia and iOS 4.3.3, i had tried to use the method above to get out of the recovery mode but it failed. Please help me as there’s lots of photos in the phone that’s very precious to me…what can i do? Is it because the OS of my phone had been corrupted? how to check on this? Please… ;~( (i had tried to fix it for one week already….)

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      Pramod2 years, 11 months ago

      Try your luck with the Fix Recovery option from under Redsn0w 0.9.9b8’s Extras option.

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    Ajay2 years, 12 months ago

    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!This save my iPhone’s live!!!!!!!!!!You Rock:p

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    Jfernand3 years ago

    Somebody knows if it is posible downgrade IPad 2 3G from IOS 5.0.1 to IOS 4.3.3.???

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      Pramod3 years ago

      Only if the iPad 2 is a Wi-Fi model & you have an SHSH saved for the same via TU / Cydia.

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    Anas3 years ago

    A Life saver, Literary, an iPhone without jailbreak is nothing but a piece of SH*T, I appreciate all of your work!

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    JFernand3 years ago

    when i run fixrecovery43 it says:

    Initializing libpois0n
    “TASKKILL” no se reconoce como un comando interno o externo,
    programa o archivo por lotes ejecutable.
    “TASKKILL” no se reconoce como un comando interno o externo,
    programa o archivo por lotes ejecutable.
    Waiting for device to enter DFU mode
    Found device in DFU mode
    Checking if device is compatible with this jailbreak
    Checking the device type
    Identified device as (null)
    Sorry device is not compatible with this jailbreak
    Exiting libpois0n

    My devide is Ipad 2 Wifi-3G

    It seems that fixrecovery is not valid for Ipad 2 3G.

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      Pramod3 years ago

      Fix Recovery doesn’t work on the A5 devices such as the iPad 2 & iP4S.

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    James3 years ago

    I got through the fixrecovery43.exe prompt and then when it started doing its magic on my 3gs with 4.3.3 with 6.15.00 BB it says “Unable to mount filesystem!” and “no successful firmware to unload after 60000ms!! giving up…”
    So I reconnected it and it says “cable connected, but dont have device configuration yet”

    HELP! my phone is nothing but a paperweight!! And thanks for all the hard work so far!

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      Pramod3 years ago

      Just like it says, you don’t have a valid iOS image on your device. You will be able to use Fix Recovery only if you had errored out with a 1015 / 10xx error code using a valid SHSH blobs for that particular iOS.

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    Satwant3 years ago

    Hi Pramod,
    I have a iphone 3gs with 4.3.5 BB 05.16.02, I had a tethered jailbreak with redsnow and now I tried to downgrade to 4.1 using redsnow, I have saved the SHSH blobs in TU but after going through the redsnow I bypassed the jealbreak steps and chose install ipad baseband which it took some time to do and since then the phone is stuck in recovery mode with connect to itunes.
    It seems I am missing an important piece in between the TU wont exit recovery do I need anything special ? When I look at saved blobs it says two entried 4.1 and 4.3.5.

    Thanks in advance

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      Pramod3 years ago

      Use Redsn0w 0.9.9b8’s Fix Recovery option from the Extras tab to kick your device out of the recovery loop.

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    clinux3 years ago

    Pramod…i try to do this tutorial with my iphone 4 not by the way not activated and stucked in DFU and nothing the iphone have a 4.3.5 firmware

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    amanvir3 years ago

    I used ur solution to remove my iphone4 from recovery mode issue it’s worked…………perfectly, really nice work keep it up

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    Guneet Dhiman3 years ago

    It is showing the 1604 error no successfull restore
    Plz tell me how to resolve it

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      Pramod3 years ago

      You need to put your device into a pwned DFU mode first before you begin your restores. Make sure that you read all the instructions thoroughly before you proceed.

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    Jason3 years ago

    @Pramod, is it a good idea to update to iOS 5 when an untethered jailbreak doesn’t exist yet?

    I found out that iOS 5 was never installed previously. the 6.15 baseband was installed a while back so that it could be used on tmobile. a year later an attempt to restore was made but became a brick. To restore to iOS 4.2 I’ve tried using tinyumbrella, iREB, changing the host file, disabling virus protection, changing usb cables… and all to no avail.
    Any other ideas?

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      Pramod3 years ago

      That’s your call to make as far as you keep in mind the limitations of a tethered JB. If so, make sure that your restoring to a custom IPSW always.

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    mike k3 years ago

    I have an IPAD stuck on the connect to Itunes no matter what i do and it’s not detected on any PC usb port,please help
    thanks

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      Pramod3 years ago

      Restore it via iTunes to iOS 5 & then later downgrade back if necessary.

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    Jason3 years ago

    I’m trying to downgrade an iPhone 3gs. I have no idea what iOS is on it right now but it will not restore after putting it in DFU mode. It was jailbroken and working with tmobile. An iOS 5 update may have been attempted.
    Any ideas? TinyUmbrella and Fix Recovery downloads do not work.

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      Pramod3 years ago

      Do you have the necessary SHSH saved for your device either on Cydia / TU? Because you need to definitely have them saved for the iOS to which your planning to downgrade to. If you have updated to iOS 5 w/o having any of the SHSH saved, I’m afraid but you might have to stay on iOS 5 itself.

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    Guneet Dhiman3 years ago

    I found that i had already saved shsh blobs on my iphone but while using fixrecovery when the procedure happens on the phone it says no successfull firmware download after 60000 ms giving up

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      Pramod3 years ago

      Was your restore successful / errored out with some specific error code? Also, did you use the saved SHSH by pointing iTunes to Cydia from your hosts file?

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    emmanuel3 years ago

    show me how to put zlib1.lld into fixrecovery to work.bcos when i do it tells me
    zlib1.lld was not found or component

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      Pramod3 years ago

      Just place them in the same folder together with FixRecovery & run it.

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    erin3 years ago

    It keeps going back to the connect to itunes graphic no matter what i do

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      Pramod3 years ago

      Use the Fix Recovery option instead that comes with the latest iteration of Redsn0w.

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    hitesh3 years ago

    iphone 4 followed d steps ….now my iphone 4 is stucked on slide for emergncy …plz help

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      Pramod3 years ago

      You need to pop-in the legit carrier SIM to which your phone was locked to & then hook it upto iTunes for activation. If you do not have one, you will then need to then JB your device.

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    Bryan3 years ago

    http://www.limera1n.cc/2011/08/downgrade-435-to-433-without-shsh-blobs.html
    this is the link i used and i just screwed it up.I tried using your method but it didn’t work it just returned to recovery mode please help me

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      Pramod3 years ago

      That’s just a FAKE & a very misleading guide which has caused alot of loss in terms of SHSH. That guide just doesn’t work. Read this http://bit.ly/oKCpYX & understand why.

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    kamlesh soni3 years ago

    thanks….thanks….thanks…. :D

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    Guneet Dhiman3 years, 1 month ago

    u said that You need to have had the 4.3.3 SHSH saved for your device via Cydia / TU. Performing restores of your device w/o them & by running TU at the background would only force install your iOS w/o the SHSH blobs which is invalid.

    plz can u tell that how to do it
    coz when i was kicking out my iphone 4 from recovery mode with your steps provided at the end my iphone always goes back to recovery mode.
    it says that no successful download firmware after 60000 ms !! Giving up…
    it also says that incorrect number of extended attributes
    (It should be 74148 instead of 74144)
    here i have only written the negatives of the procedure
    plz plz plz help help help

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      If you haven’t saved one already, you are already too late to save one for your device. Restoring to the latest iOS / for any other SHSH saved iOS would only help. Read this http://bit.ly/oKCpYX.

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    Alessandro3 years, 1 month ago

    GREAT!!!!!!!!!! thank you

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    vinh3 years, 1 month ago

    Thank you so much for your super fast response! It worked exactly as you said it would. Thank you!!!

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    alex3 years, 1 month ago

    i have the same problem with no shsh saved as its a new computer any ideas ? mines a 3gs also

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Do you have any saved over at Cydia? Have you tried Tiny Umbrella as well?

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    vinh3 years, 1 month ago

    I restored my iPhone 4 to iOS 4.3.3 and I made sure that my SHSH blobs were saved in Cydia before proceeding. I got the error 1013 message and have been stuck in the recovery loop. I tried fixrecovery but I am still stuck in the recovery loop. I would really appreciate your assistance.

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      You need to use a custom created 4.3.3 IPSW instead of the stock version from Apple for your restores. Use Sn0wbreeze http://bit.ly/mbFORU & restore to that in a pwned DFU mode. Make sure that you also set your hosts file to accept the Cydia server connections.

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    10033 years, 1 month ago

    I downloaded fix recovery but it says that zlib1.dll is missing. tried re-installing and no luck. please help
    Edit: found it. tried it but still didn’t work, still at connect to iTunes logo

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Download the zlib1.dll it from here & drop it into the same folder. After that, re-run FixRecovery.

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    John Comeau3 years, 1 month ago

    pleeeeease help haha i am on the verge of selling my ipod on ebay for spare parts… it is ipod 4g 32gb tethered jailbreak redsn0w 0.9.9b1 … i went to restore because it wasnt booting properly and it keeps coming up with error 1611… i tried this and for a second i had hope, but then it goes back to connect to itunes in recovery mode :/ ANY IDEAS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED
    thanks :)

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Error 1611 is an h/w issue according to Apple. You might want to show it at the nearest Apple Store to get it checked. Before doing so, just to confirm, ydo try to restore your device once again on a different computer to see if iTunes errors out again.

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    bhazan313 years, 1 month ago

    it says 60000 ms giving up… brings me back to reecovery mode
    wat do i do plz hel
    thank you

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      I just answered that. Read my previous reply to Devam just below.

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    devam3 years, 1 month ago

    hi,.. i have iphone 3gs , 4.3.3. bb upgraded to 06.15.00 .. i used this fixrecovery43… was able to see balck screen but msg failing after 60000 sec, giving up came and am back to aplle logo …

    please help me out.

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Its because there isn’t a completely successful install of an iOS on your device just yet for it to work with. Did you by any chance restore your device w/o actually having an SHSH saved for your device / iOS just by running TU at the back?

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    don3 years, 1 month ago

    i followed all you steps, it worked, but my iphone 4 is stuck on the critical charge screen.. please help

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Hook your device to a power outlet & let it charge to full battery before you try anything else.

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    Jorge3 years, 1 month ago

    In my case went well the installation, but at the end returns to the Recovery Mode. I don’t know how to get out of the recovery mode. i tried many different solutions: Recboot (always gives errors), tinyumbrella (no way to get out), iRecovery. I am very tired. If someone has an idea, will be great.

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      What iOS / BB / model? Can’t help you with anything if you don’t mention these details in your query. :(

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    kevin3 years, 1 month ago

    help i accidentally upgraded my iphone 4 to ios 4.3.5 then i downgraded it to 4.3.3 then i followed this guide.

    but this step

    “5. When you see Exiting libpois0n in terminal window, you can disconnect your iPhone from your computer. Rest of the procedure will done on your iPhone. This usually takes 2 mins max.”

    it still goesback and display itunes icon with a usb connector. PLS HELP ME I AM VERY DEPRESSED :(

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      You need to have had the 4.3.3 SHSH saved for your device via Cydia / TU. Performing restores of your device w/o them & by running TU at the background would only force install your iOS w/o the SHSH blobs which is invalid. Read this http://bit.ly/oKCpYX.

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    Anjum3 years, 1 month ago

    all right!!thanks! you have been of great help to me for the past few days!! where are you operating from?? and can you give me your email address, so that i can stay in touch with you, for any other problems in future..really appreciate your help!

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      You can come back anytime & get your queries clarified here on our site. We have a dedicated team assigned to answer your queries. Also, we operate from Norway, Canada, US & India.

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    AJMAL AZIZ3 years, 1 month ago

    Hi

    Itune error is 1604 wheareas on my device error is same which is appear right after when itines starts preparing to restore the device.

    Panic(cpu undefined kenral instruction
    r0: 0xundefined kernal instruction

    even i am trying to update to latst iOS , device error is same.

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Even when you try to restore to a stock IPSW its the same? If so, then its definitely a h/w issue & so you might want to take it to the nearest Apple Store to get it checked.

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    itamar4513 years, 1 month ago

    hi,listen i’ve been trayin to go from 4.3.4 to 4.3.3 without shsh blobs

    and i got into recovery mode and i cant get out of it no matter what

    i tried everything !!!

    can u plz help me?

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      That is all that you will get if you try restoring to an iOS version w/o having an SHSH saved for your device. You cannot expect your device to restore with success if you don’t have any SHSH for that particular iOS. You can’t do anything about it other than to restore to the latest iOS version.

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    AJMAL AZIZ3 years, 1 month ago

    Hi Pramod

    continuing Panic error. may i send you the screen shot of device error if possible?

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      What is the error code that iTunes send out when you restore fails?

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    Anjum3 years, 1 month ago

    i dont have any blobs for 4.3.3. so there is no way of an upgrade then?? i have 4.3.5 saved.. but that doesnt have untethered jb i guess..

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      As I have been explaining & repeating to you the same already for the past few days now, NO.

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    Anjum3 years, 1 month ago

    is there a considerable difference b/w ios 4.1 and 4.3.3??? and do i need saved shsh blobs for ios 4.3.3 to upgrade?

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Yes there is (in terms of apps, but no UI changes) & definitely yes, you do need to have your SHSH saved to update / restore to it.

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    AJMAL AZIZ3 years, 1 month ago

    Hi Pramod,

    I have follow the intructions , first i prepare the customoised 4.1 IPSW and run in itunes, my device displays the following text
    Panic(cpu undefined kenral instruction
    r0: 0xundefined kernal instruction

    and error 1604 on itunes

    please advise

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Use iReb / Redsn0w to put your device first into a pwned DFU mode. You should have followed Sn0wbreeze the whole way out.

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    Anjum3 years, 1 month ago

    okay! thanks a lot!! u’re a savior!!

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    sina3 years, 1 month ago

    i have done all this and it goes all fine but after that fone again comes in the recovery mode ( cable and itunes logo ) please help

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Did you actually restore your device using a valid SHSH saved for your iOS Or by simply running TU at the background?

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    AJMAL AZIZ3 years, 1 month ago

    Hi Pramod

    Somedays ago i gives my Iphone 3GS to local Mobile Shop for unlocking the network. after 2,3 days they give it to me back with reply that my device have hardward problem. i have no option to take it back. therfore my device is struck on USB itune logo. i dont know what was the firmware/Baseband of my device. i last 2 weeks i search lot of blogs , tried lot of applications but every application, every method end with Panic: We are hanging here error. in tiny umbrella i can found only these informations,

    CPID:8920
    CPRV:15
    CPFM:03
    SCEP:03
    BDID:00
    ECID:00000276860EE38F
    IBFL:01
    SRNM:[859520DQ3NP]”

    and following SHSHs found on the device ,
    iPhone3GS 4.1 (8B117)-2708078519183
    iPhone3GS 4.2.1 (8C148a)-2708078519183

    i really no idea what to do with my device. please help if you have any hint.

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Downgrade to a custom 4.1 IPSW. Use Sn0wbreeze http://bit.ly/rq4MtY to create one & restore to it. Make sure that you have set TU to these settings first http://bit.ly/mT3R3e & then quit it. You can then proceed with the restore in a pwned DFU mode. That should help you to get your iP3GS back alive.

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    richie3 years, 1 month ago

    hi i had the problem stuck in dfu loop 3gs had no way of getting out tried tinyumbrella ireb u name it after searching i found a few ppl had tried this and it worked so i had nothing to lose by trying and it worked for me u have to open the phone and disconnect the battery it sets it back then itunes let it downgrade and i got 1015 error used ireb to kick it out of dfu then worked perfect heres a link on how to open and disconnect the battery just be very careful not to damage anything leave it for 2 hrs disconnected and do this at your own risk 100% worked for me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwEUrLtJKoM best of luckhope it works

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      To get your device out of a DFU loop / 1015 error, you really had to rip off your device just like how that guy did with his?
      All you had to do was to restore your device with a custom iOS IPSW to solve the 1015 error. For the DFU loop issue, you need to have the necessary SHSH blobs saved for your iOS to which your restoring to. You can read more about it here http://bit.ly/oKCpYX.
      The reason for that video on YouTube was something related to the Spirit JB instead which is quite outdated now.

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    shrinivas3 years, 1 month ago

    hi pramod
    i am using 3gs upgraded to ios 4.3.3 with tinyu with tss running since i got error 1600 i put my phone in pwuned dfu mode for ireb then resoted it
    now please help i cant xit that mode and phone is blank

    tried the above said using fixrecovery dint help….

    please help

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Your now in a DFU loop simply because you have restored your device w/o actually having an SHSH saved for it. Read this http://bit.ly/oKCpYX. At this point of time, no recovery tools will work.

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    tea3 years, 1 month ago

    Thanks a lot for a useful helping topic, I have already turned back to normal mode^^but after finish kicking of Recovery mode, it requires to restore from backup. Anyway, Thanks again n’ again:’D

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    AJMAL AZIZ3 years, 1 month ago

    Hi i am struck at Panic : We are hanging here. tried lot of ways but no success

    every attempt ends at kernal panic error , please help if there is any possibility for this

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Any possibility of what? Its impossible to understand what answers are you expecting us to give w/o actually explaining the problem, device specs or issue first.

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    Anjum3 years, 1 month ago

    Thanks a lot Pramod!!! It worked ! Phone’s working fine now! How do I install paid apps using cydia?? And is there any way of iOS upgrade?

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      You can download them from the sources mentioned in this post. Top 10 Cydia Sources
      Don’t update your device yet until you have absolutely confirmed that Ultrasn0w is compatible on it. Currently the iOS 5 doesn’t & everything above 4.3.3 is still a tethered JB.

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    Nankz3 years, 1 month ago

    Brother.. can U help me? are this work on 4.3.5 ? i trey this method but in end just a picture of usb cable and iTunes. for long time……..

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Nope, FixRecovery doesn’t work on iOS 4.3.4+. You might want to instead use Redsn0w 0.9.9b3 & give its FixRecovery a try.

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    JABA3 years, 1 month ago

    Unfortunately I don’t know – I don’t do regular updates – Will iTunes tell me?
    And I tried both 4.21 & 4.3.3 – neither worked however it’s the closest I been so far to booting it. Both processes failed.

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      At this point will will not be able to tell you that information as well. Have you tried Redsn0w’s recovery fixer? Try using that in Redsn0w0.9.9b1.

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    Anjum3 years, 1 month ago

    When I do the essential upgrades it asks for, it says hash sum mismatch.

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      You need to retry until you don’t get the mismatch. You might want to recheck your internet connectivity & also make sure that its a good one. If not, try a different connection as it happens due to frequent packet drops in your connection.

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    JABA3 years, 1 month ago

    Hey People,

    I’ve been travelling for the past 4 weeks – I used my iPhone 4 to take Photos & Movies whilst I was away.
    On my way back I turned my phone off using the power button. When I landed, I turned it back on & somehow got myself into Recovery Mode. I do not want to lose all my photos & movies.
    My last Sync was just before I left (4 weeks ago) for Overseas.
    If I use TinyUmbrella to exit recovery mode will it revert to a previous Firmware & wipe everything collected prior to my last Sync with iTunes?
    P.S.
    I’m running Windows so I can’t use RecBoot 2.1/2.2
    And I’m a noob at all this Jailbreaking stuff.

    •  
      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Which iOS version are you on? Where you also on a tethered JB? TU will not erase anything from your device even if it fails to boot back your iP4.

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    Wazab3 years, 1 month ago

    Thanks a lot man. You saved my day. You had the most detailed tutorial on the net. Thanks a million.

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    Anjum3 years, 1 month ago

    No it isn’t installed.. And what do u mean by updating cydia over wifi?? Are you refering to the upgrades it is asking me for??I’m sorry but I really don’t know anything about using cydia..

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Yes, make sure that your iPhone is connected to one & update Cydia. Next, download & install Ultrasn0w to complete the unlock on your device.

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    Anjum3 years, 1 month ago

    It started now.. Yesterday it crashed when I opened.. Where do I check for unlocks in cydia?? And it is asking for some upgrades .. Shall I do so??

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      You need to first update Cydia using a Wi-Fi internet connection. Next, you should see a tick mark (if installed) across Ultrasn0w when you search for it in Cydia’s Search section. Also,

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    Firecore3 years, 1 month ago

    I did exactly as u guys posted about it and i receive a AppleBCMWLAN:handle IOKitBusyWatchdogTimeout();Error no successful firmwarew download afer 60000ms!! Giving up…

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Just like it says, you do not have a valid iOS running on your device. FixRecovery will work only if you had errored out during a fresh iOS install via iTunes with a 10xx error. Your only way out now is to restore to that iOS for which you have an SHSH already saved for your device either on Cydia like this (http://bit.ly/qS5bjW) / TU if you rely on an unlock. Read this http://bit.ly/oKCpYX.

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    Anjum3 years, 1 month ago

    Ios 4.1 thats what I restored to.. As told by you.earlier was 4.3.3.. And modem firmware is 06.15..I remember it being the same as it was before the recovery loop occurred..
    And cydia still isn’t working on the phone…

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      This is weird even after a fresh install of the iOS. What happens when you try to open the same?

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    Anjum3 years, 1 month ago

    i did check the hactivate option while restoring… and for the sim, is it necessary to have the specific and original sim for this phone, or any at&t 3gs sim would work??

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Ohkk, thought you were stuck at the Emergency Call screen. What’s your current iOS & BB version? Also, in Cydia do you see Ultrasn0w as installed?

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    Anjum3 years, 1 month ago

    done!! the phone’s off the recovery mode… but i guess it has now been locked once again, though i did do the ultrasnow download step in snowbreeze… so what to do for the unlock?

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      You need to pop-in the original carrier SIM that came locked to your iPhone in order to activate it via iTunes. If you don’t have one, redo the restore by making a new custom IPSW with the hacktivate option checked.

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    Anjum3 years, 1 month ago

    the option was already ticked when i saved the blobs.. now i unchecked it and resaved and it gave me blobs like iphone 3gs 5.0b1(9A5220p) and many other with similar names..

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Create a custom iOS 4.1 & restore to it instead. That’s all you can do right now because that’s the only iOS for which you have a valid SHSH saved for & also currently sports an untethered JB. Use Sn0wbreeze 2.1. Read this http://bit.ly/rq4MtY & follow the instructions.

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    Anjum3 years, 1 month ago

    okay so this worked.. i have 4.1(8b117) and 4.3.5(8L1) shsh blobs saved… now what?

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Tick the Request SHSH from Cydia option under the Advanced menu of TU & redo the Save SHSH process.

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    Anjum3 years, 1 month ago

    okay before i try this, can u ensure any alternative, in case this method fails?? i mean i hope u’ll still be able to fix the problem if this does not work..or makes the situation even worse…

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Can’t do / say anything unless you know what SHSH blobs you have for your device / iOS. So, revert back after you have completed the procedure.

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    Aksel3 years, 1 month ago

    OMG TYTYTYTYTYTYTYTY
    IT WORKED :’)
    I frickin LOVE YOU

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    Anjum3 years, 1 month ago

    i did.. it doesnt show any shsh blobs in the dfu mode..it says dfu device connected, but i cant see the iphone written on the left corner below show all shshs option… and when i did the recovery mode, it gives the ecid no… also, the itunes asks me to restore the phone, shall i do it?

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    meng yew3 years, 1 month ago

    i still can’t exit recovery mode with fixrecovery.. i got to the last step and the procedure that was done on my phone just suddenly faded and came back to recovery mode.. how ?

    •  
      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      FixRecovery will work only if you had errored out during a fresh iOS install via iTunes with a 10xx error. Your only way out now is to restore to that iOS for which you have an SHSH already saved for your device either on Cydia like this (http://bit.ly/qS5bjW) / TU if you rely on an unlock. Read this http://bit.ly/oKCpYX.

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    charan3 years, 1 month ago

    yes i tried only stock firmware 4.3.5 via itunes.same error…..i have no bill so cant goto apple store.also phone brought from uk and i am in india .

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Mhm, not possible to solve it via a restore either as this is probably a hardware related issue.

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    charan3 years, 1 month ago

    still same error 9 :|
    i read somewhere “remove battery for 5-6 hours then try to restore ”

    can i try this ?????

    •  
      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      If your certain that you can fix things back. I suggest you to take it to the nearest Apple store. Its a hardware issue that’s causing this trouble.

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        Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

        What about restoring to a stock iOS 4.3.5? Have you tried that yet?

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    charan3 years, 1 month ago

    there are two files hosts and host.umbrella ………edit only hosts or both ????

    •  
      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Only the Hosts file. Quit TU first & then update.

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    Frank3 years, 1 month ago

    Haven’t tried creating my own custom 4.3.3 ipsw and restore in DFU mode. Please point me in the right direction for a “how to”. Thanks

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Use the saved SHSH to create a signed IPSW http://bit.ly/krAj38 to which you can restore to (Select the type of files as TU while pointing iFaith to the SHSH). Redo the JB ONLY via Redsn0w & then complete the unlock procedure by installing Ultrasn0w from Cydia. Read this http://bit.ly/lAcuoN.

