iPhone bricked. Motherboard change?
I seem to have bricked my iPhone. Would a motherboard change fix that? Or what other hardware(s) should I get replaced? Thanks in advance.
It only shows the connect to iTunes screen.
It was most likely on the iPad baseband, than it was updated to ios5.
I tried everything now (redsn0w, tinyumbrella, fixrecovery), but nothing seems to work. I can't downgrade.
BTW I'm not in favor of jailbreaking, it was like that when I received it.
- 12-24-2011, 07:53 AM #2
If it's showing the connect to iTunes screen, it's not bricked. Bricked means no life whatsoever and totally unusable - like a brick.
Have you tried the obvious - connect it to iTunes and hit restore? Since you're not in favor of jailbreaking, there's no reason to downgrade.
iTunes restore always gives an error message (different kinds, depending on how I do it.)
Redsn0w, tinyumbrella and fixrecovery also give error messages.
It turns out that I need to jailbreak or use a gevey SIM because I don't have the supported SIM. (I thought it was independent when I bought it.)
I don't think it can be solved without some hardware change.
- 12-24-2011, 11:44 AM #4
If its got the iPad baseband you'll need to make a custom ipsw using sn0wbreeze or a similar program and use the shift+restore method...once you install that baseband you can no longer use the usual iTunes update and restore methods (as you discovered, it always returns an error).
Google restore custom ipsw sn0wbreeze for instructions. Or search the forum for something similar.
- 12-24-2011, 05:09 PM #6
- 12-24-2011, 11:53 PM #7
- 12-25-2011, 09:42 AM #8
I solved it. Now I have an untethered 4.3.3 jailbreak and I managed to activate it too.
Here is everything I did:
01, iTunes: restore ipsw 4.1 -> error 1015
02, tinyumbrella: exit recovery
03, redsn0w 0.9.6rc16: install cydia
04, redsn0w 0.9.6rc16: install ipad baseband
05, sn0wbreeze 2.7.3: create custom ipsw from 4.3.3 -> iReb: pwned DFU state.
06, tinyumbrella: save SHSH
07, tinyumbrella: Start TSS server
08, iTunes: shift+restore 4.3.3 custom ipsw
09, iPhone: Cydia: install ultrasn0w 1.2.5
10, Restart phone.
- 12-26-2011, 01:33 PM #11