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    I purchased this phone recently. It's a iPhone 4 16GB. I went to activate my sim card and it gives me this:

    "This device is not registered as part of the iPhone Developer Program

    If you are a member of the program, please register your device in the iPhone Developer Portal at http://developer.apple.com/iphone/."

    I don't want to be part of the program, I just want the darn thing to work! To my understanding someone tried and failed to put iOS6 on this device. When I got the phone it wasn't charging through any outlet. PC/Wall/PS3/Mac. So i assumed that the charging port on the phone was damaged. I paid and got it professionally fix and now the phone charges, but only with the wall charger.

    I understand I need to restore it back to the old 5.0 firmware, but how in the hell do I do it if my PC or MAC doesn't even recognize the darn device with itunes??? Any help??

    Common Questions:
    No its not the cable i tried 5 different ones.
    No its not my PC or MAC because my wife's iPhone plugs in just fine.
    No its no Apple Mobile Device software with iTunes, i checked it
    No its not the port because it was just replaced.
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    Have you tried DFU mode restore? Maybe it will recognize it with that. If you do t know how to DFU, just google it and many tutorials on how to.
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    Yeah i threw it in DFU mode and itunes still doesn't recognize it. This is just really frustrating!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DjTechnics View Post
    Yeah i threw it in DFU mode and itunes still doesn't recognize it. This is just really frustrating!
    Ok. That was my only guess.
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    maybe try using tiny umbrella?

    or

    Downgrade iOS 6 Beta to iOS 5.1.1

    manually select the 5.1.1 IPSW and load it up while in DFU mode.
    Last edited by dictoresno; 07-26-2012 at 11:36 PM.
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    If you do t know how to DFU, just google it and many tutorials on how to.
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    If you do t know how to DFU, just google it and many tutorials on how to.
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    OP did it work?
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    The person who fixed the port prob did something wrong is my guess so that it would charge
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peligro911 View Post
    The person who fixed the port prob did something wrong is my guess so that it would charge
    i doubt its the port, i bet its definitely because of the dev account/beta OS has bricked it. i heard that if the phone bricks from not having a dev account, that even in DFU mode, the phone isnt going to be recognized by itunes and wont be able to be restored. i figured DFU, manually load the 5.1.1 IPSW and all will be well. but a buddy of mine that works at an apple store said the techs were talking about this the other day and said that it may not work and may be permanently bricked. anyone know for sure what would happen??
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    Quote Originally Posted by dictoresno View Post
    i doubt its the port, i bet its definitely because of the dev account/beta OS has bricked it. i heard that if the phone bricks from not having a dev account, that even in DFU mode, the phone isnt going to be recognized by itunes and wont be able to be restored. i figured DFU, manually load the 5.1.1 IPSW and all will be well. but a buddy of mine that works at an apple store said the techs were talking about this the other day and said that it may not work and may be permanently bricked. anyone know for sure what would happen??
    Unless a device is *truly* bricked. Cannot be used unless physically rebuilt, it can *always* be restore via DFU. Apple just doesnt want u to mess with betas. It is probably a USB or Computer problem. Download ios 5.1.1. Do a DFU Shift Restore to the FW


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    Quote Originally Posted by reahn View Post
    Unless a device is *truly* bricked. Cannot be used unless physically rebuilt, it can *always* be restore via DFU. Apple just doesnt want u to mess with betas. It is probably a USB or Computer problem. Download ios 5.1.1. Do a DFU Shift Restore to the FW


    Sent from my iPhone 4S
    thats what i figured, more of a scare tactic and generic canned response to keep people from attempting the betas. i figured that if the phone prompts for a dev activation, entering DFU mode is supposed to not boot up the loader and the OS. so shouldnt there be no way for it to prevent the OS load.
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