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    Connor3 years, 1 month ago

    made a phonecall, tried to end call, wouldn’t end, turn phone off, now i can’t turn it back on, can’t reset, can’t enter dfu mode and itunes doesn’t recognise anything being plugged in. my phone is just a black screen, no apple logo or connect to itunes, absolutely nothing…anyone help??

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Your in a DFU loop simply because you tried restoring to an iOS version for which you never really had a valid SHSH saved for your device / iOS. Read this http://bit.ly/oKCpYX.

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    Frank3 years, 1 month ago

    I followed tutorial here – http://www.redmondpie.com/downgrade-4.3.5-ios-to-4.3.3-4.3.4-4.3.2-4.3.1-4.3-iphone-4-3gs-ipad-2-ipad-ipod-touch-4g-3g-how-to-tutorial/
    And various combinations of this to 4.3.3. Furthest I got was to use tu to fix recovery or exit recovery and once it got to a black screen with about 6 lines of text so small I couldn’t read. Have all blobs saved from 4.2.1 to present. Used to be JB on 4.2.1 gp but Apple App Store downloading started playing up so I upgraded to 4.3.5 – probably should have tried to re jailbreak first or something.
    I’m on 4.3.5 and bb 04.10.01. I don’t want to unlock just JB untethered again.

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      If you really have the iOS 4.3.3 SHSH saved for your device on TU, you can then easily create a signed IPSW using the same with iFaith & then restore to it in a pwned DFU mode. Have you tried that yet?

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    charan3 years, 1 month ago

    hey guys need help

    i have 1ph 4 16 gb firmware 4.3.5 …locked carrir t-mobile uk ..using gavey sim

    last night i tried to jailbreak 4.3.5 ….n tried to restore firmware for jailbreak ….but i got some itunes error …… after that i tried to restore firmware using itunes …..but still getting error …( error 9) ……now i am stuck in recovery mode ……. dont know what to do….plzz help

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Remove any reference of gs.apple.com from your hosts file & retry the restore to a stock iOS 4.3.5 IPSW from iTunes.

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    Anjum3 years, 1 month ago

    i connected my phone..it says cannot start tss service. do not try restoring. your hosts file is unwritable

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Close any applications that you may have running at the background esp Skype & run TU again.

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    Anjum3 years, 1 month ago

    so do u want me to get the saved shsh blobs using the steps by downloading tinyumbrella?

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Yep, follow the tutorial completely & respond back with your findings.

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    Anjum3 years, 1 month ago

    i did not have any access to cydia… it didnt work at all…it did before i sent for unlock, but after i got the phone back, it just didnt start.. so i reinstalled… so i dont know whether it has saved anything or not…

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Read the post to which I linked you to in my previous reply & check for them first. Its a necessity to perform that step so don’t ignore.

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    r77w8c393 years, 1 month ago

    I want to say, it works !

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    Anjum3 years, 1 month ago

    i have an iphone 3gs. ios 4.3.3 it had been unlocked recently/…
    but somehow when i received the phone after the unlock, there was some problem in cydia.. so i tried to reinstall it.. and re jailbreak the phone… i ended up stuck with the apple logo…and i did try the above steps, which didnt work… please help..

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Sounds like you reinstalled Cydia on an already jailbroken iP3GS. Only a complete fresh install of the iOS can solve any kind of issues with Cydia & so must you. Do you have any SHSH blobs saved for your device on Cydia / TU? Try reading this http://bit.ly/oKCpYX & see if you have got any for iOS 4.3.3.

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    iphone 3gs user3 years, 1 month ago

    i have an iphone 3gs.. i followed all the instructions..
    phone is stuck on apple logo loop. and it isnt coming out.. i put it in recovery mod loop.. and trid tiny umbrella.. still no luck.. please help

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      How did you get to the recovery loop? Did you try restoring to a stock iOS even when you had an updated BB version? And also, did you check for valid SHSH blobs before the restore?

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    Frank3 years, 1 month ago

    It sounds like this is exactly what I need. Got stuck twice and had to restore back to 4.3.5. On iMac 10.7.1 please explain “Download Zlib1.dll from here and place it in the same directory” sorry if a dumb question but a noob here who really misses his JB. How do I place in same directory – what’s this?

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Did you check for any saved SHSH via TU for your device? Post back your iDevice’s iOS / BB / model specs to be able to help you out more.

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    qwee3 years, 1 month ago

    I can’t get out of recovery mode. Trying to downgrade my iPhone 4 from 4.3.5 to 4.3.3. Tinyumbrella says that I got 4.3.3 SHSH blobs.

    After about 10-15 seconds on the recovery screen, without my iPhone plugged in, it goes to DFU mode.

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Did you make use of it by starting the TSS Server within TU?

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    AJMAL AZIZ3 years, 1 month ago

    Dear Pramod
    thanks for the reply. how i can resolve this error?

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      What iOS version are / were you on? Do not update unnecessarily from iTunes.

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    Mohsen3 years, 1 month ago

    I got an error saying the process “iTunesHelper.exe” not found.
    How can I solve this?

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      This is not an error !! This is FixRecovery checking for any iTunes related processes that may interrupt your recovery. Here the error messages are good & has nothing to do with your recovery fails.

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    AJMAL AZIZ3 years, 1 month ago

    I have 3GS and i tried this application . every thing going smooth and after Exiting libpois0n massage i unpluged the cable . finaly i got the massage panic: we are hanging here. please help on this error. iOS is 2.1

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Any FixRecovery version would work ONLY for iOS 4.0.x up until 4.3.3. The latest tools are always updated to work only with the latest iOS versions. It does not apply to any other iOS versions below 4.x.x .

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    Anjum3 years, 1 month ago

    i have an iphone 3gs.. which had been unlocked..
    since i wasn’t able to use cydia, i tried to re’install and re’jailbreak the phone… i ended up stuck with the apple logo..tried the above steps.. which didnt work though.. pls help…

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      To which iOS version did you restore to? Also, did you save any kind of SHSH for your device / iOS?

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    Nana3 years, 1 month ago

    I just did this and my Iphone 4 has gone blank. I tried to turn it back on but it won’t respond… please help!!!

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Well, please explain what were you actually trying to perform? Also, please type in your iP4 specs like BB / iOS / unlock / SHSH details. Your query as of now is just too vague to be answered.

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    adrian3 years, 1 month ago

    yes it worked just fine on an iphone 4

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    alex3 years, 2 months ago

    hi iv done everything u said but it goes straight back into recovery mode again and doesnt come out iv tried 3 times with no luck please help …. mine is a 3gs

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Can you please explain more as to what are you trying to achieve here? Also, your iPhone BB / iOS & SHSH details.

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    Maddie3 years, 2 months ago

    Did it really work?

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    adrian3 years, 2 months ago

    this worked just fine for me…thx

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    brian3 years, 2 months ago

    This process isn’t working for me.. I’m on an iPhone 3gs and after running TU, the iPhone 1015 error message still appears through iTunes. I haven’t shshed anything, and don’t have any backup ispw files to use, so i’m using the recovery ipsw through iTunes 10.4.1. This is going from an iOS5 beta to 4.3.3

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Its no use downgrading / trying to use FixRecovery w/o having the necessary SHSH saved for your device / iOS. Read this http://bit.ly/oKCpYX first & see if you have any valid SHSH saved for your device first & then perform the downgrade.

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    Danial3 years, 2 months ago

    Hi i have a i phone 4. T was trying to downgrade it to 4.3.3 from 4.3.5. it got stuck in the loopy thing and ive been trying everything on the web. Im still stuck in the loop. Please help.

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Read this http://bit.ly/oKCpYX first & confirm if you had any SHSH saved for your device / iOS to which you have downgraded / restored to just now. Its not possible to restore / downgrade to any earlier versions of the iOS w/o having a valid saved SHSH for your device & ultimately FixRecovery will fail as well.

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    richie3 years, 2 months ago

    hi i recently restored my iphone 3gs firmware 4.3.3 now it was stuck in dfu mode loop id saved shsh before restore was jailbroke with redsnow ive tried everything to get out of dfu from tinyumbrella, fixreovery43.exe, recboot, ireb it wasnt getting the 1015 error gets the 3194 and 1600 error code in itunes but i bypassed that with ireb and tinyumbrella to restore it 4.3.3 and jailbroke again with redsnow and booted it tethered so id have it up and running untill i got a solution for dfu recovery loop but it shut down and now fixreovery43.exe aint even detecting it tinyumbrella justs turns it to black then yellow screen it is shown in dfu threw ireb and itunes but now itunes wont even restore it fails on that to please help if u can

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Sorry, but it doesn’t happen that way. If you had indeed saved an SHSH for your device / iOS, you should then use that SHSH to create a custom 4.3.3 signed IPSW & restore to it instead & not the stock version ofcourse. Make sure that TU does show up the iOS 4.3.3 SHSH for your device & if not, downgrading to iOS 4.1 is your only choice. Read this http://bit.ly/oKCpYX & use the info to get your iPhone back up & running.

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    Grace Wong3 years, 2 months ago

    I’m having a really weird problem… I upgraded to 4.3.3 from 4.2.1 on my iPhone 3GS, and it was acting *really* weird – weird enough that I decided to downgrade back to 4.2.1. As expected, I got into a 1015 recovery loop that I couldn’t get out of. I tried running TU to get out of it, and it wouldn’t take, so I tried FixRecovery 4.3. Now, here’s where it gets *really* weird. Everytime I put the phone into DFU mode, iTunes no longer sees it, and I get a message in FixRecovery that it’s waiting for the phone to go into DFU mode, when it already is. So, for whatever reason, nothing is recognizing my phone in DFU mode, even though it is. Any suggestions??

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Well, did you have a valid SHSH saved when you had updated to iOS 4.3.3 for your device either on Cydia / TU ? If you never have saved an SHSH for your device on that particular iOS version, its absolutely not possible for your restore to go through with success as your right now stuck in an infinite DFU loop. Read this http://bit.ly/oKCpYX to better understand & find for any saved SHSH.

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    waqe3 years, 2 months ago

    Seriously man thank you so much you save my life i was stuck on the itunes screen
    i have iPhone 4g on gavey sim and
    i think fix recovery wont work on gavy sim phone
    so i took your advice and did it via snow breeze by making costume firmware of 4.3.3

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Your most welcome !! Glad I could help !! :D

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    hako3 years, 2 months ago

    My problem is Itunes doesnt see my Ipad-one any more, cause it doesnt starts up anymore?

    All the Things with home button and power button does not work! you got a idea?

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Did you have any SHSH saved for your device via Cydia / TU? Read this http://bit.ly/oKCpYX & confirm the same. If none, updating to iOS 4.3.5 is your only choice.

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    Katie3 years, 2 months ago

    ok i have a iphone 3Gs iv done this four times and its not working. whenever i try to restore i get error code 1015, iv tryed to restore to a earlier IOS but it still gives me that error code i dont know what to try next but i really need my phone back.

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Because you need to use something called a custom IPSW for the particular iOS version & restore to that since your having an updated BB already. Create one for yourselves by using Sn0wbreeze / PwnageTool & restore to that instead in a pwned DFU mode.

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    Essa3 years, 2 months ago

    I have an iPhone 4 version 4.3.3 on baseband 4.10.01. About 2 months ago I had v 4.2.1with baseband 4.10.01 and I used tinyumbrella to save my shsh so I could preserve my baseband. I then upgraded to 4.3.3 while still preserving my baseband and then did an unthetered jailbreak using RedSn0w. I use the gevey sim supreme ( the yellow package one) to unlock my phone so I can use it with t-mobile.
    PROBLEM: now just recently (a week ago) when I turned on my iPhone in the morning it did something similar to what seems to be a boot loop, but it’s not that simple. You see when I turn it on the applelogo comes on then after about 1~2 minutes the screen goes blank and then after about 2~3 seconds the apple logo comes back on and it keeps doing this for random times ranging from 5~10 minutes. The first time it happened my springboard crashed. So I restarted the phone by pressing the restart option when the pop up comes up telling me the springboard crashed. Ever since then every time I try to open my phone it does that boot logo loop for at least 10 minutes and finally turns on, but my springboard doesn’t crash. I didn’t doewnload or mess with anything recently with the phone about 10 days before this started happening. Not even a cydia tweak or app update. At first I thought maybe it was cause I didn’t update something was glitchy but even after updating the only thing it had for an update ( bytafont) the phone still doesn’t turn on normally. I would really appreciate some help and would like to know if this tinyumbrella recovery fix will work for my situation .
    THANK YOU for reading all this.

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Tiny Umbrella doesn’t actually preserve your BB by saving your SHSH. It only gives you the ability to restore / downgrade your iOS ONLY to an earlier version if you had updated your iP4 by mistake.
      Looks like you will need to restore your device once again to a fresh 4.3.3 install. That should resolve your issue. Hard to tell what might be causing this issue but this way it definitely will solve your boot loop issues. FixRecovery will definitely not work in this case. Use the saved TU SHSH blob to create a custom signed 4.3.3 IPSW using iFaith v1.3.2 & restore to it. Next, use Redsn0w to JB your device.

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    Jack3 years, 2 months ago

    Hello,

    I’ve downloaded all the things i needed to download . but my problem is Itunes doesnt see my Iphone annymore cause it doesnt starts up annymore? so all the Things with home button and power button dowsnt work? you got a idea?

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      You are probably in a DFU loop simply because you have performed a restore using TU w/o actually having any valid SHSH saved for that particular iOS to which you have restored to. Read this http://bit.ly/oKCpYX to understand your issue much more detail.

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    Lucas3 years, 2 months ago

    I have my SHSH saved thru Cydia and restored my iPhone 4 to firmware 4.3.3. In the end of the restore I got the 1013 error and tried to use this method to get out of recovery mode. I did all those steps but when it finishes my iPhone just get on Recovery Mode again. Do you know what’s possible going wrong? Thanks

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      You need to create a custom IPSW & restore to that instead of using the stock IPSW of the same. Use Sn0wbreeze to create one for your iP4 & then restore to that in a pwned DFU mode. Read this http://bit.ly/mbFORU.

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    a333 years, 2 months ago

    pramod i need ur help plzz my iphone 4 unlocked with gevy sim 4.3.3
    and it stuck on apple logo itried ur method and didnt work i have shsh app on my iphone but didnt even open it
    please if u have any suggestion that can fix my phone without loosing myunlock , apps , data etc
    please im waiting

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Try using the FixRec43 as mentioned on this post. If it fails, then there is no way that you can return back to your previous settings & as a matter of fact to iOS 4.3.3 itself since you do no have any saved. Before you do any kind of restores, read this first http://bit.ly/oKCpYX & check for any saved SHSH for your device / iOS.

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    Emanuel3 years, 2 months ago

    MANY THANKS!!!!!!!!! IT WORKED PERFECTLY!!!!!

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    indra3 years, 2 months ago

    after step 5,
    iam still on restore on itunes??

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Read my reply about the same issue to Wayne here.

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    george3 years, 2 months ago

    hi there, i have the exact same problem. it can only boot up by using redsn0w, by checking (just boot tethered) but when it turns off u have to keep using the same method with redsn0w. i am getting annoyed by doing it time after time. if u have found a fix, can u please email me the solution thank you:)

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      That’s because you are currently on a tethered JB for the iOS which your on right now. Nothing can be done with regards to that issue unless an untethered JB solution is officially available for that particular iOS version.

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    Ashish Beri3 years, 2 months ago

    can it works for IOS 5 Beta……..??plz help i does’nt want to jailbreak b’cause it’s tethered…thanks…!!!

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      No, iOS 5 isn’t even public for FixRecovery to support it.

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    Wayne3 years, 2 months ago

    Hiya There,

    I tried this method many times today and what happens is that the process starts in the correct way but does not complete fully, after it says reconnecting to device, waiting ten secs it closes and then my iphone 4 stays black and then turns white for quite a few mins and then turns off. When I then turn it back on it comes up with ‘connect to itunes’.
    Also just after that has happened when I look in the directory which contained the two Fixrecovery43 and FixRecovery421 and the zlib1.dll file, another new file is created there which is iBSS.n90ap and is a N90AP file of the size 150kb. I tried using the Fixrecovery43 and the 421?

    Can you please tell me how to resolve this issue as soon as possible?

    Many Thanks,

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      FixRecovery will work only if you were kicked into a recovery loop whilst restoring to a fresh stock / custom IPSW install with valid SHSH blobs saved. Read this http://bit.ly/oKCpYX first to check for saved valid SHSH blobs for your device / iOS.

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    hafiz3 years, 2 months ago

    after a downgrade restore to 4.3.2….;my iphone 4 still remains with black screen(DFU) and wont restart…itried using fixrecovery but still no success.. pls what do i need to do now?

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Read my previous reply to FAM911 thoroughly first. It applies to your situation as well.

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    FAM9113 years, 2 months ago

    DIDN’T WORK FOR ME…..MAYBE I MADE A MISTAKE SOMEWHERE IN THE STEPS CAUSE I M STILL IN THE LOOP FOR MY IPAD…I TURNED ON iTunes and installed the 4.3.3 but then it went on loop, so i ran the fixrecovery thing with the itunes still running but it closed itunes and still its on a blank screen

    HELP!!!

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Do you first have the necessary SHSH blobs saved for your device/iOS to which your planning to restore to? Either by Cydia / TU? W/o a valid SHSH, you cannot expect your device to restore successfully in any manner. Read this http://bit.ly/oKCpYX first & confirm for any saved SHSH that you may have first. If you do not find any, you can forget about the restore completely.

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    Jakson3 years, 2 months ago

    My iPhone 4 with 4.3.3 stucks. I tried everything and its still in the recovery mode. When I run fixrecovery43.exe it closes itself after a few seconds…

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Check for any saved SHSH that you may have saved for your iOS/device & restore to that instead. Read this http://bit.ly/oKCpYX.

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    Jeremy3 years, 2 months ago

    I have an iPhone 3gs that was jailbroken by the previous owner (which he did not mention, and I did not know to ask) and was running 4.1
    Got stuck in recovery loop when iTunes tried to update it to 4.3.5, which as discussed elsewhere on this page, is not yet supported by FixRecovery43.
    No SHSH blob showing up in TinyUmbrella.
    Now trying to understand what (if any) options I have to get back to a working device and preferably stock OS.
    Is upgrading to iOS 5 beta (or iOS 5 when it is released to the public) an option, and if so, why would that work when 4.3.5 doesn’t?
    Would the upgrade to 5 beta still allow the cell calls to work?
    Thanks for any assistance.

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Try restoring back to custom IOS 4.1 IPSW itself. For some reason, Apple still seems to be signing it. You cannot use a stock iOS as your previous owner seems to have relied on an unlock & so will you. Unlockers should be staying really far away from the betas until its public.

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        Jeremy3 years, 2 months ago

        Thanks Pramod! You da man!
        So what worked for me was:
        – create custom iOS 4.1 using PwnageTool 4.1; but exited at its DFU screen (because pwned DFU mode required, as explained in earlier posts on this thread)
        – got iPhone into pwned DFU mode using iReb
        – restored the custom OS using iTunes
        – selected “new phone” when it first reconnected with iTunes to make sure it didn’t try to restore the wrong OS again

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    Marcus3 years, 2 months ago

    Hey there,

    I am having some serious problems with my iphone 4. I have downgraded my iphone from 4.3.5 to 4.3.3 using a custom ipsw created with snowbreeze. at first i was able to start my phone and go into cydia and all but after i rebooted my iphone once the screen went totally black, and has stayed black since. The only thing that comes out of my device is the sound it makes when it disconnects/connects to my computer, other than that its completely black ALL the time. I have strong reasons to believe it’s stuck in dfu mode cuz everytime i plug it in to my computer itunes says it has found an iphone in recovery-mode. I have tried every recoveryfix i can find but none have worked. i have an iphone 4, version 4.3.3, baseband version : 04.10.01

    Any help would be greatly appreaciated, thanks!

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Well, did you confirm first if you had any SHSH saved for your device/iOS either by Cydia / TU for iOS 4.3.3 before you downgraded? W/o any valid SHSH & then using TU to force restore your device doesn’t quite actually work. The iPhone’s bootrom explicitly checks for a valid SHSH & since you didn’t have one, your now in the DFU loop. Read this http://bit.ly/oKCpYX & verify the SHSH blobs you have saved.

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        Marcus3 years, 2 months ago

        hi again,
        first of all, thanks for answering so fast man.
        second, i looked into that link you sent and it says if im allready in an dfu loop i should hold home + power – button for 15 seconds and my iphone should go into recovery mode and show itunes logo on screen, the thing is, my phone is still totally black after holding those buttons, i hear two blips from my computer, when my iphone connects/disconnects, and thats it. No itunes logo, no recovery mode, nothing. just black. Please help me with this cuz i really want my iphone to work :( how should i do if i wanna restore my phone to factory default again? is that even possible?

        thanks in advance!

        /Marcus

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          Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

          You obviously need to unhook your device first from your PC / Mac & then perform the steps.

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            Marcus3 years, 2 months ago

            is it possible that my screen has broke on my phone or something? i just did a successful restore with the custom ipsw again but my screen was totally black during the whole restore and it’s still black now after. ah now itunes just said it has found an iphone in dfu mode, just after the restore was complete :s

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            Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

            You never really saw the Apple logo even once whilst the entire restore process?

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            Marcus3 years, 2 months ago

            no :s that’s the thing, my screen has been completely black since it went black the first time, and that was after i restarted my phone after the successful downgrade from 4.3.5 to 4.3.3 . But now when i tried to restore it itunes said it was a successful restore but my phone just went straight into dfu mode again right after.

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            Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

            Well as long as you do not have a valid SHSH saved for iOS 4.3.3 for your device/iOS, DFU loop is all what you will get. You might want to try restoring to a custom iOS 4.1 instead, since Apple’s signing window is still open for the same. Restore back to iOS 4.3.5 first via iTunes & then jailbreak it using Redsn0w to confirm the SHSH blobs saved for your device on Cydia.

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            Marcus3 years, 2 months ago

            okay, so i restored back to stock ios 4.3.5 and now i can see the boot logo and my phone starts up correctly again (thank god). How exactly do I downgrade to custom ios 4.1? do you have a guide setup somewhere i could follow? that would be awesome. thanks!

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            Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

            Jailbreak iOS 4.3.5 using the latest version of Redsn0w which is 0.9.8b7. After that, boot it tethered, fire up Cydia & check for your saved SHSH blobs like this here http://bit.ly/qS5bjW.

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            Marcus3 years, 2 months ago

            okay, I have SHSH: iOS 4.1, 4.2.1, 4.2b3 and 4.3.5 saved for my phone according to cydia.

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            Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

            Your next best option is to restore to a custom iOS 4.2.1 in a pwned DFU mode & stay untethered. Use the ones that we have already created one for our readers right here http://bit.ly/k1DeYH & restore.

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            Marcus3 years, 2 months ago

            okay, so when i downloaded that custom ipsw i just restore my phone like i restored it when i restored to stock ios 4.3.5 before, but i use that custom ipsw instead? or do i have to change my host file or do anything with tinyumbrella..etc?

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            Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

            Yes ofcourse you need to restore using the custom IPSW to preserve your BB because you already have an updated BB than the one that comes in stock with iOS 4.2.1. Yes, you need to have your hosts file edited already to point iTunes to Cydia to take advantage of the saved SHSH blobs.

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            Marcus3 years, 2 months ago

            i restored to 4.2.1 successfully, but i have a locked phone, and the reason that i wanted to downgrade was to get ultrasn0w to work to unlock my phone. I tried installing ultrasn0w after i restored to 4.2.1 but it’s not working :( what should i do to unlock my phone?

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            Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

            Your BB version isn’t supported by an Ultrasn0w unlock. Hard choice but the only way out right now is by updating your BB to an iPad’s BB which is 06.15.00.

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    alex3 years, 2 months ago

    hi pramod any unlock for 3gs 5.16.2

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Updating to the iPad BB is the only way to unlock your iP3GS as of now. Read this http://bit.ly/jVI3cT. Make yourselves well versed with the warnings/dangers of updating to the iPadBB first & only then proceed.

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    skynoos3 years, 3 months ago

    i have 4.2.1 and since yesterday the infinite loop
    i have tried to unloop it with fixrecovery421
    everything goes well untill i hit the fixrecovery, after i clicked the fixrecovery itunes shuts down. it just shuts down. Than afterwards the the fixrecovery is still on my iphone doing stuff , but when that fixrecovery is finished the iphone begin looping again(with the itunes icon on the screen)
    i have tried so many times
    i even tried it with snowbreeze but nothing helps
    what to do?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Did you try restoring to iOS 4.2.1 inspite of it not having a valid SHSH saved for it? If so, then FixRec will fail due to the unavailability of a valid SHSH on your device. You need to confirm the SHSH saved first before you do restores/upgrades. Read this http://bit.ly/oKCpYX.

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    iphoney3 years, 3 months ago

    Hi, i have an iphone 3gs that fell into a restore loop after i restored it to iOS 4.3.3 customized with sn0wbreeze (i had only selected the hacktivate option, leaving everythyng else unchecked). i used ireb to get around the 1601 and 1602 errors and the restore went through but now i can’t get the phone out of recovery mode… could anyone suggest a solution? i didn’t bother checking the phone’s baseband before restoring cause sn0wbreeze said it won’t alter that and i don’t have any saved shsh blobs (should have done some more reading before rushing for the restore, i guess…)

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Your device is missing the 4.3.3 SHSH. W/o any SHSH saved (either by Cydia/TU), there is absolutely nothing that you can do & so you can forget about a downgrade. Restoring w/o a valid saved SHSH blob will put your device in an infinite DFU loop instead. Read this http://bit.ly/oKCpYX.

