1. notrickz's Avatar
    I was so happy to have found the directions on JB and unlocking using:

    How to: Jailbreak/Unlock Your 1st Generation iPhone 2.2.1 - Windows PC QuickPWN Edition

    It was easy to follow and everything went well until the unlocking part. It states that it takes about 5 minutes, but I was stuck in the unlocking screen for over 30 minutes and decided to turn off the iphone.
    Now, when I turn on the iphone i see only the pineapple and it gets stuck there forever.
    On some startups I a cartoon character of steve jobs, and it would be stuck there.
    "No panic" I was thinking and tried to restore the iphone. But after a few minutes into the process of restoring I get an error message "iphone could not be restored. unknown error (23)".

    I am searching the forum on google but have not come up with anything so far. Any help would be awesome. thank you!!!
    02-27-2009 04:04 PM
  2. Jeremy's Avatar
    Have your tried forcing it into recovery mode?
    02-27-2009 04:10 PM
  3. notrickz's Avatar
    yes. that was the only way for itunes to "see" it. then the recovery starts and the error message follows shortly after...
    02-27-2009 04:13 PM
  4. notrickz's Avatar
    during the attempted restore, the screen is lit up all white btw. if that helps...
    02-27-2009 04:18 PM
  5. melwan's Avatar
    02-27-2009 04:44 PM
  6. Brickman's Avatar
    yes. that was the only way for itunes to "see" it. then the recovery starts and the error message follows shortly after...
    Are you restoring from a backup? I think it is best to restore as a new phone. Then add your data back.
    02-27-2009 04:48 PM
  7. notrickz's Avatar
    thanks for the replies.
    link1 i checked out already - without luck.
    link2 are the steps i took to jb and unlock that got me to this point.

    to you question about restoring new/backup. I couldn't tell you. when itunes finds the phone in recovery mode - there is only one button to click "restore". after clicking that i get the error message.

    so desperate. i just bought the iphone used a few hours ago... and bricked it in less than an hour...
    02-27-2009 04:55 PM
  8. notrickz's Avatar
    i also tried to do the recovery on a different computer. same result. unknown error (23).
    02-27-2009 04:57 PM
  9. notrickz's Avatar
    while googling around to find a fix i saw some people talk about a yellow triangle when talking about recovery mode.

    I never see any triangles. also, when recovery starts, is the screen supposed to turn bright white?
    02-27-2009 05:33 PM
  10. notrickz's Avatar
    so i found out steve jobs cartoon saying "npebea" is the recovery screen for jb phones. i still get stuck at the same point in the itunes restore.

    i also tried downloading earlier fw versions and installing those. still same error message.

    please help!!!!
    02-27-2009 10:08 PM
  11. notrickz's Avatar
    Ok. I got around the problem:

    I connected in DFU mode and Shift-click "recover" and installed firmware 2.0. No other fw I tried did not work - only 2.0.
    The process took about 10-15 minutes and then - another problem arose:

    The iphone "iphone" could not be restored. unknown error (1011)

    Back to the drawing board for me - I should start a new thread for that with a correct title.
    02-28-2009 08:58 AM
  12. classy napo's Avatar
    pls i need help, i tried to retart my iphone after recovry at the end of the loading it will show me error 1011, pls i need help on how to fix it
    09-26-2015 08:32 AM