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  1. therandomone's Avatar
    So my iphone got wet. After letting it dry (in rice), I connected it to itunes. Itunes says it in recovery mode and that it needs to restore. I choose restore and it gets most of the way through and then pops up unknown error 29. From what I can tell error 29 is usually due to a replacement battery being installed, but it is still the original battery that is installed.
    Does anyone have any ideas on how to get around this error so that I can at least get it to boot up?
    Do you think my battery is just shot?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    FYI- I was previously jailbroken on 4.3.3 with snowbreeze.

    UPDATE: It turns out my battery was shot. Ordered a new one, replaced it, and it restored just fine. Unfortunately now the home button isn't working. iPhone 5 can't get here fast enough.
    Last edited by therandomone; 07-06-2011 at 09:49 PM. Reason: UPDATE
    06-30-2011 02:18 AM
  2. hpcomputergeek's Avatar
    I think is the battery. But just to make sure, do you have another computer you can restore on? Like another Mac or PC? Most likely this error happens on a PC. I recommend you either bring your phone to the Apple store or try this on a Mac. But I am not sure about messing with the battery.
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    06-30-2011 09:02 AM
  3. therandomone's Avatar
    Yes I'm on a PC and don't have another to try on. The closest Apple store is an hour and a half away.
    06-30-2011 10:46 AM
  4. hpcomputergeek's Avatar
    Well, do you have a friend who has another computer you can restore your iPhone with? I think you should try that. But if that doesn't work, I guess you have to go to the Apple Store.
    Have you tried to call an Apple rep yet?
    06-30-2011 02:42 PM
  5. ed116's Avatar
    they might not replace it though because its been water damaged :/
    06-30-2011 10:07 PM
  6. Dryland's Avatar
    Just had on of my users go kayaking with his iPhone. Yea I know Long story short, he took it to AT&T and they had some kind of drying service. Cost him $60 I think. Might be worth checking out.

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    06-30-2011 11:54 PM