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    Corey3 years, 3 months ago

    so if you dont have any shsh blobs saved can you still downgrade ???

    if so to what firmware

    4.3.5 is the exact same just with ten times more security for apps

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      You absolutely cannot restore/downgrade to any of the earlier versions w/o the SHSH saved.

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    Micollo3 years, 3 months ago

    Well, I definitely have some SHSH saved prior to having the DFU loop, but restoring back to official 4.1 fixed it somehow, I just saved a new batch of SHSH because somehow I think my previous SHSH were corrupted.

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    Corey3 years, 3 months ago

    jonath what steps did you take ?

    and when i took it into apple store worked fine to restore

    i put on 4.3.3 software but then after stuck in recovery loop and tried to restore to 4.3.5 and said the iphone isnt eligible for requested build

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      If your trying to update to iOS 4.3.5, open up TU & set it to these settings http://bit.ly/mT3R3e & quit it. Now perform your restore from iTunes. Make sure that you had iOS 4.3.3 SHSH blob saved for your device on Cydia/locally by TU if your trying to restore to iOS 4.3.3.

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    wonmes3 years, 3 months ago

    Help!!! my iphone 3gs 4.3.3 stucked in black screen. this happened when I try to unlock upgrading the to ipad baseband 06.15 using redsn0w. Itune detected it in recovery mode and it must be restored. I tried many ways to get out of the recovery loop (black screen), but I couldn’t do so. I am still stucked in black screen. please help me!!
    iphone 3gs 4.3.3
    baseband 06.15
    stucked in black screen

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    Jonath3 years, 3 months ago

    you saved my phone Thanks!!!!!! worked like a charm!

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    Corey3 years, 3 months ago

    how do i get out recovery mode i cant restore to 4.3.5 saying dont have requested because i put 4.3.3 custom build on

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Eh, your query just didn’t make any sense. Please spend time in typing & explaining your query in a more detailed fashion.

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    Micollo3 years, 3 months ago

    I have an iPhone 3GS 4.3.3 BB 6.15 and restored it with a custom firmware 4.3.3 but I end up in DFU loop due to iFaith, no matter how I restore using custom firmwares with complete SHSH blobs, it’s still stuck in DFU. Finally I got it fixed after days of DFU loop. I deleted any apple related IP address on my host file, ran iREB 4, downgraded to official 4.1, this time it kicked out DFU loop and went to iTunes recovery with error 1015, used TU to kick out of recovery reboot to verify DFU loop is gone, jailbreak with redsn0w, ran cydia, then launched TU again, point TU to download shsh from cydia to save new shsh blobs, ran TSS server and used my cooked up 4.3.3 custom firmware with sn0wbreeze and restore. It finally restored to 4.3.3 untethered, no longwer having the DFU loop then unlock with ultrasn0w… I hope that helps XD

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Using TU just for the sake of restoring w/o actually having any saved SHSH on your local machine will definitely put your device into a DFU loop. You did not have any SHSH saved for iOS 4.3.3 & iFaith certainly did not put it in that state. Though certainly you did have iOS 4.1’s SHSH saved by Cydia & hence you were able to restore to it. You will definitely see 4.1 listed on Cydia’s homepage as well here http://bit.ly/qS5bjW. :D

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    Corey3 years, 3 months ago

    was down grading from 4.3.5 4.3.3 followed steps
    tried use irecovery tu irec to exit recovery they all work for 3 secs then back to recovery mode when i try to restore and update now to get out saying not requested i do not have any blobs saved as this is a 2 month old replacement

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      W/o a valid saved SHSH blob, don’t even bother to perform an update. Staying on iOS 4.3.5 is probably the only best thing to do.

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    Kira3 years, 3 months ago

    It gives me unknown error 28 while restoring the custom IPSW while TSS server is running. What could be causing this.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Do not use the TSS Server. Instead, open up TU & set it to these settings http://bit.ly/qqFuve & quit it. Do not open it again. Now perform the restore via iTunes in a pwned DFU mode.

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    Lokesh3 years, 3 months ago

    when i am trying to recover using tiny umbrella i am getting following error on command prompt

    it is saying no successful firmware download at device and terminal in mac following error

    libusb:error [darwin_transfer_status] transfer error: timed out

    can you please help me regarding the same

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      You can use FixRec only if your in a recovery loop right after a fresh install of the stock iOS. Also, you should definitely have an SHSH saved for your device & make sure that you have used it for your restore to go through. W/o having an SHSH saved & using TU does no good.

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    Kira3 years, 3 months ago

    When I tried restoring with a custom 4.2.1 it keeps giving error 1600. While restoring the TSS Server is running. Where could I be possibly be going wrong. My phone has been dead for over a week.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Use Redsn0w to put your device into a pwned DFU first & then restore to the custom IPSW via iTunes. Read this http://bit.ly/pioV9v.

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    cmaxwell3 years, 3 months ago

    ok so i fixed it. it was not hardware related. this sounds really odd. but if you upgrade to ios 5 beta4 it will work right. then you CAN downgrade to 4.3.5 and JB with redsnow b3. i just managed to do it and its great. i hope if you try it works for you to.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Hehe, I wouldn’t dare to rip open my precious. :D

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    JOse3 years, 3 months ago

    :( yeah i restored w/o any shsh blob and used TU. and i dont have shsh for my device. is there anything i can do while the phone is on to prevent it from going into recovery ? i only could start it twice with redsn0w tethered boot after that it just goes dead( black screen}. thank u Parmod for ur reply.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      You definitely can’t expect your device to work w/o a valid SHSH now can you? If you do not have it for that particular version, don’t even bother to try an update/restore. Read this http://bit.ly/oKCpYX.

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    tato3 years, 3 months ago

    at the very begining when i run fixrecovery it says, “ituneshelper.exe not found”

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Nevermind, its merely trying to find if any iTunes processes are running at the background or not. If not, this is what you get. This is not an error because of which your recovery loop isn’t exiting.

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    Rocketdriver3 years, 3 months ago

    Update, I did find some SHSH files for the following versions 4.1, 4.3.5, 5.0b1 to 3. which ones can i use? I have tried to make it work via iFaith but it have me an error in iTunes error 28. Does this mean my iPhone is broken? It still doesnt want to boot, sometimes I get a white screen when I try to recover it but that’s it. I can still put it in DFU but I dont think my iPhone can do anything else anymore :(

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Great !! Actually, you can use the iOS 4.1 SHSH to create a signed IPSW for your restore via iTunes. This is the only one supported by iFaith from your list. Also, make sure that you have put your device in a pwned DFU mode using Redsn0w http://bit.ly/pioV9v. Try it out & let me know if it worked.

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    tato3 years, 3 months ago

    hey wolverine thanks for your help, my problem is a the VERY last step of the procedure, no “exiting libpois0n” appears to me and fixrecovery just closes, on my phone i get a lot of processes going on and than it reboots, showing the same recovery mode and connect to iphone instruction, X_X HELP!!! trying to downgrade, 4.3.5 to 4.3.3 didnt realize there was no untethered jailbreak for this firmware. please help.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      First of all, check if you have any SHSH saved for your device on Cydia via TU. Read this http://bit.ly/qn9iLL. If you don’t see iOS 4.3.3 listed, don’t even bother to restore.

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    Kira3 years, 3 months ago

    Pramod,

    I used the ECID of the IP3GS and I think TU saved the SHSH blobs. This is what TU shows. Does it mean the SHSH have saved to Cydia?

    Saved SHSHs for IP3GS:
    iPhone3GS 4.0 (8A293)
    iPhone3GS 4.0.1 (8A306)
    iPhone3GS 4.0.2 (8A400)
    iPhone3GS 4.1 (8B117)
    iPhone3GS 4.2.1 (8C148a)
    iPhone3GS 4.3.5 (8L1)

    Ok, I then tried restoring with custom 4.3.3 but then it gave me error 1600, tried with stock firmware 4.0 it gave me error 28 and lastly tried with custom 4.2.1 it still gave me error 1600. In all these circumstances the TSS Server was started. Any ideas mate?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Yes, you have the SHSH blobs saved ONLY for these versions. Do you see iOS 4.3.3 anywhere in the list? No right? So you definitely cannot update to iOS 4.3.3 at all. iOS 4.2.1 is the only next best option for you. Always use custom IPSW no matter which ever iOS version you might want to restore to if you want your BB preserved.

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    Rocketdriver3 years, 3 months ago

    Yes I think I might have done that but it still booted after that. And the next time, but when I switched the sim cards my iPhone didnt want to start anymore. So is the problem that I tried to switch providers without saving my SHSH files? I did click the button save SHSH once and I do have a .jar file in my SHSH folder but TU says it has no cache files :/ Is there anyway to fix this?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      No, its got nothing to do with the SIM card swap. Its all goto do with a valid SHSH. You have tried restoring to an earlier version of the iOS for which you did not save/have any SHSH for your device. So, as long as you don’t have an SHSH saved, there’s absolutely nothing that you can do about it.

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    Bess3 years, 3 months ago

    So I just got my iPhone 4 a day ago and so I’m still not too familiar with all the terms yet.

    But basically I tried syncing to iTunes and they asked me to download iOS 4.2, which I did and ended up in an endless looping Recovery mode (Error 9). At first I sought help from the official website which asked me to update everything so now I’m working on iTunes 10.3 and Mac OS X 10.6.8.

    Then I realized nothing helped so I sought further help and got myself onto the forum threads as well as this. I’ve tried everything related to TinyUmbrella (Fix Recovery) but nothing kicks it out of recovery mode.

    So I just need to double confirm if error 9 is hardware issues? If it is then I’m bringing it down to the repair centre tomorrow.

    Thanks!

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Yes, Error 9 is definitely hardware (USB dock/port related issues). If every restore that you have tried have indeed failed, get it exchanged. Why would you want to try fixing this issue when you can get a brand new refurbished iP4 from the Apple Store? Take it back ASAP.

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    gareth3 years, 3 months ago

    Hello having some major issues with my first gen i-phone. it came on o2 i got it unlocked so i could put my t-mob sim in. it work fine as am new to the i-phone i tried to update the software using i-tunes the update failed n came back with an error code 1015. now ny phone is in a constant loop n will not boot up tried using i-tunes to restore and recboot but nothing seams to be working serious hell needed

    Thanx Gaz

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Eh, first gen iPhone? Are you talking about the iP2G having a 10xx error? Please confirm the model/iOS & the modem FW of your iDevice first. First-gen is a very vague term to describe one’s iPhone model.

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    Mark3 years, 3 months ago

    Thank you thank you thank you!! I was stuck in recovery after restoring custom firmware and used redsnow to get me free!

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    Ali iMANi3 years, 3 months ago

    HELLO
    I need your help …
    a week ago i updated my iphone 4.3 to 4.3.5 with tiny umbrella becaz i havent .shsh files for 4.3 to restore it back …
    i want to downgrade my 4.3.5 to 4.3.3 but im not sure abut it !!!
    becaz i havent .shsh files for 4.3.3, i only had .shsh files for 4.3.5 till now
    i just clicked on ”save SHSH” on tiny umbrella and it downloded new .shsh for me and it name is 4.3.3 ( http://1.pendora.host56.com/images/c93ebe873ef2.jpg )
    NOW PLEASE TELL ME, CAN I DOWNGRADE MY 4.3.5 WITH THIS NEW 4.3.3 .SHSH FILE ?
    THANK U … UR MY HERO :)

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Yes, you definitely can downgrade to iOS 4.3.3 since you have the SHSH saved for it as well. Open up TU & set it to these settings http://bit.ly/qqFuve & quit it. Do not open it again. Next, follow this guide http://bit.ly/mbFORU.

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    Rocketdriver3 years, 3 months ago

    Ok, this is my problem. I have unlocked my iphone via redsn0w but when i changed the sim cards it never booted. So I changed them back. But now it still wont boot. My pc recognizes my iphone when its in DFU mode. But when i try to boot it with redsn0w it doesnt go past the ‘Waiting for reboot’ stage. What can I do to fix this? Did i successfully brick my iPhone 3GS. I have 4.3.3 software on it. When I try to recover it with Itunes I cant get past the ‘preparing for recovery stage’.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Did you by any chance restore your iOS to 4.3.3 via TU & without confirming if you have any SHSH saved for your device?

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    Kira3 years, 3 months ago

    My bb is not updated its 05.13, but as you know my 3gs is in a indifinite loop. So what shoul I do to get my iphone working?
    No I don’t have any SHSH, FixRec has not worked because it was a forceful installation. Installation of custom 4.3.3 was successful but did not after the installation, it was in an infinite recovery loop. I used iFaith to try to save the SHSH blob, but it could not complete the process giving errors of “iOS not detected”. I think have tried all options but has not been successful.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      iFaith works only if you had a working iOS on your iDevice. It will not work if your restore/update failed & your in a recovery loop. Have you tried to see your saved SHSH on Cydia using TU while it is still in the DFU/Recovery loop? Read this http://bit.ly/qn9iLL & pray that you have atleast one. Also, don’t try to update to 4.3.5 unless your absolutely sure about the SHSH blobs.

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    JOse3 years, 3 months ago

    hello
    i have a iphone 3gs new boot. upgraded to 4.3.3 bb 6.15.00 … i just got it working again it keeps going back into recovery loop im scared it will lock up again. so im gonna stay up messing around with it till u guys try to help me out :D . this is the third time this happens . i used custom firmware made with sn0wbreeze and after i restored it. i had to use redsn0w to do a tethered boot to get it started. is there anything i can do to keep it from going back into recovery loop because wen it does go back nothing seems to get it out unless i open it up disconnect the battery for a few seconds open itunes and tinyumbrella to restore 4.0.1 factory ipws to get it out of dfu then install custom 4.3.3 and tethered boot to get it working again………………..thank u @>-‘–

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Did you restore your iPhone to iOS 4.3.3 w/o having any SHSH blob for it & using TU ? You have not used a valid saved SHSH blob for you restore to begin with & hence the recovery loops. Confirm first if you have any saved SHSH for your device either by Cydia/TU.

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    Lucy3 years, 3 months ago

    is there any jailbreak for ios 4.3.5 ????
    caan we jailbreak ios 4.3.5 without redsnow ???

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      You can jailbreak 4.3.5 ONLY using Redsn0w0.9.8b5 as of now.

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    cmaxwell3 years, 3 months ago

    so my iphone is in recovery loop i have spent 2 days trying to fix it. tried literally everything. iReb, iRecovery, DFU tiny umbrella everything. i just installed a new housing unit on it and wanted to know if that may have something to do with my issue. it was jailbroken on 4.3.3 untethered unlocked with ipad baseband and worked before i installed the new housing. im really desperate here and will do anything to get this to work again!!! i used snowbreeze to jailbreak btw if that helps. and when i plug into tinyumbrella it says -INVALID- where the info should be. i feel like i really messed something up. (everything is connected to motherboard and such inside)

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Can’t really comment on that because this issue cropped up only after you changed the housing right ? So, there seems to be more chances of an hardware related problem than a s/w one. How about trying to restore to a stock IPSW via iTunes? Did that work? Is iTunes able to detect your iPhone?

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    cf3 years, 3 months ago

    i have an iphone 3gs which has been jailbroken. after accidentally initiating a remote wipe (!!!!!), my phone is stuck in restore mode. i keep getting the error message 1015 when i try to restore it using itunes. i’ve downloaded fixrecovery as suggested above, but when i try to run it, itunes keeps closing on its own! any advice?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Your using a stock IPSW to restore an iPhone which has its BB already updated. Use a custom IPSW instead to restore your device. That should solve your 10xx errors.

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    Lucy3 years, 3 months ago

    hello there.
    i was installing some .deb files on my iphone and suddenly my iphone crashed and some original apps like ”phone” or ”mail” app on iphone removed !
    so i decided to restore my current firmware (4.3) to 4.3 but in 75% of restoring it stoped restoring and i waited 15 mins … so there was no choice and i unplugged my iphone.
    But now my iphone is in DFU mode and so many times i restore it 4.3 successfully but its not turnning on and stays on DFU.
    No software work nice to take it out of DFU
    i saved .shsh files befor it crashed
    NOW YOU TELL ME MY FRIEND … HOW TO TAKE IT OUT OF DFU MODE ?
    im really tired and i don’t know if i restore it 4.3.5, it goes outta DFU or not ?
    PLZ HELP ME PRAMOD…
    THANX FOR EVERYTHING.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      First of all, stop using TU. Use it only if you had any SHSH blob saved for your device locally on your machine. If not, forget about it. Now open up TU & set it to these settings first http://bit.ly/qqFuve & quit it. Never open it again. Now, continue with the restore. If 4.3/any iOS version to which you want to restore to error out with a 3194, you just cannot restore to that particular version anymore. So first, make sure which iOS SHSH blobs have you saved.

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    Kira3 years, 3 months ago

    should I load 4.3.5 stock ipsw then unlock it with ultrasnow or shold I creates a custom ipsw. If so what version of pwnage tool should I use.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      As of now, there is no tool that you can use to create a custom IPSW of iOS 4.3.5 for the iP3GS, therefore, in case you have already updated your BB to an iPad BB, your restore will fail and you will be put into a recovery loop which cannot be resolved using any kind of fix recovery tools. You need to wait until iOS 5 becomes public.

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    Mohammed Kira3 years, 3 months ago

    I have no SHSH blobs, my 3GS is in an indefinate loop, I now have to restore it to 4.3.5 . Can I unlock it with ultra snow?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Yes, you still can unlock it with Ultrasn0w, but remember that your jailbreak will be a tethered one on 4.3.5.

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    kumail3 years, 3 months ago

    My iPhone is in recovery mode! when i try to enter dfu it just restarts and shows recovery mode again! SOMEONE PLEASE HELP.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      You need to learn how to put your device into a DFU mode and make yourselves comfortable with the same. Your just not doing it right.

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    Sjaak3 years, 3 months ago

    Hey there,

    I’ve been trying to downgrade my ipod touch 4g ios 4.3.5 to 4.3.3 for a while now. I tried it this time by putting my device into pwned state using iReb. Then I ran Tinyumbrella’s TSS server. Then I restored it with a custom 4.3.3 ipsw. Everything seemed to go fine except when it was done it didn’t start up and was on a black screen and it still is. I can’t restore it and when I use fixrecovery it does a lot of stuff but afterwards it’s still on black screen. Can someone please help me out here???

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    Kira3 years, 3 months ago

    Hi Pramod,

    I upgraded the ipad with the stock 4.3.5, which successfully booted the device after two restores of the same stock firmware on itunes. I know that I cannot jailbreak the ipad, but at least it is ALIVE!. Anyways for the 3G-S still no luck. Thinking of doing a stock restore of 4.3.2, which will give me the 5.16 baseband, then will have to upgrade to the 06.15 for ultrasn0w to work.
    What do you think of this, or do you have any other ideas?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      No it will not. A BB version once updated cannot be downgraded back by simply downgrading the iOS. Its an irreversible change. A custom IPSW restore is your only way out of this using the saved SHSH.

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    Rc-cola3 years, 3 months ago

    hi ok so i got a iphone 3gs and i had 3.1.3 firmware and i try to jailbreak it first by going to jailbreakme.com but it didn’t load cydia. so i restarted the phone but phone was stuck in the apple logo. so then i thought i can just custom install the ipsw 4.3.3 which i did i got couple of errors like 3194 but i got it fixed and got that custom ipsw installed but i can’t get out of the dfu mode i tried everything single thing the above guide and all other guides but it stay in dfu mode and my screen is black can u help please

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      First off, JBMe3 does not work with iOS 3.1.3, so obviously Cydia will not load either. Next, you never actually fixed the 4.3.3 custom restore. You need to have an SHSH blob saved for your device to restore/upgrade to any iOS version. For example, you did not have one for iOS 4.3.3, yet you kind of force installed 4.3.3 which is now causing this DFU loop. Read this http://bit.ly/oKCpYX.

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    Kira3 years, 3 months ago

    Ok, I read the guide, and ran iFaith, it failed on an XP VM, error says that it failed to initialize properly. Ran it on a different PC, went all well until it reached a point when an error popped up, iFaith reported the it was able to to detected the iOS.

    During that short process the sceen woke up for a couple of seconds before going blank again.

    Do you think there is a way out?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Ofocurse iFaith never works in a VM simply because of the low level USB access which only a real PC machine can process.

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    zz3 years, 3 months ago

    hiello my friend .
    i just restored ios 4.3 to 4.3 but my phone is still in dfu
    i dont have shsh files
    now what can i do ?
    is 4.3.5 good ? if i restore to 4.3.5, Does it will work nice as befor ?
    tnx my friend.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      If you do not have an SHSH blob, the only way to get your device back up is by restoring to iOS 4.3.5. There’s possibly nothing else that you can do about it right now.

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    Bob3 years, 3 months ago

    Hi Pramod, can you help please? I have an iPhone 4 which was jailbroken on ios4.3.3 using Jailbreak me. Accidentally upgraded to ios4.3.5 and tried going back to ios4.3.3. with host file pointing to Cydia. During downgrade I get error 1013 when at the updating firmware stage. iPhone then goes into recovery mode. Tried Fixrecovery43, appears to work then iPhone reboots back to recovery mode (USB cable with ‘Connect to iTunes’, not emergency screen). Could this be due to SHSH blobs for iOS 4.3.3 not being saved by Cydia. I thought they were saved but maybe not.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      This is not due to the SHSH blob, you have them saved already (I believe). But its because your using a stock iOS 4.3.3 IPSW. You need to use a custom created IPSW (by Sn0wbreeze/Pwnage) instead & then restore to it, else your restore will always error out.

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    Kira3 years, 3 months ago

    I did not save the SHSH blobs for the iphone and ipad, i upgraded to 4.3.3 without saving the SHSH so the firmware was successfully loaded in both iDevices, the only problem is they cannot reboot hence the black scree. What do you think I should do right now.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Yes, w/o using a valid SHSH blob for your restore, an infinite DFU loop is what you get. The firmware was successfully loaded as a temporary fix because it was a forceful installation of the iOS w/o any validation. So, don’t bother to restore anymore to iOS 4.3.3. Restore back to any of the earlier iOS versions that you were on. (You will still need that SHSH blob for that as well.) Read this http://bit.ly/oKCpYX.

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    Johnny3 years, 3 months ago

    I tried 3 PCs but all the time i get this … ERROR 9
    i dont know what is it !!!!
    PLZ HELP ME BRO.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Does this happen when you try to restore to stock iOS 4.3.5 as well? Just want to know if this is happening only for the custom restores or any.

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    Kira3 years, 3 months ago

    Ok, I upgraded my 3Gs to 4.3.3, custom firmware 4.3.3 with TinyUmbrella TSS Server running in the background. I restored the custom firmware through itunes 10.4 till the end but the phone did not restart. When I reconnected, itunes identified the phone as being in the recovery mode. Yet I had already preloaded the custom firmware.

    Then I used the fixrecovery43 tool, with itunes running in the background, and when it reaches the stage of detecting whether the phone has been jailbroken, the command prompt exits at once and the phone still remains in DFU.

    Then I tried running it on a mac with a fixrecovery43 tool for mac and gave me errors on libusb.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Did you first check & make yourselves absolutely sure that if you had saved any SHSH blob for your device for iOS 4.3.3. If you do not have one, then don’t even bother to perform the restore/fix recovery loops. Restore to any other iOS version for which you are already having an SHSH blob saved for.

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    Kira3 years, 3 months ago

    The process does not finish till the end, after fixrecovery 4.3 detects that the device is jailbroken then it exits the command prompt without uploading anything onto my 3Gs. Please elp me solve this problem

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Can you please explain first in detail how you got into this situation & your iOS/BB details? Your query is just too vague to answer w/o enough details.

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    masaemon3 years, 3 months ago

    Thx anyway, I guess I’ll use the screen for a shattered 3gs i have.
    You’ve been very helpful Pramod.

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    masaemon3 years, 3 months ago

    Pramod, I have a bricked 3gs new bootrom with 06.15.00 bb. Don’t have any blobs not a single one. What can I do to bring it back to life. Nothing in the thread has worked.
    Thx

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Absolutely nothing. All you can do right now is to wait until iOS 5 arrives. Currently, FixRec will not work either on iOS 4.3.4/4.3.5. W/o the SHSH, you can do absolutely nothing, so you might want make yourselves absolutely sure about it before you ditch your iPhone.

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    Arie3 years, 3 months ago

    Never mind, problem solved.

    I just tried different ways and kept trying and now it works.
    The last try that worked was when I deleted TU and removed the hosts of TU. Used TU Recovery Fix, (that didn’t work) then I used the iTunes Resore button when the phone was in recovery mode, and now it works just fine.
    Thanks for the help anyway! :)

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Phew !! That was close !! :D Nice.

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    Arie3 years, 3 months ago

    Turns out that I didn’t had any SHSH blobs, so now I just want a working phone.
    Went to the apple store, they tried to restore it but it keeps getting a 1611 error. I’ve removed all the apple files in the hosts, tried to restore it in DFU mode, tried to custom restore it using a downloaded IPSW 4.3.5 but I still get a 1611 error :S

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Error 1611 is bad. It indicates of an hardware issue caused due to a failed BB chip which will render any calling/Wi-Fi/BT functionality useless. Your iP3GS will not have a valid MAC or an IMEI address anymore. Your iP3GS is bricked & therefore you might want to get that replaced at an Apple Store near you ASAP.

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    Arie3 years, 3 months ago

    Hi Pramod,
    I really need your help.
    My friend has an jailbroken iPhone 4 4.2.1 but he said that one day Cydia & Installous were deleted, apparently the iphone got upgraded to 4.3.5 so I tried to downgrade it for him. I used this website to downgrade to 4.3.3: http://www.redmondpie.com/downgrade-4.3.5-ios-to-4.3.3-4.3.4-4.3.2-4.3.1-4.3-iphone-4-3gs-ipad-2-ipad-ipod-touch-4g-3g-how-to-tutorial/
    It didn’t work and like they said I got an 1013 error, it got stuck in restore mode.
    I’ve tried deleting the the apple files in the hosts files, I’ve tried Recboot, TinyUmbrella, TinyUmbrella(fix recovery) but nothing seems to work..

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      To restore/downgrade back to an earlier iOS version, you need SHSH blobs saved for that iOS & because you already have an update BB, you need to use custom cooked IPSWs ONLY for that particular version. Check for saved SHSH blobs via Cydia (http://bit.ly/qS5bjW) or TU (http://bit.ly/n8Kkb1). Restore back & jailbreak your current iOS 4.3.5 if necessary for Cydia.

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    Ehsan_isf3 years, 3 months ago

    tnx a lot.it work on 4.3.3 4g

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    Shin3 years, 3 months ago

    my device still in the recovery loop.. tried all the steps.. ;'(
    i’m on 4.3.1 using redsnow for jailbreak..
    when i run fixrecovery, itunes exits itself..
    also, fixrecovery shuts itself down when done.. so i cant see the “Exiting libpois0n”..

    what am i doing wrong?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      You used which version of Redsn0w for your jailbreak? Try the Just Boot Tethered Now option from Redsn0w to see if it works.

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    Jovaage3 years, 3 months ago

    I want to restart my iPod Touch which is stuck in dfu so that that it exits it, but either the home og sleep button functions.
    The program is stuck at this, though it very much is in DFU mode.
    “Waiting for device to enter DFU mode”

    Thank you in advance!

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      You haven’t put your device into a DFU mode yet. This is a necessary step for FixRec to work & failing to do so will give you the same error.

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    JD3 years, 3 months ago

    Ferris Bueller, you’re my hero!

    Thanks a million. Had a nightmare time with downgrade from 4.3.5 to 4.3.3 and recovery mode loop. Got is all straight now!

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    Hector3 years, 3 months ago

    OK… I Saved some .shsh Blob files befor that you can see them here ( http://1.pendora.comyr.com/images/2fcc8cfe1fa4.jpg ) but when i plug my iphone to pc and take it to RECOVERY mode with Tiny Umbrella’s FIX RECOVERY, something weird happen to tiny umbrella ( http://1.pendora.comyr.com/images/4c4c17332cac.jpg )
    and this is my screen after i take it to recovey mode … ( http://1.pendora.comyr.com/images/df1035c34ec3.jpg ) WHITE SCREEN .
    that’s all happen to my iphone.

    i only get 2 errors when restoring .

    1- 3194, So if i turn on the <> i wont get error 3194
    2-1604 , and its fixable with iREB 4

    My current version is 4.3 and when i restore it to 4.3 again it goes to DFU mode again …
    i dont know if i restore it to 4.3.5 is goes to dfu again or not

    One more thing … Should i turn this option on ? or off ? ( http://1.pendora.comyr.com/images/1d80bfc327ef.jpg )
    Caz my iphone is factory unlock

    REALLY THANKS FOR UR ANSWERS. ;)

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      You need to keep that option switched OFF ALWAYS.
      Now as you can see, you do not have an SHSH blob saved for your iP4 on iOS 4.3.3, so you cannot restore to it either.
      What I would suggest you right now is this, open up TU & set your settings to this http://bit.ly/mT3R3e & quit it.
      Then, go to iTunes & Shift+Restore to iOS 4.3.5. Yes, iOS 4.3.5.
      This is merely to bring back your device atleast into a working condition.

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    Hector3 years, 3 months ago

    i saved some .shsh file befor but how to use them and use only edited host files ?
    can you explain more plz
    thank you for the replay.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      First, open up TU & search for your device name from the right-hand panel. Now after you have chosen it, do you see any SHSH blob listed like this http://bit.ly/n8Kkb1 for any iOS versions?
      If you do not see any, close TU with these settings http://bit.ly/qqFuve set & redo the restore for that iOS version. If you get an error 3194 now, you cannot restore to iOS 4.3.3 anymore.

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    Hector3 years, 3 months ago

    Just tell me man, HOW TO KICK IPHONE 4 4.3 OUT OF DFU (THE BLACK SCREEN) ?
    after restoring it goes back to dfu
    after using fix recovery 43 it goes back to dfu
    after using tiny umbrella it goes back to dfu and
    after using any other apps this happen agian and agian …
    im dead man …
    plz help me get it ouf DFU

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Stop using Tiny Umbrella for your restores & use only the edited hosts file instead that points to Cydia’s servers. If you do not have any SHSH blobs saved locally then forget about TU.

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    Erks3 years, 3 months ago

    Is there a way to activate an iphone 4 4.3.5 without original sim ?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      By activate do you mean to skip the Emergency Call screen?

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    Mirk3 years, 3 months ago

    Trouble here,
    I have an iPhone 4 with iOS 4.3.3, jailbreaked, I tried to restore it to 4.3.5 but this failed.
    I have had error 1013 now for the 5th time and I’m starting to get desperate. I restored to 4.3.5 stock but it always gives me error 1013 or 20. Now it’s stuck in recovery mode loop. what should I do? I fixed recovery several times but it always stays in recovery. I think I know what the problem is; it ever restored successfully to either 4.3.3 or 4.3.5. But I really don’t know how to resolve this!

    can you please help me??? I’m starting to feel noxious and desperate….
    thanks in advance

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Remove the reference of gs.apple.com from your hosts file & then redo the restore.

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    David G.3 years, 3 months ago

    I have a question about SHSH blobs, how would I save SHSH blobs on 4.3.3, is it only temporarily that cydia allows you to save SHSH blobs? I have currently 4.3.3 but when I go to cydia it displays only “SHSH: iOS 4.3.5″ in green

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Yes, its only when Apple still signs one for iOS 4.3.3. After Apple stops, so does Cydia. You can still use iFaith to save your current iOS 4.3.3 SHSH blob. Read http://bit.ly/qIa3E7.

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    anonynoir3 years, 3 months ago

    so there is no other way to get that SHSH blob, is it?
    sigh I should have upgrade it long time ago..
    thanks so much for ur answer…

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    anonynoir3 years, 3 months ago

    Hi Pramod…
    I really need ur help…
    i have a jailbroken ipad and want to restore it to IOS 4.3.3
    but when I tried to restore it…
    first I encountered error 3194 (in this cased I used tinyumbrella)
    next I encountered error 1600 (this time I used Ireb)
    it seems worked out but after the restore finished it still stuck in recovery mode..
    the itunes keep saying this Ipad is in recovery mode and need to be restore..
    I tried this over and over and still stuck in black screen..

    I’ve been tried the recovery fix.. it seems like working it worked on the computer and then the program closed and start doing something on my ipad..
    I wait for it to finished.. but suddenly it disappeared and it back to the black screen..

    I’m desperate.. please help me…

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Nope. Using TU just to skip 3194 w/o any real SHSH blob does no good. You need to first have an SHSH blob saved for your device for iOS 4.3.3 either on Cydia (http://bit.ly/p07pX2) or by TU (http://bit.ly/n8Kkb1 with these settings http://bit.ly/qqFuve set) to downgrade to it. In your case, all you have done is force install iOS 4.3.3 w/o a valid SHSH blob which caused the DFU loop. SHSH blob is the only way out.

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    CryZtoV3 years, 3 months ago

    Allright, thank you very much for your time and feedback. Now I now what my options are.

    I can already restore with custom firmware on 4.3.3 created with Sn0wbreeze. Ultrasn0w is not needed since it is SIM free. As long as I know I can upgrade my jailbroken 3GS with BB 05.16.05 and iOS 4.3.3 to a stock (non-jailbroken) 3GS on iOS5 it is fine by me.

    Again many thanks!

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    CryZtoV3 years, 3 months ago

    Aha, thanks for the feedback. So my only alternatives are:

    1) iOS5 beta
    2) custom firmware 4.3.3 (JB)

    I know that you can upgrade to full iOS5 when it is released however if is it possible with option 2? So I leave my jailbroken device on 4.3.3 and when iOS5 is released I can upgrade?

    Gr,

    C.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Custom iOS 4.3.3 only if you have an SHSH blob saved for it. Yes, you can update it with ease once iOS 5 is out for the public.

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    CryZtoV3 years, 3 months ago

    I installed iTunes 10.5.0.77 (beta 5) and made sure no references are used towards cydia servers so the signature check will occur against Apple’s servers. Put the IP in standard DFU mode and did the shift+restore with 4.3.5 IPSW (iPhone2,1_4.3.5_8L1_Restore.ispw) and it resulted in Error 1015 :-(
    Pramod, maybe your suggested method only works when you have a working iphone with iOS5 beta?
    Any other suggestions? :-)

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Correction !! Found out the issue. This works only with the A4 powered iDevices (iP4/iPad) simply because of the way in which the BB tickets are handled by Apple. Apple can very well downgrade the BB in those devices so it will work just fine there. Since your on the iP3GS, the BB has already been updated & so your only way out is to reinstall iOS 5 beta onto it & not any pre-iOS 5 versions.

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    CryZtoV3 years, 3 months ago

    Hi Pramod. My apologies if I confused you, I’ll try to be more specific. Following scenario:

    I received a bricked iPhone 3GS with old bootrom and BB 05.16.05 (I discovered these parameters while troubleshooting). Also no unlock is necessary since it is SIM free. Two solutions resulted in a fully working iPhone:

    1) restore to stock FW 4.2.1 using SHSH with latetest TU and kicking it out of recovery mode > upgrade to 4.3.5 using iTunes using stock firmware via Apple servers resulted in recovery mode and error 1015.
    2) restore to custom FW 4.3.3 using latest snowbreeze > upgrade to 4.3.5 using iTunes using stock firmware via Apple servers resulted in recovery mode and error 1015.

    1 remark however: it seems iOS 4.3.5 gets fully installed (progress bar finishes completely) because I only receive the error after the final reboot. Also fixrecovery43 does not work (resulting in the 60000ms download error) which suggests it is on iOS 4.3.5.

    My goal: Get myself a working 3GS on latest stock firmware and that upgrading to the latetest firmwares in the future (e.g. iOS5) results without issues so the person I received the iPhone from will not bug me anymore ;-)

    I hope this is more clear for you?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Well that explains it. 05.16.05 is an iOS 5 beta BB version. It means you/your friend has already tried updating to the iOS 5 & is now stuck. Therefore, for downgrading you need to use
      1. iTunes 10.5 beta (any version but using this version of iTunes is compulsory, check out iMZDL)
      2. Erase any reference to Cydia’s server from the hosts file. ( Launch TinyUmbrella and go to the “Advanced” tab & uncheck Set Hosts to Cydia on Exit – this allows you to use Apple’s servers and is the same as manually removing any Cydia hosts from your hosts file & close Tiny Umbrella.)
      3. Put your iPhone into a DFU mode.(Pwned DFU mode isn’t necessary)
      4. Shift+Restore to iOS 4.3.5 IPSW (You need to have this already downloaded for the iP3GS on your desktop)

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    CryZtoV3 years, 3 months ago

    Hello Proamod. The baseband version is 05.16.05 (so this is not the iPad BB?). Well I received the iPhone from someone else who had brocked their iPhone and I have no clue why they ever tried to upgrade their baseband :-)

    Is it normal to receive an error 1015 with baseband 05.16.05?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      You have got it all wrong & what you have mentioned in your query is incorrect. You will never get a 1015 error if you are trying to update to stock iOS 4.3.5 via iTunes (& you never were on an iPad BB) & 05.16.02 is what your BB should be reading as. Which iOS are you currently on & what are you trying to attempt? (but everytime I am trying to upgrade the official way towards 4.3.5 I get error 1015) This happens only if you were on an iPad BB which I believe your not, so please redefine your query once again with proper details because your talking about 2 different scenarios on one iPhone.

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    CryZtoV3 years, 3 months ago

    Hi Pramod, thanks for the fast reply! How do you know I have an ipdated iPad BB? Also, I don’t have take into account an unlock since this 3GS is a carriers free model (I am from Belgium). Does this give you another picture? I do a restore of a custom IPSW of 4.3.3 an give you the baseband number.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Error 1015 suggests of BB version mismatch. Since your BB has already been updated, you have lost the privilege of updating your iP3GS to stock versions. Your BB version will still be 06.15.00, even if you do a custom restore or even right now. If your iP3GS was indeed SIM free model, you shouldn’t have ever updated your BB to an iPad’s BB.

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    CryZtoV3 years, 3 months ago

    Hi,

    Is it possible to install the stock ios firmware of 4.3.5? I got myself an iPhone 3GS and tried several things but everytime I am trying to upgrade the official way towards 4.3.5 I get error 1015.

    I do not want to jailbreak the device so I do not bother about those things, I just want a working iPhone 3GS on the latest (or from 4.3.3+) stock firmware so I can upgrade without hassles to ios 5 when it is released.

    I can restore to custom IPSW on 4.3.3 (using snowbreeze) but from that firmware I cannot upgrade towards 4.3.5 each time resulting in error 1015. Fixrecovery43 obviously does not work in this case.

    Also I can restore to stock 4.2.1 firmware using SHSH but again I cannot upgrade towards 4.3.5.

    So my goal is: install stock ios 4.3.3+ on iPhone 3GS old bootrom.

    What does succeed: 4.2.1 stock and 4.3.3 custom (JB).

    Can anyone shed a light on this? Thanks!

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      No, you cannot because you have an updated iPad BB already installed on your iP3GS. So, your restores will always error out on iOS 4.3.5 & kicking out of the recovery loop isn’t possible using FixRec either. All you can do right now is to wait for a custom IPSW to come out either for iOS 4.3.5/5 so that you can preserve your BB whilst updating your iOS. Updating directly to iOS 5 will not error you out for sure but will result in a BB failure & you will loose your unlock. At that point of time, downgrading to a pre-iOS 5 version will be your only option.

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    Ali iMANi3 years, 3 months ago

    after restoring my iphone to 4.3.3 my screen went to DFU mode i mean black screen …
    would this app work and be usefull for me to get it out of DFU ?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      No, it will not. This is meant only to kick your device out of a recovery loop & not a DFU one. You need to first make sure whether you have the SHSH blobs saved for your device either on Cydia (http://bit.ly/p07pX2) or by using TU (http://bit.ly/n8Kkb1 with these settings http://bit.ly/qqFuve set) for iOS 4.3.3 or any lower version. Avoid using TU for your restores if you do not have one.

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    Jewel3 years, 3 months ago

    I deleted everything and tried 3 other computers and another cable .. and still NO LUCK!
    can I do anything else abt it .. the restoring on itunes works fine till its 75% then it shows error 9 again

    •  
      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Take it to the nearest Apple Store. Looks like now its more of a hardware issue than a s/w one.

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    Ali iMANi3 years, 3 months ago

    i have a problem with fixrecovery 43 …
    i dont know why when i run fixrecovey 43 after a few sec its not running at all and stays in fteching firmware /all_flash/all_flash.n90ap.production/devicetree.n90ap.img3…

    and something like DOC or fixrecovery run into my iphone 4 … is this normal ???

    •  
      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      You need to be connected to the internet all the time. The firmware is fetched from online servers.

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    Jewel3 years, 3 months ago

    I really need your help .. my iphone 4 (32GB) is always giving me error 9 .. after I was trying to update to ios 4.3.5.
    It only shows that connect to itunes screen

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Make sure that you have removed any reference to Saurik’s server from your Hosts file & then try the restore. Its most likely a USB issue, so you might want to try the restore on a different computer using a different cable as well.

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    DJ3 years, 3 months ago

    I have and iPhone 4 with 4.3.5 software. I was trying to downgrade it to 4.3.3.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      You cannot restore to an iOS version which Apple doesn’t validate. Only if you have an SHSH blob saved for that version either on Cydia (http://bit.ly/p07pX2) or by using TU (http://bit.ly/n8Kkb1 with these settings http://bit.ly/qqFuve set). If you had got this iPhone with iOS 4.3.5 out of the box, your out of any hopes to downgrade. So revert back to iOS 4.3.5 itself via iTunes.

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    DJ3 years, 3 months ago

    I followed instructions for this website. http://www.limera1n.cc/2011/07/downgrade-434-to-433-432-431-iphone-4.html
    I had trouble saving the .text file as administer but I continued to iTunes and restored to the downloaded 5.3.3. I received the 3194 error message and my iPhone is currently in recovery mode. I downloaded tinyumbrella but when I open it there are no shsh’s saved. The exit recovery option is available but whenever I click it, the iPhone’s screen turns black and then it goes back to the picture of the usb plugging into iTunes. What did I do wrong?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      You haven’t provided any details about your iPhone/iOS/BB versions & what did you attempt. Please spend time in writing these info first so that we can help you in a much faster fashion.

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    Jose Canoura3 years, 3 months ago

    when i run fixrecovery43, after a few seconds ITUNES closes automatically and after 10 more seconds, fixrecovery also closes. Any ideas, please?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Only if iTunes didn’t close should you worry about it. This is normal FixRec behavior just like any other tool (Redsn0w etc..).
      What do you mean by FixRec closes? Have you followed the steps as instructed?

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    scott3 years, 3 months ago

    Ok. I had my iPhone jailbroken on 4.3.3 and I was going to restore and update to 4.3.5 today. So I clicked restore in iTunes and it brought me to an error and it couldn’t restore.

    I’m stuck. I’ve tried everything.

    I downloaded fixrecovery and the dll and put it in the folder, put my phone in dev mode or whatever holding the buttons, it ran thru all the stuff on the phone and then stopped. now what… i plug it into itunes and it still doesnt restore.

    HELP ME PLEASE!!!

    i dont want a brick iphone 4

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      What was the error? Also, FixRec has issues on the iOS 4.3.5, so it won’t be of much help right now. Remove any lines that point to Cydia’s server from your hosts file & then retry the restore.

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    Joe3 years, 3 months ago

    Hey. ok so my boy tried to restore his iphone 4 because he locked it n forggot the password. now it is stuck on the “itunes n cable” screen. he dont know what firmware it was updated to n itunes restore wont work. wat should i do??

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      iTunes & cable screen doesn’t help me to answer your question. Is it at the Emergency Call screen? Because right after the update you will be on that screen.

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    marcell3 years, 3 months ago

    i don’t know why, but i cant open two links that you give to me :(

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    Roberto Tenório3 years, 3 months ago

    Thank you very much! I am from Brazil. You save me. Rsss. You are helping the world.

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    Mike3 years, 3 months ago

    Need help. Trying to recover my phone after jumping into the pool to help a 3yr old who went into the deep end. Everything powers up, but I can’t get out of the update loopback. Tried TinyUmbrella, and fixrecovery43.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      This is a hardware issue, so you might want to take it to the nearest Apple Store & get it checked. The iPhone isn’t able to go into a proper DFU mode. You wouldn’t be able to even perform an update of your iPhone now can you?

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    marcell3 years, 3 months ago

    can you help me with my ipod 4th (i want to downgrade from 4.3.5 to 4.3.3) that always in blackscreen after i use fixrecovery43

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    Ralpahel3 years, 3 months ago

    no shsh / so then my option is to go to the latest iOS (4.3.5?) / is no other way to go out of the recovery loop?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Other than FixRec43? Nope.
      You might want to recreate that IPSW with the correct bootrom version & give it a whirl once again. Make sure that you do not use TU for you restores. Use it only if you have SHSH blobs saved like this http://bit.ly/n8Kkb1 for any iOS version.

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    julio3 years, 3 months ago

    thanks pramod but, im stuck on the itunes & cable screen any help pleaaseeee :)

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Redo the restore this time by using only the edited hosts file & not TU. Also, make sure that you had saved your SHSH blobs for your device on Cydia before you even try the restore like this http://bit.ly/p07pX2.

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    Virolo3 years, 3 months ago

    i’m stuck on recovery loop on my iPad 2 after downgrade from 4.3.5 to 4.3.3 and i tried everything i’ve seen, nothing seems to work !! please help… i have tried RecBoot and TinyUmbrella and nothing….

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      You will no longer be able to use TU to kick your iPad2 out of recovery even if you have an SHSH blob saved for it on iOS 4.3.3 as this functionality (of TU) only worked for as long as Apple signed iOS 4.3.4. All you can do right now is to get updated to the latest iOS & wait.

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    Ralpahel3 years, 3 months ago

    i got the same issue, keep going back to recovery mode after supposedly haveing the custom IPSW installed, ive repeated the process but no luck :(
    im using windows 7 / i was on 4.0.1 (i rely on unlock) wnet to 4.3.3 (no baseband upgrade) / ive notice im getting an error at the beginning,ituneshelper not found, might that be the problem???
    should i have tiny unbrella open? or running the server?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      No, that’s definitely not the problem because its a simple check for any iTunes services that maybe running at the background.
      Did you have any SHSH blobs for iOS 4.3.3 like this http://bit.ly/p07pX2 while you were on iOS 4.0.1? Only then will you be able to restore with success. Also, make sure that you have the correct bootrom version ticked for your iP3GS while creating your custom IPSW using Sn0wbreeze & keep an eye on the iTunes error code.

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    julio3 years, 3 months ago

    heey ive got that issue but with an ipad-1 3g running on ios 4.3.5 and i tried to jailbrake using red snow but it is stucked in recovery mode, ive tried to exit recovery mode withtinyumbrella without success also with fixrecovery any help?? please ???

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      By Recovery Mode, are you stuck at Apple’s logo loop or the iTunes & Cable screen? If your on Apple’s logo, you need to run Redsn0w using the Just Boot Tethered Now option always each time you reboot your iPad. This is way its called a tethered JB.

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    Jordan3 years, 3 months ago

    do you do the instructions above if you have a 4.2.1 greenpoison jailbroken ipod touch 2nd gen?

    •  
      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Yes, this will definitely work for you as well.

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    Mojito3 years, 3 months ago

    Wow… I downgraded from 4.3.5 to 4.3.3 and my phone got stuck on the recovery mode loop. Tried EVERYTHING and nothing would work. I was getting ready to restore (after 12 hours of tinkering) when I found this post. at first it didn’t work but then I re installed the 4.3.3 firmware and tried tinny-umbrella with recovery fix and it did work!
    Phone is restoring now.. hopefully everything’s ok.
    UPDATE: try reinstalling the firmware… after you reinstall the firmware fresh make sure you only run fixrecovery43 and not tinnyumbrella… this worked for me

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      The FixRecovery that you find in TU is only for the devices running an iOS version of upto 4.2.1.
      For any version above that, you need to use FixRec43(4.3.x).

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    subs3 years, 3 months ago

    I ran recovery, it started greenpoison, a lot of text on screen, then FAILs, many. now it stuck. what should i try?

    •  
      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Your query is just too vague. Please spend some more time in explaining the details of your iPhone like BB & iOS versions & what brought your first into this situation.

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    Gianmaria3 years, 3 months ago

    Thanks man you saved my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    masaemon3 years, 3 months ago

    Pramod, I have a bricked 3gs new bootrom with ipad baseband. No shsh blobs saved. Last working firmware version was 4.3.3. It bricked when updating the baseband. What are my options without the blobs?
    thx

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      For starters, you can try updating your iP3GS to iOS 4.3.5 to get it working atleast. Use the stock iOS 4.3.5 IPSW to achieve this using iTunes. If the iPad BB hasn’t gone through, you should be up & running iOS 4.3.5 in no time.

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    Abdulqadir3 years, 3 months ago

    You mean to create custom IPSW using sn0wbreeze 2.7?
    Last time It troubled a lot wth TU, DFU mode, recovery loop etc :(
    Do you think this will not be the case from 4.1 to 4.3.3 ?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Well if you really want to be on the iOS 4.3.3, this is your only way. There is no other way to get yourself onto that version without a custom IPSW. Nothing can be certain unless you try it out for yourselves.

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    Abdulqadir3 years, 3 months ago

    Any way to get it back to 4.3.3 or to latest 4.3.5 if unlock available?

    Cydia shows SHSH:iOS 4.1, 4.3.3, 4.3.5

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      4.3.5 is still a tethered JB & also it will error you out into a recovery loop. Create a custom IPSW for iOS 4.3.3 & restore to that just like how you had restored to iOS 4.1.

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    Terence T3 years, 3 months ago

    Hi, mine is a iphone 3gs.
    I jail-breaked my phone through installous and cydia quite long time ago and that is someone else did for me so i dont know much about it.(I know nothing about SHSH until now). It worked well. (It was 4.0.x as i rmb)

    Few days ago I accidentally pressed update iOS in itunes and it helped me to update my iOS to 4.3.5, and all those apps (e.g. whatsapp) can’t be opened. Then I realized that there’s no JB for 4.3.5. So I decided to downgrade to 4.3.3.
    I entered the DFU mode and tried to downgrade to 4.3.3. But then I cannot get out of the recovery mode, even I tried the tinyumbrella and irecovery above.

    I even tried to give up in JB and wanted to restore to 4.3.5 through itunes normally but it said ” the iphone could not be restored. this device isn’t eligible for the requested build”.

    So I got stuck now. What can I do? Million thanks

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Remove any reference of gs.apple.com from your hosts file & then retry the restore to iOS 4.3.5.

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    Namora3 years, 3 months ago

    This worked easily! thank you very much, you make my life simple!

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    Sebastian3 years, 3 months ago

    Guys thanks alot for this Software & Instuction. With this one I finally removed my fu***** Jailbreak and jump back to a stock IPSW 4.3.3 with Baseband 6.15 – Works without snowbreeze. Thanks for ur help and greetings from germany

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    Abdulqadir3 years, 3 months ago

    Finally its back to life with Firmware 4.1, baseband 6.15 :) Thanks much buddy. Appreciate your kind help.

    Now issue is i can’t restore backup as software is old(earlier it was 4.2.1). Any way to get it back to 4.3.3 or to latest 4.3.5 if unlock available?

    Cydia shows SHSH:iOS 4.1, 4.3.3, 4.3.5

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Use a third party tool like iBackUpBot/iPhone Backup Extractor to extract your Contacts, Calendars, etc & replace them onto your current iPhone filesystem using iFunBox.

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    charles3 years, 3 months ago

    i think reinstall my FU iphone4 from 4.3.5 to 4.3.3 using snowbreze make my carrier cannot appear..
    i always need to reactive SAM from itunes..
    that’s bored..why my Factory Unlock iphone can’t identify network..
    it’s not Software Unlock iPhone..hmmmm

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Install Ultrasn0w 1.2.3 from Cydia. That should solve the signal bar issue on your iP4.

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    Black Scorpio3 years, 3 months ago

    I’m having the same problem to, successfully upgrading to custom 4.3.3 with no itunes error. But phone will stay stuck in DFU mode.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Did you use a Sn0wbreeze created custom IPSW & TinyUmbrella’s combination for your restore?

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    Ashley3 years, 3 months ago

    Hey i have a jailbroken iphone 3GS im not quite sure what program i used to jailbreak it or anything like that but it was working fine then the battery went flat and upon turning it back on it went into recovery mode, restoring is not an option because of the files on it that i need, so for about 3 months iv been trying so many different programs. I tried this one and it kept failing along with all the others, im thinking that my iphone firmware may be corrupted, is there anything i can do other then restore?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      If you have tried for 3 months & all the tools that you can get your hands on to to get your recovery loop fixed, then I’m afraid there’s nothing more that can be done other than a fresh restore. Make sure that you atleast have the SHSH blob saved for that iOS version on which you got recovery looped using iFaith before you restore.

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    Seif3 years, 3 months ago

    OK

    well i just got this friends phone it was locked i didnt know the ios it was on nor the bb
    so i updated the bb to ipad bb
    i tried restoring with 4.3.3 original
    it gave me 1600 error so i pwned it with i reb
    retried but error 3194 so i used TU and started TSS server
    retried again but i was stuck in recovery mode
    i then used fixrecovery43…..which worked all the way but no luck at the end
    so i got snowbreeze 2.7.3 made a custom firmware then i tried all the previous steps again but still no luck
    i thought may be a corrupt software or so so i downloaded the already customed software n went all the way again but still stuck
    the phone will only start if i used redsnow to boot TETHERED

    hope this gives enough details

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Its simply because you don’t have an SHSH blob saved for iOS 4.3.3 which would help you to restore with success. So there is no way that you can restore to any of the earlier versions.
      Updating the iPad BB was a big mistake since you haven’t saved your SHSH blobs either via Cydia/TU.
      Also, it was possible to know the current iOS/BB version the your iPhone had in the first place by using TU itself (Notice the iOS & BB text boxes?) though it was locked.
      Read this http://bit.ly/pUDssX to find out if there is any chance for you to downgrade & if not, update to iOS 4.3.5 which will error out a 10xx error & then use FixRec43.

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    Seif3 years, 3 months ago

    hey

    i have a 3gs stuck in recovery mode when restoring to 4.3.3

    iphone updated to ipad bb
    relying on server unlock
    tried everything u said but still stuck

    used original ispw
    used custom ipsw with snowbreeze
    used redsnow .9.6rc15
    ireb rc4
    itunes 10.4
    fixrecvery43
    still nothing and stuck :(

    plese help
    n thaanks in advance fo ur efforts
    NB. am using TU to avoid error 1600 or some error i dont know :D

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      What you typed just did not make any sense. Please spend more time & be more detailed the next time you reply.
      You can only start this process of restore if you have saved the SHSH blobs for that iOS version to which your trying to restore to. Via Cydia http://bit.ly/p07pX2 /TU.

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    Swathi Reddy3 years, 3 months ago

    helpful information i was facing problem with iphone recovery and this fixrecovery is great.Thanks for the post

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    Tony3 years, 3 months ago

    Brilliant. Can confirm FixRecovery3 works to restore my iPhone 4 from5.0b4 back to 4.3.3. Was stuck for a wgile in 4.3.4 and 4.3.5 with no way to downgrade until I tried this.

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    Abdulqadir3 years, 3 months ago

    Can you please direct me to the website where i can find how to create 4.1 custom IPSW in Windows 7?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Create one instead. That’s way better. Download the stock iOS 4.1 IPSW & then use it with Sn0wbreeze 2.1 to create a custom IPSW.

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    Abdulqadir3 years, 3 months ago

    Downloaded from iPhoneheat.com which were in 2 parts. Combined both with HJsplit as instructed on their website.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      I would rather suggest you to create on for yourselves & then restore your iP3GS using that custom cooked IPSW. Use Sn0wbreeze 2.1 & remember the pwned DFU mode also.

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    Abdulqadir3 years, 3 months ago

    getting error 20.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Did you create the custom IPSW or downloaded it from some other site?

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    Abdulqadir3 years, 3 months ago

    FixRec43 did not help.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      As expected. Try restoring to iOS 4.1 custom instead because there are reports that Apple is still signing them so do it ASAP. Remember not to use TU.

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    Jamie T3 years, 3 months ago

    No, I had Jailbroken 4.2 but after upgrading the 4.3 without a valid sim I needed to hacktivate and what I came across was ih8sn0w but that kept me stuck in DFU mode after the upgrade to the custom 4.3.3 IPSW failed.

    As an update though, I managed to use redsn0w to boot into tethered mode but at some point during the night it went back into pwned DFU (black screen).

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Well, do not use TU for your restores at all unless you have the SHSH blobs saved for your device on your local machine. All you need to do is edit your hosts file to point it towards Cydia & restore your custom IPSW via iTunes. DO NOT use TU if you don’t want the DFU loop.

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    Uzi3 years, 3 months ago

    Tinyumbrella isnt working on my mac, it keeps shutting down…everytime i try restoring in itunes it says the iphone isnt eligible for the requested build…..the custom 4.3.3 activated ipsw didnt work either..please help pramod….ive been stuck in a dfu loop for weeks now.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      As I have already mentioned in my previous comment, all you can do right now is to crate a 4.0.1 custom IPSW & restore to that w/o using TU at all. If you still receive 3194 errors, make sure that you have edited your hosts file to point towards Cydia’s server & then restore.

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    Uzi3 years, 3 months ago

    No, there is no blob saved for 4.3.3 but there is for 4.0.1…..i really need to get my phone to 4.3.3.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Not possible without a saved SHSH blob for your device either by Cydia/Tiny Umbrella. Your just too late.

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    Kerata3 years, 3 months ago

    Thanks for the article!!!

    Now i can restore my iphone 4, 4.3.3. :) :) :)

    Always getting the error 1013 :S, thanks for all!!! and for my terrible english :P

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    Abdulqadir3 years, 3 months ago

    As you said while updating ios 4.3.5 got iTunes 1015 error. What next :)

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Use FixRec43 & try if you can kick your device out of the recovery loop.

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    Devian3 years, 3 months ago

    Well, the next day i woke up, spent a hour again trying to update to official 4.3.3 and managed to do it by palying around with the host file and not touching tinyumbrella anymore. i forgot what i did actually but was so happy that finally it was stuck at ”connect to itunes” instead of black screen. This time fixrecovery43 was able to get the phone back in working state !!!

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Not using TU was the key to the successful restore just as I had thought. Awesome !! :D

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    charles3 years, 3 months ago

    helo,
    do i need install ultrasnow after reinstall 4.3.3 use custom IPSW?
    coz my iPhone4 is FU and BB version is 04.10.01
    but now, when the signal of my carrier is low,
    its become “no network” then it will appear when i use SAM..
    damn, why it happen?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      No use !! Ultrasn0w cannot unlock the 04.10.01 BB version. You can only unlock your iP4 using the Gevey SIM interposer & nothing else.

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    Jamie T3 years, 3 months ago

    I updated my phone to 4.3.3 but since I’m travelling at the moment I don’t have a valid sim so I tried to hacktivate it using ih8sn0w. I ended up in DFU mode (black screen) and no matter what I’ve tried I cannot get out of it. I’ve tried:
    * Using tinyumbrella’s “Fix Recovery”
    * Restore through iTunes
    * The ‘install Cydia’ option with the iPhone3,1_4.3.3_8J2_Restore.ipsw in redsn0w
    * Doing ‘Just boot thethered’ in redsn0w (home screen comes up but quickly disappears back into DFU)
    * Tried going through the steps here
    * Tried going through the steps here then followed by using redsn0w

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Well, did Cydia list for you iOS 4.3.3 like this http://bit.ly/pUDssX right before you used Sn0wbreeze? Had you ever jailbroken it on iOS 4.3.3? Hopefully it should have. Also, for Hacktivation, you never should have used Sn0wbreeze. Redsn0w would have worked just fine.

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    Sandeep3 years, 3 months ago

    http://pastie.org/2324984

    Hi I have pasted the log from the Command window. I am trying to get the device out of recovery. I am already on BB 6.15 4.3.3 ( 3gs ). No matter what I do, this thing is not getting out of this recovery mode. Tried tiny umbrella, Redsnow and above tools as well. any help is appreciated

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      How did you get here in the first place? Do you have the SHSH blobs saved for your iP3GS on Cydia for the iOS 4.3.3 like this http://bit.ly/p07pX2 prior to this recovery loop? Did you use TU for the restore?

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    Fox3 years, 3 months ago

    @Rav890:

    Can you please copy and paste all written data in your “hosts” file in /etc/?

    I did the exact same thing and got the same error 1013, the only difference is that I can’t kick my iphone of the recovery mode. I tried the fix recovery43.exe but it didn’t work.

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    rav8903 years, 3 months ago

    yesssssssssss i was on ios4.3.5 on my iphone …….thanxxxxxxxxxxxxx now i am on 4.3.3 bcoz i updated by mistake to 4.3.5 but now i am back ..

    it worked as it says…

    i put my all files on desktop and did the restore thing with itunes and editing the host files and after itunes throw the 1013 error i put the phone in dfu mode and used fix recovery43.exe and it worked like a charm……

    just installed cydia via jailbrteakme 3

    thanxx guys

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    rere3 years, 3 months ago

    Hi, It’s working couple days ago and I am not sure why it doesn’t work any more. Please help!!! No matter how many times I tried to run all the steps it will end up back to the recovery mode again. I even tried to upgrade my itune to 10.4 and upgrade the IOS to 4.3.5. But, nothing is working anymore. Please kindly help!!!! Thanks.
    May be my iPhone firmware is corrupted, since I am not able to restore it with the 4.3.3ipsw. Now, I am unable to restore and exist from the recovery mode. :<

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      You need to first check if you have saved any SHSH blobs for your device on Cydia like this http://bit.ly/p07pX2. If yes, then for which versions of the iOS. Only to those versions can you then update using a custom IPSW.

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    Abdulqadir3 years, 3 months ago

    I tried to restore as you suggested but got 3194 error. So no SHSH saved :(

    Also PwnageTool custom IPSW throwing error 37.

    Anything can be done now?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Well, just as I had suspected. Cydia doesn’t have an SHSH blob saved for iOS 4.3.3 for your device & hence you cannot restore to it anymore. The only way to know which iOS versions Cydia has for you (other than 4.3.3) is by updating your iOS to 4.3.5 & then JB it using Redsn0w & then run Cydia to find the details just like this http://bit.ly/p07pX2. But when you do that, your sure to come across the 10xx errors which sometimes FixRec43 can’t resolve. Try it out anyhow & let me know what happens.

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    aleks3 years, 3 months ago

    Hi, i have a iphone 4 jailbroken into 4.3.3 and i used sn0wbreeze 2.7.3 and even used TU to restore it but it seems to be stuck in recovery loop either that or stuck on DFU mode because when i run fixrecovery43 it does everything fine and goes through all the code and nothing happens.. just goes back to the black blank screen. please help anyone?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Well, if you were using the custom IPSW created by Sn0wbreeze to restore your iP3GS, then I’m sure that the probability of achieving a recovery loop is NIL since Sn0wbreeze never touches the BB at all. Create a custom IPSW once again using Sn0wbreeze & before you start, make sure that you DO NOT use TU for your restores. Just tick the Set Hosts to Cydia on Exit option from under TU’s advanced menu and quit it. Later, start the restore via iTunes to the custom IPSW always in a Pwned DFU mode ONLY (Use Redsn0w to achieve this http://bit.ly/pioV9v).

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    Fox3 years, 3 months ago

    “Did you confirm first if you had that iOS 4.3.3 SHSH blob saved for your device on Cydia first?”

    How do I confirm this? I downgraded from 4.3.5 to 4.3.3 but I could never start the Iphone to confirm the downgrade. I have no idea what’s a SHSH blob.

    “Also, your iPhone BB & model versions?”

    Iphone version: 4.3.5 (8L1) currently
    Firmware: 04.10.01

    I want to unlock and jailbreak the iphone.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Thought so. Currently it isn’t possible to unlock your iP4 as your on an Ultrasn0w unsupported BB. Using the Gevey SIM interposer is the only way to get your iP4 unlocked as of now.

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    charles3 years, 3 months ago

    hey..
    thx for ur solution..
    it works..
    now i at 4.3.3 again..
    thx to u..
    but now i get new problem..LOL
    my carrier won’t appear.
    my iPhone is FU..usually it appear automatically..
    but now it’s stuck on “searching”
    why is that happen?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      You need to complete the unlock using Ultrasn0w from Cydia.

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    charles3 years, 3 months ago

    do i need to use TU after create custom IPSW 4.3.3

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Only if you have saved your SHSH locally & not on Cydia.

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    uzi3 years, 3 months ago

    Uzis-Apple-MacBook:~ macbook$ /Users/macbook/Desktop/untitled\ folder/fixrecovery43 ; exit;
    dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/lib/libcurl.4.dylib
    Referenced from: /Users/macbook/Desktop/untitled folder/fixrecovery43
    Reason: Incompatible library version: fixrecovery43 requires version 6.0.0 or later, but libcurl.4.dylib provides version 5.0.0
    Trace/BPT trap
    logout

    [Process completed]

    this is what my log says once i open fixrecovery with terminal……please help i upgraded from 4.0.1 to 4.3.3 and now my iphone is stuck in dfu loop.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Did you first confirm to see if Cydia had an SHSH blob saved for your device for iOS 4.3.3?

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    Fox3 years, 3 months ago

    Hey Wolverine, I need your help.

    I had an IOS 4.3.5 then I followed this a guide to downgrade to 4.3.3. After I did everything correctly, the iphone entered the recovery mode. I tried Umbrella but my Iphone still can’t kick out of the recovery mode.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Did you confirm first if you had that iOS 4.3.3 SHSH blob saved for your device on Cydia first? Also, your iPhone BB & model versions?

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    Devian3 years, 3 months ago

    Wel guys, i have to see, u helped alot of people, greath to see people like u guys spending so much time helping us out !!!
    i’ve been bussy updating my jailbreaked iphone 4 from 4.2.1 to 4.3.3 for about 6 hours now, really 6 hours incl spending time readings tons of info.
    FInally i saw Pramod saying that after everything it stays in DFU mode, (black screen), rerun redsnow, and YES that did the trick.
    i thought, but now it is stuck at ”installing activation bundels”

    What i did is:
    Update to 4.3.3 ends up in error 1013,
    start up fixrecover433, make sure i have internet, make sure the Zlib1.dll file is in the same folder as the fixrecovery app.
    After this i get stuck at a blackscreen on my iphone and this time run redsnow and jailbreak it with it.

    It was stuck at ”installing activation bundels” for about 5 minutes, now screen went black. I;m tired and done with it for today, it’s 4.14 AM.
    Tomorrow i will continue the 4.3.3 battle

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      You need to use a custom cooked IPSW created by either Sn0wbreeze/PwnageTool. You will never achieve a successful restore by using the stock 4.3.3 IPSW & will always end up in 10xx errors. Read this http://bit.ly/mbFORU.

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    Abdulqadir3 years, 3 months ago

    Today i tried to restore and got iTunes error 37. This is new for me.

    Until now i used TU with “Request SHSH from Cydia”. In my comments i said to avoid 3194 errors i used TU. On that you only asked me to avoid TU as it causing DFU loops. Now you are asking me to use TU. Its confusing…rite?

    I am sorry to say it is not working out :)

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Yes, I know its really quite confusing. Sorry about that. :D
      Error 37 is something specific to Sn0wbreeze custom IPSWs. Using a PwnageTool created custom IPSWs will resolve this error.
      Also I have updated my previous comment with the right instructions here.

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    Sandy3 years, 3 months ago

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
    I have jailbroken 100s of times and usually exit the recovery mode using Recboot. When jailbreakme.com 3.0 was released, I upgraded to 4.3.3 and was very happy. Recently I wanted to do a complete restore and everything went fine until I hit Recboot 1.3 For some reason it wasn’t able to detect my phone in recovery mode. After reading your article, it was a breeze!!!
    Thanks AGAIN for this excellent article. Guys like make the internet worthwhile!!!

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    charles3 years, 3 months ago

    i have iphone4, first my iphone installed firmware 4.3.3, then i want to reinstall it with 4.3.3, but i get stuck at recovery loop.. then i try using fixRec43 but i still get recovery loop after step 5..i’ve try it 10 times and nothing happens..can u help me..

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    Abdulqadir3 years, 3 months ago

    If i don’t use TU then i get 3194 errors. How can i avoid 3194?

    I did not save any SHSH on Cydia.(Now iFaith doesnt work at all for my device).

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Goto the Advanced menu of TU & tick the Set Hosts to Cydia on Exit option & then quit TU. Now continue the restore without any 3194 errors (Even after this if you receive any 3194 errors, it means that Cydia does not have the SHSH blobs saved for your device for that iOS).

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    Adrian3 years, 3 months ago

    i tried the fix and i think i made a mistake. What happen to my iphone is first 4.3.5. downgrade to 4.3.3 and it stuck in the DFU mode instead of recovery. Then i tried redsnow while DFU mode.It went smooth and freeze at the “pineapple” icon then i restarted and IT went back to DFU mode. Then i tried custom firmware4.3.3 and thought it will work, it went back to DFU mode. May i know what did i do wrong? i think i am in the same situation as Abdulqadir lol

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Well first you need to make sure that did Cydia ever have an SHSH blob saved for your device on iOS 4.3.3. You can check this by following the steps mentioned here http://bit.ly/pUDssX. Only if you have them, continue to create a custom IPSW using Sn0wBreeze/PwnageTool & restore to it ONLY in a Pwned DFU mode. DFU loops occur when an invalidation of the SHSH blobs for your device occurs. Avoid using TU & instead edit your hosts file & then restore.

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    Erik3 years, 3 months ago

    I Have iphone 3GS witch firmware 4.3.3. so I update it to 4.3.5 but then I get error 1015. I used fixrecovery43 to fix it but after step 5 i get this again –>
    http://cdn.jaxov.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/iPhone-Recovery-Loop.jpg?9d7bd4

    please help!

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Use a custom IPSW & restore back to iOS 4.3.3. Do not update to iOS 4.3.4/4.3.5 just yet. If FixRec43 isn’t able to kick your device out of the recovery loop, downgrade back to iOS 4.3.3.

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    Abdulqadir3 years, 3 months ago

    Appreciate your help. In my one of above comments I already mentioned that iFaith is not working for me. I have gone through this link few days back provided by you and I too updated you with results above.

    Is there really any fix for 3GS which is in DFU?

    To summarize what I have done till now –
    My 3GS was 4.2.1, baseband 6.15 and carrier locked. I used snowbreeze to jailbreak 4.3.3 where in last I got iTunes+USB on screen. Tried fixrecovery to come out of recovery loops which did not help. While trying for several times to get out of recovery loop phone went in DFU. For 3194 errors I used TU. To get in Pwned DFU used iReb and redsn0w. Also restored with PwnageTool custom IPSW.

    After trying all this phone is still in DFU.

    Again can it be fixed?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Don’t use TU. That is what’s causing all these unwanted DFU loops. You still haven’t updated me on the SHSH blobs that you have saved for your device on Cydia. What about that? Did you have any saved for any iOS versions like this http://bit.ly/p07pX2 when you were on iOS 4.1?

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    Abdulqadir3 years, 3 months ago

    As suggested, I used redsn0w to get phone in Pwned DFU. After that i had to use TinyUmbrella as i was getting 3194 errors. Launced iTunes and did shift+restore for custom Pwnagetool IPSW and got same success message that iPhone restored to factory settings and will restart….

    But phone is still in DFU(black screen). I think i followed each instructions given by you but its not working at all. This means my 3GS is completely gone?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Well, you need to first make sure as to which SHSH blobs you have saved for your device onto Cydia. Have you done that? Unplug your device from the PC and hold down the Home+Power buttons till you get into the Recovery screen. After that, follow this http://bit.ly/pUDssX & make sure that your having them saved via Cydia.

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    Jeff3 years, 3 months ago

    As it turns out, I only had an older shsh saved, not the 4.3.3.. so I guess I’m stuck using 4.1. Appreciate all the help

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Yep. The DFU was because of the SHSH invalidation because Cydia isn’t now able to proxy your SHSH requests reliably & hence the frequent DFU loops. So you can now restore reliably only onto iOS 4.1.

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    Jeff3 years, 3 months ago

    This is what happens when I hold the buttons down..

    The computer recognizes the phone as disconnected and makes that sound @ about 7-8 seconds.. Then @ about 12 seconds, the phone is recognized as connected and the computer makes the appropriate sound.. but no screen activity what so ever.

    I did not restore using TU.. I’m attempting to restore to a slightly older firmware just to see if it’s this file/firmware that doesn’t want to work.. I guess I shall report back in a few.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      You need to unplug your device first & then hold down the buttons. You know that right?

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    Jeff3 years, 3 months ago

    (When I hold the power/home button the phone never restarts nor does it go into recovery mode.. the screen always stays black and the computer just recognizes that the phone has been disconnected/reconnected)
    To be honest, I don’t think I have the 4.3.3 blobs saved.. I might..

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      You need to approximately hold it for around 10-15 secs.
      What SHSH blobs do you have for your iDevice from Cydia? Did you restore using TU for some reason? Read this as well http://bit.ly/pUDssX.

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    Jeff3 years, 3 months ago

    I attempted it one more time, and it followed through with the jailbreak process.. and then the screen turns black once more.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Well can you exactly tell me if you have the SHSH blobs saved for your device on the iOS version 4.3.2?

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    Jeff3 years, 3 months ago

    When I try to re jailbreak it gets stuck on “waiting for reboot” while the screen remains black.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Before you start the process did you put it into a DFU mode first? Not from the state from which it was already on. You need to bring your iPhone back to the recovery screen by holding the Shift+Restore keys and then put it back into the DFU mode.

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    ian3 years, 3 months ago

    can u explain it to me simply im not much of a iphone genuis
    and when it shows the codes and words about green poison it said like 4 of the things are missing

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      You need to first explain to me what is the current situation of your iDevice, your iPhone iOS/BB details & what have you tried till now.

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    Jeff3 years, 3 months ago

    Sorry, I should have clarified.

    I tried using a pwnagetool IPSW and used redsn0w to get into pwned DFU.
    After the restore successfully finishes, the phone is back into DFU.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Try this, re-jailbreak your device using Redsn0w once again by placing your device into a Pwned DFU mode. Let me know how it went.

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    Jeff3 years, 3 months ago

    Just tried that, and it still says phone must be restored after the restore finishes. Screen is still black.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      You used the PwnageTool custom restore IPSW? Did you use Redsn0w to put your iPhone into a Pwned DFU mode as well?

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    ian3 years, 3 months ago

    my iphone 3gs gets all of that done but on the last row it shows error no sucessful firmware download after 60,000 ms!! giving up… and it stuck plz help

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Just like it says, it cannot find any iOS on your iDevice to currently work with & hence the error. Always remember that FixRec works only if you have errored out with a 10xx error while freshly restoring your IPSW from iTunes. If it can’t find the iOS itself to work with, it cannot execute itself.

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    Madison3 years, 3 months ago

    I don’t understand what you mean by fresh IPSW restore… Do you mean the 10xx error in iTunes? And trying to restore IPSW on Redsn0w or some other application? Sorry, I am still learning with all of this. And I did it as a mistake, I forgot that updating wouldn’t work… Oops.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Fresh as in if you have used the stock Apple’s IPSW (that you downloaded directly from Apple’s servers) without using a Sn0wBreeze/PwnageTool created IPSW for your restore. Read this http://bit.ly/pUDssX to see if you can actually downgrade back to iOS 4.3.3.

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    ReneD3 years, 3 months ago

    I’m getting stucked. I had my iPhone3GS open on 4.3.3 fixrecovery as mentioned in the header. I had from my provider the notice that they unlocked the simlock on the phone. I connected the iphone, with vodafone sim, to iTunes and the phone suddenly showed the apple logo and staid there (locked). I tried to do the fixrecovery 4.3.3 again but am now stucked in 1015 error when using normal iphone upgrade to 4.3.4
    and
    when i do the fixrecovery 4.3.3 it stays in first time mode.
    Proces steps (as mentioned in the header):
    -Get into DFU
    -Startup fixrecovery43.exe
    -Wait till iPhone is ready
    I know i have iphone2,1 (from fixrecovery sequence)and it has a new bootrom. I can not recover what baseband it is on (tried f0recast).

    What am i doing wrong

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Well looks like your having an iPadBB already on your iP3GS due to which your not able update/restore your device to any of the iOS versions. You might as well need to use a custom IPSW restore to get yourself out of this recovery loop. Have you jailbroken your iP3GS before & saved any of the SHSH blobs? Read this http://bit.ly/pUDssX.

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    Abdulqadir3 years, 3 months ago

    I think i did something wrong thn..OK so i have to use redsn0w to get phone in Pwned DFU as mentioned in http://bit.ly/pioV9v

    After that i have to restore using “iPhone 3GS iOS 4.3.3 Custom ipsw firmware untethered – Activated ( for users who are not on official carrier SIM card)”

    Right?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Yes, that’s right. Shift+Restore from iTunes too your custom IPSW. Make sure that you have chosen the right bootrom version while using Redsn0w as well.

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    Madison3 years, 3 months ago

    Hey,

    So I have my jailbroken/unlocked 3GS stuck in recovery mode after trying to upgrade to 4.3.5 from 4.3.3 which is also on baseband 6.15.00. I have followed all your steps but once it switched to the on-phone portion in step 5, it comes up at the end with errors like ‘format invalid’ and ‘failed due to format mismatch’ and ‘please reboot with reformatting enabled’. Is there any way you can help me save my phone?

    Please and thank you!

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Did you try FixRec right after you completed a fresh IPSW restore with the 10xx error? Because only then will FixRec work perfectly. Also, why would you want to update your iOS to 4.3.5 in the first place?

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    Khan3 years, 3 months ago

    does that work on windows vista?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Yes, on all Windows OS including XP & 7.

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    Jeff3 years, 3 months ago

    So I have the same problem as most people.. After restoring with a custom ipsw on 4.3.3 on my 3gs, the phone is still stuck in DFU.. black screen, etc.

    Fix recovery from TinyU does not work, and neither does redsn0w.

    It goes through the motions of doing whatever redsn0w does, but in the end the screen goes back to black once again.

    I have a 3gs with new bootrom, running 5.12.02 baseband I believe..

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      It depends on which tool built that custom IPSW for you since Sn0wBreeze does have this issue with the 3GS alone for quite sometime. Use a PwnageTool custom IPSW instead for your restore & make sure the you have put your device into a Pwned DFU mode using Redsn0w ONLY.
      FixRec/TU are all recovery tools & not DFU loop kickers. Also make sure that your back to the recovery screen & then put your device into the DFU mode.

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    Marie3 years, 3 months ago

    I jailbroke my phone using redsnow to iOS 4.3.4. But now I’m not getting picture messaging, my 3G isn’t working and my carrier shows ‘not available.’ I’m not trying to unlock the phone since I have an official AT&T SIM card, but I just don’t know why it’s not showing. Is this because of the 4.3.4 jailbreak or something else?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Well if it had worked for you perfectly before the JB & not right now, then it definitely could be the jailbreak that has caused this issue. But, this is the first time I’m hearing about an issue with the 3G network. Therefore, it could definitely be a temporary hitch in the network around you because you aren’t able to get a 3G fix as well.

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    Crossover3 years, 3 months ago

    after all it`s done corectly the phone still goes in recovery mode … any ideas ?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      What version of the iOS did you install? Please explain in more detail your iPhone BB/Mode/iOS versions & the scenario so as to be able to help you in a much faster fashion.

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    Abdulqadir3 years, 3 months ago

    Filesonic allowed me to download 409mb files for free(Maximum file size for slow download is 400mb).

    PwnageTool created IPSW did not make any difference. 3GS is still in DFU mode.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Did you use Redsn0w this time to put your iPhone into a DFU mode & then restore to the custom IPSW?

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    Shannon3 years, 3 months ago

    Pramod, I really hope you can help me with this! I had an iPhone 4 that was running 4.3.3 jailbroken….gorgeous, no problems. I dropped it in a toilet. So yesterday I take it to Apple and get a replacement. When I set up the new phone, it updated to 4.3.5 – I decided to downgrade to 4.3.3 using the tutorial on redmondpie.com so that I could jailbreak again. However upon doing so I got the 1013 error. I tried fixing this using Tiny Umbrella/Fix Recovery but now I’m getting a 3194 error. The phone is stuck at the connect to itunes screen. I’ve tried everything I could find via Google to update/restore/recover the phone but so far nothing has worked. Tried hacktivating, tried uninstalling and reinstalling iTunes. All I want is an operable phone again. I really don’t want to have to take it back to Apple as the store is in a completely different state, 3 hours away, and I was just there yesterday. Please help!

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Well, your out of options here because the sole purpose of Apple giving you an updated iOS version on their devices is to NOT allow you to be able to restore back to any of the earlier versions of the iOS. Since this is a brand new iP4 that you have got for which I believe there will be absolutely no SHSH blobs saved for this device on Cydia, your currently stuck at iOS 4.3.5 with a tethered JB. That’s the reason why your restores aren’t successful & you get the error 3194 before you even get started.
      But since you have mentioned that you got an 1013 in the beginning, tick the Request SHSH from Cydia option under the Advanced menu of TU & run it to see the iOS versions TU lists for you. If you have 4.3.3 among the list, your in luck.

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    Abdulqadir3 years, 3 months ago

    This is paid. Do you know where can i find it for free?

    iPhone 3GS iOS 4.3.3 Custom ipsw firmware untethered – Activated ( for users who are not on official carrier SIM card)

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      It isn’t paid !! Who said so? I just checked the link now & its allowing me to download for free from FileSonic. Scroll down below & use the Slow Download option.

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    Khan3 years, 3 months ago

    Hello there,
    I tried to update from 4.1 to 4.3.3 using a custom firmware. I used SnowBreeze 2.7 for extracting the firmware and had Tiny Umbrella running to avoid errors plus used ireb to put my device into pwned dfu mode also to avoid errors.
    Everything went fine until the process was all done and itunes said that your device will reboot and will show the Iphone Icon. But whenever i try to turn it on itunes detects my phone in recovery mode!!!….Any fixes for that
    P.S : My baseband is 6.15.00

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Use a PwnageTool custom IPSW for iOS 4.3.3 to restore your iDevice. That should get you through without any errors/recovery loops.

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    Abdulqadir3 years, 3 months ago

    I have windows 7. Is there any way i use Pwnage tool on windows?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Nope. You might want to download a PwnageTool created IPSW instead. Downloadd the right one for you from here & use it to restore. Make sure that you restore in a Pwned DFU mode ONLY to avoid errors.

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    Marcel3 years, 3 months ago

    YES MAN!! I got it, Thank you very very much

    Here’s what I did: (sorry for the bad english,i’m brazilian)

    I was stucked in recovery mode after downgraded from 4.3.5 to 4.3.3 (iphone 4)

    I really tried everything (tinny umbrella, fix recovery , Redsnow)but nothing happened

    Only worked with PWNAGE TOOL, with the Custom 4.3.3 firmware!!

    thank you again

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    Pyperre3 years, 3 months ago

    Thanks a lot on this iphone 4 firmwr4.3.3 custom ipsw life saver article!!!
    I almost pulling all my hairs trying to wake my ruined iphone 4 :D

    I was accidentally make the root application folder of my iPhone “disappear” when I play with iFile from Cydia, while trying to understand why the root application folder on my iphone 4 cannot be open with my iMac (netatalk installed on iPhone).
    Then I proceed to recovering it with the help of Tinyumbrella 5.0.0.7 + iTunes, but it always stop at error 1013 !!! At the last try before I go for firmware 4.3.5…. I stumbled upon this article!! VERY RECOMMENDED !!

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    Abdulqadir3 years, 3 months ago

    Yes dear.

    With sn0wbreeze i clicked on middle button “newer/don’t know” when asked for bootrom.

    Also in redsn0w clicked Yes when it asked for bootrom.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      If that’s the case, use a PwnageTool custom created IPSW for your restore. That should work just fine without getting your device into a DFU loop. Avoid Redsn0w, but make sure that you use it ONLY for the Pwned DFU mode.

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    Abdulqadir3 years, 3 months ago

    new bootrom :(

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Have you made the right choice while creating the Sn0wBreeze custom IPSW as well? & also while putting your iP3GS into a Pwned DFU mode using Redsn0w?

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    Abdulqadir3 years, 3 months ago

    I did not save SHSH before and now from iFaith i am unable to save it.

    I have sn0wbreeze custom IPSW as i stated earlier and even if i restore custom IPSW it goes until end and gives me “Your iPhone has been restored to factory settings, and its restarting. Please leave your iPhone connected. It will appear in the iTunes window after it restarts.”

    Yesterday i tried with Redsn0w too and it also showed Activating after updating Jailbreak data on my 3GS but atlast it came to black screen(DFU).

    Assuming firmware is getting updated but in last phone getting stuck at DFU.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Well, then it looks like Cydia has the 4.3.3 SHSH blob saved for your iDevice. Now what you need to confirm is the bootrom version (Old/New) of your iP3GS. Use iDetector & make sure that your using the same while creating your Sn0wBreeze IPSW. The DFU loop is always seen in the iP3GSs, so your not alone. Just make sure that your creating the right one for your device.

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    Abdulqadir3 years, 3 months ago

    I tried that already several times. Even if i hold home+power button for few minutes than also it remains same. Just show black screen.

    btw is there anyway i can know i am out of Pwned DFU mode?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Why don’t you try restoring to a custom IPSW instead for which you have an SHSH blob saved for your iDevice? Use Sn0wB/Pwnage to create one & restore to it. Make sure you have an SHSH blob for your iDevice. Read this as well http://bit.ly/pUDssX.

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    Abdulqadir3 years, 3 months ago

    Yes i used redsn0w_win_0.9.6rc16(as mentioned in http://bit.ly/pioV9v) to get phone in Pwned DFU before restore. There is only black screen on my 3GS and when i connect it to iTunes a popup appears saying “iTunes has detected an iPhone in Recovery mode. You must restore this iPhone before it can be used with iTunes.” After clicking on OK i press shift and restore with custom IPSW.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Kick your device out of the Pwned DFU mode by holding the Home+Power button together for about 15 secs. Once your out of it and back into the recovery screen, now use Redsn0w’s Pwned DFU option to put it back in and then choose the custom restore. Your restore must atleast start. Try it.

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    djroxie3 years, 3 months ago

    i got stuck in recovery mode after i downgraded from 4.3.3 to 4.2.1, i did the steps that everythingapplepro gave on his instructions, apparently, the exit recovery button from tiny umbrella was not able to help.. i tried another pc, no go, i was contemplating of trying to do a fresh install already as i have read in some blogposts, reinstalled iTunes, but was too lazy to wait for the 4.3.5 ipsw download from itunes, good thing i came across this blog, i was actually reading this already before i just didn’t thought of trying it until today. got my iphone4 out of recovery mode and is now on 4.2.1, i was successful in downgrading, but the thing about the tinyumbrella exit recovery, it doesn’t work all the time.. good thing we have this.. thanx so much, i saved myself for another 15 working days without my phone for warranty check.. :) i almost thought that my phone has an issue with 4.2.1, because prior to this event, i was at 4.1 jailbroken and tried to upgrade to 4.2 and got the same problem, that was back in june, they took my phone and suffered 15days without it, this time, i got it fixed. thanx so much jaxov, i’d like to help in anyway, please let me know.

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    saurav3 years, 3 months ago

    my problem here is with ipod touch 4….first thing i did was updated to os 4.3.3. for the restoration process i used tiny umbrella to pass the 3194 error..and to pass the error 1600 i used i reb….but after the whole restoration..i got stuck in dfu mode…so after trying lots of things i tethered jailbreak my device with redsn0w ..it was working all fine but all of a sudden it crashed and was back to dfu mode again…but after that i tried restoring there’s no display on my ipod at all(nothing appears on ipod screen while restoring)….even while trying to jailbreak the pineapple doesnt appear on the screen…the screen remains blank after the tether jailbreak (which i think boots the device because i can see the device in itunes,i can transfer songs n play with voice command but there’s no display at all ) So, can u please suggest me wat i should.??

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Well, this seems to be more of an h/w issue. Since your able to transfer music & also work with the voice command, its definitely working fine from the s/w side. The hardware is what needs to get checked. So visit the nearest Apple store at the earliest. You might even get a brand new one if your still under warranty. Also, iTunes isn’t reporting that your device is in a recovery mode so its definitely a h/w issue.

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    Abdulqadir3 years, 3 months ago

    I restored custom IPSW (sn0wbreeze_iPhone 3GS-4.3.3.ipsw)not stock IPSW. After connecting to iTunes with shift & restore i selected custom IPSW.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Where you in a Pwned DFU state when you hit the Shift+Restore? You need to put your device in a Pwned DFU mode and only then restore.

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    Dylan3 years, 3 months ago

    HELP !!!!

    every time i try to do this it keeps telling me that no successful firmware was donwloaded …. What am I going to do …

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      FixRec will only work if you had a panic error right after a fresh stock Apple iOS installation. In your case, FixRec just cannot find any iOS to start with on your device and hence the error.

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    Hiral3 years, 3 months ago

    Thanks a lot man. I was looking for this for a long time. I used tinyumbrella and recboot but it was useless. This is a perfect App since it kicks it right of the recovery mode. I used a different method before but i was forced to jailbreak and then restore which i didnt want to do. I successufully restored from 4.3.3 to 4.3.3. as i had my shsh blobs saved. I just followed your instructions. keep it up man. good work.

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    Amiya3 years, 4 months ago

    Pramod – So did as suggested , but interestingly the screen never changes even after pressing both the buttons for 15 or even longer. No iTunes or apple logo on the screen. Just pitch black.

    Still I did the steps of pressing the buttons for 15 secs and even with the black screen, ran the Redsn0w with the 4.3.3 IPSW file to get the phone into DFU. Ran TinyUbmrella TSS Server and then tried to restore from the Custom file.

    But as has been happening in the past the iTunes goes till “Preparing iPhone for Restore” , waits 4 minutes and comes out with error 1601.

    Are there any options that i can try ? Once again really admire your patience in answering all of us everyday.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      For a change, have you tried a different PC? Do try out the resotre of your iDevice on a different PC to see if its behaving in the same manner. Remember always, Pwned DFU>>Custom Restore with edited Hosts file will only get you restored successfully without any errors.

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    rere3 years, 4 months ago

    It works on my iphone 4.3.3 Thanks very much!!!!

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    Abdulqadir3 years, 4 months ago

    With Tinyumbrella(Set Hosts to Cydia on Exit – unchecked) i did not get iTunes 3194 errors. After that i did custom IPSW restore with shift+restore and it completed saying in last “Your iPhone has been restored to factory settings, and its restarting. Please leave your iPhone connected. It will appear in the iTunes window after it restarts.” But even after few minutes iPhone is on black screen and iTunes still shows as in recovery mode/DFU mode.

    I checked both links you gave. This is the only option which worked. iReb-4 did not help. iFaith doesnt support so cant save SHSH.
    http://bit.ly/ngyjIi
    http://bit.ly/pUDssX

    Is it like 4.3.3 updated on my 3GS? Only issue is it got stuck in DFU :(

    What next?

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Seems like you have restored to a stock IPSW iOS 4.3.4/4.3.5? Also iFaith does support every version of the iOS unless your running anything higher the iOS 4.3.3. You haven’t restored to iOS 4.3.3 but to some other version which Apple is still signing. That’s why you never got a 3194. Confirm this first & reply back.

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    saurav3 years, 4 months ago

    i have problem with this. It doesn’t help…i have black screen after i tether jailbreaking with redsnow…now there is no display at all. is there anyone who can help me ???? plzzz….

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Your iPhone details? And explain me what did you actually try to do. Your query is very vague.

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    HappyChappy3 years, 4 months ago

    This worked on my iphone 4 running 4.3.3…

    Words cannot express the love that I am feeling for you guys right now!

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    Abdulqadir3 years, 4 months ago

    I used snowbreeze 2.7.3 to upgrade 3GS to 4.3.3. It was 4.2.1, baseband 6.15, carrier locked.

    After restoring with custom IPSW it stuck in recovery loop(itunes + usb). I tried using fixrecovery43 to come out of it which did not help. My phone is stuck in DFU and whenever i connect with usb iTunes detects in recovery mode. When i try to restore with custom IPSW it gives 3194, 16xx errors. Can you please advice how to get phone working?

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Your stuck in a DFU loop. So NO, FixRec will definitely not work for you since its used for fixing recovery loop issues and not the DFU loops. Read this first http://bit.ly/ngyjIi & subsequently read this http://bit.ly/pUDssX next before you do anything.

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    murphy3 years, 4 months ago

    i’ve follow every single step and im still stuck in recovery mode,
    any one knows whats going on my phone?
    im using 4.3.3

    let me explain more
    i follow every single step, and every thing seems fine
    after my pc came out the cmd
    my iphone went into white screen
    then turn to cmd
    then turn to apple logo,
    then turn to the damn fking recovery mode again
    i tried many times and it didnt work

    i need some help =(

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Use a custom IPSW to restore your iP3GS/4. Create one using Sn0wBreeze & restore to that instead. You have used the stock IPSW instead.

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    CHRIS3 years, 4 months ago

    I have a 3gs… I restored to custom 4.3.3 but it ended up stuck on DFU Loop, but I then ran redsnow and installed 6.15.00…

    I selected the right bootrom, at least thats what I think, now that I check the bootrom it says its the new and thats the one I selected at the beggining…

    I have tried using Tinyumbrella FixRec, and restoring to 4.3.3 stock…

    I have been using iRed to put the iphone into pwned DFU but I am not really sure if it is indeed in that state as it looks always black…

    I have set the hosts file to the cydia one since the beggining…

    After all this and after trying to create new and fresh custom firmwares with the lasteast snowbreeze and using the latest redsnow for the DFU, nothing works..

    The iphone is still on permanent DFU and Itunes keeping giving error 30somthing and 16something

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      You need to restore always using a custom IPSW. Use Sn0wBreeze & make sure you first check to which bootrom version your iP3GS belongs to. Following that, create the custom IPSW restore files in the Pwned DFU mode always using Redsn0w instead of iReb. You might want to read this as well http://bit.ly/pUDssX.

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    Tony793 years, 4 months ago

    Once the itunes kicks it out of DFU, there is no more connection between PC and Device. iTunes can’t find the device and gives me error 1601 after 5 minutes…

    I have tried 5 different PC and different USB ports but no luck…

    I just want a clean restore to 4.3.3 or 4.3.4 (with or without jailbreak)

    Update:

    I managed to kick it out from DFU mode but now instead of a normal recovery screen I have only white screen and ERROR 28 in iTunes!

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Error 28 is bad. Its an error caused due to the dock connector on the iPhone hardware. You might want to get your iPhone checked at the nearest Apple Store ASAP. If your in warranty, you might even get a brand new iPhone as a replacement from Apple.

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    Tony793 years, 4 months ago

    I have tried that many times but it goes back to DFU mode! I can’t kick it out of DFU mode, doesn’t matter what i press…

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      You might want to then do a complete fresh restore of your iPhone using a custom IPSW once again.

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    Tony793 years, 4 months ago

    Pramod – Thanks for the answer!

    I have tried using Redsn0w’s Just Boot Tethered Now many times but my iphone is recognized only when in DFU mode, once Redsn0w moves it out of DFU and tries to reboot, the connection is broken and everything hangs!

    I only see my device in cpanel when in DFU mode (apple DFU driver) but never in Boot mode (iboot driver). Is it normal!?

    Thanks again!

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      What about this ? >> Power up your iPhone by holding the Menu+Power button for approx. 15secs until your out of the black DFU mode and into the recovery loop screen.

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    Amiya3 years, 4 months ago

    Pramod – Thank you for your responses. So I did as you had suggested, checked the bootrom, which showed new bootrom. Used Sn0wbreeze 2.7.3 to create a new IPSW file for 4.3.3. Since i always get error 3194, i used Tinyumbrella with TSS server started to do the custom file restore. But now I just get the 1601 error. I used the iReb-r4 to get into the correct DFU mode, but no matter what i do it is just stuck at this error.

    Just out of frustration i even tried to restore directly from iTunes to the latest 4.3.4 version but that also gives the same error 1601 after the initial steps.

    So really not sure if i should just let go of my phone and stop trying or do you think that there is any hope … :(

    Amiya

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Power up your iPhone by holding the Menu+Power button for approx. 15secs until your out of the black DFU mode and into the recovery loop screen. Now, use Redsn0w instead of iReb to put your device into a Pwned DFU mode. Follow this http://bit.ly/pioV9v. Use Redsn0wRC18. After this, continue your custom IPSW restore.

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    tony793 years, 4 months ago

    I tried fixrecovery43 many times on a 3gs (ipsw 4.3.3 and bb 6.15.0.0) which is stuck in pwned dfu loop and NO success!

    Only the first 2-3 commands are executed and then, when it says: waiting 10 seconds for the device to pop up, the window just closes and nothing happens :(

    I have tried everything on the web with no success. Everything happened after trying upgrade from 4.2.1 to 4.3.3…

    The strange thing is that my device is only recognized by PC/iTunes etc in DFU mode, once out of DFU there is no program to recognize it!!! That blocks all the programs and it is driving me crazy.

    Any idea!?

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      FixRecovery is used only to kick your device out of a recovery loop. Your situation is totally different because your iPhone is in a DFU loop & not in a recovery loop. Use Redsn0w’s Just Boot Tethered Now option to get yourselves out of the DFU loop by choosing the right bootrom version.

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    rocky3 years, 4 months ago

    mine in the iPod said that “AppleBCMWLAN :: handleIOKitBusyWatchdogTimeout(): Error,no successful firmware download after 60000ms!! Giving up… help need fast

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      You need to know that FixRec only works if you have encountered a recovery loop right after a fresh installation of the iOS. In your case, FixRec is not having a valid iOS installation to work with.

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    shah ali3 years, 4 months ago

    ive tried that too but with no luck :(

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Why use Redsn0w after FixRec? FixRec should be able to boot your iPhone back up automatically only after a fresh iOS installation. Right now, what you need to do is restore to iOS 4.3.3 stock IPSW. Make sure that Cydia infact has an SHSH blob saved for your device on this version & continue.

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    shah ali3 years, 4 months ago

    Someone please help me…im desperate….

    my brother has an iphone4, was trying to use snowbreeze to jailbreak his fone, and he choose the custom option and when he put his phone into dfu mode, it wouldnt come out of it, so it was stuck in dfu mode…
    iphone4 16gb, 4.3.3 modern firmware 04.10.01

    ive tried recboot but read that recboot wont work, so tried fixrecovery43 to get kicked out, everything work, saw the exiing part…used redsnow to jailbreak and it got jailbroken but it still doesnt switch on…

    any help would be greatly appreciated
    ihave no idea on how to get the log file copied and pasted to put on here like others have done…

    heelllppp

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Hold both the Power button & Menu button for approx 15 secs until you see the Apple logo.

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    mshili3 years, 4 months ago

    works great!!
    i had to restore to 4.3.3 on iphone 4 using saurik server (and running 4.3.3) so no 1013 to expect!
    i got it anyway ,several times!
    i used your method and i took a little time but it worked!
    thanks a lot !!
    it was my little sister iphone 4 and she would have kill me if not you!!

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    Amiya3 years, 4 months ago

    Pramod – So did as you had suggested. Did the tethered boot with Redsn0w. The phone came back up. I was able to connect to WiFi. I just opened Cydia since there was no network. It started to download the packages etc. Then suddenly the phone went black, and is constantly in the DFU mode.

    I re-tried the Redsn0w boot, but the phone does not reboot and the program is just waiting for the reboot to happen before it can do anything further.

    So is my phone now totally dead or there is some hope ? Please help …

    Amiya

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      You used an iP3GS custom IPSW which was created for a different bootrom version than what you actually have on your iP3GS. Make sure you check first to which bootrom version your iP3GS currently belongs to using iDetector, then create a custom IPSW using Sn0wBreeze 2.7.3 only & then restore to that using iTunes. All should then work just fine then.

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    Chris129233 years, 4 months ago

    Thank you so much Tike or whoever!! Ive been trying for almost 5 hours to get out of this stupid loop. Ive never seen this site before but I have bookmarked it now and will be checking it constantly as well as telling my friends about it. Thanks again so much. Wish you could see how happy I am right now.

    Thanks,

    Chris

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    Amiya3 years, 4 months ago

    Pramod – My devices says New BootRom and that is the option i had selected in Sn0wbreeze in the screen (“I don’y know/New Bootrom”. So wondering … what could i have done wrong.

    Anyways, so now which Redsn0w version should i use – I can see two types available now both untethered and tethered Redsn0w files. The file seems to be Redsn0w 0.9.6rc15 ? Also every website cautions “carrier unlock MUST STAY AWAY”, but am not sure what that means. Just as background , I was on iOS 4.2.1 which was carrier locked and i had used Redsn0w to do a tethered jailbreak and unlock the device. Also the base band had been changed to 6.15. After this restore i still want to be able to unlock my device to use with AT&T.

    I just want to be careful before i try too many things and totally wreck my phone … :)

    Really appreciate your help.

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Right now, your on iOS 4.3.3 right? Use Redsn0wRC18 to jailbreak your iDevice. Download it from here http://bit.ly/lMeWpa. The cautionary notice doesn’t imply for your iPhone right now.

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    RobBob3 years, 4 months ago

    Muahahahahahahah!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!! THREE DAYS STRAIGHT!!
    Messing with this going from bad to worst connect to iTunes screen. . . then
    nothing blank screen for an entire day. iReb – – – RecBoot – – – TinyUmbrella
    host file modifications, removal, reintroduction, aaaaahhhhhhhh
    It was killing me, I just about gave up and threw this phone into a drawer and forever.

    I have an iPhone 3GS running on 4.3.3
    Dont give up, Thanks so much for everyting!!!

    http://jaxov.com/2011/05/fix-ios-4-3-3-recovery-loop-on-iphone-4-3gs-using-tinyumbrella-fix-recovery/

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    Timothy3 years, 4 months ago

    Hello, I’m having a recovery loop error as well. The 8 hours of iPhone testing got me well acquainted with the protections Apple has put in place.

    Initially I had a jailbroken iPhone 4, running 4.2.1, I wanted to get to 4.3.3, but the most recent was 4.3.4. . Prior to all this I checked my SHSH blobs were saved via tiny umbrella (when I hit save SHSH, I got a list of 4 of them = 3.1, 3.2, 3.3.x 3.1b all popped up).

    So I first upgrade to 4.3.4. I put my phone into DFU mode (no itunes + cord, just black ), change my hosts file to the appropriate Saurik server ip, 74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com). I use the shift command in itunes (running windows) and point it to my 4.3.3 IPSW file and let it do its thing.

    It does the install to about 3/4 of the bar being full on the iphone then 1013 errors out, and my phone is in recovery mode (itunes recognizes its in recovery mode too).

    I first used Exit Recovery via TU (since it was built into the program with the TSS Server, and my SHSH Blob check, though I reads in this article above that does no good). All it does when I hit exit recovery in it, is just turn it on and off and it goes back to the recovery Itunes + cord screen. So I came here, and used Fix Recovery.

    Put my phone (which still had the recovery screen running) into DFU mode again, used Fix Recovery in the directory with the lib file with itunes running in the background.

    It shuts down itunes automatically and I read the DOS-prompt that it cant find ‘ituneshelper’ anywhere. Does the install in the DOS prompt on my PC. But then my Iphones screen starts whizzing code by incredibly fast (and it looks kinda distorted), then just shuts off and returns to the recovery screen.

    So I’m out of options.

    I can restore it back to 4.3.4 and run unjailbroken. I read above what sounded like a person who had this same problem, and he did the 4.3.3 install without changing the hosts file and it worked…

    I have yet to try it.

    Er sorry, my SHSH savved stuff reads as.
    iPhone4 4.2.1 (8C148)-
    iPhone4 4.3 (8F190)-
    iPhone4 4.3.3 (8J2)-
    iPhone4 4.3b1 (8F5148b)-

    Anyhow, any suggestions?

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Create a custom IPSW for iOS 4.3.3 using SnowBreeze/Pwnage.
      After that, make sure that your hosts file is pointing to Cydia’s server.
      Next, use Redsn0w & put your iPhone into a Pwned DFU mode.
      Now restore to the newly created custom iOS 4.3.3 IPSW via iTunes.
      Everything should be working just fine now.

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    Mark3 years, 4 months ago

    I did put the phone in Pwned DFU using iReb, that’s what is confusing me as this is supposed to bypass 16xx errors. I have been getting the confirmation window ‘your device is now in a PWNED DFU state (black screen)’

    EDIT:
    Used redsn0w instead of iReb to enter pwned dfu mode and it worked! back to 4.3.3 and jailbreak.
    Thanks for your help :)

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    Mark3 years, 4 months ago

    Yeah, thought that was the issue so tried that and now gettin error 1646

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Still you haven’t put your device into a Pwned DFU mode using iReb before the restore.

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    Mark3 years, 4 months ago

    It was the correct ios version for my phone. Restarted the machine and tried again, now getting ‘unknown error (3194)’

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      You need to add Cydia’s server address inside your hosts file. Make sure that inside your Hosts file C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts, you have an entry like this 74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com. This is how you point iTunes to Cydia’s server to retrieve your saved SHSH blobs. Seems like you don’t have one so enter it in.

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    Mark3 years, 4 months ago

    Thanks for that but I followed the instructions and created a custom IPSW. After I put my iphone into pwned DFU mode I tried to restore using the custom IPSW on itunes but got the error message ‘the iPhone “iPhone” could not be restored because the firmware file is not compatible”.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Make sure that your trying to restore to an iOS version with which the iPhone is compatible with.

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    Mark3 years, 4 months ago

    I have an iphone 4 on 4.3.4 bb 04.10.01 and I’m trying to downgrade to 4.3.3 without any luck. I am using the stock firmware as I don’t need an unlock.

    I edit the hosts file, restore using stock firmware through itunes then try and exit recovery using fixrecovery43.

    The process follows on screen as it should and I get the exiting libpis0n, after that the iphone continues with code scrolling up the screen then it restarts on the ‘plug into itunes screen’

    Any help would be appreciated.

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Do not restore using a stock IPSW. It’ll result in a 1015 error. Use a custom IPSW to restore to instead. Follow this http://bit.ly/lujZTw.

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    Gholam3 years, 4 months ago

    REALLY THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU !!
    THANK YOU
    THANK YOU
    IT HELP ME TO NOT PAY 40$

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    Amiya3 years, 4 months ago

    Hi, I have a 3GS model. I did restore using the Sn0wbreeze process using a custom 4.3.3 file. After passing through most issues got the restore to work. But as mentioned here ran into the phone going into the DFU mode after the restore completed successfully.

    Ran the Fix Recovery, it seems to do everything, but then still phone goes back to Black Screen (DFU Mode). Not sure what could have I done wrong or what could be the problem.

    Please let me know if i need to provide any other information.

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      You haven’t chosen the right bootrom version while creating the custom IPSW for your iP3GS. Run Redsn0w only with the Just Boot Tethered Now option ticked. That should get you out of the DFU loop.

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    Emmae3 years, 4 months ago

    Now I’m just getting error 3194 when I open iTunes and custom restore.

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Error 3194 is because Cydia does not have an SHSH blob saved for your device for that iOS version to which your trying to restore to. So you need to make sure first if Cydia has an SHSH file saved for your iOS. Only then will the restore go through. Use TinyUmbrella to find out which versions of the iOS Cydia has in store for you. Make sure that you enable the Request SHSH from Cydia option from its Advanced menu.

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    Rafael Augusto3 years, 4 months ago

    It works !! Thanks !!!

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    aoutboy3 years, 4 months ago

    well i bought this phone off my friend and didnt no that he had it jailbroken, so i clicked restore to erase everthing. the option came to restore and update i clicked that and half way through error message and loop started

    i tried to use fix recovery and zlib to fix it, the fist time i tried to do it froze so i closed it and tried again this time it worked and completed but i still got the loop, no if i try to do it error message eveytime please help i havent been able to use this iphone 3gs yet really annoying

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      You failed to mention what is the error message that FixRecovery throws when you try it.

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    Niklas3 years, 4 months ago

    My iPhone 4 is stuck in the restore process, stuck in 70% of the line under the apple,
    Downgrading from 4.3.4 to 4.3.3 please help me,

    How will i fix this problem?

    Iphone 4

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    Almaz3 years, 4 months ago

    Hey wolverine,thank you very much,after restoring my iphone 4 4.3.3 with tinyUmbrella(TSS SERVER)i got error 1013,then i used fix recovery and it worked perfectly :).thank you very much!

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    Gabriel Rabha3 years, 4 months ago

    I tried to do it on my ipad 2, that`s with a problem with the wifi, but when i put the ipad in MDU, the recovery43 shows Initialing libpois0n and after thatm it closes alone, and does`nt do nothing more. I use windows, if someone can help me… please do it . rss

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      You need to use TinyUmbrella’s latest version to restore your iPad 2 w/o encountering any recovery loops. You need to have your iPad 2 SHSH blobs saved via TinyUmbrella first/ Cydia must already have them.

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    Emmae3 years, 4 months ago

    Nothing comes up. It says ‘Found [0] shsh files to cache’. I checked the box and am connected to the internet.

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Blast !! Did not notice that your device was in a recovery loop. Neither will TU be able to detect your device in its left to the left as well. You might want to try that custom restore of iOS 4.3.4 once again, but this time, make sure that you have put your device in a Pwned DFU state using iReb. Follow this: http://bit.ly/k8MNtA.

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    boobot3 years, 4 months ago

    I ran through the full process and it completed but it went back to recovery mode (plug in iTunes) once complete. I let it restore but it came back with the same 1015 error. This was a jailbroken iphone I purchased but had them set all settings back to factory default. upon synching with my backup it was up and running fine on 4.1. Once I tried to upgrade to 4.3.1 it became stuck in the 1015 loop mode. Any ideas?

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    Emmae3 years, 4 months ago

    How do I go about doing that? Because when I do ‘save shsh’ nothing comes up.

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Are you sure that you have ticked the Request SHSH from Cydia in your advanced menu of TinyUmbrella? Now click Save SHSH button. You must see atleast one iOS version. make sure that your connected to the internet while running it.

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    aoutboy3 years, 4 months ago

    im gettting a 60000 ms error while green posion is runnig please help

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Did you get into the recovery loop while restoring to a stock/custom IPSW? Only then will FixRec work. It seems your iPhone is missing the iOS itself for GP to work with.

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    Emmae3 years, 4 months ago

    Custom IPSW is giving me error 3194. I can’t seem to check SHSH blobs while my phone is in recovery mode.

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Use TinyUmbrella to see the list of SHSH’s saved by Cydia for your device.

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    Ammar3 years, 4 months ago

    Bless u. It worked like a charm.

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    pete3 years, 4 months ago

    yeah i did the tinyumbrella thing, i pressed start tss server and stuff, i let it go for around 10-15 minutes, went to check if it saved any, it got one (lib-win.jar) i think thats a shsh :(
    now what do i do :(
    im so sorry for wasting your time!!

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Make sure that the Request SHSH from Cydia option is ticked from the Advanced Menu. This should show you all the SHSH’s saved in case Cydia has it.

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    goutham3 years, 4 months ago

    thanks a lot, u gave new life for my iphone

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    Mike3 years, 4 months ago

    Hey,

    I accidentally upgraded to 4.3.4 yesterday and I wanted to downgrade to 4.3.3. I edited the hosts file. My shsh file for 4.3.3 was saved. I downloaded the firmware from apple. I downgraded and got the error 1013. That’s fine because I could just kick my phone out of recovery (I thought). I used Fix Recovery, but it kept coming back to the recovery screen. I even used redsn0w to jailbreak and boot tethered, but still it returned to the recovery screen. I’m out of options. I browsed the web and finally came to your service. Please help!!

    Sincerely,
    Mike

    EDIT:WAIT!!!! I found the solution.
    You need to follow the steps exactly but not edit the hosts file.

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    Conor3 years, 4 months ago

    “Your sure your using a custom IPSW restoration procedure right?”

    Im not. Im not sure what you mean to be honest :S !

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    Philly3 years, 4 months ago

    Hey,

    I tried it everything went well then after the process it went back to recovery mode loop, any ideas how. Originally my Firmware was 4.3 (non jailbroken) then I wanted to update to 4.3.3 then it failed then went to recovery loop now I did this and it didn’t work

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Do you have the SHSH saved for iOS 4.3.3? Also are you running an iP3GS/06.15.00 BB?

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    pete3 years, 4 months ago

    man i just keep getting problem after problem, i did that and the ipsw worked properly, but whenever i try to restore it, error 3194 comes up,
    im not looking to jailbreak my phone, i just want it started up again, and that doesnt seem to be working :(
    its stuck on the “plug into itunes” symbol, i can put it in dfu mode and all that, but thats it :(
    pleease i need some serious help!!
    and thank you so much for your previous help!!

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Do you have the SHSH blobs saved for the version to which your trying to restore to? If you have them, make sure you point iTunes to Cydia’s server using the hosts file. Use TinyUmbrella to see what SHSH blobs Cydia has saved for your device,

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    pete3 years, 4 months ago

    so what do i have to do with my phone to get it out of this mode, you say that my phone is missing an iOS, does that mean i have to make a custom IPSW? if yes, can somebody please help me because i dont really know how to :(
    pleeeasse someone :(

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Yes, in case you have a preserved/an iPad BB you definitely need to restore using a custom iOS IPSW. Make sure that you have the SHSH blobs saved by Cydia for iOS 4.3.3 as well. Use Sn0wBreeze 2.7.3. Follow this guide: http://bit.ly/lujZTw.

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    Emmae3 years, 4 months ago

    iTunes gives me a 1015 error when I try to custom restore to iOS 4.3.4.

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Your using Apple’s stock IPSW for the restore. This is definitely not a custom restore.

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    Justin Htoo3 years, 4 months ago

    Somebody please help me…my iphone is stuck in recovery loop. i have currently installed ios 4.3.4 and i was trying to downgrade to 4.3.3. i read the post. i did as instructed. one question though?? what about host file?? do i have to put 74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com or not. please reply with a detailed step by step instruction. I m a newbie. Please help me.

    EDIT: Hey, i was having the same prob 1 hour ago. But anyway i found a way to get out.
    1. Reset the host to apple servers, which means delete those lines u copied to hosts file in system 32>drivers.
    2. Close all other iphone softwares other than iTunes which include ‘TinyUmbrella’, ‘Recoveryfix’ etc.
    3. Put your idevice into DFU mode.
    4. In itunes when it recognizes ur device, just press restore. (NO SHIFT+RESTORE)
    5. iTunes will automatically do something and it will do the restoring process. Later u will be given a choice to whether restore as a new iphone or u can back up from ur latest back up.
    Good Luck. Wish u all the best. ;)

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      What you did just now is only a restore to the latest iOS 4.3.4 & not a downgrade.

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    Emmae3 years, 4 months ago

    So my phone was jailbroken before, accidentally updated it, got an error message from iTunes, went into recovery mode, used FixRecovery and it worked–the first time. I accidentally tried to update it again, got it stuck on recovery loop, but now when I try to use FixRecovery, that’s the error I get. If I don’t have an iOS, what should I do? I tried installing a custom IPSW, but then I still get an error. T_____T

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      You’ll definitely not fall into a recovery loop if you had restored from a Custom IPSW simply because it doesn’t touch the BB portion at all. Make sure that your custom IPSW is created w/o any issues and then restore. What does iTunes have to say about this? I’m sure it would have returned some 10xx error.

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    pete3 years, 4 months ago

    ok so ive been doing this!
    1- plug my phone into the computer, put itunes on and put in dfu mode!!
    enter fixrecovery43, i dont really know what to do with the zlib1.dll file though.
    fixrecovery does its thing, i leave the phone PLUGGED IN while all that writing is going on, and then “unable to mount filesystem” comes up? and then sais “error, no succesful firmware download after 60000 ms!! giving up…”
    im guessing that is bad, what am i doing wrong :(
    pleeease help!!

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      FixRecovery simply cannot find an iOS on your iPhone’s hard disk to work with. You must always keep in mind that FixRecovery will only run if you had errored out after a fresh restore/installation of an IPSW (custom/stock) and its after that you got stuck in the recovery loop. In your case, the iOS itself is missing.

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    Emmae3 years, 4 months ago

    I keep getting ‘Error, no successful firmware download after 6000 ms!! Giving up…’ on my iphone 3GS screen. What do I do???

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Its simply because FixRecovery cannot find an iOS on your iPhone to work with. FixRecovery will only run if you had errored out after a fresh restore and then got stuck in the recovery loop. In your case, the iOS itself is missing I believe.

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    Josue G3 years, 4 months ago

    I followed all the steps to it but it didnt work for me! At first my ipod screen turned white and then it turned black and started writing a code or something, Like the CMD thing looks. and said some things about green poison. well just when i thought it might have worked it went right back into recovery mode. what can i do?!?!

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Explain what you tried doing which ended up in the recovery loop the first time.

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    Conor3 years, 4 months ago

    Hmm okay. So it doesnt matter? Its still not working. Is it because this happened as i tried to upgrade to 4.3.4 maybe?
    After the bars load to 100& it quickly jumps to the phone, does its thing on there, goes to black, apple logo appears then its back to iTunes logo. And iTunes says its still Error 9 or 3124 (or something like that).

    Lets all remain calm *eye twitches*

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      FixRecovery can definitely be used to Kick your Device off an iOS 4.3.4 installation. No, there is no problem if you continue with the FixRec’s error messages. Your sure your using a custom IPSW restoration procedure right?

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    James3 years, 4 months ago

    THANK YOU SO MUCH

    finally out of recovery loop
    tried everything else but nothing worked

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    Conor3 years, 4 months ago

    Hey, another update anothe frustrating recovery mode loop grrr!

    This worked for me a few months ago, but i cant get it to work today. The only noticeable difference i can see is when i run fixrecover43.exe an ERROR:The process “iTunesHelper.exe” not found message is on the top row.

    Any ideas? :/

    THANK YOU! :)

    P.S. Think i sent this message to the wrong page first – sorry

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      What your seeing is FixRecovery’s attempt to terminate a service that’s already closed. FixRecovery terminates iTunes.exe & iTunesHelper.exe before the procedure itself starts which is completely normal. It has nothing to do with the Recovery Loop itself.

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    G3 years, 4 months ago

    Life saver!

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    iFree3 years, 4 months ago

    I need some help. Yesterday my iphone was accidentally upgraded to iOS 4.3.4. It’s iPhone 3GS, baseband 06.15.00. I have my SHSH saved on Cydia, so i corrected host file and downgraded to iOS 4.3.3. As usually I got 1015 error in the end. Than I as usually used fixrecovery4.3.exe on Windows. At the beginning I have “Can’t find iTunesHelper.exe” in fixrecovery. Than some log with “100%” in fixrecovery window. Than it closed. And my iPhone stuck in the process “No successfully firmware to download, giving up after 60 000 seconds”. This message is about 5 minutes, than iphone rebooted and I had again recovery mode loop.
    Can somebody help me?

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Use a custom IPSW to restore your iP3GS. You should not use Apple’s stock iOS IPSW if your on the iPad BB. Create it by using Sn0wBreeze, put your iPhone into a Pwned DFU mode and restore to that instead. Follow this guide: http://bit.ly/lujZTw

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    nat3 years, 4 months ago

    THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!! it worked on my 3gs!!!

    i had tried to upgrade to 4.3.3 with my iphone 3gs (after market battery) and it was in the recovery loop for who knows how long…
    i tried many things… iRecovery, removing the ipsw, iEasyRecovery..etc. none of those worked. but this WORKED!!

    THANK YOU for the awesome tutorial

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    Moreno3 years, 4 months ago

    I jailbroke my iPhone 4 with the firmware being 4.3.3 It worked fine I installed bite SMS and tried using it but as soon as I tried sending my first text the iPhone turned off and it keeps turning off and on nonstop . It won’t get passed the apple logo I can’t get it to go dfu mode I need help to fix this .. Does anybody know how to fix this I would really appreciate it ???????????????

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Have you tried fixing the Recovery Loop by following the steps mentioned here? You might want to do that first.
      To put your iDevice into a DFU mode, follow this:

      1. Turn OFF your iPhone or iPod touch completely. (You might need to hold both the Menu button + Power Button for sometime to achieve this.)
      2. Plug it into your Computer.
      3. Hold down the Power button for 3 seconds
      4. Without releasing the power button, also hold the Home button for 10 seconds
      5. Without releasing the home button, release the power button and keep holding the Home button for 20 seconds.

      Your iPhone screen will now remain black and Apple’s logo should not appear. Your now in DFU mode. If this doesn’t help, there are tons of YouTube videos as well at your disposal.

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    Andy3 years, 4 months ago

    thanks It worked im very glad my iphone is alive again

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    guesty3 years, 4 months ago

    I’m having the following problem:

    ERROR: The process “iTunesHelper.exe” not found.
    Waiting for device to enter DFU mode
    ~~~
    Unable to find device
    Unable to upload iBSS payload
    Unable to upload iBSS payload
    Exiting libpois0n

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Seems to be more of an USB port error as its not able to find the device once the payload is updated and the iPhone is given a reboot. I would suggest you to try the restore process on a different PC.

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    sumit khanna3 years, 4 months ago

    Hi,

    Thanks for your reply. My phone is locked again, I cant use any other sim except the sim which came with iphone itself. My phone is in recovery mode right now and I have been trying for a long time to unlock it but everytime it shows error. I have tried redsnow, ultrasnow, pwnage etc, but nothing actually worked out.

    please help me with that

    thanks

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      (Always use the REPLY button to reply to an earlier comment.)
      How do you know that that’s the only SIM that your able to use if your in a Recovery Mode? Are you stuck at the Emergency Call screen? because that’s what it looks like. They both are completely 2 different things. Also what is the error that you get & what kind of approach have you been trying?

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    Midcentury Modern3 years, 4 months ago

    I am hoping someone out there can help me. I’m a Mom with an Iphone 4, and I just got back from vacation. I’ve got vacation videos and photos that I have not backed up. I came home, plugged in my phone to charge it and I got the iTunes logo and cord icon. I’ve tried tiny umbrella and recboot to try to get my phone out of recovery mode. Neither worked. Any ideas? Anyone know of an independent company that will attempt to fix your phone without erasing your files? I was going to send to apple until I read all data will be deleted. So annoyed!!!! My tiny umbrella log file shows that it is sending exit recovery request and that the recovery device is disconnected but it isn’t fixing it.

    •  
      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Did you try the standalone RecoveryLoop exit tool (Not the one in TU) that is mentioned here ? The FixRecovery.exe ?

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    David3 years, 4 months ago

    Does anyone’s Push notifications stop working once this has been done? My phone is activated (i can make calls) using my own network (not AT&T’s which it is locked to) – Used Ultrasnow to unlock. Surely i dont need to hactivate as i activated using the AT sim?

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Why don’t you reactivate your Push using SAM/PushDoc? Its possible that your Push cert could have got erased during the process.

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    ic-klass3 years, 4 months ago

    the whole lots work!!

    (ip4 ios 4.3.3)

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    sumit khanna3 years, 4 months ago

    hi,

    I have Iphone 3gs, I had unlocked it few months back. Somehow I upgraded my iphone as I got a notification through Itunes which I was ignoring for a long time. Now my firware is 4.3.3 and bb is 06.15.00. And It got locked again. Now when I try to unlock it , it doent unlock and shows some error like 1015 or some other.

    what should i do now

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Your trying to restore & not unlock using a stock Apple iOS IPSW. You cannot go down this path anymore since your BB has been updated to 06.15.00 and 1015 is a BB mismatch error. What are you actually trying to do? An update/restore ? What is the current status of your iDevice. Please explain what did you mean by getting locked again?

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    old guy, newbie3 years, 4 months ago

    This is really good stuff. I jailbroke my iphone to save cash in europe and was not able to restore. This really works.
    Use it:)
    Cheers
    Jimmy

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    Robye3 years, 4 months ago

    I think my iphone 3gs ios 4.3.3 may be bricked. I used fix recovery and received error 4 after I tried to restore it. I turned my iphone back off and back on again and of course it asked me to restore. This time I am getting 1603. My iPhone is not jail broken and fix recovery is not working on my iphone. Please help me!

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Your BB details? Do you rely on an unlock?
      Error 1603 happens because it seems like you have used a bad/damaged PwnageTool bundle to create your custom IPSW. You always need to use the bundles released only by the iPhone Dev-Team. Error 4 is nothing but issues related to your firewall. Make sure you have disabled them (atleast till the restore completes).

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    taso3 years, 4 months ago

    Will I get any problems?
    also can you give me basic directions what to do because i do not want any other error messages like 1015

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      No you’ll not because you do not depend on an unlock. So you can go straight ahead and restore to the stock iOS 4.3.3 via iTunes without any errors.

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    taso3 years, 4 months ago

    My baseband is 4.10.01 and I want to get rid of cydia because it does not work correctly and I do not want problems with the iphone 4 so I want to get rid of it. I do not want error messages. I am also on 4.3.3

    •  
      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      You’ll need to once gain do a completely fresh restore of your iDevice once again via iTunes if you want to kill the jailbreak.

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    PTbeer3 years, 4 months ago

    I’m trying to restore my iphone4 through itunes but it stucks at 75% of the recovery bar in the iphone. i read that it’s because the iphone can’t enter in recovery… but how can i solve it? i try to use recboot to enter recovery but it stops and star again in the “connect to itunes” screen… how can i solve it?

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Fill me in with your iPhone iOS/BB details please and also tell me what are you trying to achieve as well.

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    taso3 years, 4 months ago

    I have a jailbroken iphone 4 4.3.3 I jailbroke it from jailbreakme.com and I want to restore it but im afraid im going to get error messages? Any advice what will happen? Please message me asap

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Are you trying to restore from a Backup or are you trying to restore the iOS itself?

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    iphone4443 years, 4 months ago

    Thank you.. I also though I bricked my phone..Atleast its working again, thank you so much

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    Patricia3 years, 4 months ago

    Oh, and I should mention… my phone initially got kicked into the “emergency call only” screen, but after a few minutes, I guess it read my SIM card, and then it was back to home screen. :)

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    Patricia3 years, 4 months ago

    Thank you! Nothing else I’d downloaded and tried had worked. My phone had gotten wet (courtesy of my three-year-old) and conked out on me (even though the indicators were still white for some reason).

    I did the vaccum trick, the rice trick, etc. to try and make sure all the water was out, then my phone sort of “came back from the dead” but was absolutely trapped in an endless loop of recovery mode screen.

    I tried other methods, but it would just “reboot,” then be on that same darn screen again with no option of turning it off or anything.

    What you suggested absolutely got me out of it. THANK YOU! :)

    Now, if I can just sync my phone without it rebooting every couple of minutes, I’ll be all set. ;)

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Awesome !! Glad we could be of help. :)
      Is you iPhone able to detect the carrier of the SIM? Can you now place calls/send SMS as well? Is everything functioning fine just like how it should ? (Wi-Fi/BT). Or are they greyed out by any chance in the Settings menu?

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    Ghost3 years, 4 months ago

    Hello,

    first thank you so much for all the help.

    Here is my issue

    this phone was unlocked and jailbroken with bb 06.15.00 version 4.1 howevever their were serious signal issues. I read that restoring it again with 4.3.3 would resolve this issue. So I tried doing that with a custom firmware from snowbreeze 2.7. I run tiny umbrella tss server to avoid the 3194 error and I select the hactivate when I chose to create the ispw. I do not load any new bb. It goes through the process of restoring the iphone- without errors. Itunes says please wait for the phone to restart, but when it restarts it falls in dfu mode. Not recovery mode. Black screen and the phone is detected in recovery mode. I can’t do anything to get it out of this mode besides using redsnow to boot it untethered which only works once. then I download ultrasnow for the unlock but when it restarts- it goes back into dfu mode and booting untethered will not work. I heard something about during the restore process comment out # the ip of apple in the hosts file- but I dont know if this will work?

    Any Ideas? I need this phone by wednesday night!

    •  
      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Firstly, make sure that you have created your custom IPSW for the right bootrom version of your iP3GS. If you have chosen the wrong version (old one when it is actually a newer version), then chances are that the restore will fail and the iPhone falls into a DFU loop. Once you have confirmed this, goto your hosts file over here: C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts. Check your hosts file for a line like this 74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com. If its there, delete the line completely & reboot your PC. Once back, continue with the restore.

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    Anish Dodhia3 years, 4 months ago

    Thanks a lot to all. At last I could boot my friends 3gs.

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    Pradeep3 years, 4 months ago

    Hi,

    I have restored my iPhone 3GS using the sn)wbreeze 2.7.3 custome IPSW. My iPhone was in restore state since last one year. Thanks for your post for your post I got back my iphoen in restored state.

    I have not unlocked the iphone yet. I have a problem, the iphone automatically restarts after some time. What coule be the problem.
    I checked the settings-> about section of Iphoen and the Firmware version is blank. Alos the WIFI address shows N/A.

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      Pradeep3 years, 4 months ago

      I tried to unlock the phone also using the following ultrasn0w link.

      http://jaxov.com/2011/05/download-ultrasn0w-1-2-3-deb-file-to-unlock-iphone-4-3gs-on-ios-4-3-3-offline/

      still the phone restarts after 5 to 10 minutes. Also my the WIFI option in my iPhone settings in disabled.

      Please help on how to resolve this.

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        Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

        Yes, its a hardware issue with the baseband chip of your iPhone. As Wifi and Bluetooth are a part of baseband chip, so they wont work until BB chip get replaced. Neither iTunes will be able to gather any info from the BB chip of your device due to a missing IMEI/Mac Address. Your chip will no longer function & you’ll loose the functionality of your BT & Wi-FI. Ultimately you’ll not be able to place any calls anymore. All these options will be totally greyed out on your device. Your BB chip is damaged.

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    eva3 years, 4 months ago

    while restoring on a custom firmware i got the error 1015 and then the itunes and usb logo comng..i used the method explained above but no luck .please help

    •  
      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Fill me in with your iPhone iOS/BB/Model details. You’ll always need to restore using a custom IPSW in case you have updated your BB to an iPad’s BB (06.15.00). You have tried to restore using a stock IPSW file from Apple using which will result in the 1015 error.

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    Cleano3 years, 4 months ago

    Hey Guys,

    I’m here to thank everyone that tried to help me in solving my iPod Touch error 9 bug.

    I have finally found the solution… Apple gave me a new one :p.

    Once again, thank you guys!

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      kool3 years, 4 months ago

      are they still goin to change even if you dont have or expired warranty?

      •  
        Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

        No, you need to be within the Warranty period to get a replacement from Apple.

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          Kool3 years, 4 months ago

          so basically if your not within warranty or expired and you have this kind of problem, its like you better have to buy a new one?or apple can fix idevice problems?

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            Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

            Yes, you’ll have to buy a new one. I’m pretty sure Apple will not handle devices that are out-of-warranty & definitely not a replacement.

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    Maya3 years, 4 months ago

    im through this since 5 hours! .. i get ‘Exiting libpois0n’ but it keeps going back to emergency call..i just updated firmware from 4.2.1 to 4.3.3 using snowbreeze 2.7..any suggestion? :(

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      If your stuck at the Emergency call screen, you’ll need to pop in your official SIM that came locked with your iPhone and connect to iTunes. This is for official activation of your iPhone with iTunes & has nothing to do with FixRecovery. You did not tick the Hacktivate option while creating the IPSW with SB and hence the screen.

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        Rip3 years, 4 months ago

        I having same problem , i just send to my service provider they kick out my iphone from emergency . No even 2 second . Tat all

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    Wakizashi3 years, 5 months ago

    First I want to thank you for this information you posted.

    I followed the instructions you made here but seems, there is still a problem in my phone, after the “hooking jump to command”, the terminal automatically goes off and it goes to some process you previously mentioned, but I did no disconnect my phone.

    Then after the process is completed, it returned to recovry mode, and since itunes is still open, I thought I should restore back to stacked firmware 4.3.3, but itunes detected that SIM Card is not supported? My SIM Card is the official carrier here in Japan (SOFTBANK).

    What do you think is the problem? Please Help. Again, thanks in advance.

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      If its Softbank, it definitely should get you out of the iTunes error. Are you stuck at the Emergency Call screen? And what was the official carrier of the SIM that came locked with your iPhone?

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        Wakizashi3 years, 5 months ago

        Thank you for your quick response.

        Yes it is softbank and it is stuck in emergency call screen. The official Carrier SIM that came with the phone is also softbank.

        Is it possible that this iphone is locked to a specific SIM Card? Because the one that I am using now is a Prepaid SIM, all softbank iphones (japanese) are only sold with a planned SIM. I bought this as a 2nd hand. I also have an iphone 3g (Jailbroken & factory open-line) and before I cut down the regular sim card, I try to use it on my iphone 3g and it works.

        Thanks in advance.

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          Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

          You’ll need any planned Softbank SIM to get your iPhone activated. If you have tried a prepaid one, then its possible that Softbank doesn’t allow the activation of iPhones using any prepaid SIM even if both are from Softbank. Its pretty obvious that though they are from the same carrier, iTunes will realize it that its not a SIM series that belongs to a postpaid/planned connection for the iPhone. iPhone activation is definitely not SIM specific, but it is SIM plan/type specific always in any case. You’ll need to pop in another Softbank SIM that comes officially locked with iPhones (maybe from your friends/relatives) to get your iPhone activated.

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            Wakizashi3 years, 4 months ago

            Thanks for the info man. I’ll try that, but now I’m traveling, and I left my iPhone 4 since I can’t use it anyway. But I’ll let you guys know after I try to pop in a postpaid SIM. (D_mn carriers #@!##%)

            I’m glad I still have my iPhone 3G with me.

            Again, thanks for your help.

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            Wakizashi3 years, 4 months ago

            I am back from my travel, and like I said a week ago, i’ll try your suggestion to pop-in a postpaid sim from softbank; and when I did that, the phone was activated.

            D#mn!!! Those carriers are always screwing us end users.

            Anyway, thanks again.

            By the way, for all of you who wants to travel to Japan with their iPhone4 which is not yet unlocked due to FW 04.10.01 , I tried Gevey Sim Pro and it works, I ordered it from an on-line shop here in Japan.

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            Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

            Your most welocme. :)
            The original Gevey Ultra works really good as well !! :)

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    Ferrari F503 years, 5 months ago

    I would like to say thank u n your site for all of its help and information. i had a big headache cause my phone had been frozen n couldnt restore then it got stuck on emergency screen. but after following your instructions i got my iphone 4 back. i highly appreciate your help bro thank once again!

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    Shadowman3 years, 5 months ago

    Thanx..!!! it actually seemed to work…..but the prob was….i got my home screen back on the phone for just couple of minutes…..then it just went back to the dead state again !!!!!
    wat to do now ???

    thanking you in advance…..

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Is it back to the DFU black thingy again? You have probably chosen the Wrong Bootrom for your iP3GS. Find the right bootrom (old/new) of your iDevice and then re-jailbreak using Redsn0w. (Normal JB w/o the Just Boot Tethered Option).

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    sylvie3 years, 5 months ago

    hi– my 8gig iphone 3g jammed up so, in my ignorance, tried to restore. got error 1015. i’ve been shooting in the dark all day and have tried recboot, tinyumbrella, blackr1an and just about everything else you can imagine trying to get the phone out of recovery mode. also, i am on a mac. i don’t even need it to stay jailbroken, since i’m actually using a sim from the original carrier (german tmobile). will i ever be able to use this phone again! help!! and thanks in advance for any assistance you can offer.

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      It seems like you have updated your BaseBand to 06.15.00 on your iP3G to get it unlocked. Right?

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        sylvie3 years, 5 months ago

        i really don’t know how the baseband was updated since i didn’t jl the phone myself.

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          Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

          Are you sure? Because 1015 means a BB mismatch error. In case of this error, you’ll need to restore to a custom IPSW which you can find here http://bit.ly/k1DeYH. make sure you have put your ip3G into a Pwned DFU mode before you go ahead with restore using iReb 4 using this guide http://bit.ly/k8MNtA.

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    shadowman3 years, 5 months ago

    hi…
    i hav an iPhone 3GS. original wid 4.1 and bb of 5.14.02.
    i tried upgrading to six.15 bb and 4.3.3 custom firmware….using redsnow….
    now my iPhone gets detected in recovery mode(completely black screen) in iTunes whenever i connect.
    i tried using fixrecovery43/green poison….the process goes on the phone but the phone returns to it black screen state !!!!

    i dont kno wat to do…..hav i lost it ????

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Re-run Redsn0w and Choose the Just Boot Tethered Now option and continue. It should come back alive. FixRec won’t work here because your in a DFU loop and not in a RecoveryLoop. Possible reason is you have chosen the Wrong BootRom whilst creating the custom IPSW.

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    Brenner Swenson3 years, 5 months ago

    I have the same problem as a lot of you, my phone goes through all of the terminal commands, but at the end it is still in DFU mode. I restored it with a custom IPSW from Sn0wBreeze, is that a problem?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      You’ll need to re-run a Redsn0w jailbreak on top of it. It should get you out of the DFU loop and back into your homescreen. You need not tick any of the options within Redsn0w while redoing the jailbreak.

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        Brenner Swenson3 years, 5 months ago

        Nevermind, I fixed the issue. I was just choosing the wrong option in Sn0wBreeze! I’m unlocked and jailbroken successfully.

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    matt3 years, 5 months ago

    idk how to put my ipod into dfu mode since it is already in recovery mode!!! pleeeeezzzz help!!!!

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      To put your iDevice into a DFU mode, follow this:

      1. Turn OFF your iPhone or iPod touch completely.
      2. Plug it into your Computer.
      3. Hold down the Power button for 3 seconds
      4. Without releasing the power button, also hold the Home button for 10 seconds
      5. Without releasing the home button, release the power button and keep holding the Home button for 20 seconds.

      The iPhone screen will remain black and no logo or image should appear. Your now in DFU mode.

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    iMischi3 years, 5 months ago

    Hi there, if got a problem with my iPhone 3GS 32GB and wanted to know if you got any hints for me.

    Back in March I tried to update to 4.3 and got stuck in recovery mode with error 1015. My iPhone never was jailbroken and got no sim lock. I achieved to get out of the loop with fixrecovery 4.3.

    2 days ago my battery was down and when starting up the iphone during charging the cable was pulled out (yeah i know stupid thing) and since then the phone is stuck in DFU mode (not recovery).
    I tried to recover to 4.3, to install 4.3.3. but all with the error 1601 or this device isn’t eligable for this requested build. Also neither tiny umbrella nor fixrecovery could kick it out from DFU mode.

    Would you have any suggestions how to get out of DFU mode, I do not even care if I have to use 4.3.3. as I have a normal prepaid card and no jailbreak. I also changed the host file so the 4.3.3. could install but in the end i get error 1601 again.

    Your assistance is much appreciated!

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      It would definitely help me more if you specified your iPhone BB details as well. I can suggest you 2 options here:

      1. Did you try the Restore process after removing the gs.apple.com redirection line from your hosts file? Delete the complete line and try it . You’ll not get the Not eligible for this build error again.
      2. If this option dint work out for you, uninstall and re-install iTunes and repeat the Restore procedure. :)

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        iMischi3 years, 5 months ago

        Heya, Thanks for the tips. Was able to pass by not “eligible” with changing the host file.
        I’d like to state my BB details but I can’t tell as my iPhone won’t come out of DFU mode anymore.

        I re-installed iTunes and tried again with Fixrecovery but can’t get anwhere.
        I would always get a libus error as below:

        Initializing libpois0n
        No matching processes belonging to you were found
        Waiting for device to enter DFU mode
        ~
        Identified device as iPhone2,1
        ~
        libusb:error [darwin_transfer_status] transfer error: timed out
        Exploit sent
        Reconnecting to device
        libusb:error [darwin_close] USBDeviceClose: no connection to an IOService
        Waiting 2 seconds for the device to pop up…
        opening device 05ac:1227…
        ~
        Waiting 10 seconds for the device to pop up…
        Connection failed. Waiting 1 sec before retry.
        Connection failed. Waiting 1 sec before retry.
        Connection failed. Waiting 1 sec before retry.
        ~
        Unable to reconnect
        Exiting libpois0n
        logout

        What am I doing wrong? Are the libusb lyb files missing?

        Gratefull for any pointing into right direction.

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          Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

          It definitely shows that its not able to read your device. Meaning, its not able to send the exploit code to your iP3GS. Neither is it able to connect once the payload is downloaded. Something’s is definitely not working here. I suggest you to run FixRec on a different computer. Hopefully, you shouldn’t be facing any problems once you do that.

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            iMischi3 years, 4 months ago

            Hey there again, unfortunately I get an “libusb library version 5.0 installed, 6.0 needed” error on the macbook of my girlfriend.

            Had the battery deinstalled for a day and reassembled. Still get 1601 when updating on stock FM and 1600 if I try to update with any custom FW (tried pwnage tool).

            Also the strange thing is that tinyumbrella does not really recognise the phone and can’t get it out of DFU mode. Display just stays black.

            06/30/2011 22:23:36.298 You are using the current version of TinyUmbrella. 06/30/2011 22:25:47.895 Attempting to fix recovery…
            06/30/2011 22:26:18.240 Starting fix recovery sequence…
            06/30/2011 22:26:18.252 DFU Device disconnected
            06/30/2011 22:26:18.257 DFU Device connected
            06/30/2011 22:26:18.269 DFU Device disconnected
            06/30/2011 22:26:18.307 Fix Recovery has finished.
            Allow device to reboot!

            Getting desperate here, has my phone bricked itself just because i pulled out the power supply when starting up? Hilarious!

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            Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

            You haven’t put your iPhone into a Pwned DFU state yet. A simple DFU will not work here. You’ll need to put your iDevice into this specific state so that you can restore your custom IPSW.
            Use iReb by iH8Sn0w to get yourself out of the 16xx errors and proceed with the restore. Follow this: http://bit.ly/k8MNtA.

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    Johnny3 years, 5 months ago

    Hi. This is what happens to my 3Gs (trying to jailbreak on 4.3.3) when I do the above. Even after it does all the stuff on my phone, it doesn’t get out of recovery mode. Any help…?

    “- FixRecovery43 Log -“

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      If your looking only to jailbreak iOS 4.3.3, you must follow this guide instead http://bit.ly/kPhfh0. You cannot use FixRecovery to jailbreak your iDevice because this is used only to get yourself out of the RecoveryLoop in case something goes wrong with the restore process.

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        Johnny3 years, 5 months ago

        I don’t think I can follow that guide, though, since I am trying to preserve my unlock. I believe I’m caught in a recovery loop right now because I restored to a custom firmware using PwnageTool. I tried dl’ing a fresh copy of the firmware straight from Apple and creating a new firmware on another computer, but it had the same results. Kind of at a loss for what to do now…

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          Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

          Give Sn0wBreeze a try. Make sure it doesn’t return any errors while restoring on iTunes. Sn0wBreeze will preserve your BB as well since your rely on an unlock. Follow this guide http://bit.ly/lujZTw to know how to use Sn0wB with the latest version for iOS 4.3.3 IPSW & then give the restore a try. Good Luck.

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    lion3 years, 5 months ago

    help me!!! after i saw my screen display exit ipoption (or something like that)
    my iphone screen started running loads of codes and now i am stuck at this screen :( pls help me ASAP!!

    •  
      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Where you able to get out of it? Or still stuck? What are your iPhone specs ?

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    Cleano3 years, 5 months ago

    Well that is a REALLY nice thing to read :D.

    Let us all pray… LOL

    Thank you for the help, I’ll post more news soon (Good ones I hope)

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    Cleano3 years, 5 months ago

    So Guys,

    I tried everything I could with the iPod. I don’t what it is but what I can say is this: Kool is probably right in his post.

    I took my iPod to the Apple Store and the guys couldn’t restore him (I kinda knew the wouldn’t because if I couldn’t after every tyniumbrellarecbootredsnowfixrecoveryetcetcetc, why would they? :D).

    So what they told me was this, they were going to send it to Apple, and if the problem really could not be solved (he said something about firmware corruption) they would give me a new one.

    Now I’d like to ask you guys your opinion about whether Apple can know if my iPod has been jailbroken or not. Because if they do… well, it is most unlikely they will give me a new one right?

    I’m really sad right now… I get the feeling I lost my iPod :/.

    Thank you all.

    Cleano.

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Your safe, because there is no way Apple will come to know that you got this Error whilst in process of the jailbreak because there simply isn’t any s/w yet on your iDevice to read form. Also, this error is a common one too which happens even when you don’t try to jailbreak your iDevice, so you’ll get the new one for sure i.e if they are not able to recover from the error. Keep your fingers crossed. :)

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    kool3 years, 5 months ago

    error 9 is not in USB port…error 9 is a serious damage..more often cause by the jailbreak itself…about 80-90% it can bricked your iDevice..the only solution for this problem is to send your iDevice to apple store..

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      kool, your not right. Error 9 is recoverable and it is something to do with the USB dock/USB port of your computer. I have personally overcome this error by either plugging into a different USB/hooking up your iDevice to a Mac.

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        kool3 years, 5 months ago

        i also have encountered this error9 and i did done something in USB port and didnt work..error 9 can be get in jailbreak or other way around..but its true, error 9 is a serious damage….

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    mona3 years, 5 months ago

    i need to know the requirements for this thing to kick my iPhone out of recovery mode…

    i mean what type of iPhone am i supposed to have: 3g, 3gs, 4g!?
    and what generation, from what to what?!
    and am i supposed to download anything other than whats on the instructions?
    and am i supposed to have an ipad BB?!
    and if there’s anything else, let me know

    i run on iPhone 3g, either 4.2.1 or 4.3 (i am not sure), my iPhone is also jail broken and unlocked

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      This post is only for those who has an iPhone 3GS/4 & iPT3G/4G running iOS 4.3.x who has difficulty in getting out of the RecoverLoops. iPhone 3G doesn’t support 4.3.x, so I guess your on 4.2.1. To kick your iPhone out of recovery, you’ll need to use TinyUmbrella’s in-built recovery fix option by following this guide http://bit.ly/l9nPNd.

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    Cleano3 years, 5 months ago

    Hi guys,

    I’ve tried absolutely everything. The error 9 still persists when I try to restore it.

    I’ve also tried to restore it on a notebook but I still got the error 9.

    Please I really need an answer to this, I’m really afraid that the iPod is broken.

    Is there a way to provide you guys with some log or something so that you could know what problem is going on?

    Thank you again.

    Cleano.

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Error 9 is a USB port/cable error so your iPod is not broken. Try a different cable instead. Why don’t you take it to the Apple Store directly? If your having this error, you can show it to them as well and get a new one instead if its not working for you.

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    Kitty3 years, 5 months ago

    My iPhone 4 is not jailbroken it suddenly went into recovery mode, i wasn’t able to back it up before this, I cannot lose any data stored on it. I’m not a computer geek at all and i need some help!!

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Did you try out the steps for using FixRecovery mentioned in this post?

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    Cleano3 years, 5 months ago

    Hello,

    I’m really in need of some help here.

    I have an iPod touch 4g. Today I updated the ios to 4.3.3 and then jailbreaked it with redsn0w 0.9.6rc16.

    Everything was good until the point I left it to sync the apps and music.

    The iPod entered in a Loop, logo, white screen, logo, white screen.

    I researched a little bit and decided to restore it. The iPod entered the restore mode, with the “Itunes and cable” screen but to my surprise I keep getting and error 9 and I’m unable to restore the iPod.

    I already tried uninstalling Itunes and also tried the fixrecovery, but with no success.

    Please, would you kindly help me with that? I’m really scared about losing my iPod.

    Thank you in advance.

    Cleano.

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Error 9 happens to occur when there is something wrong with the USB cable/port that your using to Restore the device. Why don’t you try to restore your iPod from your friends computer to see if the problem persists. Try a different USB port as well.

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    Scott3 years, 5 months ago

    Hi I am in big need of some help. I have a 3gs with 4.3.3 stock firmware installed. I put the ipad baseband on it. I get the 1015 error and stuck in the black recovery mode screen. I have tried everything imaginable but there has to be something I am missing. I have a mac operating system and have tried the above instructions step by step. I receive this error on my computer:

    Last login: Wed Jun 8 19:36:14 on ttys000
    /Users/scottmiller/Downloads/fixrecovery-osx/fixrecovery43 ; exit;
    Scotts-Macbook:~ scottmiller$ /Users/scottmiller/Downloads/fixrecovery-osx/fixrecovery43 ; exit;
    Initializing libpois0n
    No matching processes belonging to you were found
    Waiting for device to enter DFU mode
    opening device 05ac:1227…
    libusb:error [darwin_open] USBDeviceOpen: another process has device opened for exclusive access
    libusb:error [submit_control_transfer] control request failed: no async port has been opened for interface
    Found device in DFU mode
    Checking if device is compatible with this jailbreak
    Checking the device type
    Sorry device is not compatible with this jailbreak
    Exiting libpois0n
    logout

    Any help would be great, thank you very much!

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Scott, you’ll need to use a Custom FW to restore your iPhone from here on since the Stock IPSW method is no more valid since the iPad BB update. In case you try doing it, you’ll be thrown into the same RecoveryLoop just like the one your experiencing. go ahead and download the latest version of PwnageTool for Mac from here http://bit.ly/kOhAeX and follow this guide http://bit.ly/mO3uXj to create a Custom restore IPSW for yourself to Restore to without any errors. :)

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        Scott3 years, 5 months ago

        Thanks for the help, I have tried the custom ipsw files as well but my phone still gets stuck in the recovery mode loop with a black screen and no itunes logo. I try the recovery43 but it gives me the error I pasted above. Is there something possibly wrong with my itunes host file? Thanks